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Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon

£36.00 - £38.00Free injury protection
Route description
Route description

The Woldingham Half and Full follows an out-and-back course and sees Half marathon runners complete it once, and Marathon runners twice.

Runners will start at the Woldingham School itself and head out along the green valley towards the North Downs Way before reaching amazing Southern views of Kent and Surrey.

Next, runners will follow the short trail path straight through the wooded area onto Granger Hill and down to Tandridge Hill. A narrow, uphill path awaits which will bring you up to the top of the hill. From here, the North Downs Way awaits.

Runners will enjoy breathtaking views along the North Downs Way, down to the bottom of the hill for a short, scenic section of the Vanguard Way.

Next comes a stretch along the Ridge, and from here it's rolling hills left and right as you reach the turning back point.

Runners will then run up the grassy hills towards the trees and along the enclosed trail path back to the Ridge and straight down the Chalk Pit Lane.

Following the path along takes runners steeply up Pitchfront Lane back past Botley Hill Farm. The last section of the route follows the pedestrian path and reaches Knights Garden Centre, travels across Limpsfield Road over to High Lane, and then towards Woldingham Golf Club.

From here its to the finish line along Park Ley Road, onto Woldingham Road and under the railway bridge for the last 2 miles as you cross the finish line.

Frank S
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
This is a stunning testing race, superb location, it has it all, roads paths trails, hills, fast flats, I have done this now for the last 3 years and will be back for my 4th in 2020. The weather seems to be great, twice now 30degs.
John M
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
I didn't enjoy this course. The hills were ridiculously steep and plentiful - unless you are an elite athlete you will find yourself walking a fair chunk of this course, which entirely defeats the object. It was a cross country course - single file through the woods, nothing like a marathon course IMO. As we were running down a single file track trying to avoid the tree stumps, brambles and nettles, the quicker runners were coming back towards us along the same single file path at one point. My fault for not doing my homework, but don't enter this race if you want a nice flat 'run' - you won't be able to run for a fair chunk of it. There's no mile markers and very few signs so you are reliant on having another runner in view to know which way to go.On the plus side, the views when you reached the summit, were amazing - and the water stations had jelly babies :-)
Did the Marathon in 2019
Hilly terrain along with hot weather made for a challenging course, but it was great fun! Really nice atmosphere, helpful volunteers and stunning countryside views.
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Logistics and schedule

07:30 Changing rooms open

08:0 - 09:15 Registration opens

09:30 Marathon and Half Marathon start

16:30 Cut-off time

Start Waves

Runners will be set off in waves of no more than 10 runners and at 1 minute intervals to ensure everyone remains socially distanced.

Cut-Off Time

All runners must adhere to the strict cut-off time of 7 hours. Runners who appear to be falling behind will be asked to stop and return to Race HQ.

Changing Areas

There will be no specific changing areas at the school but plenty of areas around the front of the school where runners can change and prepare to run.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be situated every 6 miles. If the weather plans to be particularly hot, please bring your own water with you to stay hydrated.


There will be open portable toilets at the school available for use however there won't be any along the route as the course is essentially in the countryside. However there is a pub along the way at the called the Botley Hill Farm at the 8 mile mark if you are desperate.


Spectators are encouraged to congregate at Woldingham School where you can watch your friends and family cross the finish line.

How to get there

Woldingham School, Marden Park, Woldingham, Caterham CR3 7YA, UK

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There is free parking available at Woldingham School, at the front near the driveway there will be a sign to direct participants to the parking.

Once parked please walk through into the school grounds to the front of the main house where the race will start and finish.

By Public Transport

There are trains to Woldingham Station from London and East Croydon - please check the timetable with the

Frequently asked questions
How do I get my race photographs from the Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon?
Race photos will be emailed to all runners after the event.
How do I find my results from the Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon?
Results will be emailed to runners after the event as well as posted onto the VGW Marathon website.
Will the event be COVID-19 secure?
Yes, there will be a number of measures in place including masks and face coverings, hand sanitiser stations, gloves and social distancing.
When will I get my medal from the Woldingham Marathon & Half Marathon?
Medals will be posted to participants after the event.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
9:30am Sun 29th Aug 2021
Half Marathon
9:30am Sun 29th Aug 2021

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£36.00 - £38.00Free injury protection

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