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The Nationwide Building Society New Swindon Half Marathon
Join in this famously fast Half Marathon around Swindon. Come for a great road race past town sights, an awesome finisher's medal, and a chance at a PB.
Sun 19th Sep 2021
Swindon, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Perfect for a Personal Best
<5m elevation gain per km
Where and when
The County Ground, Swindon SN1 2ED, UK
With the route starting and finishing the centre of town, morale will start high and get a boost just as you come storming down the hill towards the finish line. The race takes in some of Swindon's best attractions and landmarks, like the Grade II listed Greater Western Railway Museum and the Magic Roundabout. Footy fans will get a glimpse of the home to the infamous Swindon Town FC.
Having come third in the 2018 Running Awards for Best Half Marathon the organisers had big shoes to fill, and boy did they fill them. In 2019 New Swindon Half Marathon won Bronze in the Racecheck Awards is rated a top race in the UK.
- Bag drop
- Chip-timed results
- Refreshment Stations
- Distance Markers and Marshals
- Finisher's goodies
- Finisher's medals
- Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd of men and women
- Prizes for winners of Veteran categories (V40, V50, V60, V70)
How to get there
The County Ground, Swindon SN1 2ED, UKGet full directions
Address: The County Ground, Swindon SN1 2ED, UK
The finish will be located along Commercial Road.
The following are a list of car parks located within a short walk from the start and finish areas. If you are driving, please allow yourself plenty of time to get parked and get to the start line in time for the race and any last minute checks.
Event day logistics
08:30 Registration opens
09:15 Registration closes
09:30 Half Marathon starts
The Race Organiser
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Is there a bag drop at the Nationwide Building Society's New Swindon Half?
Yes, but please ensure you attach the baggage strip from your race pack to any belongings you are leaving. Your bags will be transported to the finish line where you can collect them, as such you are encouraged to bring as little as possible.
What time does the Nationwide Building Society's New Swindon Half start?
Registration will be open from 8am and the race start will be at 9.30am
Are there toilets or changing facilities at the Nationwide Building Society's New Swindon Half?
Yes, there will be portable toilets at the race venue.
Is the Nationwide Building Society's New Swindon Half suitable for runners with buggies and pushchairs?
Yes, this race is suitable for buggies/pushchairs but you may be asked to sign a disclaimer and start at the back of the field.
Is the New Swindon Half Marathon wheelchair accessible and can wheelchair racers take part?
Yes, this race is accessible to wheelchair spectators and participants. However, to avoid disruptions in the race route The Race Organiser may ask wheelchair participants to start early.
Good for beginners
Perfect for a pb
The Swindon half is a good course for beginners because it is fairly flat except for steep incline in one section the event as a whole is well organised and I did enjoy it even though it was raining quite hard! probably be best to get public transport to this event if too far to walk to
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
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