Mercer Surrey Half Marathon

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£12.00 - £38.00Free injury protection
About
Take part in what has been voted one of the UK's best road runs. Great for runners of all abilities, the course is flat and winds its way along country lanes and the streets of Woking. Come for the on course live music or to try for a PB.
Participants
5k, Kids Run, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun 6th Mar 2022
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Woking, United Kingdom
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4.6
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Elevation

<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Rd, Woking GU22 9BA, UK
Start times
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
5k:
8:00am |
Kids Run:
9:20am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Mercer Surrey Half Marathon
Kids Run
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2km
£12.00
5k
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5km
£22.00
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£38.00
Route information
Half Marathon
This scenic, single-lap half marathon is set in the glorious countryside surrounding Woking and Guildford, and follows a fully-closed and professionally marked and measured route out from Woking town into the rural delights of the nearby quaint villages. This picturesque race is made even more enjoyable by live music and communities of local supporters. The course is flat and fast, and boasts an impressive course record of 1:02hrs.
5k
As one of the only closed-road 5k races available in the country, this UKA-affiliated race is fast and furious – and boasts unparalleled PB potential .If you want the “half marathon experience” with less running – this is the race for you.
Set early in spring, our 5k is the perfect “first race” for the new year – and a great start to the day at the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon! Setting off first from the main gantry, runners will enjoy some of the best bits of the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon, including: a lead car, professional route marking, a water station, and a fantastic mix of urban and rural scenery.
Taking new runners an average of 30 minutes to complete, the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon 5k is a very achievable race. If you are not ready to train for and complete a half marathon, but want to enjoy the mass-participation racing experience – the 5k is the race for you. Everyone aged 11+ is welcomed to get involved and give this race a go.
Kids Run
The Mercer Surrey Half Marathon Kids Run, sponsored by Halstead School, is one of the UK’s largest kids’ running races for those aged 6-16. Starting under the main half-marathon gantry, the Kids Run showcases running as a stand-alone sport in a fun and exciting environment.
Pacers
There will be pacers provided by Xempo Race Pacing for Half Marathon runners. Each pacer will run for a specific time which will be indicated by a large, coloured flag.
There will be pacers for 1.30, 1.45, 1.50, 2.00, 2.10, 2.20. Give yourself a few minutes before the start to find the pacer who you want to run with, or judge the pace for yourself.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Event photography
  • Toilets
  • Water & aid stations
  • Secure bag drop
  • Medical support
Train
How to get there
Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Rd, Woking GU22 9BA, UK
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Parking
There is no parking available on race day at Woking Leisure Centre – except for Blue Badge holders. If you do have a blue badge, the event village is open from 7:00 a.m.
By Train
10 minute walk from Woking Train Station (signposted).
By Bike
Bike racks are available at the event.
Event day logistics
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.
Age Requirements
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. 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.
Race Packs
Race numbers will be sent out to entrants by midnight the Sunday before event day. If your pack does not arrive in time you can collect a replacement on the day. It's not required that you let the organiser's know but you should bring your booking confirmation with you.
Pacers
Subject to availability, pacers will be available for the Half Marathon with target times between 1h30and 2h30.
Water Stations
There will be 4 water stations with bottled water around the course.
Toilets
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.
Wheelchair Entrants
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.
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AAT Events
AAT events first came onto the scene back in 2004 and have since become one of the most renowned event organisers in Surrey. One of their flagship events is the Surrey Half Marathon which brings thousands of participants to Woking, Surrey for one of the UK’s best road running events. Beyond that, AAT has organised a number of different events ranging from stair climbs up skyscrapers, to mountain trail runs.
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Crowds
Spectator Info
While obviously the main thing to watch are the epic runners, there is a lot for spectators to enjoy at the Surrey Half Marathon. Music and cheer stations, food and drink stalls, and a bunch of businesses offering 'race day deals' are all available for spectators to enjoy on the day.
Confetti, cow bells, horns, signs and any other “motivational paraphernalia” is all welcomed to the event to help keep the runners running and you cheerleaders cheering.
FAQ's
Can I run with my child in the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon?
With full road closures in place and a dedicated team of volunteers, the safety of every child is fully addressed and catered for. If your child would prefer to run with you, that’s no problem. They can start at the back of the pack with you/their chosen family member. Your child must be registered to race, but there is no need to register their chaperone.
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Are there on-course water stations at the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon?
There will be 4 water stations along the route with water bottles for participants.
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Is the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon a flat course?
Yes, this course is fast and flat, making it the perfect introduction to a new distance, or a shot at a personal best.
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Can I bring my dog to the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon?
Dogs are not permitted at the event. Entries may be accepted from runners with medical assistant dogs, permitted they are approved by the event director and have been correctly registered.
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Can I wear headphones at the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon?
Noise-cancelling headphones are not permitted at the event, and while other earphones/headphones are discouraged, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from event officials can be clearly understood.
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Reviews
4.6
LighteningPerfect for a pb
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
ActionHighFiveHelpful volunteers
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3.7
Did the 5k in 2021
really good event! and will be doing it again next year. would recommend struggled with parking.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Such a lovely run - a beautiful course and really well organised! Friendly staff and a great day out x
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
It was fabulous and very well organised event.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
It’s probably an odd thing to mention but the the bag drop was very slick, they could see you enter the building upstairs from where they were in the sports hall so by the time you got down to the sports hall floor your bag was waiting - loved that! Nice work!
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
First half-marathon. Had a great time! Great flat route - only a couple of very small hills, but lovely scenery along the way.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
This is the third time I am doing Surrey Half. Incredible atmosphere, well organised and great fun. It is advertised as a really flat course, however, there a quite a few rolling hills. Overall, a great event.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2020
This was my second time running Surrey Half and every time I run it, I love it. Beautiful course, a bit hilly, but overall great a for a PB. Also the crowds are amazing! Couldn’t recommend more.
Clare D
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
This event is always well organised. It is good that the roads are closed for this event. I have completed this run for the last four years and it has always been enjoyable.
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4.3
Did the 5k in 2018
This is one of the best 5km runs I have done, the rest of the family loved it too!! Will be doing it again!!!
Steven S
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Such a great flat race, ideal for a PB! Amazing support throughout, great medal and atmosphere on the day! Will return again for sure! The best half marathon you can do!
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