Surrey Half Marathon

Woking, Surrey
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Organiser's Description

This Half Marathon is one of Surrey's greatest annual events, attracting runners from all backgrounds and abilities. This scenic, single-lap event is set in the glorious countryside surrounding Woking and Guildford, and follows a fully closed route out from Woking town into the rural delights of nearby quaint villages. This picturesque race is made even more enjoyable by live music, and communities of local supporters.

A closed road 5k race is also available - fast and furious and boasting unparalleled PB potential. Runners will enjoy some of the best bits of the Half Marathon. And a kids' race, starting under the main half-marathon gantry, showcases running as a stand-alone sport in a fun and exciting environment

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  • Half Marathon
    £47 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon England Athletics Affiliated
    £45 CLOSED
  • 5 km
    £27 CLOSED
  • 5 km England Athletics Affiliated
    £25 CLOSED
  • Kids Race Ages 6 to 16 on the day of the event
    £13.18 CLOSED

Welcome back!

Following the announcement and guidance from UKA and RunBritain, we are excited to welcome you back to our live events, starting with The Fox on 19 September.

In order to ensure that our events are Covid-19 secure, we will be implementing new safety measures. These measures will vary across different events, but the themes will remain the same until the guidance changes. These are some of the key measures that we have planned.

1. Minimising Contact Points Common contact points including registration, bag storage and water stations will be adapted to ensure that they can operate safely. This means that there might not be a bag storage facility at some events. You are encouraged to take care of your own hydration as much as possible, to minimise contact at water stations.

2. Online Race Briefings All race information will be sent out in advance of race day to avoid the gathering of large groups. A race briefing may be conducted online.

3. Code of Conduct We will be implementing a participant and spectator code of conduct, as set out by UKA.

If and when these guidelines change, we will let our participants know.

Chip Timing

Finisher Medals

Secure bag drop available

Event Village

Water Stations

Training Plans


Bands on Route

Fully closed roads

Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA

The start is about 8 minutes walk from Woking train station

Parking will be in Woking town centre, about 10 minutes walk away.

A looped route following the roads South of Woking, via Worplesdon and Hook Heath. The course will help you achieve your PB - it's fast and flat, with a record win time of 62minutes!

The Mercer Surrey Half Marathon Kids' Run, sponsored by Greenfield School, is one of the UK’s largest kids’ running races for those aged 6 – 16. Starting under the main half-marathon gantry, the Kids Run showcases running as a stand-alone sport in a fun and exciting environment.

If you want to inspire your children to want and lead an active lifestyle, the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon Kids Run is a great way to do just that. With hundreds of other children from local schools and clubs taking part, the race serves as a great way to get kids involved in the community whilst having fun with their friends and family. They have the opportunity to make new friends during their warm up.

Every child is clapped and cheered across the main finish line by our thousands of spectators, and will receive a large finisher’s medal which they will treasure for years!

With full road closures in place and a dedicated team of volunteers, the safety of every child is fully addressed and catered for. If your child would prefer to run with youthat’s no problem. They can start at the back of the pack with you / their chosen family member. Your child must be registered to race, but there is no need to register their chaperone.

Parents or guardians must remove the “Child Collection Tag” from their child’s race bib. At the end of the run, marshals will compare children’s race bib numbers with the collection tag numbers to ensure each child departs with the correct adult.

A Pace Pocket is a fabric wristband with a storage pocket for keys/cards/cash etc, and printed pace times for your half marathon.

You can purchase a Pace Pocket during registration. Your Pace Pocket will be sent directly to you 10-12 days before the race. Should you change your target time between now and the race, and would like to swap for a different time, please email at least two weeks before race day to advise on your new target time.

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  • Half Marathon
    £47 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon England Athletics Affiliated
    £45 CLOSED
  • 5 km
    £27 CLOSED
  • 5 km England Athletics Affiliated
    £25 CLOSED
  • Kids Race Ages 6 to 16 on the day of the event
    £13.18 CLOSED

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Great Race

It was great fun and amazingly organised. The entire village was so scenic and though not a flattish surface (as it had some elevation) the local crowd made it memorable by cheering us up all through the run.. offering candies on the way by locals to keep energy level up was a very lovely gesture. Great drinks and offerings post the run.. m back again sure next year.

VISHAL BATRA / Mar 12, 2020

Good and bad

Didn't receive a medal or head pieces unfortunately. No excuse for it really regardless of there excuses, but other then that the staff was wicked the course was fun and Id recommend it.

Matt Ridley / Mar 09, 2020

Well Organised and Good Course

Overall an excellent experience, flat and quick course, plenty of toilets and utilities etc. Volunteers and staff were all great :)

Tom Ridsdale / Mar 09, 2020

Great Event!

Missed out on this one a few years back due to injury so very pleased to have participated this year! What an event, lovely course, well marshalled, fantastic support throughout from both Mercer & the thoroughly encouraging crowds! Thank you & will certainly be back next year!

Kevin Liddle / Mar 09, 2020

Great run, lovely team.

My first proper run in a very long time - good course, well organised and excellent friendly crew. My only comment would be to have the trade area further away from the start melee - I would have hung round and browsed but felt like I was in the finishers way...

Shiwon Green / Mar 09, 2020

Brilliantly organised, flat and fast course

Great race overall, strong field and well organised start/finish and aid stations. They did make a big deal of sustainability at the water stations and carrying your own, but then gave out plastic bottles anyway (which are a good solution on race day), so that was a bit confusing.
Ran a big PB, so sure i'll be back again!

Dominic Hawkins / Mar 09, 2020

Lovely run, loads of support!

Really nice run with lots of people shouting out support during the whole course. Helpful marshals and excellent organization.

Donal Hynes / Mar 09, 2020

Amazing event

First time I have done a half marathon this event was very well organised and I will definitely be back again

Josh Cummings / Mar 09, 2020

Thank you very much!

We came over from Germany to run the Survey Half Marathon - and ist was great! Perfect organisation, so kind people all around us. And: a new pb!

Henner Schwerk / Mar 12, 2019

Very well organised event.

Very good organisation and lovely countryside route. Good food choices in the village, and easy bag storage. All in all I'm very impressed and will run this again.

Duncan Gunn / Mar 12, 2019

Fantastic race

Despite the weather an amazing event was put on. Great event village, friendly marshals and volunteers. Bands along the way and cheering crowds made for a memorable event. Thank you!

Ian Croll / Mar 12, 2019

Surrey Half Marathon

This was my first ever event & what an experience it was. Everything was so well organised. Atmosphere on the day was great & the spectators along the route where so encouraging with their cheers & sweetie offerings. Great route as well. Would recommend this especially if it’s your first !!

Mandie Ansell / Mar 12, 2019

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