Half marathons

Half marathons

The UK's most comprehensive calendar of half marathons with 100's of events. Search by date, location or map to find a half marathon near you or browse to discover your perfect 13.1 mile run.

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Half marathons in the UK

Running 13.1 miles or 21.1km is a classic milestone for most runners and is a distance that boasts some of the biggest events in the UK. Select your location for half marathons in your area or scroll down to see events coming up.

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Half marathons in 2024

Featured events are listed below - select your region to see all events.

Great North Run final call!

Great North Run final call!

There are a handful of charities with places remaining in this year's run.

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Race a half marathon through beautiful castle grounds on a course for all levels from first-timers to elite then celebrate with friends and family in the festival village.
  • Sun 28 Jul
  • £36-£45
Grantham, Leicestershire, UK

Belvoir Castle | Half Marathon

Race a half marathon through beautiful castle grounds on a course for all levels from first-timers to elite then celebrate with friends and family in the festival village.

  • 21.1 km trail running
A seriously flat and rapid point-to-point course with a downhill profile along the coast to finish in the final furlong of Scotland's oldest racecourse with a grandstand finish!
  • Sun 18 Aug
  • £41.50-£43.75
  • 8 charities
Tranent, East Lothian, UK

Scottish Half Marathon

A seriously flat and rapid point-to-point course with a downhill profile along the coast to finish in the final furlong of Scotland's oldest racecourse with a grandstand finish!

  • 13.1 miles road running
A fully closed road course set in the world-famous Yorkshire Dales, it's set to be a stunner in every sense with 1000s of runners and cheering crowds plus feed stations and party atmosphere!
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • £35
Masham, North Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Dales Half Marathon

A fully closed road course set in the world-famous Yorkshire Dales, it's set to be a stunner in every sense with 1000s of runners and cheering crowds plus feed stations and party atmosphere!

  • 13.1 miles road running
Take part in the world's biggest half marathon and experience the buzz, unrivalled support and cheerful crowds of this historic event. Charity places now available for 2024!
  • Sun 8 Sep
  • FREE-£50
  • 5 charities
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

Great North Run

Take part in the world's biggest half marathon and experience the buzz, unrivalled support and cheerful crowds of this historic event. Charity places now available for 2024!

  • 13.1 miles road running
An iconic road race around Wales' capital offering a flat course from the castle to the marina and over the Cardiff Bay barrage! Charity runners, entertainment, huge crowd support and Event Village.
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • FREE-£78
  • 21 charities
Cardiff, South Glamorgan, UK

Cardiff Half Marathon

An iconic road race around Wales' capital offering a flat course from the castle to the marina and over the Cardiff Bay barrage! Charity runners, entertainment, huge crowd support and Event Village.

  • 13.1 miles road running
Race along hard-packed trails around the shore of Kielder Water in this beautiful but tough half-marathon, all part of a weekend celebration of running!
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • £34-£39
Hexham, Northumberland, UK

Active Northumberland Kielder Half Marathon

Race along hard-packed trails around the shore of Kielder Water in this beautiful but tough half-marathon, all part of a weekend celebration of running!

  • 13.1 miles trail running
With a city centre start and finish, this is a celebration of everything that is great about Glasgow: inspiring urban architecture, green spaces, history, music, strength, spirit and great people.
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • £33-£39
  • 6 charities
Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK

Great Scottish Run Half Marathon

With a city centre start and finish, this is a celebration of everything that is great about Glasgow: inspiring urban architecture, green spaces, history, music, strength, spirit and great people.

  • 13.1 miles road running
A stunning central London half marathon taking in four Royal Parks and some of the capital's world-famous landmarks on closed roads. Charity places now available for 2024.
  • Sun 13 Oct
  • FREE-£41.60
  • 4 charities
London, UK

Royal Parks Half Marathon

A stunning central London half marathon taking in four Royal Parks and some of the capital's world-famous landmarks on closed roads. Charity places now available for 2024.

  • 13.1 miles road running
Round off the season with a flat and fast half on fully closed roads with some of the best crowd support around and receive your chunky medal near Old Trafford.
  • Sun 13 Oct
  • £20-£26
  • 2 charities
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Manchester Half Marathon

Round off the season with a flat and fast half on fully closed roads with some of the best crowd support around and receive your chunky medal near Old Trafford.

  • 13.1 miles road running
Runners will enjoy the fast, flat and beautiful route through University Parks and the historic Oxford City Centre whilst celebrating running and movement with entertainment and cheering fans!
  • Sun 13 Oct
  • FREE-£47.92
  • 10 charities
Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK

Oxford Half Marathon

Runners will enjoy the fast, flat and beautiful route through University Parks and the historic Oxford City Centre whilst celebrating running and movement with entertainment and cheering fans!

  • 13.1 miles road running
Sun... Sea... Running as it should be. Run along both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers on a stunning coastal route as part of the Run Bournemouth weekend running festival.
  • Sun 13 Oct
  • £41-£48.50
  • 14 charities
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Bournemouth Half Marathon

Sun... Sea... Running as it should be. Run along both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers on a stunning coastal route as part of the Run Bournemouth weekend running festival.

  • 13.1 miles road running
Fast and flat through historic streets on a two-lap course that avoids the city's hills. Voted 3rd best UK running event by the Daily Telegraph.
  • Sun 16 Mar 2025
  • £55
  • 3 charities
Bath, Somerset, UK

Bath Half Marathon

Fast and flat through historic streets on a two-lap course that avoids the city's hills. Voted 3rd best UK running event by the Daily Telegraph.

  • 13.1 miles road running
Ballot closes today
A spirited Central London run with live music, upbeat DJs, street-dancers and inspiring themes on a landmark-packed route with closed roads. Charity places available for 2025.
  • Sun 6 Apr 2025
  • £10-£65.99
  • Ballot closes today
London, UK

London Landmarks Half Marathon

A spirited Central London run with live music, upbeat DJs, street-dancers and inspiring themes on a landmark-packed route with closed roads. Charity places available for 2025.

  • 13.1 miles road running
An exciting new addition to the day of running! A flat and fast course with iconic landmarks, Transporter Bridge, historic city centre, modern riverfront, natural scenery and coastal wildlife.
  • Sun 13 Apr 2025
  • £34-£44
Newport, Gwent, UK

ABP Newport Wales Half Marathon

An exciting new addition to the day of running! A flat and fast course with iconic landmarks, Transporter Bridge, historic city centre, modern riverfront, natural scenery and coastal wildlife.

  • 13.1 miles road running
Take on a thrilling run at the Midlands' biggest and best running event! Thousands of Brummies pound the streets every year, from the heart of the city with an incredible atmosphere all the way.
  • Sun 4 May 2025
  • £37-£45
  • 1 charity
Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon

Take on a thrilling run at the Midlands' biggest and best running event! Thousands of Brummies pound the streets every year, from the heart of the city with an incredible atmosphere all the way.

  • 13.1 miles road running
A popular, fast, scenic AIMS-certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management featuring beautiful lakes, parks, and picturesque villages with the highest level of support.
  • Mon 5 May 2025
  • £36-£38
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK

MK Half Marathon

A popular, fast, scenic AIMS-certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management featuring beautiful lakes, parks, and picturesque villages with the highest level of support.

  • 13.1 miles road running
Loved by Bristolians and beyond, it's the best in the South West! Each year, thousands of runners push their perseverance and passion to the limit and take on Bristol’s super-scenic half marathon.
  • Sun 11 May 2025
  • £40-£48
Bristol, Somerset, UK

Great Bristol Run Half Marathon

Loved by Bristolians and beyond, it's the best in the South West! Each year, thousands of runners push their perseverance and passion to the limit and take on Bristol’s super-scenic half marathon.

  • 13.1 miles road running
The city’s original and best-loved running event! It's a party from start to finish with a high-energy soundtrack and live music. Over 99% of Manchester runners say they’d recommend it to a friend.
  • Sun 18 May 2025
  • £44-£52
  • 4 charities
Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Great Manchester Run Half Marathon

The city’s original and best-loved running event! It's a party from start to finish with a high-energy soundtrack and live music. Over 99% of Manchester runners say they’d recommend it to a friend.

  • 13.1 miles road running
One of the capital's favourite running events thanks to its fusion of running, music and culture and part of a weekend-long festival taking over the borough. Charity places now available for 2025.
  • Sun 18 May 2025
  • FREE-£30
  • 22 charities
London, UK

Hackney Half Marathon

One of the capital's favourite running events thanks to its fusion of running, music and culture and part of a weekend-long festival taking over the borough. Charity places now available for 2025.

  • 13.1 miles road running
Just before the Marathon, the Half follows the same fast and flat route from the iconic castle and city sights to the coast for an explosive finish and offers genuine PB potential.
  • Sun 25 May 2025
  • £42.75-£44.75
  • 12 charities
Edinburgh, UK

Edinburgh Half Marathon

Just before the Marathon, the Half follows the same fast and flat route from the iconic castle and city sights to the coast for an explosive finish and offers genuine PB potential.

  • 13.1 miles road running
The UK’s biggest 24 hour relay race. Epic, Brutal, Relentless. Race against the clock to tackle as many laps of the iconic course as you can. How far can you go in 24 hours?
  • Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jun 2025
  • £55-£130
Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK

Endure24 | Leeds

The UK’s biggest 24 hour relay race. Epic, Brutal, Relentless. Race against the clock to tackle as many laps of the iconic course as you can. How far can you go in 24 hours?

  • 24 hrs multi terrain running

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Running your first half marathon
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  • 28 Nov 2022

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  • 22 Nov 2022

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  • 10 Nov 2022
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Looking for a half marathon this year? This is your guide to the best half marathons in the UK, organised into regions so you can find a race near you!

Your guide to the London Landmarks Half Marathon
  • 5 mins read
  • 12 Oct 2022
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Your guide to the London Landmarks Half Marathon

The only half marathon to run through Westminster and the City of London, this is a fantastic race touring the capital's most iconic landmarks. This is everything you need to know about the race!

Your guide to the Edinburgh Marathon 2023
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  • 28 Sep 2022

Your guide to the Edinburgh Marathon 2023

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Race 101: the Great North Run
  • 5 mins read
  • 16 Aug 2022
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All your questions about the Great North Run answered in one place, helping you to take the plunge and get involved!

13 reasons to enter the biggest half marathon in the world
  • 10 mins read
  • 11 Aug 2022
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13 reasons to enter the biggest half marathon in the world

The Great North Run attracts 57,000 runners each year to the North East, all keen to enjoy its world-famous atmosphere!

Run for charity in the Great North Run
  • 5 mins read
  • 11 Aug 2022
Do it for charity

Run for charity in the Great North Run

There are a huge range of fantastic charities with places available for this popular half marathon every year - and this is how you can get involved.

Half marathons near you

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