Frome Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & Family Fun Run

Frome, Somerset

Organiser's Description

The Frome Half Marathon sees the famous course offering runners a big city race experience in this beautiful town and its surrounding villages. First-time half-marathoners, seasoned endurance runners, and everyone in between will find people of all paces to keep you feeling strong, as you take in the sights of this charming course.

A single 13.1 mile loop takes you from Frome Town Football Club, through two residential areas, and out into countryside lanes which offer tranquil scenes. Hundreds of runners also take on the classic 10k distance; there's also a 5k, and a 1k Family Fun Run which follows an out and back traffic free route from the Club.

Start Time



Finishers' medal for all

Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overal, and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females in each race. (Not for the Fun Run)

Goody bag

Accurate chip timing (not for the Fun Run)

Bag drop

Water stations

Replenishing snacks and drinks

Frome Town Football Club, 48 Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EH.

By Car: Leave the A36 Southampton to the Bath road at the junction with the A361, about 12 mile South of Bath. Follow the A361 and then take the Clink Road and continue onto Berkley Road. Use Postcode BA11 2EH for your Satnav.

By train: Frome station is about a mile away from the venue and is served by Bristol to Weymouth trains. There are also trains to to London Waterloo and Westbury.

Limited free race parking will be available at Frome Cricket Club, 30 Rodden Road, Frome BA11 2AH. Further parking should be available at the Showfield. Further information will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week leading up to the race.

A single 13.1 mile loop takes you from Frome Town Football Club, through two residential areas, and out into countryside lanes which offer tranquil scenes. As you head back into Frome Town Centre, the legendary Egford Hill 1 kilometre steady climb brings you to the highest point of the route! From the top of the hill, the glorious sweep downhill through the heart of Frome will set your hairs on end, with your goosebumps carrying you through to the Football Club finish line.

The course is traffic-free, on closed roads and paths (with the exception of emergency responders and vehicles with specific permission), which allows for fast finish times and a safe course for all runners.

The 10k distance uses the first 4.8 miles of the half marathon course before it splits and follows a loop back to the Club. The 5k uses the first 2.2 miles of the course, before it splits and also follows a loop back to the Club. A 1k Family Fun Run follows an out and back traffic free route from the Club.

Start times:

Half Marathon - 10am

10km - 10am

5km - 10am

Family Fun Run - 9.45am

Entry on the day: No entry on the day for the Half, 10k and 5k

Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 17 or over on the day of the race for the Half Marathon, 15yrs for the 10k, and 11 yrs for the 5k. There are no age restrictions for the Fun Run.

Registration: From 08:30 to 09:15.

Race Numbers: Participants who register on or before 28 June 2020 and provide a valid UK address can expect to receive their race pack by post to the address provided during registration. Participants who provide an incomplete, invalid or non-UK address, together with anyone registering after 28 June 2020, will need to collect their race pack from registration on the day.

Spectators: Frome residents and visitors will be out on the course in almost all sections of the route. If you have friends or family coming to support you, they can watch from anywhere and make use of shortcuts to see you in more than one place. There are plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants along the route.

Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.

Pacers: Subject to availability, we expect to have pacers at the Half Marathon, with target times between 1h30m and 2h30m.

Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.

Toilets: Portable toilets will be available at the race village.

Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.

Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and distance markers where necessary.

Water/Fuel Stations: There will be water stations on the route at regular intervals at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Goody Bag: All runners will receive water and snacks on completing the race.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in the race village throughout the event.

Changing/Showers: There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.

Lost Property: Lost property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.

Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Wheelchair Users: This race is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Event Time-Limit: There is a strict 3-hour time-limit for this race in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the road-closure schedule. If you are still out on the course at this time, the sweep vehicle will ask you if you wish to continue which, without the road closures in place, will be at your own risk. The sweep vehicle can also return you to the Race Village if you feel unable to complete the course.

This event is open for entry but if you enter now and find this event is cancelled, or affected at a later stage - we'll contact you to offer a free transfer or a credit note.

Further event details will be communicated by email (to the address provided during registration) in the week leading up to the race.

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