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Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon

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Kickstart your summer with the awesome Halifax Half & Marathon. Perfect for runners of all abilities looking for a challenge, the multi-terrain course features some challenging hills at the start, before rewarding runners with some downhill miles to the finish and the buzzing event HQ.

Review summary

7 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Josh Y
"Really enjoyed the challenging route. Loved the hills! Organisation could have..."


"Very hard course <br />Disappointed with the water being in plastic cups rather..."


Lynn W
"Loved the route, challenging but worth it for the scenery. However, it was..."
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How to enter the Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon routes

The Halifax Half & Marathon are the perfect events to kick off a great season of summer running. It will be a lapped route taking you through the best that Halifax has to offer, showing off its mixture of urban, woodland, and industrial heritage.

The beginning of the route will be a slow and challenging uphill grind, with runners being rewarded with awesome views as they crest the top of the highest hill and are treated with downhill miles as they breeze across the finish line. Marathoners will get to do this all over again on their second lap of the course, giving the opportunity to see sights you may have missed on your first time around.

After the race, celebrate with hot and cold food and drink served in the nearby cafe.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's Medal & T-Shirt available for purchase
  • Marked and marshalled course
  • Aid stations with a variety of sweet and savoury snacks and fuel
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd M/F finishers
Raceday Logistics


08:00: Registration opens & early start for runners who need extra time

09:00: Cafe serving hot/cold food & drink opens

10:00: Half & Marathon start

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration and warmup

Cut Off Times:

Marathon: 6hrs45

Half: 4hrs

If you feel as though you may not make the cut off, there is the option to start from 08:00.

Bag Drop:

Runners are welcome to leave a small bag at registration, however, the event organiser is not responsible for the loss of any items.


There will be bathrooms but no changing facilities at the venue

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 - if weather is really bad, long sleeve top and pants will be required. The organiser will alert you if this is the case closer to the event.

All spectators are welcome at this event.


Team OA always need your help delivering some of the best marathons & half marathons in the UK. They 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wear headphones for the Halifax Half or Marathon?
Due to the event being open-road, headphones will not be allowed.
When will the results be posted for the Halifax Half & Marathon?
Results will be published within 2 days after the race ends. They will also be available on the day at the race centre near the finish line.
What is the minimum age for competing in the Halifax Half & Marathon?
Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
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Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon weather forecast

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Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon 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!

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