06:30 Event Village opens
08:00 5k starts
09:00 Half Marathon starts
09:20 Kids Run Starts
Please arrive within plenty of time for your race start.
Entrants must be 11 and over the enter the 5k, and older than 6 to enter the Kids Run, and 17 and older on race day to enter the Half Marathon.
The use of buggies are permitted for children under 5, and all children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
Chaperones will be asked to wait outside the kid's zone until the race has started, and then may join the pen once it's started to empty.
Parents/Guardians should keep the tear-off tab from their child's number to facilitate repatriation after the race. All children must be registered to run but chaperones are not required to register themselves.Any child with a chaperone should start at the back of the pack.
Bib numbers will be available for early collection at Fitstuff Running Shop (located at 23 Chapel Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UL) to all participants who have registered by midday on Friday 25th February. Available collection hours are detailed below.
- Saturday 26th February 10 am – 5 pm
- Monday 28th February to Friday 4th March 11 am – 1 pm & 4 pm – 6 pm
Participants who registered after midday on Friday 25th February, or who are unable to collect their number in the week prior, can collect their number at the event.
Xempo Race Pacing will be providing a number of 'Pacers' to help Half Marathon runners achieve their desired pace. They will be running with large coloured flags indicating their finish time, which are listed below:
- Purple - 1 hour 30 minutes
- Green - 1 hour 45 minutes
- Orange - 1 hour 50 minutes
- Yellow - 2 hours
- Black - 2 hours 10 minutes
- White - 2 hours 20 minutes
There will be 4 water stations with bottled water around the course.
There will be toilets available for use at the event as well as a single toilet at each water station along the Half Marathon route.
This event is suitable for wheelchair users. Any entrants wishing to compete with specialised equipment should contact the organiser to ensure they can be accommodated.
Buggies, Pushchairs, and Strollers
Buggies are not permitted in the Half Marathon or 5k races but are permitted in the Kids Run.
Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.
Run for Charity
We proudly welcome back Harrison’s Fund and The Eikon Charity as our charity partners for 2022.
The Mercer Surrey Half Marathon attracts some of the UK’s most popular charity runners from all over the UK, including “Tony the Fridge” and “The Barefoot Runner” who, in their own words, enjoy the “incredible atmosphere” and “beautiful course”. Our race is perfect for fundraisers., and we have helped raise in excess of £300,000 annually for a number of charities. If you want to add to this total for one of our amazing charity partners, please keep reading!
Harrison’s Fund: Headline Charity Partner
Harrison’s Fund is committed to finding a cure for Harrison and the 2,500 other children in the UK who have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal muscle-wasting condition.
The Eikon Charity: Official Charity Partner
The Eikon Charity supports children and young people to thrive by overcoming difficulties, becoming resilient, and developing into confident adults who contribute positively to their communities. The charity focuses on disadvantaged and vulnerable children experiencing significant challenges with their emotional wellbeing, mental health, education, or relationships.