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Leamington Spa Half Marathon

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Voted by runners as one of the top 2 half marathons in the UK, this is a race not to be missed!

We are thrilled to bring you a traffic-free course starting and finishing in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa alongside the iconic Royal Pump Room Gardens.

As with all of our events, the #LeamHalf will feature a FREE TO ENTER Kids Fun Run so get the kids signed up today!

The Pump Room Gardens will be home to the #LeamHalf Event Village, which is a stone's throw from the start and finish lines, Event HQ and the kids zone so enter today and get the date in your diary for what is sure to be a great race and a memorable family day out!

Review summary

4.5
56 Reviews
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Kinga J
"Well organised with good vibes, big crowds and easily accessible. Lovely post..."

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Sharon B
"Ran the Leamington Spa Half Marathon with my daughter. It was undulating but..."

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David H
"Excellent all round event. Fantastic atmosphere, especially around the finish..."
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How to enter the Leamington Spa Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £30–£32
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  2. Kids Fun Run

    Run 1km
    Free
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Leamington Spa Half Marathon routes

This traffic-free course starts in the heart of Leamington Spa at the Royal Pump Room Gardens.

The course heads south out of Leamington through scenic villages, passing farms and fields in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside before descending back into the town for a tour of Leamington’s stunning historic gardens and parks, where spectators will cheer you on to your finish in Mill Gardens.

While you’re off beating the streets with your feet, your children can take part in the Kids Fun Run.

Event Details

What’s Included

Bespoke medal

Short-sleeved technical t-shirt

Goody bag with a snack

Water at the start/finish and drink stations

Official race photography

Prizes for top finishers

Raceday Logistics

There will be storage for runners' baggage within the Event Village at the Pump Room Gardens. This facility will be available from 07:30 on the day.

Kids Fun Run – kids numbers can be collected from 07:30 at our Event HQ in Pump Room Gardens on the day.

Start Times:

Half Marathon – 08:30 prompt

Kids Fun Run – 09:20 approx.

Do arrive in plenty of time as late arrivals will not be permitted to start, as the rolling road closures will be reopened progressively after the last runner.

Age Criteria:

Half Marathon – runners must be aged 17 or over on race day.

Kids Fun Run – children aged 16 and under can take part.

Medical:

Runner safety is our priority so you can rest assured that we will have qualified medics available to assist on the day, if required.

It is essential you write your emergency contacts details on the reverse of your race number along with any medical conditions. In the event of an emergency, it is essential we have this information to help you if needed. Please DO NOT RUN if you are not feeling well in the lead-up to the event.

Changing Facilities:

There will not be any changing or shower facilities at this event (other than public/portable toilets), therefore runners are advised to arrive ready to run.

Toilets:

There are a number of public toilets in Leamington Spa town centre, which will be clearly signposted on the day as well as portable toilets located in the Event Village (start and finish line) and one at every drinks station along the route.

Prizes:

1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female winners' prize-giving will take place after all six runners have finished the race.

The prizes for the following categories will be handed out as the 1st-placed male and female winners finish:

Under 20
Master 35 to 44
Master over 45
Master over 55
Oldest male and female

There will also be spot prizes for best fancy dress (male and female) and best kids fancy dress (boy and girl).

Spectators

All spectators welcome.

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    Sarahjayne B
    Is the wearing of headphones permitted for this event?

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    Steph E
    Hi there, the race is run under UKA regulation - so headphones are allowed only if they are bone conducting :) good luck and enjoy the event!

Leamington Spa Half Marathon weather forecast

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Leamington Spa Half Marathon reviews (56)

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
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Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Excellent all round event. Fantastic atmosphere, especially around the finish area. Great organisation and highly recommended 😀
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Well organised with good vibes, big crowds and easily accessible. Lovely post run massage. Awesome way to spend a day!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    This was my first year doing this and the course was really good, just enough the right amount of hills.....some would say too many! The atmosphere was amazing throughout the course and a special mention to all marshals! Organisation was brilliant too, although I would say that next year you have 3x the amount of loos.... having 11 toilets for over 1000 runners, means a very very very long queue.
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    Leanne D

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I absolutely loved this event! The organisation was spot on, from receiving my race back in plenty of time to the huge number of marshalls on hand to help out.
    The route was beautiful and the crowd support incredible, even with the early start. The medal and t-shirt were great colours and an original design. There was a party like atmosphere at the finish and all runners were included in the hero’s welcome at the finish line.
    It’s now my favourite half marathon and - I’ve done quite a few.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    A really well organised event, the race village was great, music, food, ice cream van 😀Went off dot on time. The route was hilly but the marshals and the support from the locals was great. Amazing medal also great t-shirt and goody bag, will definitely return next year.
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    Kris G

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Fantastic course, location and atmosphere. Really a lot of fun, with a perfect mix of urban, suburban and rural parts of the course. There’s just the right mix of ups and downs - nothing to steep but perfect to add variety. Town is very welcoming of runners, and there’s lots of support all throughout the course.
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    Kris G

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Fantastic atmosphere and course was almost perfect. It wasn’t a massive deal, but if we could avoid having to run back on ourselves and u-turn, that would be great. Other than that, I’ll almost certainly sign up for next year’s run.
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    Matt W

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Course was all but 5 stars- the end coming through the Jephson Gardens and Victoria Park was picturesque but it was too windy, I would have preferred a straighter route to the finish line. Other than that, absolutely great

    Need more toilets, huge queue- urinals for the men!

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    Sam D

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Great course and atmosphere at the race village but needed a lot more direction when finishing to get to medal/water etc, it was so busy and didn’t know where to go! Lovely medal and T-shirt though, great support on last 2 miles into Leamington
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Ran the Leamington Spa Half Marathon with my daughter. It was undulating but the long, downhill stretches more than made up for this! The water stations were plentiful, start and finish were very well organised. Loved the elephant design medal and bright orange T Shirt (great fit too). Very well supported Ali g the route. Even a supporter asked for a selfie photo!
    Definitely worth a 2 hour drive to Leamington.
    Absolutely loved it.
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