Frome Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & Family Fun Run
This ninth edition of the Frome Half Marathon sees the same famous course offering runners a big city race experience in this beautiful town and surrounding villages. All races start at the Frome Town Football Club and make their way on closed roads through the streets of the town and surrounding countryside, returning through the Town centre to the Football Ground for the finish line.
Welcoming first-time half-marathoners, seasoned endurance runners, and everyone in between, you'll find people of all paces to keep you feeling strong as you take in the sights of this charming course.
All finishers will receive a medal
Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females
Water stations on the route at regular intervals
Water and snacks at the end of the race
Frome Town Football Ground, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EH
By Car: Take J18 off the M4. Then it's A46, A36 and A361, then Clink Road and continue onto Berkley Road. Use postcode BA11 2EH for your Satnav. The Ground is 13 miles South of Bath.
By Rail: Frome Station is 1 mile away from the Football Ground, and is predominantly served by trains travelling between Bristol Temple Meads - a mainline station with services across the country - and Weymouth; there are also some trains to Cardiff and to London Paddington.
Limited free car parking will be available at Frome Cricket Club, 30 Rodden Road, Frome BA11 2AH. Race day parking will be open from 08.00 to 13.30. Please follow parking attendant instructions to facilitate the utilisation of maximum capacity for other runners, and ensure you collect your car by 1.30pm when the site will be locked.
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, before you head up through the Town centre. As you pass through the Critchill residential area, you'll experience its renowned hosepipe-wielding, jelly-baby-offering and impromptu-water-station-manning residents - a very welcome sight as you bank your first five miles.
Countryside lanes offer tranquil scenes as you head out to the idyllic Nunney village, with its thatched builings, old red phone box and an all important water and fuel station. As you head back into Frome Town Centre, the legendary Egford Hill 1k steady climb brings you to the highest point of the route! From the top of the hill, there's a glorious sweep downhill through the heart of Frome to the Football Club finish line.
The 10k and 5k use parts of the Half Marathon course.
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