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UK Half Marathons: 2022 - 2023

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.

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RunThrough Hillsborough Castle Running Festival
Booked 6 times this week

Sunday, Jul 24, 2022

RunThrough Hillsborough Castle Running Festival

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Hillsborough, Lisburn and Castlereagh

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star4.5

(39 reviews)

FilledTicket£10 – £36
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – July
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, Jul 31, 2022

Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon – July

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Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(10 reviews)

FilledTicket£16.70 – £36
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Thorpe and Egham Half Marathon & 10k - August
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Aug 28, 2022

RunThrough Thorpe and Egham Half Marathon & 10k - August

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Egham, Surrey

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £40
Booking perksFlat road
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Beyond Badminton Trail
Booked 7 times this week

Saturday, Sep 3, 2022

Beyond Badminton Trail

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Badminton, South Gloucestershire

Participants

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

FilledTicket£17.50 – £40
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat road
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Bridgwater Half Marathon, 10k & 5k Fun Run
Booked 7 times this week

Sunday, Sep 4, 2022

Bridgwater Half Marathon, 10k & 5k Fun Run

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Bridgwater, Somerset

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k

Star5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£8 – £25
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Run Cheltenham
Booked 73 times this week

Sunday, Sep 4, 2022

Run Cheltenham

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star4.5

(9 reviews)

FilledTicket£3 – £40
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat road
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Richmond AIR 10k @ Kew Gardens
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, Sep 10, 2022

Richmond AIR 10k @ Kew Gardens

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Richmond, Greater London

Participants

10k, half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket£42.50 – £44.50
Booking perksTrail
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The Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon
Booked 15 times this week

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

The Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon

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London, Greater London

Participants

half marathon, marathon

FilledTicket£38 – £54
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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Winchester Marafun
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Winchester Marafun

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Winchester, Hampshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£7.96 – £48.43
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Warrington Running Festival
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

RunThrough Warrington Running Festival

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Warrington, Warrington

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £36
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Colchester Stampede Half Marathon
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022

RunThrough Colchester Stampede Half Marathon

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Colchester, Essex

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£16.70 – £42
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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RunThrough Hertfordshire Half Marathon & 10k - October
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022

RunThrough Hertfordshire Half Marathon & 10k - October

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Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£16.70 – £42
Booking perksTrail
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Run Tatton Half Marathon - November

Sunday, Nov 6, 2022

Run Tatton Half Marathon - November

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Knutsford, Cheshire East

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£23.40 – £38
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksFlat road
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MK Winter Half Marathon
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Dec 11, 2022

MK Winter Half Marathon

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Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes

Participants

half marathon

FilledTicket£30
Booking perksFlat road
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Farnborough Winter Half Marathon

Sunday, Jan 22, 2023

Farnborough Winter Half Marathon

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Farnborough, Hampshire

Participants

half marathon, 5k

FilledTicket£13 – £39
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksFlat road
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Run Aintree 5k, 10k & Half Marathon - February

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023

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

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Liverpool, Merseyside

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon

Star4.5

(16 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £36
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Feb 26, 2023

Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon

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Thames Ditton, Surrey

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(85 reviews)

FilledTicket£35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Jones O Gymru Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, Mar 5, 2023

Jones O Gymru Anglesey Half Marathon & 10k

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Bangor

Participants

half marathon, 10k

Star5

(22 reviews)

FilledTicket£7 – £43.99
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat road
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The Carlisle Half Marathon
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, Mar 12, 2023

The Carlisle Half Marathon

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Carlisle, Cumbria

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£7 – £24
Booking perksFlat road
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Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

Sunday, Mar 26, 2023

Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Molesey, Greater London

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(96 reviews)

FilledTicket£26.70 – £38
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Hastings Half Marathon
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, Mar 26, 2023

Hastings Half Marathon

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Saint Leonards, East Sussex

Participants

half marathon

Star5

(7 reviews)

FilledTicket£5 – £35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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RunThrough Gateshead Half Marathon & 10k 2023

Sunday, Apr 30, 2023

RunThrough Gateshead Half Marathon & 10k 2023

LocationIndicator

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£21.70 – £40
Booking perksRoad
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Tewkesbury Half Marathon
Booked 65 times this week

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Tewkesbury Half Marathon

LocationIndicator

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Participants

half marathon

Star4.5

(181 reviews)

FilledTicket£23 – £35
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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The Elysium Healthcare Great West Run 2023
Booked 337 times this week

Sunday, May 21, 2023

The Elysium Healthcare Great West Run 2023

LocationIndicator

Exeter, Devon

Participants

half marathon, 10k

FilledTicket£5 – £44
Earlybird entry - ends soon
Booking perksFlat road
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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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