Coventry Half Marathon
Coventry, West MidlandsCoventry CV1 5FB, UK
Sun 31st October 2021
Starting at 08:30
Runners will be taken on a 13.1 mile journey through the streets of Coventry. The event will take place within Coventry's reign as the UK City of Culture 2021.
This half marathon attracts more than 2,000 runners each year and entry includes a technical t-shirt and medal.
Due to COVID19, some things are out of our control, so please be aware it may be subject to change should there be a new directive from the government. We are working to this date and looking forward to bringing the event to you on 31st October.
CAN I RESELL OR TRANSFER MY TICKET?
Your race number is individual to you and cannot be resold or transferred. It must be clearly worn on the front of your shirt and the emergency information filled in.
HOW DOES THE TIMING CHIP WORK?
Your timing chip is attached to your race number. Do not bend or fold the chip as without this we will be unable to track your time.
WHEN DO I RECEIVE THE TIMING CHIP AND RACE NUMBER?
You will be issued this in the run up to the race. More info will be provided closer to the time with the runners pack.
WHERE WILL RACE RESULTS BE PUBLISHED?
Race results will be published online at enjoycoventry.com/ festivalofrunning/
WILL THERE BE A CLOAKROOM AND BAGGAGE STORAGE?
Baggage drop is located at the Race Village, your baggage tag is on your race number.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHERE TO POSITION MYSELF FOR THE START OF THE RACE?
There will be Timing Pens marked with expected finish times. It it important you join a pen to ensure you’re with runners of a similar pace.
WILL THERE BE WATER STATIONS ON THE COURSE?
The route will have mile/km markers, and water stations at approv 2.5 miles, 4 miles, 5.5 miles, 7.5 miles, 9.5 miles and 1.5 miles. The course will also have toilet facilities at each water station.
WHAT FACILITIES WILL THE RACE VILLAGE HAVE?
The Race Village will have toilets, water station, cloakroom and baggage storage, spectator zone, food and refreshment zone and a recovery zone.
I'M COMING BY CAR. HOW DO I GET TO THE RACE VILLAGE?
• From Birmingham: Use the A45 and A4114
• From the North West or M6: From M6 Junction 4 take the A446 south and then A45 and A4114 From M6 Junction 3 take the A444 south From M6 Junction 2 take the A4600
• From the South West (M5) or M42: Exit M42 at Junction 6 and take the A45 and then A4114
• From the M40: Exit at Junction 15 and take the A46 north • From the South/M1: Exit M1 at Junction 17 and use the M45 and A45
• From the North/M1: Exit M1 at Junction 21 and use the M69 and A46
Follow signs for Coventry City Centre; the Race Village is in University Square, next to Coventry Cathedral
WHAT ROADS WILL BE CLOSED?
The race starts in Millennium Place leading onto Radford Road before heading into Allesley. As the race leaves Browns Lane participants enter quiet leafy lanes with a gentle climb. Following this there is a 400m downhill run which leads into the final climb. The race is challenging but fun at this point which is about 8 miles into the run. Tamworth Road takes the runners on another downhill section back into the suburbia that is the Coundon area with great views of the city centre skyline. On the home straight the runners will head down Radford Road and reach their goal outside the beautiful Coventry Cathedral.
Race Data, Insight & Analysis
The Coventry Half Marathon is very popular with beginners - in the last edition of the race 78% of participants were unaffiliated runners and fun runners, with only 18% Club runners. Here’s the supporting evidence and more detail of how it compares to other Half Marathons:
2:02:35 Average Finish Time (all runners) - this is very slightly slower (35 seconds) than the average for a UK Half Marathon (2:02:00)
1:55:24 Average Finish Time for men at this event
2:14:32 Average Finish Time for women at this event
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