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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.

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4.6
58 Reviews
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Clare D
"This is a great run. As usual it was well organised. The course is fairly flat..."

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Phil S
"A fantastic race - excellently organised and superb fun! I would definitely..."

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How to enter the Surrey Half Marathon

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    Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £15–£45
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    5K

    Run 5km
    £21–£25
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    Kids Run

    Run 2km
    £12
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Surrey Half Marathon routes

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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:

Xempo Race Pacing provide a number of “Pacers” to help half marathon runners gauge their progress throughout the race and achieve their desired finish time. Pacers run at a steady pace, with large coloured flags which indicate their finish time. 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.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip timing
  • Finisher's medal
  • Toilets
  • Water & aid stations
  • Secure bag drop

Event Village:

There is plenty to do for runners and spectators within our exciting Event Village, which offers: indoor bag storage, charity stalls, food and drink vendors, plenty of toilets, live performances, live video streaming on our giant LED TV Screen and more.

The race is fully UKA sanctioned, and has received a British Association of Road Races (BARR) Gold Award for outstanding race management. Come and find out what we are all about!

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Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

0700: Event Village opens

0730: Roads close

0800: 5K start

0900:
Half Marathon

0920: Kids run

1045: Prize giving

Please arrive within plenty of time for your race start and be aware of the road closure at 0730.

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Spectators

So where is the “best place” to watch the race? There are loads of great places where you can meet your runner en route – many have great facilities too. Multiple “cheer stations” and “music stations” are positioned out on the 13.1 mile course. Confetti, cow bells, horns, signs and any other “motivational paraphernalia” is all welcomed to our event to help keep our runners running and you cheerleaders cheering! Head to the Mayford Arms to enjoy live music, hot drinks and breakfast whilst you watch the race.

In addition, a number of pubs positioned along the route offer fantastic deals for the day on special “breakfast BBQs”, beers and more! Details of offers will be published shortly. A number of businesses and restaurants in Woking Town Centre will also offer special “race day deals”, so plan ahead and make a day of it.

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Volunteers

This event is made possible by our team of volunteers. Everyone who volunteers at the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon is rewarded with a free place for themselves or a friend the following year.

There are a variety of roles available, and we ensure that we consider your preferences and strengths when we allocate you a role. If interested, please visit: https://surreyhalfmarathon.co.uk/volunteer/

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I run with my child?
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.
What are the prizes?
The Mercer Surrey Half Marathon is proudly affiliated with the United Kingdom Athletics (UKA), and offers a generous cash-only prize list in accordance with UKA Rules of Competition. Men & Women: 1st Place – £300 2nd Place – £100 3rd Place – £50 The following prizes are reserved for athletes of UK heritage, with a valid UKA membership number entered at registration: UKA Men & Women: 1st Place – £200 The following prizes are available for the 5K winners: Men & Women: 1st Place – £50
Are there on-course water stations?
There will be 3 water stations along the route as well as 1 refill station for those with re-usable cups or hydration vests.
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Surrey Half Marathon weather forecast

Light rain until evening.

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6°C
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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 17mph

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Surrey Half Marathon reviews (58)

4.6 out of 5 stars

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  • 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.
  • 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.
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    Clare D

    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.
  • 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!!!
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    Steven S

    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!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    A fantastic event. So well organised and such an amazing atmosphere. Well done to AAT Events for making it such a wonderful experience.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    A great event and the only running half marathon I have ever done, well organised and a real feeling of achievement at the end :-)
  • Did the 5K in 2019

    Great atmosphere with lots of organisations supporting the event. The medals are also great.
    Love it!
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  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    A fantastic race - excellently organised and superb fun! I would definitely recommend this race both to those who have never run a half marathon also to those more experienced runners.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    This is a great run. As usual it was well organised. The course is fairly flat so it is suitable as a first half marathon. There is plenty of support.
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