The Northampton Half Marathon

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Take part in this showpiece running event in Northampton. Great for runners of all abilities, the course winds its way through Northampton Town Centre and the surrounding countryside. Come for the superb scenery and finisher's medal.
Satra Size , Relay , and Half Marathon
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Sun, 25 Sept 2022
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
St Giles' Square, Northampton NN1, UK
Start times
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
Half Marathon:
9:30am |
Satra Size :
9:30am |
Relay :
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Northampton Half Marathon
Half Marathon
£32.00 - £34.00
Satra Size
Route information
This undulating Half Marathon will challenge all entrants no matter their ability level. The race begins outside the Guildhall centre and will take you past some notable buildings and landmarks throughout the town of Northampton.
Expect some climbs, especially at the "pink hill." The climb will be hard but when you reach the top you will be rewarded with fantastic views of Northampton. Before the finish, you will be able to take in some picturesque scenery as you race through some stunning woodlands before hurtling towards the finish line at the South Lawn.
This race also has the Satra 6.9 mile race starting alongside the Half Marathon race. The 6.9 mile race will feature all the same stunning scenery and a similar course but will traverse a shorter distance.
The relay course consists of 3 different stages they all traverse a different distance and are listed below:
  • Stage 1: 3.7 miles
  • Stage 2: 7.8 miles
  • Stage 3: 1.6 miles
There will be water stations available throughout the course for all entrants to use.
Half Marathon Relay
For the Half Marathon Relay, there are 3 stages where participants must hand over to another member of their team, the starting locations for each stage for the relay is listed below.
Stage 1: Start line Stage 2: University bridge at Nunn Mills Road Stage 3: A45
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Finisher's T-Shirt
  • Prizes for top finisher's
  • Water Stations
  • Aid Stations
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
How to get there
St Giles' Square, Northampton NN1, UK
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There will be parking available at the Delapre Abbey, which is a 20-minute walk from the start line.
By Train
The closest train station is Northampton and only a 12-minute walk from the start line.
Event day logistics
13:00 Registration opens
16:00 Registration closes
08:00 Registration opens
09:30 Northampton Half marathon, Relay, and Satra Size 6 starts
12:30 Event cut-off time
Registration will be located at the JD Wetherspoon's (CordWainer Pub, The Ridings, Northampton, NN1 2AQ) which is a 2-minute walk away from the start of the race.
Age Requirements
  • Half Marathon and Relay: Entrants must be 17 and older to enter
  • Satra Size 6 race: Entrants must be 16 years and older to enter
Half Marathon Relay
For the Half Marathon Relay, there are 3 stages where participants must hand over to another member of their team, the starting locations for each stage for the relay is listed below.
  • Stage 1: Start line
  • Stage 2: University bridge at Nunn Mills Road
  • Stage 3: A45
Bag Drop
There will be an area to leave very small bags at the start area to allow participants to leave clothing etc.
There will be pacers during the event to help you get your target time.
Toilets / Changing Facilities
There will be toilets available in the pub at the start of the race. There will also be portable toilets in front of the Guildhall and in Delapre Abbey after the race. There will be some changing facilities but access will be limited.
Entrants must not wear in-ear headphones, bone conduction headphones are permitted but make sure to keep the volume low so you can communicate with fellow runners and enjoy the spirit of the day.
Aid Stations
There will be 4 aid stations on the half marathon course at The Guildhall, Salthouse Road (visited twice) and Great Houghton.
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Go Beyond Challenge
Our roots are in off road sports. We offer a complete series of Ultra trail runs many of which have become "must do events" in the Ultra race calendar. Staying with the off road and trail theme we have a sprint style duathlon which once again is in a fantastic location with fabulous trails. But we like to provide something for everyone. We are also the organisers of the Northampton Half Marathon and The Pitsford Triathlons (Sprint and Standard), in fact we are a one stop shop for all the races you will ever need. Go Beyond was founded in 2008 and purchased in 2018 by Simon Hollis. We now work with over 30 charities helping them carry out fundraising through sport. So please, come and join us and take your fitness to a new level - and why not raise money for a good cause at the same time.
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Spectator Info
This is great event for spectators and they are encouraged to come and lend their support.
Is there a bag drop at The Northampton Half Marathon?
A bag drop facility will be available at the start for small bags only.
Can I wear headphones at The Northampton Half Marathon?
In accordance with the UKA ruling, which came into effect from April 2016, the wearing of headphones is not permitted.
Is there a cut-off time for The Northampton Half Marathon?
There is a 3 hour cut off time.
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