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Kenilworth Half Marathon

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Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

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A fantastic run going through the town centre and also the iconic Kenilworth castle. The event is sponsored by none other than Wasp's Rugby Club whose Mascot will be out at points along the course. The event is great due to it's friendly atmosphere, overall organisation and all runner ability course

Review summary

3 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Rauul V
"reallly enjoyed a lot. Absolutely brilliant atmosphere, lovely crowd. Well..."


Lucy K
"This was my first half so not much to compare with, but felt well organised,..."


Simon K
"Overall this was a great event. The course was in a lovely area and there was..."
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Kenilworth Half Marathon routes


This year the race starts and finishes in Kenilworth Town Centre opposite Station Rd outside the HSBC Bank and also passes through the grounds of Kenilworth Castle. The finish is at the clocktower roundabout in Abbey End. This year is also a new faster two lap course.

The Kenilworth Half Marathon route is an undulating out and back course in the town centre and along quiet country lanes with the first and last part on the Town main street. Although there are several small hills, many runners have obtained PB times on the course.

The course has a rolling road closure in place. 3 hours only.


- Average run time of this course - 2:12:53

- Ascent - 676 feet (52 per mile)

- Descent - 669 feet (51 per mile)

- Hills - 42.74% uphill, 38.46% downhill, 18.8% flat

- Calories burned - 1472 kcal

Please note that there is a Cut-Off time for the race of 3 hours. If you are out on the course longer than this, Marshals may well have been stood down and roads will be open to traffic, so you will be responsible for your own safety on the remainder of the route. This will be communicated to any runners affected by this and they will be encouraged to accept a lift back to the Race HQ.


There will be marshals at regular intervals around the course, to direct runners, help with traffic control, assist with any

problems and encourage you! Please follow any instructions that they may give you


First Aid will be provided by St John Ambulance, with cyclist support along the route and with their ambulance located at the half way point and control Centre at the start finish area. Please ask a marshal if you or any other runner needs assistance.


Professional photographers 'yourraceday' will be covering the event. You will be able to see and purchase your photos shortly after the race by logging on to


There are 4 drink point locations on route and one at the finish where water is provided.

Water stations are available at approximately 2 mile intervals. If you require energy products or additional fluid, please make arrangements to carry your own.

Finishers will receive a runners water bottle to keep at the end that can be filled from water carriers.


Again in 2019 we have pacers for the following finish times: 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30. Our pacers will all be wearing green pacer flags or yellow pacer vests.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Stunning black and gold long sleeved tech t-shirt
  • Every runner gets 2 tickets to Wasps first game of the season
  • Goody bag
  • Prizes and awards
  • Finisher's water bottle
  • Refreshment's
  • Baggage drop
  • Post-race massage
  • Chip timed
  • Race photography
  • Kids Fun Run
  • Pacers
Raceday Logistics


Race numbers are not posted out in advance. If you wish to collect your race number & timing chip before race day, you can do so from The Holiday Inn, Abbey End, Kenilworth, CV8 1ED, on Saturday between 12 and 6pm.The Holiday Inn will be offering discounted pasta meals in Marcos Restaurant for runners and their family during these times.

If you can’t collect on the Saturday, numbers and chips can be collected from the Holiday Inn from 07:15 on race day. Please allow plenty of time and do not leave it until the last moment. You don’t need the stress!

Do not forget your chip on the day – no chip, no time.


On race day, local charity Kids Run Free will be offering children’s races for ages 3 to 16 years at 11:30 in the Finish area, whilst the main race is underway.


Number and chip collection - 07:15am

Please be at the start area - 8:30am

Half Marathon Start time - 9 am

Kids Run Free - 11:30

There are toilets available at the start and finish.


There is a a large supervised baggage area in the Holiday Inn


Massage's will be available in the Holiday Inn HQ before and after the race


Several cafes are open at the start/finish area

Kit List

Your most comfortable running gear!


All spectators are welcome! Get behind the runners and create a buzzing atmosphere to push them to the finish line/


Can I transfer my number if I cannot run?
Yes up to Friday evening before the race ONLY via the Etchrock Entries website with the change of runner (admin fee payable)

Are there showers and changing facilities available?
No, runners must arrive ready to run

Can I park at the Start?
No only emergency vehicles and disabled can park at the start. There are several car parks in the town centre only a few minutes walk from the start.

When do I get my race number?
Number collection is on Saturday 31st August and on the day

Can I wear headphones?
Only bone conduction headphones are permitted in this event

Will I get a finishers medal?
Yes, this year there are large bespoke medals as well as a long sleeved shirt and goody bag.

Who are the prize's awarded to?

Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 male and first 3 female finishers plus 1st place in the following masters categories: M35, M45, M55, M65, LV35, LV45, LV55 and LV65.

There will be team awards to the first male team (4 to count) and first lady’s team (3 to count).

A trophy will be awarded to the club that has the most entries in the race.

Questions & answers

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What would you like to know about this event?
  • R

    Please can you advise start time (s).


    Steph E
    Hi there, Just to let you know that the race starts and finishes at Talisman Square, Kenilworth adjacent Costa Coffee and Holland and Barratt on Sunday 2nd September 2018 at 9am. You are asked/advised to be at the start area by 8.30am. Best of luck!
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    Patrick T
    `Do they allow buggy runners on this course/race please?


    Steph E
    Hi there, just to let you know you are allowed to run with a buggy, you will just need to start at the back of the race. Good Luck!
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    Louise R
    Is there a cut off time for this event?


    Steph E
    Hey there, just to let you know there is a cut-off time for this race of 3 hours. All the best!
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    Michael H
    CanIi ransfer my place to another runner?: am no longer available to run


    Steph E
    Hi there! Yes up to Friday evening before the race ONLY via the Etchrock Entries website with the change of runner (admin fee payable). :)
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    Karen W
    I don't think I will be able to run due to injury. Is it possible to get a refund?


    Steph E
    Hi there! If you could email [email protected] they will be able to help you! :)
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    Tina C
    Hi if any tickets are returned I'm interested in buying one thanks


    Steph E
    Hi there. If someone cannot run and they are looking to transfer their ticket then they can do this up to Friday evening before the race ONLY via the Etchrock Entries website.

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Kenilworth Half Marathon reviews (3)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    This was my first half so not much to compare with, but felt well organised, the course was really enjoyable and well marked, marshalls were great and the support from the locals was fab. Loved it!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    reallly enjoyed a lot. Absolutely brilliant atmosphere, lovely crowd. Well Organised... Cheerful volunteers and very helpful.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Overall this was a great event. The course was in a lovely area and there was some great scenery along the way. It’s a challenging course with plenty of hills, but that just means lots of downhills too. My only criticism is that at the finish they ran out of both the finishers water bottles and long sleeve t-shirts (only S and XS available) which was disappointing