Leicestershire Half Marathon

Loughborough, Leicestershire

Prestwold Hall, Prestwold, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5SQ

Sun 27th February 2022

Starting at 09:30

1 race




All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.

As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.

There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email [email protected]

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.

You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.

There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.


The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.

There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.

If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.


Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Run Through Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Join us for our annual Leicestershire Half Marathon and take the opportunity to race around this unique route.

This road closed half marathon will start and finish in front of the beautiful Prestwold Hall before heading around the race track and onto surrounding rural roads. Each mile is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.

Please note that due to road closures, there is a strict 3 hour cut off time for this event.


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  • Half Marathon


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What's Included

Chip timed results

Unique themed medal

Limited edition finishers t-shirt (RRP:£24)

Free official event photos

Goodie bag


How to Get There

The postcode for the car park is: LE12 5SH

If you have a sat nav or mapping device we recommend simply popping the postcode into that and following the instructions given. As you get closer to Prestwold Hall there will be road signs and marshals to direct you into the car park. There will be plenty of FREE parking available for all runners and spectators a short 5 minute walk from the event village.


Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5SH

Course Details

Course Map


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22 reviews


·a year ago

Well organised. A well organised event and nice medal received at the end. Although, as referred to in other reviews the course is slightly dull around the racetrack/airfield. Running into massive headwinds on very long straights is not enjoyable. The rural and village elements of the course are nice, shame there wasn’t more of this on the course. Also nowhere really for those who come along but aren’t racing. Some great freebies handed out at the finish line and the stewards did an excellent job on the day.

·a year ago

Good if a little dull. Pre race organisation was good. Plenty of parking. Weather was not nice though can’t really be helped. Negatives for me were the course was rather dull as it was around old race tracks and the start/finish meant the start was rather congested and the finish on the gravel made the dash home rather difficult. Overall a good experience.

·a year ago

Great event. As above I think it’s a really well organised event. Especially with all the rain etc in the run up to this year. But these are things you could do better... Move the start line - far too narrow for the numbers of runners. Prestwold Hall itself is a wonderful backdrop for when the group is strung out, however completely impractical at the start line! Delay the start a little- it was clear people were queuing to get in with the rain waters etc. Just 5 mins would have allowed most of the stragglers to make the start. The environmental concern- medals, bottled water, t-shirts etc all add to waste. Give runners the choice to opt-out of these things. Ask runners to bring their own drinks if they want them. The course- too much time spent doing loops on the airfield. I’m being critical as I really did enjoy the race, but there is always room for improvement!!!

·a year ago

Very well organised. Parking was excellent and the marshals were fantastic, however I have to be honest and say that it wasn't the nicest race I've attended to. So very windy (nobody's fault), the route was very boring and there was a lack of animation. I am afraid I don't think I will repeat again. Many thanks Pedro

·a year ago

My first half marathon event. This was my first half marathon event, so unable to compare. However, felt from first booking my place online to finishing the race that the event was well organised. # Parking was good plenty of spaces. # warm up exercises good # actually venue nice grounds # food and beverages available # Marshall's were very motivating around the route # medal and goodie bag was good Although, I did feel there could have been some seating area for family/friends while they wait for you to complete race. Overall for my first race I was happy and would recommend

·a year ago

Well organised with PB potential. A good event run in terrible weather conditions this year (2020). The wind and rain nearly put me off going, but a gap in the cloud appeared right at the start of the race and off we went! The course itself is a little boring, to be honest - lots of loops around the old aerodrome / driving schools, but the elements round the old back lanes and small villages are great. Generally flat with a few minor inclines. Lots of freebies, big fan of the water stations giving actual bottles out as someone that gets thirsty easy (though I recognise it’s not the plastic waste isn’t good for the environment). Nice medal, can’t complain. Would like to see a bit more of a race village - there were only two massage tables available at the end, and my Dad who came to support wasn’t impressed with what he called the slowest food van in Britain! Would like to see more sponsor tents / other bits and bobs around. A good event for the middle of marathon training.

·a year ago


·a year ago

Poorly organised.. Poorly organised. Wanted to go the start line held back by stewards. I mentioned the race started in 3 mins, to which he replied you have to wait until the loud speaker instructs you to go down. No one could hear the loud speaker. Finally allowed to go to start, could hear the start gun. The first 200m was to tight for the number of people. Not a very scenic course, race track is an eyesore. Wouldn't run it again and wound advise others against it. On the plus side marshalls were very friendly, including the one mentioned above. Not their fault

·a year ago

A well organised event. Really enjoyed my first half marathon. Very well organised 😊 wish weather was better but this is something we can't change!

·a year ago

Had to re-register at event. I signed up and got my confirmation email through 5 days in advance, but they had no record of me when I got there, and had to re-register. They'd taken my money, obviously, just not registered me. They had three tables at the registration/pick up area each for different groups of surnames, but the letters allocated to each desk (eg Surnames A - E) were only shown to you when you got to the desk; the letters were lying flat on the table. So you join a queue because there is no way of knowing which queue you should be in, then get a sigh and a roll of the eyes from the person behind the desk when you say your surname and they direct you to another table. Because it's my fault the only place to read what surnames a table is for when you actually get to the table. Good parking, good marshalling and a nice course. But the the organisation logistics let it down.

·a year ago

Well organised but route not that exciting. Very well organised and friendly smaller-scale half marathon event with good freebies at the end. Only criticism would be that with the route being largely round the race track it ended up feeling a bit repetitive compared to a race that had taken in more of the surrounding villages (although that's obviously harder to manage in terms of road closures etc).

·a year ago

Decent enough. Well organised and not a bad course although some repetitive parts not ideal for some. The only real criticism is the surface which is very unsafe in certain areas. I almost badly injured myself when my foot went into (one of hundreds) a pot hole. I saw many others slipping and losing their footing. There was also a bottle neck right at the start which caused around a minute delay which wasn’t ideal. That aside, it was a very enjoyable race and I would definitely do it again.

·a year ago

Amazing Event. This was my first ever half-marathon and got to say it was fun. The people that came were super nice and the staff friendly and supportive. Really enjoyed it, definitely will be thinking of my next runners milestone now

·2 years ago

Great little event. For a small event this has to be by far one of the best organised ones I have ever been to. Clear directions, loads of free parking just a short walk from the event village. Event village was small but had everything you needed. Portaloos are always in high demand so would be worth getting the urinal ones for the men. The route wasn’t the most exciting but the parts through the village were lovely. All the marshalls were fantastic and cheered every runner on. Great freebies at the end and a bargain at £28. Will definitely be doing this again, great job.

·2 years ago

Great race. Well organised and super friendly

·2 years ago

I had an excellent time.

·2 years ago

Great running event. A very well organised event and everyone was made to feel welcome.

·2 years ago

Good All Round Event. Race Village - *** Very basic but did the trick! Route - *** Mostly on a racetrack but has some nice country villages to run through Atmosphere - ***** Best part, the crowd was brilliant Organisation - ***** Race started on time and it was put together brilliantly

·2 years ago

Well organised. Well organised, the route is not the most interesting but a good time was had, and achieved!

·2 years ago

Very enjoyable.. Very well organised event. Good facilities including free sports massage. I will definitely be returning next year. Well worth the race fee.

·2 years ago

Good early season race. Well organised and friendly event with competitors of all abilities. Good event to test the running legs after winter training. Will definitely be entering again in the future.

·2 years ago

Brilliant event. Well organised & great route.. Absolutely brilliant event, held in lovely grounds, with lovely views. Excellent marshalls, thanks guys. Loads of scran at the end. Brilliant event phots too. See you next year for sure. Thankyou. Juls x
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