Half Marathons in Manchester, North West

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JUL28
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RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half - July

This large park, just north of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and frantic day out. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best. There will music, refreshments and a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal.

£18 - £21
RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half - July
SEP1
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Cheshire Half Marathon

The Cheshire Half starts and finishes outside the stunning Capesthorne Hall and runs around the flat and rural closed roads of Cheshire, this Run Britain/UKA licensed, officially measured Cheshire Half Marathon distance road race offers the perfect opportunity for runners of all abilities to get a chip timed personal best over 13.1 miles.

£26
Cheshire Half Marathon
NOV10
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RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – November

This large park, just north of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and frantic day out. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best. There will music, refreshments and a fantastic themed Heaton Park medal.

£20 - £24
RunThrough Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – November
JUL21
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Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half – July

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at the world famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the world-famous Grand National steeplechase.

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee is a themed medal, event t-shirt, water and post race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

£18 - £26
Run Aintree 5K, 10K & Half – July
OCT19
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King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The best ideas are always the most simple! Start at the bottom of the hill and run to the top, then if that's not enough run, back down again. 400m up then down. In God's own county, this will be a race you won't forget. And with 4 different distances there's a route for all.

£8 - £18
King Of The Hill – Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
NOV3
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Run Tatton Half Marathon & 10K

The 10k takes place on Saturday 2rd November and the Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 3rd November; why not challenge yourself and take on both distances?!

A fun and flat course on closed roads - perfect for making a competitive time!

£24 - £30
Run Tatton Half Marathon & 10K
OCT5
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Run Aintree - October

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at the world famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the world-famous Grand National steeplechase.

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee is a themed medal, water and post race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

£18 - £26
Run Aintree - October
DEC1
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Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – December
Little Budworth, North West, United Kingdom

Outlon Park has been home to many motor racing events since the 1950s and has previously hosted the British Touring Car Championship, British F3 and British Superbikes Championship. This is a unique opportunity to choose from a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon 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
Running Grand Prix Oulton Park – December
DEC15
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Run Aintree - December

Join us for the final chance to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon in 2019 at the world famous Aintree Racecourse, best known for annually holding the world-famous Grand National steeplechase.

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee is a themed medal, water and post race goodies. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

£18 - £26
Run Aintree - December
OCT13
Manchester Half Marathon

If you only enter one half marathon this year, make it the Manchester Half Marathon.

One of the flattest and fastest around. With only 41m of elevation gain and a 2 mile+ finishing straight, we expect to see some very fast times here.

Great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and a glorious finish at Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire Cricket Club, plus a medal and a technical t-shirt for all finishers!

To give you an idea of how fast this course is, 74% of the first 50 finishers ran a personal best or a season best. 56% of the top 250 ran a PB or SB. This is your half marathon to smash it!

£35 - £37
Manchester Half Marathon
JUL20
Pendle Running Festival

The race routes are designed to be challenging yet scenic. The half marathon has over 2,000ft of ascent and the 10k over 800ft! Bespoke medal for all finishers. Prizes for 1st - 3rd male & female, and vet categories. The village of Barley is a great base for families with a playground, a sculpture trail and a selection of cafes/pubs.

Home cooked food, bag storage, toilets and changing facilities are provided locally. All runners must register and collect their numbers before their race at Event HQ at Barley Village Hall. Prices increase on July 1st. Entry on Day available (if limits arent reached) at increased price level.

£15 - £22
Pendle Running Festival
SEP8
Farnham Pilgrim Marathon

A challenging trail Half Marathon with beautiful scenery and outstanding views in the Surrey Hills. Mainly off-road, multi-terrain, multi-surface. This race is entering its 7th year. It has become a very popular and successful event. It is renowned for a large number of friendly marshals, has frequent water/refreshment stations, free parking, and many other facilities. Farnham Pilgrim Half Marathon is possibly one of the toughest, prettiest trail half marathons in the UK. It is set to be one of the must-do events of the year again! The route is challenging and hilly, after all, it is the Surrey Hills! This is no ordinary half marathon. It is a unique bespoke event.

£27 - £29
Farnham Pilgrim Marathon
AUG18
Leek Half Marathon

With a course featuring some of Staffordshire's most beautiful countryside views, this half marathon is one of the Midland's most prized events. This race has something to offer everyone, from amateurs right through to dedicated runners.

£17.60 - £19.60
Leek Half Marathon
SEP29
Montane Trail 13 & Trail 10 Delamere

Delamere is an amazing place for trail running and we have a stunning 10k and half marathon route planned out for you. As always, we have a 1k Trail Kidz event which is free to enter and medals for everyone, so bring the family. We look forwards to seeing you at Delamere Forest, come and join the trail running revolution!

£25 - £30
Montane Trail 13 & Trail 10 Delamere
OCT12
HellRunner – Hell Up North

Fancy a swift half? Bog off to that. This is the UKs toughest half marathon where Mother Nature will deliver that sinking feeling and more. The bar in extreme mud runs is about to be set at a new level (which is incidentally chest high in Lucifers Lido). Methane-munching HellRunners are now being recruited to tackle the notorious Bog of Doom where the heart-thumping Devils Disco will rock you to glory.

Epic will not describe your experience. Well have you in tears pain and laughter in equal doses actually. Pyro, fun run, Liverpools largest drum ensemble (Katumba), hose wash, fabulous finish line rewards. It just doesnt stop but will you?

As running experiences go, this is Heaven from Hell. Run Happy.

£40 - £67.50
HellRunner – Hell Up North
JUN30
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Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon

Taking place on June 30th, the 2019 Halifax Marathon is going to be a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and fun run plus lots of other activities at the event HQ. It's already on many "to-do" lists for the year!

A multi-terrain course with hills - one or two big hills - and some fantastic views! The last two or three miles is a lovely long downhill. A great excuse for you, your family, your pets and all your friends to have some fun, raise some much needed funds for a very worthy local charity, and eat cake, lots of cake! Plus family fun run.

Booking Closed
Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon
NOV3
Northern Jumble

The Northern Jumble- A great opportunity to build up the bling and take one of the bespoke medals designed for Its Grim Up North Running all for the bargain price of 10.

The lovely village of Slaithwaite provides the perfect setting for another out and back along the canal. The lovely mill town captures the North in every sense, friendly folk, beautiful hillsides and plenty of tea shops, what more could anyone ask for.

"Slaithwaite (pronounced 'slawit' or 'Slaithwaite' by locals) is a true "Yorkshire grit" mill town straddled by the viaduct and bisected by the canal. Slaithwaite retains its essential character, despite being used as the setting for the television series, "Where the Heart is" and for some of "Last of the Summer Wine". A lovely church, the fine 17th Century Dartmouth Estate Manor House, and other buildings dating from the 18th Century combine with large central mills to give quality to this industrial village that was once home to Luddites".

Northern Jumble
FEB23
ASICS Race on Track
Little Budworth, North West, United Kingdom

ASICS Race on Track is a 10k, Half Marathon and 3.5 hr distance challenge on Sunday 24th February at Oulton Park. Its the perfect preparation if youre training for a spring marathon, such as the iconic ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon.

Alongside helping you get the miles you need under your belt, you will also be able to tap into the knowledge from some of the UKs top experts, and pick up items you need to be marathon ready. Places from each distance are strictly limited, so if you have a preferred challenge please sign up ASAP.

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ASICS Race on Track

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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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