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Half Marathons in the UK

A half marathon is 13.1 miles or 21.1km long. It is a hugely popular distance, and the popularity is only growing. There are over 500 half marathons held in the UK each year, usually in the Spring and Autumn to make the most of the clement weather. Most events are held in big cities, and give a great opportunity to take in major landmarks while exercising. The Great North Run is the world's largest half-marathon, with over 57,000 runners each year. Other events can take you out into the stunning scenery of the UK's countryside, on rugged trails in national parks or along coastal paths. There are sure to be breathtaking views to take your mind off the running! People running their first half-marathon might want to aim for under 2 hours, while those who are experienced runners can set themselves the prestigious challenge of running a half marathon in under an hour and a half (90 minutes). A half-marathon tends to burn anywhere between 1,000 and 2,000 calories, so it's a great workout.

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AJ Bell Great North Run 2023

Sunday, 10 Sept 2023

AJ Bell Great North Run 2023

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£62
Booking perksRoadIcon series
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AJ Bell Great Scottish Run 2023
Booked 938 times this week

Saturday, 30 Sept 2023

AJ Bell Great Scottish Run 2023

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Glasgow, Glasgow City

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star4.5

(36 reviews)

FilledTicket£13 – £31.20
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat roadIcon series
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Hackney Moves 2023
Booked 793 times this week

Sunday, 21 May 2023

Hackney Moves 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£52
Booking perksFlat road
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AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 2023
Booked 419 times this week

Sunday, 21 May 2023

AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 2023

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star4.5

(514 reviews)

FilledTicket£18 – £49
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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TTP Cambridge Half Marathon
Booked 363 times this week

Sunday, 5 Mar 2023

TTP Cambridge Half Marathon

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicketPrice TBC
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat road
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AJ Bell Great Bristol Run 2023
Booked 358 times this week

Sunday, 14 May 2023

AJ Bell Great Bristol Run 2023

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Bristol, Bristol City

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£12 – £44
Booking perksRoadIcon series
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AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run 2023
Booked 329 times this week

Sunday, 7 May 2023

AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run 2023

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Birmingham, West Midlands

Participants

half marathon, 5k

Star4.5

(197 reviews)

FilledTicket£14 – £39
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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RunThrough Surrey Half
Booked 261 times this week

Sunday, 12 Mar 2023

RunThrough Surrey Half

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Woking, Surrey

Participants

half marathon, 5k, marathon

FilledTicket£10 – £50
Booking perksRoad
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Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon
Booked 213 times this week

Sunday, 26 Mar 2023

Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

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Molesey, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(98 reviews)

FilledTicket£30 – £50
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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The Wigley Group Warwick Half Marathon
Booked 199 times this week

Sunday, 5 Feb 2023

The Wigley Group Warwick Half Marathon

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Warwick, Warwickshire

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£5 – £46
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - February
Booked 178 times this week

Sunday, 5 Feb 2023

RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - February

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£23.33 – £30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Run Cheltenham
Booked 140 times this week

Sunday, 3 Sept 2023

Run Cheltenham

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£3 – £45
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat road
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The Elysium Healthcare Great West Run 2023
Booked 125 times this week

Sunday, 21 May 2023

The Elysium Healthcare Great West Run 2023

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Exeter, Devon

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£5 – £45
Booking perksFlat road
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Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - February
Booked 101 times this week

Sunday, 12 Feb 2023

Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - February

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Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star4.5

(16 reviews)

FilledTicket£21.67 – £40
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit - February
Booked 104 times this week

Sunday, 12 Feb 2023

Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit - February

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Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon

Star4.5

(10 reviews)

FilledTicket£23.40 – £47
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat
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RunThrough Birmingham Running Festival - February
Booked 106 times this week

Sunday, 19 Feb 2023

RunThrough Birmingham Running Festival - February

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The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star4.5

(37 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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London Half Marathon at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2023
Booked 106 times this week

Sunday, 5 Mar 2023

London Half Marathon at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£26.67 – £47
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Hastings Half Marathon
Booked 92 times this week

Sunday, 26 Mar 2023

Hastings Half Marathon

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Saint Leonards, East Sussex

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(7 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £37
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Hendy Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon
Booked 81 times this week

Sunday, 19 Feb 2023

Hendy Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(70 reviews)

FilledTicket£30 – £32
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly road
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RunThrough Greenwich 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March
Booked 80 times this week

Saturday, 4 Mar 2023

RunThrough Greenwich 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March

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London, Greater London

Participants

10k, 5k, half marathon

FilledTicket£16.70 – £28
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Battersea Park Half Marathon - March 2023
Booked 64 times this week

Saturday, 11 Mar 2023

RunThrough Battersea Park Half Marathon - March 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

Star4

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£23.40 – £30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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RunThrough Gateshead Half Marathon & 10k 2023
Booked 82 times this week

Sunday, 30 Apr 2023

RunThrough Gateshead Half Marathon & 10k 2023

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Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£25 – £44
Booking perksRoad
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Oxford Half Marathon 2023
Booked 76 times this week

Sunday, 15 Oct 2023

Oxford Half Marathon 2023

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Oxford, Oxfordshire

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£45
Booking perksFlat road
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Jurassic Express Half Marathon
Booked 53 times this week

Saturday, 4 Feb 2023

Jurassic Express Half Marathon

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Swanage, Dorset

Participants

half marathon, 10 miles

FilledTicket£29.50 – £40
Booking perksTrail
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About half marathons in the UK

Half marathons are the among the most popular running events in the United Kingdom. A half marathon is a running race, usually taking place on roads (rather than trails), over a distance of 13.1 miles (21.1km). There are over 500 half marathons happening in the UK every year, including the largest half marathon in the world, the Great North Run which takes place in Newcastle in September and attracts more than 57,000 runners. If you're looking to make the jump to the full 26.2 miles, check out our list of UK marathons, or if you're after something shorter or want a training race, here is our calendar of 10k runs.

Frequently asked questions

What are the best half marathons in the UK?
There are a number of popular half marathons in the UK. For big crowds and closed roads, Hackney Half Marathon, Reading Half Marathon, Bath Half Marathon, The Big Half, and London Landmarks Half Marathon are popular spring choices. To enjoy the summer training, The Great Birmingham Run, Royal Parks Half, Cardiff Half, and, of course, the legendary Great North Run are amongst the biggest autumn races.
For something more local, there are hundreds of smaller races all over the country organised by local running clubs and race directors.
How far is a half marathon?
A half marathon is 13.1 miles or 21.1 km long, exactly half the length of a marathon.
What is the world record for a half marathon?
The men's world record for a half marathon is 58:01 minutes, held by Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor, and the women's record is 64:51 minutes, set by Joyciline Jepkosgei, also from Kenya.
What is the fastest half marathon in the world?
Both the men’s and women’s world records for the half marathon were set at the Valencia Half Marathon in Spain.
What is the average finish time for half marathons?
The average half marathon finish time across all runners over the last few years is about 1h54m for men and 2h10m for women.
How long does it take to train for a half marathon?
Training for a half marathon takes at least 12 weeks for a beginner, approximately 8 weeks for an intermediate runner, and as little as 6 weeks for a more experienced runner already in the habit of running. There are many training plans available to prepare for a half marathon.
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