UK half marathon race calendar

Hunting for a half? Take a look at our calendar for the year ahead, based on our events listings.

by Annie Rice

Shakespeare Raceway Half Marathon
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Grand Union Canal Half Marathon

When: Sunday 10 November Where: Uxbridge 2012 rating: 78% Run this if you like… A flat, scenic multiterrain course from Uxbridge along the canal to Cassiobury Park, Watford. 

Shakespeare Raceway Half Marathon

When: Saturday 16 November Where: Stratford-Upon-Avon 2012 rating: 71% Run this if you like… If the wind is on your side this race promises great PB potential - the course is renowned for being a pancake-flat road race in a rural setting. 

Conwy Half Marathon

When: Sunday 17 November Where: Conwy 2012 rating: 71% Run this if you like… A beautifully scenic race that follows the Conwy river towards the stunning North Wales coastline. A hilly profile, worth it for the spectacular views.

Gosport Half-Marathon 

When: Sunday 17 November Where: Gosport 2012 rating: 82% Run this if you like... Ultra flat course, perfect for PB potential, rural setting on this out and back course. 

Larking Gowev City of Norwich Half Marathon

When: Sunday 24 November Where: Norwich 2012 rating: 81% Run this if you like… A competitive BARR Gold Grade event, the halfway cut-off point is 90 minutes for this race. Features multiple laps of rural course. 

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The Bacchus Half Marathon did not quite get the required number of votes to register on the RW 'top half marathons' list of 2012, but it would have given the top rated run (Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon) a run for its money (so to speak).

I ran in the Bacchus Half - it was extra-ordinarily good. A-may-zing. 

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 11:47

Think the ratings have to do more with who advertises / online entry than anything else as it's certainly not the best rated events.

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:17

There's a new(?) East London Half Marathon on 14th April
Posted: 17/01/2013 at 14:28

I came in here to also add the East London half, but I totally agree about Bacchus - once you run it, you're guaranteed to do it again and again. It's a hilly beast but just SO much fun and such a great atmosphere. I couldn't believe how it wasn't in the top list in the magazine...
Posted: 17/01/2013 at 15:09

RW has stipulated for years that races must get at least 25 ratings to be considered for their 'Top 10 lists' - the Bacchus Half got 20 ratings (99% overall, 100% would do it again). Otherwise, it would have been in the top 3, for sure.

Piers, I'm sure it's nothing to do with advertising or whether online entry is through RW - although the race does have to have an event page with RW (you don't then have to do online entry through RW as well) to get ratings. 

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 20:30


Just to clarify - our Races of the Year feature (here) is based on all events on the site, regardless of whether they do online entry with us. As Dr Robert says, races must get at least 25 ratings.

The half marathon calendar above is those with online entry on the site - editorial is one of the incentives to put a race on with us. 


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Posted: 24/01/2013 at 08:43

What abour Basingstoke Half?
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Posted: 20/09/2013 at 14:54

Is Runners World bias to the south or am I paranoid the the north isn't holding many Half Marathon events? I love to run but need to see a few more events that are a little closer to home. Surely there must be more than the GNR or the lesser known Liversedge! Help! This runner needs your views. #52halfs @HalfMarathonMad

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 19:16

No Half Marathons listed in Scotland?  Poor

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 16:35

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