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Farnborough

Farnborough Half Marathon

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Time & Location

21 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 22 Jan 2024, 19:00

Farnborough, Farnborough, UK

About the event

We always claim that the Farnborough Winter Half Marathon is the coolest race in the UK. In 2023 it lived up to that billing: the temperatures dropped to -6C just before the start, the toilets froze and drinks station teams had to literally break the ice to serve water to passing runners. The one big upside was that the cool conditions were good for running and as no one wanted to stay on the course longer than they had to, times were quick. Robbie Simpson led home the half-marathon field in 1:05:23 and Hannah Pullen took the women's title in 1:18:35. Further back there were 85 runners under 80 minutes and 282 under 90 minutes.

Although we celebrate the winners and highlight the quality of the times at the front, we are just as proud of those local runners who  have taken their first racing steps at the Farnborough Winter Half or 5K. We don't have a cut-off and if you are worried about running outside three hours, don't be, you won't be alone. To help runners towards the back of the field as much as those at the front, we added a Run/Walk pace group to our pace teams in 2023 for the first time. It was incredibly popular and it will return in 2024.

We have now confirmed the date for 2024 as Sunday January 21 and we will be open for entries on March 1. The course is unchanged and the field for the half marathon will increase to a maximum of 2500 with the option for 300 runners to take part in the 5K, which is starts 20 minutes after the half-marathon and uses parts of the same course. As you will see from the prices there is an incentive to enter early,  and don't forget that this is a popular race. In 2023 it was sold out by the end of November.

If you are looking for results from the 2023 Farnborough Winter Half Marathon and 5K you can find them by clicking on the button above. Individual race images, from all races  are also available by clicking on the button at the top of this page. The photos are free to download for personal use.

We are always grateful to our volunteers, particularly those from St Peters Church Farnborough which has been a great supporter of the event for a number of years now.  We also have a long list of sponsors who provide their support to the event,  notably Farnborough Business Park, Rushmoor Borough Council, the Village Hotel Farnborough, HIGH5 Sports Nutrition, Barons BMW and our official charity partner, Combat Stress.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering, marshalling  or sponsoring activities at the  the Farnborough Winter Half Marathon, please contact info@209events.com.

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