Half Marathons in the United Kingdom

A half marathon is 13.1 miles or 21.1km long. There are over 500 half marathons in the UK, mostly in major cities in the Spring and Autumn. The Great North Run in Newcastle attracts 57,000 participants every September.
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  • SEP22

    Macc Run Fest

    Macclesfield, North West, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • OCT27

    St Eds' Running Festival

    Bury Saint Edmunds, East of England, United Kingdom

    St Eds' Running Festival returns in 2019, offering 10k, half marathon, full marathon and family fun run routes from Skyliner Sports Centre in the...

    £8 - £30
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT20

    Chesterfield Half Marathon

    Chesterfield, East Midlands, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • MAY4

    May The Be With You

    Craven Arms, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC12

    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...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • FEB23

    The Grand Brighton Half Marathon

    Brighton, South East, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • FEB2

    The Portland Coastal Marathon

    Portland, South West, United Kingdom
    £24
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
    • Marathon
  • MAY10

    Tewkesbury Half Marathon

    Tewkesbury, South West, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • MAR22

    Monsal Trail Half Marathon

    Bakewell, East Midlands, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT13

    Manchester Half Marathon

    Manchester, North West, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP22

    Macclesfield Half Marathon

    Macclesfield, North West, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT13

    Exeters Great West Run

    Exeter, South West, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • MAY17

    Snowdonia Half Marathon

    Llanrwst, Wales, United Kingdom

    ONE OF THE UKs TOUGHEST HALF MARATHON

    Licence Number: NORTH R.A.C.MT-12

    (Part of the 3 Castles Medal Series 2019, New bling for...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT19

    Langdale Marathon

    Ambleside, North West, United Kingdom

    A beautiful, challenging marathon course set in England's most spectacular mountain scenery. The Langdale Marathon has a reputation as the toughest...

    £20 - £26
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT12

    Run Scotland Rannoch Marathon & Half Marathon & 10K

    Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom

    There is a great history behind the Loch Rannoch Marathon going back to the 1980's when it was the course of the Scottish Championships. Run Nation...

    £17 - £34
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT13

    Sussex Marathon

    Heathfield, South East, United Kingdom

    There is a 5 hour 30 mins cut off for the marathon,runners will need to complete the first 1/2 marathon in under 2hrs 40 mins to be able to head back out...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • Marathon
    • 10k
  • SEP29

    Hever Castle Half Marathon

    Hever Castle, South East, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • MAY3

    Tiree 10k & Half Marathon

    Isle of Tiree, Scotland, United Kingdom

    The Tiree 10k & Half Marathon started in 2006 and has grown to be a much anticipated event on the island calendar. Visiting runners are welcome along...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • NOV3

    Marlow Half Marathon & Marlow 7

    Marlow, South East, United Kingdom

    Our race village location at Marlow Sports Club brings to you an enhanced race start experience in Marlow Town centre. Great crowd support as you run up the...

    £20 - £35
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT6

    The Wimpole hoohaah Half Marathon

    Royston, East of England, United Kingdom

    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...

    £24
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP28

    Endurancelife North York Moors Marathon

    Scarborough, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    Wholly located within the National Park, and utilising sections of the Cleveland Way, this area is superbly suited to trail running. The course is rich and...

    £33 - £66
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • OCT12

    HellRunner – Hell Up North

    Frodsham, North West, United Kingdom

    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...

    £40 - £67.50
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • Marathon
  • SEP29

    The Jewson Barnstaple Marathon & Half Marathon

    Barnstaple, South West, United Kingdom

    Welcome to the Jewson Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon

    The Marathon will leave at 9 am and head down the north side of the river first; this...

    £24 - £30
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP28

    Holme Valley Trail Half Marathon

    Holmbridge, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    The only event of it's kind in the stunning Holme Valley....

    £17
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT13

    Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon

    Kielder, North East, United Kingdom

    Britains Most Beautiful Marathon is the finale to a weekend of events, starting with the Kielder 10K & Kielder Run Bike Run followed by the Kielder Half...

    £8 - £63
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • Duathlon
  • OCT12

    Gruesome Twosome 10k & Half Marathon

    Swallow, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

    Run in pairs over the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds with the famous Beanie hat, sausage/cheese roll and cuppa waiting for you in the village...

    £16 - £24
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC8

    Vale of Clwyd Half Marathon

    Llandyrnog, Wales, United Kingdom

    The course is wonderfully scenic, the undulating route taking you to the villages of Llangynhafal, Gellifor, Llanychan and Llanynys before finishing where...

    £22 - £24
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT6

    Havering Mind - Half Marathon - October

    Hornchurch, London, United Kingdom

    The first Half marathon to take place in Havering in nearly 25 years!

    Organised by local mental health charity Havering Mind, all money raised...

    £28 - £30
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP28

    Run Jurassic

    Poole, South West, United Kingdom

    The festival incorporates an ultra race (50km +), marathon, half marathon, 10km and childrens races over the weekend all along the Jurassic Coast. In...

    Free - £44
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • 10k
    • Half 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,...

    £20
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC27

    The Sunrise to Sunset Challenge

    Shrewsbury, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    Entering The Annual Sunrise to Sunset Challenge will be at The Shrewsbury Cycle Track. Run as far as you can between Sunrise and Sunset be it a 10K, Half...

    £25 - £38
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Ultramarathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • NOV9

    Remembrance Run Essex

    Saffron Walden, East of England, United Kingdom

    Introducing the Essex Remembrance Run, in support of The Royal British Legion and The Felix Fund. Join Active Training World at for our Remembrance Runs at...

    £5 - £22
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT6

    Brid Half

    Bridlington, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV3

    Bradford City Runs

    Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • 10 Miles
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT13

    Henley Half Marathon & 10K

    Henley-on-Thames, South East, United Kingdom

    The Marathon course follows a beautiful scenic route through Henley, over the famous bridge, and along the Thames valley.
    It then returns to cross the...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • FEB1

    Icing on the Cake

    Church Stretton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • MAR29

    The Dorset Ooser Marathon Half Marathon

    Dorchester, South West, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • JUN7

    Huddersfield Marathon Half Marathon

    Huddersfield, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • APR19

    Bungay Black Dog Marathon

    Bungay, East of England, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • OCT5

    Rivington Trail Half Marathon

    Horwich, North West, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • FEB23

    Hameldown Hammer

    Drewsteignton, South West, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP22

    Scottish Half Marathon 10 K

    Musselburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT6

    Cricklade Half Marathon

    Swindon, South West, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV16

    Autumn Classic Windsor Eton Half Marathon

    Windsor, South East, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP29

    Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

    Folkestone, South East, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT6

    Tonbridge Half Marathon

    Tonbridge, South East, United Kingdom
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • MAR29

    Hastings Half-Marathon

    Hastings, South East, United Kingdom

    The Hastings Half Marathon is organised by The Hastings Lions Club to raise monies for needy causes, and to promote our Historic and Wonderful town of...

    £5
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT27

    Worksop Halloween Half Marathon

    Worksop, East Midlands, United Kingdom

    Established in 1982, The Worksop Halloween Half Marathon (also known as the scenic one) takes place on the last Sunday in October every year. The course...

    £5 - £22
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
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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 58:18 minutes, held by Kenyan Abraham Kiptum, 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.