Rugby Half Marathon

Hartfield, Rugby, Warwickshire
The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Through the disused Great Central railway and the closed town and country roads of Britain's railway centre, this is the half marathon you can't afford to miss. Starting at Hartfield, you'll quickly find yourself out on to clear country roads and flying round to return to the town centre on 'a linear nature reserve' - the old railway line that is now a recognised wildlife hotspot.

With a fun 1k run for the family too, this is your perfect end-of-half-term day out before all the Hallowe'en and fireworks fun.

Start Time



08:00 to 09:15


  • Half Marathon Sunday 8:45
    £35 BOOK

NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

What to expect at events that go ahead:

Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts

Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.

Simplified bag drop measures where available

Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks

Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.

Hartfield, Lower Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3TR.

Directions: Please navigate to Hartfield, CV21 3TR.

Parking: Designated race parking will be available, currently expected to be primarily at Rugby Town Football Club, Butlin Road, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 3SD.

Further information will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week leading up to the race.

Exclusive commemorative medal

Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories

Finisher's technical running t-shirt

Chip-timed results available instantly after you finish

Goody bags

Spectator-friendly course

Bag Drop: You can leave your belongings with us 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 start/finish area and at approximately 4/11 miles on the course.

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

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

Water/Fuel Stations: There will be water/fuel stations on the route approximately every 2.5 miles

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available at the race hub throughout the event.

The course is traffic free, on closed roads and paths, and consists of an outward leg, two laps of the primary central loop and a different return leg. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

Spectators: Spectators can watch from anywhere on the course and should see runners pass twice if situated on the main loop.

Pacers: Subject to availability, we expect to have pacers at this event with target half marathon times between 1h30m and 2h30m.

Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the 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.

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

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: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the road-closure schedule, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) after approximately 3 hours to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.

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

Roads that are closed on or close to the race route will be closed for the minimum amount of time necessary. Our timing estimates shown on the road closure schedule are intended as maximum closure times - roads will not be closed any earlier than the stated closing time, but may open earlier than re-opening time.

Whilst we appreciate frustration for drivers, we do all we can to provide advance notice of closures and to keep disruption to an absolute minimum. On race day, our marshals and road safety officers will provide current, accurate information to the best of their knowledge with respect to timings and alternative routes. It is hoped that the benefit to the town and all those running or spectating is greater than the disruption caused by temporary road closures. If you are unable to travel by road for a short period during the race, please be patient. Abusive or intimidating behaviour towards staff and volunteers will be reported to the police. For details on roads that are closed or popular routes that are affected, please see our schedule of road closures below.

(1) Langton Road - The entire length (Road closed 09:25-09:30)

(2) Lower Hillmorton Road - From its junction with Langton Road to its junction with Kingsley Avenue (Road closed 9:30-09:45)

(3) Kingsley Avenue - The entire length (Road closed 9:30-09:45)

(4) Hillmorton Road - From its junction with Kingsley Avenue to its junction with Ashlawn Road (Road closed 9:30-09:45)

(5) Ashlawn Road - From its junction with Hillmorton Road to its junction with Barby Lane (Road closed 9:30-09:50)

(6) Barby Lane - the entire length (Road closed 9:30-12:00)

(7) Rugby Road - the entire length (Road closed 09:30-12:00)

(8) Onley Lane - The entire length (Road closed 09:30-12:00)

(9) St. Peters Road (Road open - controlled crossing)

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