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UK Half Marathons: 2022 - 2023

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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Great Scottish Run
Booked 238 times this week

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

Great Scottish Run

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Glasgow, Glasgow City

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star5

(38 reviews)

FilledTicket£13 – £39
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon
Booked 54 times this week

Sunday, Apr 2, 2023

Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon

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Reading, Reading

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(23 reviews)

FilledTicket£15 – £75
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Great Manchester Run 2023
Booked 1084 times this week

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Great Manchester Run 2023

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£34 – £39
Earlybird entry - 5 days left
Booking perksRoad
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Hackney Moves 2023
Early bird offer ends in 11 days

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Hackney Moves 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£45
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksFlat road
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Sportathlon Weekend - Woodford Halse

Saturday, Aug 13, 2022

Sportathlon Weekend - Woodford Halse

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Woodford Halse, Northamptonshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k, medium (50–100km)

FilledTicket£7 – £34
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksFlat road
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Sportathlon Weekend - Banbury

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

Sportathlon Weekend - Banbury

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Banbury, Oxfordshire

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, medium (50–100km)

FilledTicket£8 – £60
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksRoad
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Great Bristol Run
Booked 197 times this week

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Great Bristol Run

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Bristol, Bristol City

Participants

10k, half marathon

Star5

(23 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £44
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Robin Hood Half Marathon
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Robin Hood Half Marathon

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Nottingham, Nottingham

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(7 reviews)

FilledTicket£15 – £60
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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BHF Blenheim Palace Half Marathon and 10k
Booked 25 times this week

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

BHF Blenheim Palace Half Marathon and 10k

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Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£29 – £39
Booking perksGreat sceneryHilly road
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Oxford Half Marathon
Booked 196 times this week

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022

Oxford Half Marathon

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Oxford, Oxfordshire

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(22 reviews)

FilledTicket£51
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Run Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race
Booked 25 times this week

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022

Run Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race

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Alton, Staffordshire

Participants

10k, 5k, half marathon

Star4

(12 reviews)

FilledTicket£18 – £44
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k
Booked 33 times this week

Sunday, Nov 13, 2022

Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k

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Alton, Staffordshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k

Star4.5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£18 – £48
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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South Downs Half Marathon & 10k
Booked 18 times this week

Saturday, Jun 11, 2022

South Downs Half Marathon & 10k

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Waterlooville, Hampshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£22 – £40
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat trail
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RunThrough Cheltenham Running Festival - June

Sunday, Jun 12, 2022

RunThrough Cheltenham Running Festival - June

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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ROC Coastal Trail and Sportive
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Jun 19, 2022

ROC Coastal Trail and Sportive

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Lowestoft, Suffolk

Participants

half marathon, medium (50–100km), long (100–200km)

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£25 – £50
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryRoad
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Run Sandringham 2022

Sunday, Jun 19, 2022

Run Sandringham 2022

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Sandringham, Norfolk

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket£7.90 – £27.90
Booking perksTrail
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Leamington Spa Half Marathon
Booked 9 times this week

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

Leamington Spa Half Marathon

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Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(65 reviews)

FilledTicket£32 – £42
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryRoad
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Run Redditch Half Marathon & 10k

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

Run Redditch Half Marathon & 10k

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Redditch, Worcestershire

Participants

10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£23.40 – £38
Booking perksRoad
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Denbies North Downs Half Marathon & 10k
Booked 10 times this week

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022

Denbies North Downs Half Marathon & 10k

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Dorking, Surrey

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£22 – £40
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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Drumlanrig Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, Jul 3, 2022

Drumlanrig Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

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Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£26 – £38
Booking perksTrail
HeartOutline
Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit - July
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, Jul 3, 2022

Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit - July

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Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star1

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£26 – £40
Booking perksFlat road
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Run Surrey Super Fast 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon - Dunsfold
Booked 6 times this week

Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

Run Surrey Super Fast 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon - Dunsfold

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Cranleigh, Surrey

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£12.50 – £29.50
Booking perksFlat road
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XTERRA Snowdonia Trail Marathon
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

XTERRA Snowdonia Trail Marathon

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Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon, 10k

Star5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£28 – £86.94
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Ilkley Half Marathon
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

Ilkley Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£30 – £32
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
HeartOutline
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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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