The Croydon Half Marathon

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Push yourself with this half marathon on the streets of Croydon. Great for runners of all abilities, the course starts at Sandilands and meanders along the residential streets. Come for the well stocked refreshment stations or for the finisher's medal.
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Half Marathon
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Sun, 15 Mar 2020
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4.7
(7 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
46 Sandilands, Croydon CR0 5DB, UK
Start times
Sun, 15 Mar 2020
Half Marathon:
9:15am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Croydon Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£22.00 - £24.00
Route information
The route starts and finishes at Sandilands and follows a two lap route around the streets of Croydon. There will be an initial shorter loop followed by two long loops, so runners need not be surprised as they see the finish after mile 1.
Please not that the roads will not be closed. On the main roads of the course you are required to run on the pavements. The race crosses a section of the Tram Link line and while we will have stewards on duty, it is your responsibility to be alert of any trams. At Oaks Road, should the red lights show you must stop.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Water
  • Aid Stations
  • Marshalled Course
  • Timed Event
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How to get there
46 Sandilands, Croydon CR0 5DB, UK
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Location: Sandilands Club, Sandilands, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5DB
There is very limited parking available for the Croydon Half Marathon, so it strongly advised runners to use public transport to get to the race.
East Croydon Railway Station is just over a mile away from Sandilands Club. Alternatively, you can take buses 119, 194, 198 or 466 from East Croydon Station to the Ashburton Road Addiscombe stop and take a short walk to the club.
Event day logistics
The race begins at 0915.
Please ensure that you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race in order to drop your bag and complete the registration process.
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Nice Work
Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome!
FAQs
Can I enter on the day?
Providing the entry limit has not been reached, entries will be available on the day for all of our races. There is an extra charge for entering on the day and this is stated on the individual event entry form.
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Where can I find my results?
Results will be posted as soon as possible after the event on Nice Work's website. Please visit https://www.nice-work.org.uk/races/results
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Can I leave my bag?
Yes, there is a bag drop available. However, runners are advised to bring as little baggage as possible.
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Can I enter on the day?
Providing the entry limit has not been reached, entries will be available on the day for all of our races. There is an extra charge for entering on the day and this is stated on the individual event entry form.
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Can someone else register for me?
Yes, you can enter multiple people when entering online or by post, provided you have all of the required details for all entrants.
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Can anyone register for a race?
We accept athletes of all ages, sizes and capabilities! Our events are fully inclusive and designed both for those new to running and experienced athletes. Each race distance does have a minimum age limit, which is set by UK Athletics. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any runners under the specified age bands.The UKA age guidelines for races are:Under 3k – Any age3k – 9 Years and over5k – 11 years and over5 Mile and10k – 15 years and over10 mile – 16 years and overHalf Marathon – 17 years and over20 Mile and Marathon – 18 years and overUltra Marathon –
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20 Years and overCan I walk the event?
Our events are designed for runners; however, we do have walkers at some of our events. You may be asked to start the event earlier than the advertised start time and to complete the course un-marshalled, depending on the distance. Please contact us if you’d like to walk a race and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
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Can I run with a dog?
UK Athletics rules prohibit dogs in races. However, for some of the more ‘fun’ events, it may be possible subject to certain conditions - please check with us beforehand. Our Canicross races are, of course, dog-friendly!
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Can I run with a buggy?
Yes buggies are permitted at our events but some events are not suitable due to course conditions. However, please note that if you choose to run with a buggy this is at your own risk and the occupant of the buggy is not covered by UKA insurance. If you have a query on a particular event please contact us.
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How are the events timed?
All of our events are timed either by the traditional manual method using a stopwatch and clipboard, or by using chip timing. We will endeavor to have results available at the race and results are normally uploaded to our website shortly after the event has finished.
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Will my race number be posted out to me?
For most of our events, your race number will be posted out to you. If you have entered one of our summer evening 5k events or a mid-week winter event, your race number will be waiting to collect on the night. You will receive an email upon entry that will state whether your number is sent out to you or not.
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What should I do if I have not received my race number and timing chip in advance of the race?
For most events, your race number and timing chip will be posted out to you around 10 days before race day. If you do not receive your race pack before race day, please come to the registration desk at the race HQ and we will reissue your race number.If you have entered within 10 days of the event or you live overseas, your race number will be waiting for you to collect on the morning of the race and you will receive your race instructions by email.For some races, your number and timing chip will not be posted in advance and will be available to collect on the day, but we will email you before race day to let you know if this is the case.
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How do I attach my timing chip?
Your timing chip is incorporated into your race number and should not be removed. Please place the race number on the front of your vest/shirt and not on your leg or back.
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How do I attach my race number?
Please attach your race number to the front of your running top or vest using safety pins or clips, securing it on all four corners. Please don’t attach your number to the back of your shirt as it is difficult for our timekeepers and marshals to identify you.
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Can I wear headphones?
Under UK Athletics rules headphones are no longer permitted in events that take place on roads open to traffic and runners risk disqualification if spotted wearing headphones with the exception of bone conducting headphones. Heaphones are permitted for events taking place 'off road' or closed to traffic however you must be able to hear marshal's instructions and other runners around you. Please check individual race pages for more details or call us on 01797 229955.
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Reviews
4.7
7 reviews
ThumbsUpWell organized
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
BicepFlexChallenging course
Sam B
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4.7
Did the race in 2020
Was really good thanks for getting it on too. Some bins about 50 yards after the water stops may have been good but no complaints. Marshalls were really nice too
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5.0
Did the race in 2020
absolutely loved it back on home turf well organised great Marshalling freindly atmosphere would recommend
Cindy S
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4.0
Did the race in 2020
Well organised and marshals are fantastic. Parking is not great but good transport link. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Mia
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4.3
Did the race in 2020
A well organised small race. Great value compared to some other half marathons given that it’s chipped timed, and a nice medal and snacks upon finishing. Also photos were taken and uploaded to Facebook. Quite a lot of hills but a surprisingly rural feel to the race in parts. Very friendly and supportive marshals cheering us on and water stops provided from the Scouts. Also grateful for the presence of the ambulance crew who cycled around and those at the start/finish line. Pleased I chose this race as my first half.
Emma G
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4.7
Did the race in 2020
This was my 4th half marathon and I enjoyed it a lots. It’s close up my home so was convenient and a nice local event. Can serve as a good training for a spring marathon or a nice half on its own. Don’t expect big crowds but a friendly relaxed vibe, well organised and friendly and helpful marshals
Matt M
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5.0
Did the race in 2020
Really enjoyed this course the last 2 years - it’s all on pavements and roads but no issues with traffic and well marshalled and signposted, east to get to and overall very enjoyable
matts
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5.0
Did the race in 2020
Brilliant fun! Really enjoyed the whole thing and nice undulating course, definitely do it again, thanks!
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