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As many local runners will know, unfortunately, the previous format of the Swindon Half Marathon ran its last race in 2015. Swindon has a huge, and vibrant, running community, so we’re bringing back the race, but in a new format, which we feel is much more fitting to the runners of not just Swindon, but something that people will want to travel to the town for. Swindon is a large town with easy routes to the surrounding area, so deserves a race on a much bigger scale than what we’ve had over previous years.

The new course is very flat making it the perfect opportunity to go for a PB. It starts and finishes in the town centre passing the Magic Roundabout, the County Ground, the Oasis, the Railways, the McArther Glenn Outlet Village as well as Old Town on the way. With a split start finish, we are able to keep the surrounding area open for local residents which we weren't able to do with the old loop format. Overall the event is bigger and better than ever. We look forward to welcoming you all to run with us on September 22nd 2019!

Review summary

2 Reviews
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  • Atmosphere


Alice O
"Good run around Swindon. A shame that it was such an early start time this year..."


Em G
"This is a really flat course and ideal PB territory. Its not too crowded...."
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How to enter the Swindon Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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Swindon Half Marathon route

This is a very fast course. The course is over 90% flat with only a slight climb at around the 12 mile mark before a downhill finish into the town centre. The Swindon Half Marathon is the perfect opportunity to go for a PB!

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Bag Drop: Runners will drop their bags off at the start, and we’ll transport their bags to the finish, so there’s no worries about the logistics of getting back to the County Ground to collect their stuff.


Spectators are greatly encouraged to join us at the Swindon Half Marathon. There are plenty of great spots to watch the action, just not the start/finish lines!

When will I get my race pack with number and timing chip?

You will receive your race pack by post around 2 weeks before the race.

Is the course totally closed to traffic?

Yes, the course is completely closed roads, so no cars or pedestrians will be allowed on the run course. This means all you have to worry about is running hard! The town centre will be fenced from regents circus right through to the finish line.

Can I run wearing headphones?

Of course you can run wearing headphones, but we will be providing some great music and atmosphere stations around the course which you might not want to miss out on!

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Swindon Half Marathon reviews (2)

4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Good run around Swindon. A shame that it was such an early start time this year (8am) but aware they're planning on pushing it back in future years if the event continues. Nice route, with support in masses at many points as running from one side of town round to the other, giving spectators the chance to catch you twice easily. A few hills, however nothing too bad, apart from the slog up Pipers Way near the 11 mile point. Great downhill run to the finish.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    This is a really flat course and ideal PB territory. Its not too crowded. Pleasant trip around the centre. It had a really early start due to the complaints about the rolling road closures (8am) but still people were out to support runners. Its a junior event but well organised. A bag drop lorry from start to the end in the town centre. Really enjoyed this route and event. The goodie bag features medal and tshirt. Then a packet of emily crisps and bananas were available at the finish to help yourself too. The organisers also took the left over tshirt and gels etc to park run the following week to hand out and are sending some off with a charity. Lovely idea.
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