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UK Half Marathon Events Guide 2018

Half Marathon Events Guide 2018

For runners and photographers alike the Half Marathon can be a great addition to the running calendar. With large numbers of like-minded competitors testing themselves over the 13 Miles (21K) distance, these events can be a large mile stone for the beginner/intermediate runners. A great chance for the experienced distance runners to work on improving their pace over longer distances in a competitive environment.

For photographers you can get more photos for time spent on the roadside. With the main pack generally completing the event between 1 1/2 and 3 hours. With events all over the country (UK) there will be one near you to get plenty of great photos to upload.

Below we have listed events all across the country (UK) with dates and links to the events. So get these runs in the diary and take your running shoes or camera and have a fun day out.

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Edinburgh Half Marathon – 27th May 2018

Edinburgh Half marathon is full of landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the oldest golf course in the world. £34, edinburghmarathon.com

St Albans Half Marathon – 10th June 2018

St Albans Half has both walking and running options. Its fairly hilly route heads into the countryside before returning to St Albans to finish in the massive Verulamium Park, where the race also st1arts. £29 until 31st Jan, £32 after, stalbanshalfmarathon.co.uk

Serpent Trail Half Marathon – 7th July 2018

Takes part on the Serpent Trail which snakes through the Surry, West Sussex and Hampshire countryside from Haslemere to Petersfield. The half marathon that runs from Midhurst to Petersfield. £35, serpenttrailrace.com/half-marathon

Castle Howard Half Marathon – 22nd July 2018

The event at Castle Howard near York and has a spectacular off-road route around the Howardian Hills. £40, castletriathlonseries.co.uk/castle-run-series

Great North Run – 9th September 2018

The Biggest of UK half marathons – over one million people have completed the Great North Run since the first event in 1981. The course starts in the centre of Newcastle, with runners crossing the Tyne Bridge before heading out to the coast to finish in South Shields. The ballot for the race opened on Wednesday 3rd January and closes at noon on Monday 5th February. greatrun.org/great-north-run

Scottish Half Marathon – 23rd September 2018

The Scottish Half Marathon runs along the coast of East Lothian, just outside Edinburgh, with the race finishing at Musselburgh racecourse. £34, scottishhalfmarathon.com

Great Bristol Half Marathon – 23rd September 2018

This race has  magnificent views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. As well as Brunel’s famous structure, runners are treated to views of the impressive Avon Gorge, and the race starts and finishes in the city’s historic Harbourside area. £35 early bird, greatrun.org/great-bristol-half-marathon

Ealing Half Marathon – 30th September 2018

It’s one of just three closed-road half marathons in London, so it’s worth taking your chance to tackle the capital’s roads traffic-free. £38 early bird until 31st January, £44 after, ealinghalfmarathon.com

Bournemouth Half Marathon -7th October 2018 

The route of this half marathon sticks to the seaside, with runners visiting Boscombe and Bournemouth piers as they wind their way along the coast. The half marathon is part of the Bournemouth Marathon Festival, with 5K, 10K and full marathon races also available. £31 early bird, bournemouthmarathon.com/half-marathon

Kielder Half Marathon -7th October 2018 

Kielder Water in Northumberland and gos past a huge spectator point on Kielder Dam. £35, kieldermarathon.com/half-marathon

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon -14th October 2018

The Royal Parks half takes place in not one but four Royal Parks: Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. royalparkshalf.com

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