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The start and finish will take place on Midsummer Common.

The Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon began in 2012 with 3000 competitors, in 2016 the course was revised to include a single loop, which meant it was able to grow to 7000 competitors. The event in 2018 is set to be the biggest and best yet with 9000 entries available.

The Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon has sold out in record time in previous years and we expect it to be no different this year as demand for city centre half marathons grow. Not only does the event sell out, but it gets great reviews and feedback. Over 96% of athletes who filled in the post-race survey in 2017 said they would race the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon again. They also rated the registration process, value for money, pre-event information, medal, new course, overall atmosphere, results and timing between 'excellent' and 'good'.

Competitors will receive all the elements you would expect from a high-profile city centre running event, including online registration, chip timing, UKA certified distance, on course entertainment, professional event medical cover, high quality medals and goodie bags!

Review summary

5 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Manon V
"This is a nice, flat course. There are quite big sections without any..."


Julie H
"More toilets needed but great course and finishing..."


Charles G
"Everything about this Half was incredibly well organised. From the..."
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How to enter the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon

  1. 13.1 Miles

    Run 13.1mi
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Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon route

The Course

The course will remain in the one-lap loop, as is has for the previous two years, starting on Victoria Avenue with Midsummer Common being the main event hub. The course heads through the centre of Cambridge; past the Round Church, Kings College, Fitzwilliam Museum and along The Backs. The new section sees the runners head out of the city along Trumpington Road through Grantchester and back into the city along the Barton Road.

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The Location

Cambridge boasts an impressive range of world-renowned university, museums, thought provoking galleries and historical attractions. For those looking for some retail therapy, Cambridge is a shopper’s paradise, with its vast array of intriguing independent boutiques, vibrant market and brand new shopping centres. Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges where you can also relax in one of the unique and characterful cafes, restaurants or pubs around town.

Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon weather forecast

Light rain and windy in the morning.

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OSB Events is a multi award-winning sporting events company. Since organising our first event in 1991, we have hosted hundreds of events for thousands of competitors in mass participation endurance sports. Iain Hamilton founded OSB Events as a college project and has built a business employing a dedicated work force. He won a lifetime achievement award in 2015 for his work developing the sport in the UK. As organisers of the award winning Outlaw Triathlon, Triathlon Relays and the now infamous Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon, we take a huge amount of pride in our events, with customer satisfaction at the forefront of everything we do. We have been, or still are athletes ourselves and aim to look at everything from the participant’s perspective in order to deliver a safe, enjoyable and memorable race experience - races that we'd like to take part in ourselves. As a full time, experienced event management company, we apply the exact same event formula and staff team at all of our events, from the biggest to the smallest, so you can enter with confidence that you'll have an enjoyable and safe race experience. Our regular event crew is an invaluable part of our team; some of them have been with us from the very start! We like to think this is because we’re one big family, and we welcome crew members and competitors alike with open arms. If you have any worries or questions during your event, please just ask us!



Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon reviews (5)

4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Charles G

    Did the 13.1 Miles in 2020

    Everything about this Half was incredibly well organised. From the communication emails in the weeks leading up to the race, to the start waves organisation, drinks stations layout and finish area. It's definitely not cheap, but it's worth every penny. You get a fully road closed half marathon that starts and ends in the same place, has no loops/laps and great crowds. There are a few areas where the course narrows to the point that it makes it tricky to overtake (especially at the start where there waves were 1,000 people). I started towards the back of the first wave and spent the first few km's trying to overtake people before getting into a good rhythm. Particular highlights were through Kings College, Grantchester, and the final few km's through Cambridge town centre where the crowds were incredible.
  • Did the 13.1 Miles in 2019

    Potential PB course but given time of year (first weekend in March) cant rely on the weather. Well marshalled and good course atmosphere. Bit on the pricey side though.
  • Did the 13.1 Miles in 2019

    Fast flat course. Some iconic views of Cambridge, some long sections of boring main roads but traffic free and lots of supporters. I loved the option of gels at the water stations so I didn't have to carry my own. It was also a nice touch to put names on the race numbers. I thought this was a bit of a gimmick at first but it actually made a big difference having spectators shout my name as I ran around the course. Only criticism - I would have preferred a banana to a beer at the finish (even if it was alcohol free)!
  • Did the 13.1 Miles in 2019

    More toilets needed but great course and finishing bag
  • Did the 13.1 Miles in 2016

    This is a nice, flat course. There are quite big sections without any spectators, but once you get to town it's great!
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