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Half Marathons

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.

311 events found
Mercer Surrey Half Marathon

Sunday, 6th Mar 2022

Mercer Surrey Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Woking, Surrey

Participants

half marathon, 5k

Star4.5

(63 reviews)

FilledTicket£12 – £38
ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k 2022

Sunday, 24th Apr 2022

ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k 2022

LocationIndicator

Southampton, Southampton

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£27.13 – £59.06
Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend

Sunday, 1st May 2022

Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend

LocationIndicator

Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 5k, 10k

FilledTicket£10 – £50
Run Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race

Saturday, 12th Nov 2022

Run Alton Towers 10k & Kids Race

LocationIndicator

Alton, Staffordshire

Participants

10k, half marathon

Star4

(12 reviews)

FilledTicket£23 – £36
Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k

Sunday, 13th Nov 2022

Run Alton Towers - Half Marathon & 5k

LocationIndicator

Alton, Staffordshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k

Star5

(6 reviews)

FilledTicket£34 – £38
Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - February

Sunday, 13th Feb 2022

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

LocationIndicator

Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£24 – £28
Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon

Sunday, 20th Feb 2022

Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Thames Ditton, Surrey

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(76 reviews)

FilledTicket£35.40 – £37.40
Hendy Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

Sunday, 20th Feb 2022

Hendy Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(52 reviews)

FilledTicket£26 – £30
RunThrough Thorpe & Egham Half 10k & Half Marathon - February

Sunday, 27th Feb 2022

RunThrough Thorpe & Egham Half 10k & Half Marathon - February

LocationIndicator

Egham, Surrey

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£30 – £32
RunThrough Leicestershire Half Marathon

Sunday, 27th Feb 2022

RunThrough Leicestershire Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Prestwold, Leicestershire

Participants

half marathon

Star4

(10 reviews)

FilledTicket£32
The Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k

Sunday, 6th Mar 2022

The Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k

LocationIndicator

Bangor

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star4.5

(15 reviews)

FilledTicket£7 – £42.99
RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March

Sunday, 13th Mar 2022

RunThrough Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - March

LocationIndicator

London, Greater London

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£24 – £28
Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

Sunday, 20th Mar 2022

Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Molesey, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

Star3.5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£38
Kew Gardens Half & 10k

Saturday, 9th Apr 2022

Kew Gardens Half & 10k

LocationIndicator

Richmond, Greater London

Participants

10k, half marathon

Star4

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£35 – £40
The Longhorn

Sunday, 24th Apr 2022

The Longhorn

LocationIndicator

Newark, Nottinghamshire

Participants

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

Star4.5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£9 – £59
Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - May

Sunday, 15th May 2022

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

LocationIndicator

Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

FilledTicket£24 – £28
Tewkesbury Half Marathon

Sunday, 15th May 2022

Tewkesbury Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(8 reviews)

FilledTicket£30 – £35
Exeter’s Great West Run

Sunday, 22nd May 2022

Exeter’s Great West Run

LocationIndicator

Exeter, Devon

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £42
Trail Pursuit Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Friday, 27th May 2022

Trail Pursuit Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Keswick, Cumbria

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£19 – £119
RunThrough Cheltenham Running Festival - June

Sunday, 12th Jun 2022

RunThrough Cheltenham Running Festival - June

LocationIndicator

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Participants

half marathon, 5k, 10k

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£26 – £30
Plymouth Half Marathon

Sunday, 19th Jun 2022

Plymouth Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Plymouth, Plymouth

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star4

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£34 – £36
Drumlanrig Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, 3rd Jul 2022

Drumlanrig Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

LocationIndicator

Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

FilledTicket£26 – £38
XTERRA Snowdonia Trail Marathon

Sunday, 10th Jul 2022

XTERRA Snowdonia Trail Marathon

LocationIndicator

Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Participants

ultramarathon, marathon, half marathon, 10k

Star5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£28 – £86.94
Cheltenham Half Marathon & 10k

Sunday, 4th Sep 2022

Cheltenham Half Marathon & 10k

LocationIndicator

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star4.5

(9 reviews)

FilledTicket£3 – £40
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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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