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Grand Union Canal - Half Marathon - April

Run 13.1mi
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Take part in this superb point to point race. Great for beginner and veteran runners alike, the course follows the Grand Union Canal from Uxbridge to Watford. Come for the physical challenge or for the finisher's medal.

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Shannon S
"Ive ran this half marathon twice now! Its a lovely run, can be muddy if there..."
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Grand Union Canal - Half Marathon - April route


The route of this point to point race tracks the Grand Union Canal from Uxbridge to Cassiobury Park in Watford.

The course is flat and incredibly scenic. The majority of the run will be mainly on canal towpaths, however these will not closed to the public so please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

To avoid congestion runners will be started in waves several minutes apart.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip Timed Event
  • Marshalled Course
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Refreshment Stations
  • Aid Stations
  • Post Race Goody Bag
Raceday Logistics


08:30-09:45- Registration
10:00 - Race Start

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race in order to collect your race number and timing chip and to drop your bag.

Kit List

For safety reasons, it is suggested that you run without music so you can stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and atmosphere and unplug!


All spectators welcome. The start and finish areas will be the best vantage point from which to view the runners.


If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a bag drop?
There will be a bag drop available, but it is recommended you bring as little baggage as possible. Bags will be transferred on your behalf.
Are there toilets and changing facilities available?
There will be toilets available to use at the start and finish.
Can I run with a buggy?
This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.
I am a wheelchair user. Can I compete?
This race is not suitable for wheelchair users.
How old do I have to be to compete?
Runners must 17 years old to compete.
Is there a time limit?
There is a time limit of 3 hours.

Grand Union Canal - Half Marathon - April weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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Grand Union Canal - Half Marathon - April reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2017

    Ive ran this half marathon twice now! Its a lovely run, can be muddy if there has been heavy rain and it can be difficult to over take along the narrow paths beside the canal, but other than that, a great half marathon!
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