Top 12 half marathons across the UK

Top 12 half marathons across the UK

13.1 miles – the classic distance every level of runner can aspire to achieve. We bring you the 12 of the best half marathons from 12 different UK counties, to help spark some inspiration for your next event.

Looking to step up from the 10K’s and 10-mile races? Enjoy running and raising money for your favourite charity? Perhaps you’ve recently acquired the half marathon buzz and you’re looking for your next fix. Whatever your reason for taking on the 13.1, we’re here to help.

Half marathons are a great way of exploring new regions of the UK and beyond – take a look at our selection below and see where your next run takes you!

Dorset: Bournemouth Half Marathon | 7 Oct

Stunning sea views, fresh crisp clean air and the very best of Bournemouth - taking in both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers along the coastal route, this is running as it should be!

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Bournemouth Half Marathon

Oxfordshire: Oxford Half Marathon | 7 Oct

One of the must do UK half marathons; offering unforgettable views of historic and world famous Oxford landmarks, all while being cheered on by swathes of enthusiastic supporters.

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Oxford Half Marathon

Glamorgan, Wales: Cardiff Half Marathon | 7 Oct

Take in the historic Cardiff city, passing iconic landmarks, beautiful Welsh scenery and the city's historic buildings along the way.

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Cardiff Half Marathon

Wiltshire: Salisbury Half Marathon | 7 Oct

One of the most popular half marathons in the South, the flat and ultra-fast course is ideal for those aiming for a personal best but also for first timers who want to ease into the distance.

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Salisbury Half Marathon

West Midlands: Great Birmingham Run | 14 Oct

2nd biggest half marathon in the UK with 18,000 runners + live music en route to keep up the motivation! Bring the family to join in with the Junior & Mini run's taking place on the same day.

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Great Birmingham Run

Greater Manchester: Manchester Half Marathon | 14 Oct

Possibly the fastest half marathon in the UK (if not the world)! Prepare yourself for a PB in this speedy half. Friendly & supportive with a great route and upbeat atmosphere.

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Manchester Half Marathon

Cheshire: Tatton Park Half Marathon | 4 Nov

Set in the incredible venue of Tatton Park in rural Cheshire, this scenic route offers a road closed, fast race.

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Run Tatton Park

Surrey: Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon | 17 Mar

The only half marathon to boast the iconic Hampton Court Palace start line is back - its electric atmosphere, buzzing runner’s village and a remarkable route that takes you through the historic home of Henry VIII.

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Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

Somerset: Bath Half Marathon | 17 Mar

Voted 'The Fastest Spring Half Marathon Course in the UK' by Athletics Weekly, the course is not only one of the flattest and fastest around but also steeped in heritage and beauty.

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Bath Half Marathon

Greater London: London Landmarks Half | 24 Mar

The London Landmarks Half Marathon promises a blast of a run on closed roads through central London and most importantly a tour of the most iconic landmarks the capital has to offer!

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London Landmark's Half

Yorkshire: Sheffield Half Marathon | 14 Apr

​A major event in the UK's running calendar, the Sheffield Half Marathon attracts thousands of runners of all abilities and spectators to the city's streets and raises many thousands of pounds for good causes.

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Sheffield Half Marathon

Lothian, Scotland: Edinburgh Marathon Festival Half Marathon | 26 May

This fast, flat and beautifully scenic half marathon route takes you around Holyrood Park with views of Edinburgh Castle. Weekend of fun, festivities and energy!

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Edinburgh Half Marathon

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