Northampton Half Marathon

Northampton Half Marathon

Northampton, Northamptonshire

The Guildhall, Northampton NN1 1DE, UK

Sun 25th September 2022

Starting at 09:30

1 race

£35.70

Organiser's Description

The race begins with a tour of Northampton's heritage, starting at the Guildhall, touring the town centre and returning to the Guildhall, before heading out of town for some countryside running.

This is a picturesque course with an inspiring finish in the shadow of Delapre Abbey - a terrific backdrop for the Northampton Half Marathon.

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  • Half Marathon Entry

    £35.70

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What's Included

Medal and commemorative T shirt

Parking

Free parking at the finish area in Delapre Abbey approx. 1 mile walk to the start

Course Details

The course is a little different from your usual town centre half marathon! We start in the shadow of the historical Guildhall in the centre of Northampton, the down the Derngate before turning left into Spring Gardens by the Charles Rennie Macintosh House. The course takes you past St Giles Church, on to Abington Street past BBC Radio Northampton and the art deco Old Savoy and passing under the watchful eye of the Charles Bradlaugh statue and one of the Northampton War Memorials. A slight up hill along Kettering road takes you in to the stunning Racecourse Park and then though the park gates on to Barrack Road past the amazing modern architecture of the Northampton International Academy. After crossing Campbell Square then its on to Sheep Street, past the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which is over 900 years old and turning into Ladies Lane, down Wellington Street and back on to Abington Street. You then turn on to Wood Hill, past the War Memorial designed by Edward Lutyens (he designed the Centotaph in London) and back past the start line. Then its down hill past the Royal and Derngate Theatre and the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery across Victoria Promenade and into the picturesque Beckets Park following the river Nene past the University buildings and the Arc floating restaurant. Once you have crossed the bridge at the White Water Centre then you follow the tree lined paths of Brackmills before climbing the renowned “pink hill” and up into Great Houghton where a great view of the town below awaits. Its then down hill through the Brackmills Country Park , along the paths and into Delapre, past the Golf Course through woodland before the route opens up into the South Lawn at Delapre for a beautifiul backdrop to the finish.

Elevation is +534 Ft and – 567 Ft. Click here for the route

The course is measured by the Association of UK Course Measurers and comply with all UKA standards – Certificate No. 17/369. Course distance is 13.1 miles.

registration

Registration will open from 13:00 until 16:00 on Saturday 25th September and from 08:00 on Race Day. Registration will be located at the JD Wetherspoon’s – The Cordwainer Pub, The Ridings, Northampton,NN1 2AQ one street back from St Giles Street, 2 minutes walk from the start The race will start at 9.30am

facilties

COURSE MARKING
The course is marked and well marshalled. Mile markers are provided along the length of the course.

AID STATIONS
There are 4 aid stations providing water in recyclable paper cups. The Guildhall (after the town centre loop), Salthouse Road (visited twice before and after the Great Houghton loop) and Great Houghton.

BAGGAGE TRANSFER
A bag drop facility for small bags will be available at the start area to allow a discard of pre-race clothing only.

TOILETS
Available at the start in the pub and additional portable toilets in front of the Guildhall and in Delapre Abbey after the race. Changing facilities are limited.

restrictions

AGE LIMIT
The age limit for the half marathon is 17 on the day of the race in accordance with the UKA Licence Standards

CUT OFF AND PACERS
The cut off time for the race is 3 hours. We will have a number of pacers with various times aiming to get you round in your target time.

HEADPHONES
In accordance with the UKA rules the wearing of “in ear” headphones is NOT permitted in a race where roads are open to traffic. Yes bone conductor headphones are permitted but we would rather that you communicate with and encourage your fellow runners!

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Northampton, Northamptonshire

25 Sept 2022

£35.70

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