ABP Southampton Half Marathon

Step up to the half!

Join us for the Southampton Half Marathon race this September. The spectacular route includes green parks, shoreline and riverside views, beginning and ending at the iconic Southampton Guildhall.

Starting and finishing in the centre of Southampton ensures easy access and exit on race day, with plenty of car parks, buses and the Central train station to choose form.

With the Marathon and 10km challenge events as well, the atmosphere is always encouraging and friendly. The Race Village is always buzzing with support and excitement too.

Ready to sign up? Great! …and don’t forget to take a look at our free training plans

The route

All distances start and finish in the centrally located Southampton Guildhall Square.

This inspiring route begins in the city centre, before you get a chance to run past the ABP Southampton docks, then over the famous Itchen Bridge, with its glorious views across the Southampton Waters, The Solent and, even, the New Forest.

Following a section by the shoreline at Weston Shore, the route takes you inside the legendary St Mary’s Football Stadium, home to Premiership football team, Southampton (aka The Saints!).

Passing over Northam Bridge with riverside views once again, next you will run through the beautiful Riverside Park, before crossing into Portswood and running through Southampton Common (home to the UK’s second largest parkrun!).

Take in the atmosphere as you head back into the city centre and finish under the towering clock of the Southampton Guildhall, ready to collect your well-deserved medal.

Entry benefits:

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Free race photos

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A warm and friendly welcome to all competitors, no matter your experience

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Accurate chip timer, attached to your race number

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A great day out with Family Fun Runs and Challenges taking place as well

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A specially designed 2021 medal as you cross the line

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A comfortable Finisher's t-shirt, in moisture-wicking fabric, to wear with pride

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An extensive Race Village for all your race day requirements, including first aid

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