Half Marathons in London
- Hackney Half Marathon17MAY
Hackney Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ London13.1 mi£45 - £89(48)
- The Vitality Big Half1MAR
The Vitality Big HalfHalf Marathon ‧ London13.1 mi • 2.4 mi • 1.0 miFree(1)
- London Landmarks Half Marathon29MAR
London Landmarks Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ London13.1 mi£55(3)
- St Albans Half Marathon14JUN
St Albans Half MarathonRunning ‧ St Albans13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.5 mi£9 - £34(11)
- Royal Parks Half Marathon11OCT
Royal Parks Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ London13.1 mi£59(23)
- Richmond Runfest Half Marathon, Marathon, and 10K12SEP
Richmond Runfest Half Marathon, Marathon, and 10KRunning ‧ London26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£48.50(4)
- Surrey Half Marathon8MAR
Surrey Half MarathonRunning ‧ Woking13.1 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi£12 - £45(56)
- Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon15MAR
Hampton Court Palace Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Molesey13.1 mi£38(3)
- Conquer Crystal Palace Spring 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon21MAR
Conquer Crystal Palace Spring 5k, 10k, 15k and Half MarathonRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£16
- Victoria Park Race – March7MAR
Victoria Park Race – MarchRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£20(1)
- Easter Victoria Park 5K, 10K and Half Marathon - April 10APR
Easter Victoria Park 5K, 10K and Half Marathon - AprilRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£18(1)
- The Croydon Half Marathon15MAR
The Croydon Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Croydon13.1 mi£22 - £24
- Windsor Half Marathon27SEP
Windsor Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Windsor13.1 mi£37.50 - £50(7)
- Dartford Half Marathon15MAR
Dartford Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Dartford13.1 mi£25 - £27(7)
- Wimbledon Common Half Marathon – April5APR
Wimbledon Common Half Marathon – AprilHalf Marathon ‧ London13.1 mi£30(4)
- Conquer Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half Marathon12SEP
Conquer Crystal Palace 5k, 10k, 15k and Half MarathonRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£16(1)
- Wimbledon Common Half Marathon – June14JUN
Wimbledon Common Half Marathon – JuneHalf Marathon ‧ London13.1 mi£30(2)
- Victoria Park 5K, 10K & Half Marathon - May2MAY
Victoria Park 5K, 10K & Half Marathon - MayRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£20(7)
- Thames Meander Marathon & Half – March7MAR
Thames Meander Marathon & Half – MarchRunning ‧ Kingston upon Thames26.2 mi • 13.1 mi£32 - £42(14)
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon1NOV
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ London£36(18)
- Victoria Park Half Marathon & 10K - March15MAR
Victoria Park Half Marathon & 10K - MarchRunning ‧ London13.0 mi • 6.2 mi£17 - £25
- Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail Run17MAY
Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail RunRunning ‧ Windsor13.1 mi • 6.2 mi£25(54)
- RunThrough Lee Valley Velopark – February29FEB
RunThrough Lee Valley Velopark – FebruaryRunning ‧ London13.1 mi • 10.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.0 mi£10(6)
- Wimbledon Common Half Marathon – August2AUG
Wimbledon Common Half Marathon – AugustHalf Marathon ‧ London13.1 mi£30(4)
About Half Marathons in London
Half marathons (13.1 miles) are the among the most popular running events in London. Sightseeing appears to be high on the list of priorities for half marathons in London, and there are plenty of them. If you want to warm up to a half, or you don't yet feel ready why not take a look at our calendar of London 10k runs.
What are the best half marathons?
London has a wealth of half marathons to choose from, and all offer something a little different for you to enjoy. Say you're visiting and want to see all the big sights in record time, look no further than the London Landmarks Half Marathon. If big crowds is your thing, then The Big Half offers that festival feel and has over 20,000 participants. For more live bands and DJs along the route, the Hackney Half is a superb option, well reviewed by our community. Prefer to run among the trees in London's glorious parks? The Royal Parks Half follows a stunning route - it's also a favourite of charity lovers, raising over £43m and it's only 10 years old. Many of these hugely popular races sell out fast or use a ballot entry, so get your name in early.
London has a lot to offer, but if you feel like travelling, why not take a look at our pick of the World's Top 12 Half Marathons.
How long will it take me to run a half marathon?
The average global finish time over the last few years is about 1h54m for men, and 2h10m for women.
London has it's fair share of super flat and fast half marathons, but the fastest in the world seems to be the the Copenhagen Half Marathon in Denmark and the Valencia Half Marathon in Spain where the mens and womens world records were set. Kenyan Abraham Kiptum set a time of 58:18 minutes, and compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei a time of 64:51 minutes. Seriously fast.
How long do I need to train for a half marathon?
You're going to want to build up to these events. Take the time to consider a good training programme such as our 8 week training plan. If you're starting from scratch, you might want to take a little longer, get out for a few runs and judge it for yourself. You should push yourself, but most importantly, enjoy yourself. Happy running.