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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.

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Come experience one of the most scenic events in California, Run Long Beach. Starting in Downtown Long Beach, runners head towards the historic Queen Mary and then through Shoreline Village. After running next to the Pacific Ocean on the flat beach path, half marathoners will continue down Ocean Boulevard while full marathoners veer right and head through Belmont Shore toward Marine Stadium.

JetBlue Long Beach Marathon

Long Beach, California, US
JetBlue Long Beach Marathon
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Fall in love with Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, while running this flat and fast route!

Just a little over an hour away from London, come discover this city thats famous the world over for its University, architecture, and place in history.

Enjoy a fast and flat 13.1 mile route through historic Oxford that kicks off from City Centre. You'll speed by world-famous museums, universities, parks and more on this one-of-a-kind run. You're sure to finish feeling both accomplished and cultured.

Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon

Oxford, Oxfordshire, GB
Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon
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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.

Cardiff Half Marathon

Cardiff, Cardiff, GB
Cardiff Half Marathon
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Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon at the one and only Bedford Autodrome 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!

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 are a Themed medal, Event T-shirt, water and post-race goodies Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Running Grand Prix Bedford Autodrome

Bedford, GB
Running Grand Prix Bedford Autodrome
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The Bournemouth Marathon is Running as it should be. Beautiful coastal views, and a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers with a spectacular finish.

The Bournemouth Marathon and Half Marathon starts in Kings Park before making its way down onto the seafront. The rest of the events start from Bournemouth Prom.

Run along this picturesque coastline and take in the views as you run path both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers.

Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Bournemouth, Bournemouth, GB
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
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Due to demand & following the hugely successful Royal Windsor Marathon and Half Marathon River Trail Run, we are excited to announce the NEW Windsor Marathon Half Marathon River Trail Run taking place this October!

This awesome event takes place in an iconic setting. Runners will pass the historical sites of Windsor, Boveney Lock, Bray, Dorney, Maidenhead and Eton, finishing with Windsor Castle in front of you!

Windsor Marathon & Half Marathon River Trail Run

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB
Windsor Marathon & Half Marathon River Trail Run
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The race starts and finishes at The Barn Elms Sports Centre in Barnes, London situated on the backdrop River Thames.
Make sure you dont miss this opportunity of running through the streets of Putney & Fulham. The race start is 09:00 and is very accessible by car (car park onsite -first come first served basis) and public transport. The race has a great vibe and well supported by some local organizations.

All runners will receive a medal for finishing as well as loads of goodies at the finish including water, juices, fruit and a chocolate bar! We use the latest Chip Timing technology so you will get an accurate finishing time. The results are posted as soon as you cross the finish line! We will have a free baggage drop facility for you to use. This area will be cordoned off but we do advise against storing any valuables as we cant be held responsible.

RunUK Putney & Fulham Half Marathon

London, GB
RunUK Putney & Fulham Half Marathon
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Salisbury Half Marathon took to the City streets in 2016 & 2017 receiving some fantastic reviews. Immortal Sport are delighted to confirm the race will return on 7th October 2018 and is Race 9 of the Wiltshire Road Race League. This is sure to be one of the most popular Half Marathons in the South. Super flat, fast course with a superb atmosphere around some of the great landmarks of the City.

Salisbury Half Marathon

Salisbury, Wiltshire, GB
Salisbury Half Marathon
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A well-established road race and one of the ultimate favourites in the South West running calendar. This popular half marathon gives runners an exciting challenge for the Autumn, taking a route through the heart of Exeter and the beautiful country lanes towards Stoke Woods. The course has been designed to provide great running conditions on traffic-free roads, with the opportunity for great spectator support. This half marathon has it all: the energy of a city centre road race, combined with pretty country lanes and stunning views across Exeter.

Exeter’s Great West Run

Exeter, Devon, GB
Exeter’s Great West Run
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The marathon will return in 2018, still based at the home of Ciderology, the fantastic Bredy cider farm on the edge of Burton Bradstock, where you can camp the night before if you wish. (You must book through Bredy farm)

With parking close by and the start within 50 meters of the Cider bar, its something to look forward to at the end (as long as someone else is driving!). Its also a great place for your family to relax as you do all the work.

The routes are on nice quiet country roads, with aid stations on route and our as always welcoming environment, we want everyone to finish the marathon who starts and if you can manage 7 hours and under then #PUSHYOURLIMITS and enter now.

Burton Marathon

Burton Bradstock, Dorset, GB
Burton Marathon
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PUBLIC BALLOT NOW CLOSED - charity tickets still available.

A stunning 13.1 mile scenic route, the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon winds through four Royal Parks in all their autumnal splendour (Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St Jamess Park and Green Park); and takes runners past some of the Capitals most historic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Royal Albert Hall.

Tickets are not currently available for this event, sign up to the Royal Parks Half Marathon newsletter on the official event website to be the first to hear about registration for the 2018 event, or resister interest for a charity place.

Royal Parks Half Marathon

London, GB
Royal Parks Half Marathon
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Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k is a one loop course along the famous Ojai bike trail an out and back course that has something for everyone. Gentle rollers as you gradually go up to the turnaround than all downhill on the way back. Finisher medals, goody bag, and a tech shirt for all runners come join the fun!

Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k

Ventura, California, US
Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k

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