Half Marathons in South West

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JUN23
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Torbay Half Marathon

June 23rd 2019 will see the 28th running of this very popular seaside event; with demand for places steadily growing, early entry to this event is advised, as it may well be full before race day.

£25 - £27
Torbay Half Marathon
JUL14
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Hell-Fire Half and 10K
High Wycombe, South East, United Kingdom

Exciting news! From 2019 the Wycombe Half Marathon will be known as The Hell-Fire Half and 10k

To better reflect the history of the magnificent West Wycombe Park we are privileged to run through and its association with the rather scandalous Hell-Fire Club we have decided on the name change.

£16 - £24
Hell-Fire Half and 10K
JUL21
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Frome Half Marathon - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - July

The Frome Half Marathon 2019 will be held on the 21st July. All races start at the Frome Town Football Ground at 10:00 am and make their way through the streets of the town and surrounding countryside returning through the Town centre to the Frome Town football Ground for the finish line. Sign up now to guarantee your place!

£5 - £25
Frome Half Marathon - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - July
AUG24
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The 401 Festival of Running – Portishead

Come and join us for 1 or 2 days of fun by the seaside!

The 401 Festival of Running is coming back for the 3rd year to the sunny town of Portishead on the North Somerset coast near Bristol. With amazing views over the Bristol Channel, out to Wales and of the Severn Bridge Crossings, watch as the ships pass within metres of the Events Village, such an amazing backdrop to what is fast becoming an event you dont want to miss.

With adult races including 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and our famous Festival Challenge (26.2 miles across the weekend!), plus 4 childrens races there is so much to choose from for the entire family to enjoy.

Enjoy good quality food and drink along with a FREE evening film in our events village just as the sun sets over the forest, this year it's The Goonies, a true classic!

Enjoy bespoke quality made bling (totally worth it!), along with the chance to buy a piece of our event merchandise all with a #bemoreeco twist.

Our events are designed to cater for everyone, no matter if you are a beginner or someone that likes to go flat out. Our events are made even more special because of our incredible volunteers who really add to the supportive and friendly atmosphere of the event across the weekend. Whether you are first or last over the finish line, youll be greeted by a smile and maybe even a hug. We want you to go away from this event with your confidence boosted and feeling great about yourself, because after all, thats what running is all about.

We cant wait to see you in August, its going to be epic!

£3.99 - £59.99
The 401 Festival of Running – Portishead
AUG24
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The Big Day Out

A real taste of Dartmoor trail running. A fully marked and marshalled course with 2 drinks and refuelling stops. Bespoke medal to all finishers. Bespoke t-shirts can be. purchased in the application process.

£34 - £107
The Big Day Out
SEP1
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Maidenhead - Half Marathon & Fun Run - September

A great opportunity to run on closed roads on a fast, flat course! Voted 3rd in the 'Pb Potential' category in Runners World Races of the Year 2013 Awards. Suitable for beginners, PB-Hunters and competitive athletes alike.

Now in its 9th year, the Maidenhead Half Marathon is an established favourite in the local race calendar: it is known for its enthusiastic spectator support, impeccable organisation, and most of all its undisputed PB-potential. Held on closed roads around urban Maidenhead and scenic Cookham, this is a fast race on a flat course, and will delight everyone whether you want to improve your race time or embark on your very first half marathon.

£10 - £34
Maidenhead - Half Marathon & Fun Run - September
SEP1
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Bridgwater Half Marathon

The Bridgwater Half Marathon, in aid of Cancer Research, features a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k route. Expect over 200 runners showing their support for Cancer Research UK by pounding the pavement for this event.

The 5k Fun Run is popular with families and fundraisers alike. The run is organised by Bridgwater and District Friends of Cancer Research UK and Bridgwater's own Ramblers Carnival Club.

£8 - £20.50
Bridgwater Half Marathon
SEP1
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Andover Trail Half Marathon
Enham Alamein, South East, United Kingdom

13.1 miles full marked course with all the stunning views North Hampshire has to offer.

This event will be chip timed with instant results.

A very chilled out event for all level of runner with a great family atmosphere

£25
Andover Trail Half Marathon
SEP22
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Harwell Half Marathon

After a year's break, it's back.....with the super help of the Harwell Harriers Running Club

A slightly different start/finish area from past years, but still based within the futuristic site of Harwell Campus.

A mixed terrain route with some gentle undulations along footpaths, bridleways, and tracks meandering up onto the Ridgeway National Path from where you can enjoy some stunning views of the rolling Oxfordshire countryside.

We are pleased to be supporting BE FREE YC charity this year, who support young carers in Oxfordshire and are based at Harwell Campus.

£23 - £25
Harwell Half Marathon
SEP22
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RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, 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!

£21 - £32
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - September
OCT6
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Children on the Edge Chichester Half Marathon

Welcome to the Children on the Edge Chichester Half Marathon Event.

The event takes place on Sunday 6th October 2019 and we have three fantastic races on offer: the Half Marathon, The Ten Miler, and Half Marathon Relay.

All races include a mixture of road, cross country, and cycle path terrain. The routes take in the historic sites of Chichester, including the Cathedral and the city walls, before heading up to the pinnacle of the South Downs - the Trundle - and winding back down to Chichester via the Centurion Way.

£27 - £31
Children on the Edge Chichester Half Marathon
OCT27
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Kiwi Trail Run

Starting on the edge of Salisbury plain, near to Bulford camp, in the shadow of the kiwi, this Half, 10 km and 5 km multi-terrain trail run to include, track, trail, and a little bit of woodland mostly flat.

All routes will start at the old carter barracks.

£12.50 - £27.50
Kiwi Trail Run
NOV10
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Beyond New Forest Trail
Brockenhurst, South East, United Kingdom

The New Forest is an area of southern England that includes New Forest National Park. The region is known for its heath-land, forest trails and native ponies.

What better place to experience trail running, regardless of experience, we actively encourage new runners to our events and with no cut offs all you need do is worry about being ready for the event.

£15
Beyond New Forest Trail
DEC8
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RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Half Marathon, Marathon, 20 mile, 10k & 5k at Goodwood Motor Circuit organised by RunThrough Events. Run at the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, 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!

£21
RunThrough Goodwood Motor Circuit Grand Prix - December
JUN23
JCP Swansea Half Marathon

2019 sees the return of the MULTI AWARD WINNING JCP Swansea Half Marathon. Voted the UKs best half marathon (2017 and 2018) and Wales biggest and best summer half marathon. This year we are targeting 10,000 runners to come and Run Swansea #RunSwansea #BeYourBest

£38 - £40
JCP Swansea Half Marathon
JUN29
Midnight Mountain Marathon

This is no ordinary marathon. It's a tough, beautiful, off-road event, through forests, over streams, past waterfalls and up mountains, with the added task of running into the night. With a start time of 5.30pm, the aim is to finish before midnight. And with Pen-Y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, and a few others in the way, that maybe not as easy as it sounds.

£30 - £135
Midnight Mountain Marathon
JUL6
The Serpent Trail Run

Come and run through habitats rarer than rainforest on this special journey through the greensand hills, lowland heath, woodland and river meanders of Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire! The Serpent Trail is a long distance route within the South Downs National Park, from Haslemere to Petersfield.

£25 - £95
The Serpent Trail Run
JUL7
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The Wales Marathon

Run along the dramatic Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in this one of a kind marathon perfect for all levels. You don't need to worry about traffic or beeping horns as the route will be closed just for runners. Best yet, you'll be treated like a star with the events' infamous red carpet finish and cheering crowds!

Marathon and Half Marathon options available.

£40 - £50
The Wales Marathon
APR5
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Reading Half Marathon

The Reading Half Marathon not only takes in the highlights of the centre of Reading where you will experience huge crowd support but also still passes through the beautiful grounds of the University campus. The race culminates in a finish rarely found outside an Olympic stadium with over 15,000 people cheering you into the stadium and over the finish line.

So whether you run for fun, run to stay fit, run for a club, or run professionally the Reading Half Marathon has the organisational capability, friendliness and reputation that are all second to none.

£16 - £116
Reading Half Marathon
JUL27
Tough Runner Trail Marathon
Pontrhydyfen, Wales, United Kingdom

Introducing the Tough Runner Trail Half Marathon, part of the first ever Tough Runner Trail Festival. Set to be one of the most exciting challenges in the UK this race will take you on a journey both mentally and physically through the beautiful surroundings of Afan Forest. Over the last few months, The team at Tough Runner UK have been working closely with Natural Resources Wales to develop a courses that are safe, fair and challenging.

£30
Tough Runner Trail Marathon
AUG4
Indian Queens Half Marathon
Indian Queens, South West, United Kingdom

The half marathon is included in the Cornwall Glass and Glazing Centre Cornish Grand Prix series. The course is well marshalled and drinks stations will be situated approx every 3 miles and at the finish. As approx 6 miles of the course is on firm tracks the race holds a multi-terrain permit.

£17 - £19
Indian Queens Half Marathon
AUG11
Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs

The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 walk, or trail run is an event suited to all the family, with a choice of distances from 5km to the more demanding 42k/Marathon, or even a 50k Ultra Marathon. The routes will be over footpaths, bridle ways and quiet country roads in the Salisbury Wessex area. The walk/trail runs, will take you past a variety of sites of historical and scientific interest and through Country Estates not usually open to the general public. This has been made possible by the kind permission of several landowners along the route and including English Heritage.

£13 - £31
Salisbury 54321 Trail Runs
AUG18
Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – August

A fast out and back course with lots of PB potential through Bath's Combe Down and Devonshire Tunnels - disused railway tunnels which until 2013 were sealed and inaccessible. This unique and truly special race takes in many of Bath's beautiful attractions, and also has the longest underground sections of any running race in the UK!

£8 - £60
Bath Two Tunnels Railway Races – August
AUG24
Plym Trail Marathon Weekend - Series 3

The Plym Trail is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the National Park of Dartmoor. The stunning views of the forests and valleys are breathtaking and you are likely to see Peregrin Falcons in the summer as well as an abundance of incredible flora and fauna.

£24.25 - £31.50
Plym Trail Marathon Weekend - Series 3
AUG25
The 401 Festival of Running – Sunday

Starting on 1st September 2015, Ben Smith famously set off on a journey of a lifetime to complete 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days. His feat made headline news and as well as encouraging almost 10,000 runners to share in his journey, Ben raised over 330,000 for two anti bullying charities and raised the much needed awareness of bullying in the UK.

Ben's adventure may be over, but his journey is not complete and the work continues to carry on the legacy of The 401 Challenge. The setup of The 401 Foundation which offers grants to grassroots projects that focus their efforts on building confidence and self esteem along with tackling mental health and self development issues for all ages is that legacy.

So, why not join us for the return of this fantastic event and get involved with The 401 Foundation through their second Festival of Running? The Festival will in the spirit of The 401 Challenge, appeal to runners and non runners, of all ages, sizes and abilities. With a choice of races for the youngsters as well as 5k, 10k and half marathon distances available. Why not test yourself and take on The 401 Foundation Challenge and complete a series of four distance events including the 401 6.1km to complete the marathon distance. You will also receive a special challenge medal! All routes take place in and around the beautiful location of Portishead near Bristol, Ben's home town.

The Saturday event will kick off with the 401 5k, followed by The 401 500m, The 401 One Mile Dash and The 401 Half Marathon. Followed by The 401 After Party, with food and music! Come dressed in your favourite bright clothes and light accessories to help illuminate the course! The brighter the better, be creative!

Sunday will see The 401 10k, as well as a chance for the Young Runners to do the double and complete the 500m and One Mile Dashes. And for those who have entered the festival will finish the weekend with the new 401 6.1km to complete the iconic marathon distance!

Bespoke medals on offer to all finishers plus prizes and trophies available for leading runners in all races, plus top three overall male and female for those who enter The 401 Foundation Challenge!

£13 - £60
The 401 Festival of Running – Sunday
SEP1
Cotswolds Trail Half Marathon

Welcome to the First edition of the Cotswolds Trail Half Marathon. Taking you 13.1 miles through the beautiful surroundings of the Cotswolds, taking place from the historic Sudeley Castle. Cotswolds Trail Half Marathon is set to be one of the most exciting half marathons in England.

£35
Cotswolds Trail Half Marathon
SEP8
New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
Brockenhurst, South East, United Kingdom

The New Forest Marathon comprises of 6 events, Full/Half/10k/5k/Junior 1.5k all from one location in the heart of the New Forest. All routes will start and finish from New Park Showground, Brockenhurst and wind through the heart of the New Forest National Park. The multi-terrain courses offer some of the most scenic running experiences in the country, with a blend of forest enclosures, open roads, far reaching views and of course, the famous New Forest ponies!

£15 - £47
New Forest Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
SEP22
Swindon Half Marathon

As many local runners will know, unfortunately, the previous format of the Swindon Half Marathon ran its last race in 2015. Swindon has a huge, and vibrant, running community, so were bringing back the race, but in a new format, which we feel is much more fitting to the runners of not just Swindon, but something that people will want to travel to the town for. Swindon is a large town with easy routes to the surrounding area, so deserves a race on a much bigger scale than what weve had over previous years.

The new course is very flat making it the perfect opportunity to go for a PB. It starts and finishes in the town centre passing the Magic Roundabout, the County Ground, the Oasis, the Railways, the McArther Glenn Outlet Village as well as Old Town on the way. With a split start finish, we are able to keep the surrounding area open for local residents which we weren't able to do with the old loop format. Overall the event is bigger and better than ever. We look forward to welcoming you all to run with us on September 22nd 2019!

$29.60 - $39.50
Swindon Half Marathon
SEP28
Run Jurassic

The festival incorporates an ultra race (50km +), marathon, half marathon, 10km and childrens races over the weekend all along the Jurassic Coast. In partnership with the Jurassic Coast Trust this is the official Jurassic Coast Running Festival that will showcase the amazing coastline Dorset has to offer.

Free - £44
Run Jurassic
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
Cheltenham Half Marathon

The Still Moving Cheltenham's Half Marathon is set in the heart of this beautiful regency town and has been designed to show off its splendour and Cotswold charm. Now moving into its seventh year, this popular half marathon has grown in size and is now hosted at the famous Cheltenham Racecourse.

£5.50 - £38
Cheltenham Half Marathon
SEP29
The Jewson Barnstaple Marathon & Half Marathon

Welcome to the 2018 Jewson Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon 30th September 2018

The 2018 Jewson Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon follows on from the very successful 2017 edition of the event in which we made changes to the course. For full reviews of our new course and event check out our Facebook reviews.

The Marathon will leave at 9 am and head down the north side of the river first; this means tackling the airbase at Mile 7-9 before heading back to Barnstaple for the start of the second half which will visit Fremington and Yelland.

The Half Marathon is the same as previously and starts at 10 am. It then heads through Barnstaple and onto the Tarka trail towards Fremington.

We hope that these changes will ensure that the Marathon is a success and encourages more people to enter.

For the last 3 years, this race has sold out, we anticipate this happening this year too. Therefore if you want to run in either of the races, you will need to enter now!

£24 - £30
The Jewson Barnstaple Marathon & Half Marathon
OCT5
Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Stunning seaside views, a chance to run on two piers, and a spectacular finish make this event one to remember. Runners will get the chance to feel the crisp sea air, with all routes spending at least a portion of their route along the beautiful coastline. A European Athletic 5 star event, runners can expect accurate chip timing, a finishers medal and a fantastic running experience.

£17.50 - £53.50
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
OCT6
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Cardiff Half Marathon

Join our Cardiff Half Marathon team and 18,000 others in a race through the Welsh capital. The Cardiff Half Marathon has grown into one of the largest road races in the UK, taking you through the beautiful scenery and historic buildings of the city centre.

The route will take you past some of the Welsh capital's most iconic landmarks, with stunning scenery and beautiful buildings. Along the way you will pass the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay, where you will run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and the Wales Millenium Centre.

The flat roads along this course make this the perfect race for experienced and novice runners alike.

£32 - £42
Cardiff Half Marathon

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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