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Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon

Sun 30th Jun 2019
Dean clough, Crib Ln, Halifax HX3 5DB, UK
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  • Hilly
  • Mixed
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • 600 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

Taking place on June 30th, the 2019 Halifax Marathon is going to be a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and fun run plus lots of other activities at the event HQ. It's already on many "to-do" lists for the year!

A multi-terrain course with hills - one or two big hills - and some fantastic views! The last two or three miles is a lovely long downhill. A great excuse for you, your family, your pets and all your friends to have some fun, raise some much needed funds for a very worthy local charity, and eat cake, lots of cake! Plus family fun run.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    10:00am Sun 30th Jun 2019
    Event passed
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    10:00am Sun 30th Jun 2019
    Event passed

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Course Maps
What’s Included

Finishers Medal and T-Shirt for all runners

Entertainment: on the well marked course you will be supported by a whole host of people, local running groups and charities etc. The fuel and drink station will have snacks & drinks ready for you as you pass by.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male/Female finishers.

Course Details

The Route: is certainly a bit different. With a single lap for Half-Marathon runners and two for the Marathon, its a hilly opening few miles before a kinder run in to the finish. It’s challenging, it’s hilly and it’s very much a taste of Halifax, with urban, upland, woodland and industrial heritage all mixed together!

Cut off Times:
​Cut off time of 7 hours – if you feel this could be a little tight you may start an hour early giving you 8 hours.

Race Pack:
Race numbers etc, are to be collected on the day from registration.

Raceday Logistics


Marathon - 10:00

Half Marathon - 10:10


Free at the venue E Mill, Dean Clough

Kit List

Warm/suitable clothes for prior to and after the event.

Safety pins - e.g. for race numbers

Race numbers - pinned/attached to your race t-shirt/top or race belt, and any medical conditions clearly written on the back of your number. You will need to show your race numbers for the duration of the Marathon and at prize giving Map of how to get to the event venue.

Mandatory kit - unless the weather forecast is very bad there is no mandatory kit, however if the weather forecast is bad (blizzards, heavy rain/winds etc):

Full body cover (long sleeve windproof top & bottoms) will be required. We will try and notify you by text & or email if we are expecting this but it is suggested you bring it just in case, you can always leave it in your car or with luggage storage, if you do not need it.


All spectators are welcome at this event.


We need your help delivering some of the best marathons & half marathons in the UK. We are always on the lookout for the right event makers, to help us deliver the best possible experience for our competitors.

Use the form on the Halifax Marathon website to find out more.


Can under 18-year olds enter your events?

We are sorry but due to Child Protection and Insurance restrictions, we do not currently allow any under 18-year olds to enter our marathons but they can enter the fun run.. But keep in touch or drop us an email as this might be changing.

How can I check race results?

Race results will be published within two days after the race ends, on our website under the 'Results'. On the day results will be available from the Race centre - Somewhere near the Finish Line. It is your responsibility to visit the website if you want them in a hurry!

I am unable to compete - Can I give my place to another person?

The simple answer is NO, it causes far too many issues with registration both prior too and on event day, causes issues with timing and as a result means we do not offer this option. Please don't ask!

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Reviews (7)

2.9 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Really enjoyed the challenging route. Loved the hills! Organisation could have been better. More steward's and directions. The medal wasn't great to say it was an additional cost considering the race was around £27 regardless so the most expensive I've run for what you actually get. Should have been a bespoke medal.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Loved the route, challenging but worth it for the scenery. However, it was poorly signposted and I took wrong turns twice and then had to wait for another run to come along to find out where to go. The event website caused confusion as people did not realise you had to pay for the post-race t-shirt or medal in advance. The website advertised the wrong start time for the half-marathon which caused issues for those queuing for the ONE toilet. The race has great potential to be fantastic, but the organisation side just needs sorting out. It's put me off doing the Huddersfield run with White Rose Marathons as i'd worry about getting lost.
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    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Very hard course
    Disappointed with the water being in plastic cups rather than bottles
    Apart from that very enjoyable
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    Carl P

    Did the Marathon in 2019

    Went a mile further on second lap, because arrow signs are very small and hard to spot when tired. Also it said that shirt included in price, but ended up paying £5 for one. But still enjoyed the challenge of the course.

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    C wilson

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Extreamly Tough course - not particularly well organised- no Marshall at places where you could have gone wrong - bit of a concern at to lack of medical support ! Not many supporters but when you search Halifax marathon it is very confusing as to where you should be ie one says "the shay stadium" another says Dean clough therefore some of my support never saw me Finnish 🤔
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    Lee M

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I’ve attended a fair few half’s and this has to be one of the most relaxed and chilled one.

    Bigger isn’t always best.

    Great route, even hills were nice (although not at the time)

    An event organised with care and volunteers were great .

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    Rachel F

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    The organisation was poor, one toilet only, so big queue, 3 water stations, 2 unmanned until some locals helped out. No marshals at junctions but there were arrows to guide you. Mix-up with the t-shirt and a poor quality medal. Very hilly first 6 miles then steady running to the finish, met some lovely runners and I enjoyed the challenge but I won't be doing it again!

Questions & answers

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What would you like to know about this event?
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    Jennifer S11th Jun
    Is there a cut off for the half?


    Steph E11th Jun
    Hi there! The cut-off time is 7 hours for both the Full and Half marathon :)
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    Trace B23rd Jun
    Are bone conductor headphones allowed x


    Steph E26th Jun
    Hi there, I'm afraid the use of all headphones is not allowed since much of the course is on single carriageway roads. Sorry about that!
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    Rachel F23rd Jun
    Can you tell me what time iregistration is to collect my race number please?


    Steph E26th Jun
    Hi there! Registration opens at 9am at the main event location :)
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    Lynn W24th Jun
    Hi, I registered for this some time back and not sure if i paid for a medal (booking ref: 5cb2dba8e018c700139e0a13). Is it too late to do this now, or will I be able to pay for one on the day? Also - is there a postcode for the start area? Thank you.


    Steph E24th Jun
    Hi there! Just had a check and you did pay for a medal so that will be waiting for you on the day :) The postcode for the start area is HX3 5DB
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    Greg T26th Jun
    Hi Will medals be available to buy on the day. Not sure if when I signed up I paid for one. Is a t shirt available also? Thanks


    Steph E26th Jun
    Hi there! I'm afraid medals and t-shirts must be purchased in advance

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