Cheltenham Half Marathon & 10k
Sun 05th September 2021
£5.00 - £35.00
- Although we cannot predict where we will be as a nation by September, we have put well thought out, flexible and responsive measures in place to ensure that the Cheltenham Half and 10km 2021 is a COVID-secure event, as other events have already started to show is possible. Read more here. We will do everything we can to ensure that the event will go ahead, but if COVID-19 stops this from happening we will be offering refunds or transfers to all runners.
Community Mile Adult£10.00
Community Mile Child£5.00
Community Mile Adult£10.00
Community Mile Child£5.00
Fully closed roads
On route entertainment
Water and energy stations
Race Day Timings
07:00: Village Opens
08:30: Start Assembly
09:00: RACE START
09.10: COMMUNITY MILE START
09.20 Onwards: Community Mile Finish
10:05 Onwards: Half Marathon Finish
12:30*: Half Marathon Course Closures
*Participants falling behind the pace required to finish by 12:30 will be asked to move to the pavement.
10km Route Info
The brand new Cheltenham 10km will start and finish at the stunning Racecourse on the outskirts of this beautiful regency town. The route follows the first 3 miles of the half marathon and the last 3 miles, missing the lap of the racecourse!
Participants will be able to enjoy the glorious views of the surrounding Cotswolds before heading off along tree lined roads towards the stunning Town Centre, passing through the iconic Pitville Park. A truly amazing opportunity to see the best Cheltenham has to offer from a closed road, point of view.
Half Marathon Route
With the start and finish line held at the stunning Racecourse on the outskirts of this beautiful regency town, participants will be able to enjoy the glorious views of the surrounding Cotswolds before heading off along tree lined roads towards the stunning Town Centre. Through iconic locations such as Montpellier and Landsdown, before joining the old Honeybourne Line towards Pittville and back into the Racecourse for a final lap before enjoying an amazing grandstand finish. A truly amazing opportunity to see the best Cheltenham has to offer from a closed road, point of view.
There are a number of questions that seem to crop up time and time again. So rather than hunting for information, please find below answers to those simple, everyday questions:
Q. What is the date of Cheltenham's Half 2021?
A. Sunday 5th September 2021.
Q. What time does the race start?
A. 9:00 AM.
Q. Where is the start/finish?
A. The half marathon will start and finish at Cheltenham Racecourse
Q. How old must I be to enter?
A. You must be 17 years or older on race day. Younger runners can take part in the Community Mile.
Q. How much does it cost to register?
A. £35 for the half, £22 for the 10k
Q. I have entered the race - how do I know my entry has been received?
A. If you entered online, you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If you have not received a confirmation email, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. When do entries close?
A. Two weeks before the event date.
Q. When will I receive my race pack?
A. Race packs will be sent out during the last two weeks leading up to the race. If you haven't received your then please arrive at the event early to visit the helpdesk who can issue a new number.
Q. Can I run wearing an iPod, MP3 player or other personal stereo device?
A. We advise against the use of iPods, MP3 players or other personal stereo devices to ensure runners are able to hear any announcements or medical alerts. As per UK Athletics rules Bone Conduction type headphones are allowed.
Q. Can I sign up on the day?
A. No. We cannot accept entries on the day.
Q. Do I need to register on the day after I've signed up?
A. No. Just come along and line up in your allocated start pen.
Q. Where is the race village?
A. The race village is at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Q. Can I run in fancy dress?
A. Yes, as long as it is not obstructive to other runners.
Q. Is there a cut-off time for runners?
A. The cut-off time for 4 miles is 1 hour 10 minutes. At 3 hours 30 minutes, any participants remaining on the course will be asked to move onto the pavement.
Q. Will there be pacers?
A. Yes. We have pacers from 1 hour 30 minutes at 15 minutes intervals up to 2 hours 30 minutes.
Q. Is there parking onsite?
A. Yes - plenty of parking for runners or spectators. You can find information about the best access for you personally by checking our parking map on this page.
Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. No dogs are allowed on the half marathon course. Spectators around town are allowed to bring their dogs and we ask kindly that they keep them out of the path of runners. If you are coming to the racecourse there are no dogs allowed at the racecourse. We understand some people have brought dogs to the event there in the past and we would advise against this, and that the racecourse staff are within their rights to ask you to take any dogs home.
Q. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
A. You must not, under any circumstances, give your race number to anyone else. Among other potential problems, doing so may cause problems of identification for the event medical services in the event of any accident or injury.
Q. Can I have a refund if I can no longer take part?
A. You are entitled to a refund within the first 7 days of signing up (the cooling off period). After this period no refunds are offered.
If COVID causes the event to be cancelled refunds will be offered
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