Coventry Festival of Running

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A great event with a huge crowd and some phenomenal sightseeing. The Coventry Half, 5k and Wheelchair 2.5 race is one of the classics on the running calendar. There truly is something here for everyone so get down to the starting line and crush that PB.
5k, Wheelchair 2.5k, and Half Marathon
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Sun 31st Oct 2021
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Where and when
University Square, Coventry CV1, UK
Start times
Half Marathon:
8:30am |
9:00am |
Wheelchair 2.5k:
Races summary
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Route information
This classic course takes runners past some of the most historic landmarks in the city, out through the country lanes before leading runners right back down towards Coventry Cathedral.
A beautiful course for all participants. Whether starting with a brief 5k run or going whole-hog with the Half Marathon you are bound to enjoy this race.
Coventry Cathedral will provide a stunning backdrop as you cross the finish line and for celebratory pictures afterwards.
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What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Clearly marked course
  • First aid on-hand
  • Chip timed results
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5k 2020 Finisher's Medal
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Half Marathon 2020 Finisher's Medal
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Half Marathon 2020 Finisher's Medal
How to get there
University Square, Coventry CV1, UK
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By Train
Coventry Railway Station in Station Square is approximately 20 minute's walk to the Race Village. Check arrival times if you choose to come by train.
By Car
  • From Birmingham: Use the A45 and A4114
  • From the North West or M6: From M6 Junction 4 take the A446 south and then A45 and A4114 From M6 Junction 3 take the A444 south From M6 Junction 2 take the A4600
  • From the South West (M5) or M42: Exit M42 at Junction 6 and take the A45 and then A4114
  • From the M40: Exit at Junction 15 and take the A46 north
  • From the South/M1: Exit M1 at Junction 17 and use the M45 and A45
  • From the North/M1: Exit M1 at Junction 21 and use the M69 and A46
Follow signs for Coventry City Centre; the Race Village is in University Square, next to Coventry Cathedral.
Parking and Road Closures
There are many car parks in Coventry city centre, the vast majority of which are within a 5 – 10 minute walk of the Race Village, by the Cathedral.
Please note that due to road closures access to White friars Car Park and Grove Street Car Park will be severely restricted so you are advised to avoid these.
All of the car parks above are within a 5-15 minute walk of the Race Village. Drop off and pick up point White Street Coach Park, CV1 4TX Use Ring Road Junction 1 and follow the signs for the drop-off point.
Event day logistics
08:30 Half Marathon starts
09:00 5k & Wheelchair 2.5k starts
Please allow plenty of time to get down to the race so you can find parking, get registered and warm up in time for your event.
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Spectator Info
Thousands of spectators turn up for this event and it makes for an incredible atmosphere so drag your friends and family to Coventry, or better yet - sign them up.
Can I resell my Coventry Half Marathon ticket?
No, your race number is individual to you and cannot be resold or transferred. You must wear it clearly on the front of your shirt and the emergency information must be filled out.
Is the Coventry Festival of Running chip timed?
Yes, these races are chip timed and they are fixed to your race number so please ensure you attach your race number to the front of your shirt.
How can I get my race results from the Coventry Festival of Running?
All race results will be posted on the Coventry website and be found at -
Can I wear headphones at the Coventry Festival of Running?
Technically yes, but you are encouraged not to wear them on the day because there will be thousands of people around you and you should be aware of your surroundings.
Will there be a bag drop at the Coventry Festival of Running?
Due to on-going COVID-19 considerations there is unlikely to be a bag drop.
1 reviews
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A great race, generally well organised and well supported. Quality medal and Tee-shirt and plenty of feed stations. The only issue with the new start/finish this year was the bag collection, the friendly volunteers and their kids were doing a great job, but they needed more help and more space as the queue for collection was massive at the end of the race.
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Recent Questions
Jacqui Hannan
Are the race packs sent out in the post?
Ben Taylor
hi, will the results be uploaded onto powerof10? thanks
Dexter Teale
Can I run the half marathon with a buggy?
Dexter Teale
Can I run the half marathon race with a buggy?
Paddy Townsend
Is there a route map for the 5k?
Graham Nicholson
I got injured taking part in great north run. Can I transfer my number to a relative as its impossible for me to participate
Steph Ede
Hi Graham. So sorry to hear about your injury and I hope you have a speedy recovery. We may be able to get this sorted for you. Could you possibly email [email protected] quoting your booking reference and the team will have a look into this for you. Many thanks :-)
Graham Nicholson
I got injured doing great north run. Can I transfer my number to a friend as its impossible for me to take part
Susan E
What date do entries close or can you enter on the day?
Oliver Brearley
2021: Does anyone know if this is a C19 staggered start based on finish time or a 'all start together' format?
tom pitts
How do I find my time
Steph Ede
Hi there, the results are available on the organisers page ( Hope you enjoyed the event!
Tickets on organiser’s site

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