Half Marathons in East of England

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AUG18
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The Clacton Half Marathon & 10k

The Clacton Half Marathon and 10k returns to Clacton and is held as part of the Clacton Carnival. The Half Marathon is a flat out and back course along the seafront and is ideally suited to runners of all standards.

If the Half Marathon isn't quite your distance then why not try the Clacton 10k? A fast and flat 10k along the seafront which will suit runners new to the 10k distance or those hoping for a fast time.

The Clacton Carnival Golden Mile Fun Run should appeal to sprinters of all ages, sizes and abilities. Test yourself against the best on this pancake flat 1 Mile course.

Bespoke medals and finish line goodies are on offer to all finishers.

£3 - £22
The Clacton Half Marathon & 10k
SEP15
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Cransley Hospice Road Races

Once again, the picturesque village of Cranford will host the annual Cransley Hospice Road Races, sponsored by Western Power Distribution.

Last year our flagship event attracted over 400 runners collectively across the three events; the 10k, Half Marathon, and 2.3k Junior Run.

£5 - £22
Cransley Hospice Road Races
OCT6
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RunThrough Colchester Stampede Half Marathon

We are excited to announce the brand new Colchester Stampede half marathon! You will have the unique chance to run the first ever Colchester Stampede 10km and half marathon at Colchester Zoo. Come and run at Colchester zoo, home to over 260 species and set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes!

£34
RunThrough Colchester Stampede Half Marathon
OCT19
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Discover Run the Wild 21k

This half day running adventure based in the Chiltern Hills is all about you discovering what Run the Wild is all about! Along the way you will experience our famous hospitality and enjoy a well stocked refreshment point. As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way. This is a great event for you to run in the beautiful Chilterns, meet the RtW team and experience a running adventure that gives you a taster of our multiday routes.

We hope to see you there!

£48
Discover Run the Wild 21k
OCT27
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RunThrough Bedford Autodrome Grand Prix – October

Come and run a chip timed 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or marathon around the flat and fast Bedford Autodrome.

Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon at the one and only Bedford Autodrome and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

£18 - £30
RunThrough Bedford Autodrome Grand Prix – October
JUN21
Colworth Marathon Challenge

The Marathon Challenge is a suite of three races which take place over three consecutive days. The races consist of a 5 mile run, an 8.1 mile trail race, and a half marathon; all of which adds up to a full marathon distance. Races may be entered in any combination, i.e. you may enter one, two or all three. The dates for the 2018 races have now been set as 22/23/24 June.

£12 - £45
Colworth Marathon Challenge
JUN23
Hitchin Hard Half Marathon

This is a hilly, measured course on country roads. It follows an out and back route from Hitchin up to Preston via Offley Holes hill.

This beautiful but tough 10k starts in Hitchin Priory and follows the half marathon course up to Preston, with the hill into Preston the biggest challenge to overcome! This race was added to the Hard Half in 2015 for runners looking to enjoy a challenging 10k run.

This beautiful 5k starts in Hitchin Priory and follows the half marathon course for some of its distance. It's a more gentle route and gives you the chance to enjoy a good run through some of the most attractive parts of Hitchin and Gosmore.

£8 - £10
Hitchin Hard Half Marathon
AUG11
Newark Half Marathon

The Eden Hall Middlebeck Newark Half Marathon is a flat, fast and scenic summer race. It is limited to 1,500 entrants with a fun run and entertainment for all the family in support of our Newark based charity partners: Beaumont House, Child Bereavement Centre, and Mind. The setting is historic Newark with its castle and civil war museum.

£23 - £25
Newark Half Marathon
SEP1
Bedford Half Marathon

Bedford Running Festival is 3 days of jam-packed running and tonnes of festival fun! With official race distances of 5k, 10k and Half Marathon along with an open air cinema, comedy club, kids club, street food market, bar, main stage with live music, yoga & wellness classes, running seminars and more, this is every runners dream.

£29 - £31
Bedford Half Marathon
SEP8
Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon

2018 marks 13th edition of the Newtons Fraction Half Marathon run under UKA rules, on an accurately measured 13.1 mile route, the race is one of the countys most popular road races. Organised by Grantham Athletic Club the race starts and finishes on the track inside the South Kesteven Sports Stadium, Trent Road Grantham.

The race heads out of Grantham into the Lincolnshire countryside onto the Grantham to Nottingham Canal towpath for nearly 3 miles to Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, taking in a couple of testing hills along the way before returning back into the stadium for a grandstand finish.

£23 - £25
Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon
SEP8
Two Counties Half Marathon

A Half Marathon run on roads, that starts and finishes at East Carlton Country Park, the event takes place in the picturesque countryside of North Northamptonshire and South Leicestershire. This is the second running of this event, the inaugural event took place in September 2017. The Event is chip timed and is an accredited and measured course.

£25 - £27
Two Counties Half Marathon
SEP8
Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon

The race is one of the countys most popular road races. Organised by Grantham Athletic Club, the race starts and finishes on the track inside the South Kesteven Sports Stadium, Trent Road, Grantham.

The course heads out of town into the countryside onto the Grantham to Nottingham Canal towpath for nearly 3 miles to Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, taking in a couple of testing hills , before returning to the stadium for a grandstand finish.

£23 - £25
Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon
SEP21
Norfolk Coastal Trail Marathon

The 2019 Norfolk Coastal Marathon will follow the 2018 route along a beautiful stretch of the north Norfolk coastline. We are pleased that a team of East Anglia Air Ambulance volunteers will be joining the support crew. 5 of your entry fee will be donated to the EAAA.

£27 - £33
Norfolk Coastal Trail Marathon
SEP28
MK Autumn Run
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom

The MK Autumn Run 2019 (previously the NSPCC Half Marathon) has built an excellent reputation over the last 20 years for its high standards of organisation, facilities, marshalling and has become a key event in the Milton Keynes sporting calendar attracting both experienced and first time runners from a wide area. Runners have always enjoyed this event with ample toilet, secure baggage drop, car parking and chip timing.

£20
MK Autumn Run
SEP29
Stowmarket Half Marathon

The Stowmarket Half Marathon will, once again take place from The Tomlinson Groundcare premises in Buxhall on 29th September 2019.

After the recent sad loss of our friend, fellow club member and sponsor, Robert Tomlison's family are, once again, very kindly and generously hosting our very popular Half Marathon.

The race will be dedicated in Roberts memory and we invite you to enter the race which is one of the most rural and scenic Half Marathons in the Suffolk race calendar.

The race will be the 2019 County Championship event.

£16 - £18
Stowmarket Half Marathon
SEP29
Monster Run Fest

The Run Fest started out as just the Ultra event, and in 2014 became the Run Fest and added two other distances on the same day. So you now have the choice of the Half Marathon, Marathon or Ultra. Its flat, the route is well marked and there is support on the course. With a few obstacles (steps, stiles, cattle grids) along the way, this is more of an adventure / fun (yes you read right) course than one to chase a PB on.

£25
Monster Run Fest
SEP29
Northampton Half Marathon

The Northampton Half Marathon is back for another year and is well on the way to establishing itself as the town's showcase running event. As well as more charities and local communities getting involved race continues to be the Northamptonshire County Championships for the distance.

£29 - £31
Northampton Half Marathon
OCT6
The Wimpole hoohaah Half Marathon

This is an event to raise funds for Camsight we would ask competitors to try to obtain sponsorship for their run. A suggested minimum figure to raise would be 25. However, sponsorship is entirely voluntary and is not a pre-requisite for entry to the run.

In addition we will be collecting food donations for the Foodbank at each of our runs. We will publish a shopping list of food that is needed, as provided to us via the charity, just before each run. Donations are gratefully received but please donate items from the shopping list only.

£24
The Wimpole hoohaah Half Marathon
OCT19
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Suffolk

Natural England, the RSBP and the National Trust are but a sample of the many key-holders managing this sensitive and beautiful landscape. We are privileged to run in this peaceful and serene landscape and all those who respect their environment are welcome to join us! Extremely flat by Endurancelife standards the Suffolk 10K, half, marathon and ultra courses are quick, but we have no doubt it will become a Series favourite.

£33 - £66
Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Suffolk
NOV17
St Neots Half Marathon

The St Neots Half Marathon is firmly established on the race calendar with a developing reputation for putting on a top class event. The course is renowned as potential for PBs as its three mile downhill finish allows for some seriously fast times. 2018 saw a complete sell out of 1750 race entries within six hours of opening. This year is shaping up to be an even better race. The new and improved start and finish for 2015, 2016 & 2017 worked well and will be in place again.

£4 - £25
St Neots Half Marathon
DEC15
Festive Forest Challenge
Bury Saint Edmunds, East of England, United Kingdom

The Festive Forest Challenge is held in the Kings Forest, just 4 miles outside Bury St Edmunds, easily accessible from East Anglia, London & the East Midlands. This popular event is now in its seventh year. It is run on good traffic-free tracks.

£23 - £29
Festive Forest Challenge
DEC8
Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon
Milton Keynes, South East, United Kingdom

Race through the quiet streets and pathways of Milton Keynes. This half marathon is great for first-time runners and competitive runners alike as you make a single loop around the city. Come for the finisher's t-shirt and add another medal to your collection.

£30
Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon
MAR3
Berkhamsted Half Marathon & Fun Run

Undulating but very scenic, the, Berko' half marathon is ideally timed for those coming back to competitive running after Winter training (or hibernation!). Includes 5mile Berkhamsted Fun Run. Both events are routed through the beautiful Chiltern countryside and start at Berkhamsted Cricket Club.

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Berkhamsted Half Marathon & Fun Run

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What you need to know about Half Marathons

At 13.1 miles, a half marathon is long enough to test even the strongest runners, but short enough for almost anyone determined to conquer their next challenge. We have a jam-packed calendar of half marathons taking place up and down the country — from big ballot events to local community races and spectacular trail runs. Get involved and conquer your next challenge.

Find local Half Marathon running races

A half marathon is a fantastic event for those new to running to really push themselves, or as a great warm up event for those ready to tackle a full marathon or even an ultramarathon

What is the distance covered in half marathon?
The half marathon is one of running`s most popular distance - a half marathon is 13.1 miles (or 21.1km).
What is an average time for a half marathon?
Breaking 2:00 (9:09 per mile pace) is a common goal, and that time is considered a respectable half marathon time among runners. The average times for half marathons in the U.S. in 2015 were 2:04:00 for males and 2:22:21 for females.
What is the half marathon world record?
The world record for men is 58:23 for men and 1:04:52 for women.
How long does it take to train for a half marathon?
If you are working with a training plan you can achieve a half marathon in 8 weeks.
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