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What you need to know about Half Marathon Running

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.

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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.

Trending Half Marathon events July 2018

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We are pleased to announce that the Festival of Endurance will return in 2018, 8th July.

Due to popular demand, the Hever Gauntlet half-iron triathlon will be held bi-annually giving triathletes the option to race alongside the full iron-distance Bastion competitors on 8th July 2018. Whilst these hardy triathletes battle their way around this iconic course, we shall host a further three challenges for those looking for an opportunity to go long.

The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

Hever, Kent, GB
The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
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A scenic summer run starting near the Reigate Hill Car Park in a small field adjacent to the North Downs Way. The course will follow the North Downs Way trail on an out / back route all the way to the Boxhill lookout point, the course will be one out and back lap for the half marathon and two out and back laps for the marathon.The trail is undulating and varied throughout with some lovely scenery along the way too. Course conditions and the weather at this time of the year can be warm so this will be a challenging trail run, with a unique horse brass medal to reward all finishers.

North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

Reigate, GB
North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon
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Join us for the FIRST EVER Sheffield Defeat Dementia ComicCon/Cosplay Canter on Saturday 14th July 2018. This brand new, family-friendly event consists of a 5km fun run, a 10km and a half marathon race and costume contest on the beautiful Sheffield/Tinsley canal towpath. Wear your favourite superhero or character costume and use your superpowers to walk, run or sprint to the finish line. Its going to be a whole comic strip of fun with a whole lot of running thrown in too! It's a family-friendly 5k,10k or half marathon with a medal,
FREE celebratory finish-line fizz and cake for all finishers, and trophies for winners in each distance. Bring your family and friends and join us as we take to the streets for the VERY FIRST Sheffield ComicCon/Cosplay Canter. Run on your own, as a pair or in a team.
Totally traffic-free, fast and flat route. Family friendly, wheelchair friendly, pram-friendly event; even well-behaved dogs are welcome. No time limits, no age restrictions, no pressure - just LOADS of fun. Come and join us! Full route details will be emailed out one week before the event, but the race will start & finish on the canal towpath behind The Source (within a short walking distance of Meadowhall).
Afterwards, you can head off to the Meadowhall to grab yourself a bargain or have lunch. Its time to dust off your running shoes, earn a medal, and sign up for this amazingly comical event on 14th July 2018! Fast, flat & beautiful course with huge PB potential.

ComicCon/Cosplay Canter

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
ComicCon/Cosplay Canter
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The world-renowned Napa and Sonoma Valleys serve as the host of this incredible event, offering the finest in wine country ambience and hospitality. Other activities are scheduled around the race, so bring family and friends and plan to stay and play! Youll also meet new friends and running colleagues at this iconic event which draws from all fifty states and many foreign countries. This is not your typical running race, this is a lifestyle experience!

Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

Napa, California, US
Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon
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The Frome Half Marathon 2018 will be held on the 15th of 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! The Frome Half Marathon is sponsored by Sound Foundation Community Care. The Frome 10k is sponsored by Gracewell Healthcare.

Frome Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Frome, Somerset, GB
1 race
£19.50£22.50
Frome Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
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Run this gloriously scenic, flat, multi-terrain, point-to-point half marathon along the Thames towpath. Mainly traffic free.

Run in reverse directions each year; this year it is "Up Flow" therefore starting in Windsor and finishing in Marlow, taking in Bourne End, Cookham & Maidenhead along the way.

As this is a point-to-point race, you can park at the finish in Windsor and take the coach provided to the start - once you've finished the race your car will be there waiting for you! Spectator friendly route and finish area with refreshments, so bring the family!

Starts: Alexandra Gardens, Barry Ave, Windsor, SL4 3HY
Finishes: Riverwoods Drive, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1QU

Up Flow Down Tow Half Marathon

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB
Up Flow Down Tow Half Marathon
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The Castle Howard Half Marathon will see competitors undertake 2 laps of a spectator friendly almost entirely off-road 10.5K circuit.

Starting on the North Lawn, a few yards from the main entrance to the castle, competitors initially head downhill towards the Boathouse and Lake before circumnavigating the enchanting woodland garden of Ray Wood. The next 5K is on a network of estate tracks and bridle paths that wind their way in a clockwise direction, always in sight of the impressive Mausoleum, passing through the ancient Bog Hall, Spring Wood, Alamo Trekking Centre and High Gaterley Farm.

At the 7K point and just after the well stocked Feed Station, competitors enter the aptly named Pretty Wood passing the Temple of the Four Faces and a couple of curious pyramids. The last 1.5K of the route builds through the formal gardens of the estate starting with New River Bridge and moving onto the South Lake, The Atlas Fountain and the South Lawn.

A final, cruel, climb to the top of Ray Wood is a precursor to a view of the Finish Line from the reservoir at the top of the hill. Lap 1 complete, runners then rejoin the same circuit for their second before entering the 500m long spectator lined finishing straight, crossing the finish line with the world famous castle backdrop, to receive their medal and classy finishing line banquet!

Castle Howard Half Marathon & 10k Run

York, GB
Castle Howard Half Marathon & 10k Run
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The fourth staging of The Twilight Ultra takes place at the Redbridge Cycle Centre in East London after another successful year in 2017.

The secure, traffic-free, undulating, tarmac route sees runners covering laps of the cycle circuit and finishing on what will, hopefully, be a balmy summers evening.

With good parking and spectating facilities, the event features a choice of three distances with start times varying according to the distance you select. Aim high and select the ultra distance and you can always step down to a shorter distance.

Runners will be able to take advantage of well-stocked aid stations on each lap with the availability of hot and cold food and drink.

Twilight Ultra Run, Marathon & Half Marathon

Ilford, GB
Twilight Ultra Run, Marathon & Half Marathon
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The South Coast Half Marathon, 10K and 5K take place in and around the town of Seaford in East Sussex.

The course is lapped and takes in the scenic views from the seafront.The event is aimed at all abilities, whether you are a beginner, experienced or professional in running the race guarantees large crowds to cheer you along!

If the Half Marathon is not for you then the South Coast 10K or the 5K takes place on the same day, over the same course

South Coast Run- Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fun Run

Seaford, East Sussex, GB
South Coast Run- Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fun Run
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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!

Run Aintree – July

Liverpool, Merseyside, GB
Run Aintree – July

The Morecambe Half Marathon takes in some beautiful views across the Bay and Hest Bank. The route is mainly traffic free, flat and fast, and is suitable for participants of all abilities. Race HQ at Morecambe Superbowl, with the race start behind the Midland Hotel on the promenade.

Morecambe Half Marathon

Morecambe, Lancashire, GB
Morecambe Half Marathon

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