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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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A whole rainbow of fun with a whole lot of running thrown in too.

Burn off some energy, work up a bit of colour and have a WHOLE lot of fun!. It's a family friendly 5k,10k, 10 miler or half marathon with a medal and a FREE goody bag for all finishers!

Bring your family and friends and join us as we take to the streets for the 2018 Sheffield Colour Run. Choose your distance - 5km, 10km, 10 miles or half marathon -and get going before the colour gremlins get you. Run on your own, as a pair or in a team. FREE white t-shirt and bespoke medal for all runners; friendly marshals & refreshments available too. Get your colour on!

Full route details will be available shortly but the event will start & finish on the canal towpath behind The Source (within a short walking distance of Meadowhall, meaning that you shouldn't have any parking problems). 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 colourful event on 13th May 2018!

Choose your distance (5km, 10km, 10 miles, 13.1 miles)

Parking & toilets close by. Fast, flat course with huge PB potential. Family friendly, wheelchair friendly, pram friendly; no time limits, no pressure - just LOADS of fun. Come and join us!

JailBreak 12-hour Challenge Race
12hr BreakOut race. Solos/Teams/Pairs.

Are YOU tough enough to break out in time? Only the tough need apply.

Tough team event involving six individual challenges that must be met in order to find the key to free the team's medals. 12 hour challenge involving tough terrain, tough conditions, and tough challenges. Only the strong (or certifiable) need apply.

Food will be available, but be prepared to rough it: this is a test of fitness, character, teamwork and grit. Are YOU game enough?

This is a six-part challenge event designed to take anywhere between two and 12 hours, depending on how many parts of the challenge you complete and how fast you/your team are. Food and refreshments will be available for the real hardcore amongst you. How many km can you complete within the time - and can you crack all six parts of the challenge?

It's rough, it's tough, and it's hard. Are you SURE you're up to the challenge?

Location: Meadowhall Way, Sheffield S9 1EA
Start time: 10am

MAYhem Colour Run

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
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The Leeds Half Marathon which this year celebrates its 33rd outing - is firmly established as one of the highlights on Leeds sporting calendar thanks to its challenging course, enthusiastic crowds and fantastic atmosphere.

Around 9,000 signed up for last year's event raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities and good causes across Yorkshire and beyond.

The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square.

Leeds Half Marathon

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
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The whole of the UK (and most of the world) will be glued to their TV's this afternoon to watch Harry and Meghan get hitched. Whether you're celebrating with them or sick to death of the whole thing, come and join us in a splash of red, white & blue as we colour up the Sheffield Tinsley canal towpath.

The route is totally runner/ family/wheelchair/pram friendly with frequent refreshments and friendly marshals. A scenic, fast and flat out-and-back route great for PBs. Parking, toilets, and facilities very close by; choose your distance (5km, 10km, 13.1 miles).

Bespoke medal and goody bag for all finishers: friendly marshals, scones and jam (what else?) at the finish line. Fancy dress is optional (but encouraged!) : there will be flags, tea & coffee, and souvenirs available at the start line. Fast, flat, fun course.

Come on - give it a go! Family friendly, wheelchair friendly, pram friendly route. No time limits, no pressure - just lots of fun!

Location: Sheffield Tinsley Canal Towpath, Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1BX
Start time: 10am (if you're quick you can still be home in time to watch the main event on your own TV!)

Right Royal Rumble 5km, 10km & Half Marathon

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
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For all athletic abilities, the great day of running will feature both the 10k and half marathon distances.
The internationally renowned 10k will be staged for the 16th time, with the day also including a half marathon in the heart of the city.
On a special day in the sporting calendar, the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run demonstrates the spirit, determination and togetherness of the city.
From the worlds greatest distance runners to the thousands of people raising money for a host of good causes, the streets of Manchester are taken over for a running party in Manchester!

The Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run is suitable for all athletic abilities, the great day of running will feature both the 10k and half marathon distances.
The internationally renowned 10k will be staged for the 16th time, with the day also including a half marathon in the heart of the city.
On a special day in the sporting calendar, the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run demonstrates the spirit, determination and togetherness of the city.
From the worlds greatest distance runners to the thousands of people raising money for a host of good causes, the streets of Manchester are taken over for a running party in Manchester!

Great Manchester Run

Manchester, Greater Manchester, GB
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Race through the city where Rock laid its Roots! Walk or run in the steps of the Beatles, and let the beat go on as you discover Liverpools rock/ pop history along your marathon or half marathon journey.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k

Liverpool, Merseyside, GB
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Take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and explore the beautiful views of Edinburgh. It will be held on 26/27th May and offers a marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k.

The Edinburgh Marathon was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World. Enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route taking in some of Edinburghs most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline.

Directly preceding the Marathon, the EMF Half follows the same fast and flat route, offering genuine PB potential. This increasingly popular race distance is a fantastic alternative for those that dont fancy the big 26.2.

The 10K & 5k fall on the Saturday of the Festival weekend and are run in the stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park. Starting and finishing near Dynamic Earth, this routes offer striking panoramic views of the city and Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
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KAPOW!!! Defeating Dementia one step at a time!

Join us for the FIRST EVER Sheffield Defeat Dementia Superhero Sprint on Saturday 9th June 2018.

This brand new Superhero/Supervillain sprint 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 supervillain gear 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!

Burn off some energy, use your superpowers and have a WHOLE load of superhero or supervillain fun!. It's a family friendly 5k,10k or half marathon with a medal and a FREE goody bag for all finishers!

Bring your family and friends and join us as we take to the streets for the VERY FIRST Sheffield Superhero Sprint. Run on your own, as a pair or in a team. FREE goody bag and bespoke medal for all runners; friendly marshals & refreshments available too. Get your capes on!

The event 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 9th June!

Choose your distance: 5km, 10km, or 13.1 miles

Fast, flat & beautiful course with huge PB potential. Family friendly, wheelchair friendly, pram friendly; no time limits, no pressure - just LOADS of fun. Come and join us!

Sheffield Superhero/Supervillain Sprint 5km, 10km & Half Marathon

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
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Just a week after the Summer Solstice, the second leg of the 2018 Castle Run Series will take place at Cholmondeley Castle during the long, bucolic days of June. Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon event attracts thousands of competitors and supporters to the beautiful countryside of Cheshire. The race offers the quintessential Castle Run Series experience of competitive and fun racing, an epic castle backdrop and a stunning location.

The 2017 Cholmondeley event attracted over 1500 competitors to the beautiful countryside of Cheshire, offering the quintessential Castle Triathlon Series experience of competitive and fun racing, an epic castle backdrop and a stunning rural location.

Cholmondeley Castle Half Marathon & 10km Run

Malpas, GB
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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
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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
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2018 will see the 10th Anniversary English Half Marathon on Sunday 16th September in Warrington, Cheshire. This year will once again take in the spectacular Golden Gates finish!

Every Half Marathon and a 10k runner will receive a medal, t-shirt, and goodies at the finish line. Runners and spectators will also have access to a special event village with a bar, live music and so much more!

English Half Marathon

Warrington, Warrington, GB
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The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run is now established as the second biggest half marathon in the UK, as the city comes alive with thousands of runners pounding the streets as they tick off 13.1 miles, encouraged by on course bands, entertainment and cheering crowds.

It's the perfect opportunity to get the whole family involved in the city's biggest weekend of running with the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great Birmingham Run due to take place on Saturday 13 October at Alexander Stadium.

Great Birmingham Run

Birmingham, West Midlands, GB

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