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The Amazing Northampton Run

Northampton, Northamptonshire

1 Abington Street, Northampton, NN1 2, United Kingdom

Sun 17th September 2023

Starting at 09:30

1 race


Organiser's Description

Join us for the inaugural Amazing Northampton Run in 2023! A loop around the town, starting at the historic Market Square, following the river past Northampton’s three main sporting grounds; Sixfields stadium (football), Franklin’s Gardens (rugby) and The County Ground (cricket), through two beautiful parks, passing through the modern University campus and returning to the Market Square.


  • Half Marathon


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  • Half Marathon


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What's Included

Medal and commemorative T Shirt

  • Prizes
  • T Shirt
  • Music
  • Amazing Route

How to Get There

Located in the centre of England Northampton has fantastic road links and a mainline railway station a short walk from the start/finish


There is parking for over 2000 vehicles in the town centre.

The Ridings Car Park will not be accessible on race day.

At the time of writing parking is free on a Sunday!


  • What time does it start?


  • Is there a cut off time

    Yes, 3 hours

course details

The Amazing Northampton Run starts at the entrance to the historic Northampton town market square. To your left as you cross the start line look out for the Edwin Lutyens-designed war memorial.
Turning down the hill you will pass the impressive All Saints Church. A little further along look out for Carlsberg Brewery. (They’ve been brewing in town for 50 years!) (If Carlsberg did half marathons!!!)
Following along the River Nene towards Sixfields Reservoir and heading up towards Sixfields Stadium where Northampton Town have been playing since 1897. Continuing along into Franklin’s Gardens, the home of Northampton Saints Rugby for the last 140 years.
Running down the closed Spencer Bridge Road and over the railway you won’t be able to miss the Northampton International Academy as it gleams in your eye line!
Many of our local runners will recognise the next section as The Racecourse is home of Northampton parkrun each Saturday morning. After a lap of the park you will pass the Central Mosque on your right before turning to run alongside the Northants County Cricket Ground.
You will enter Abington Park next, where you will run around the large lake before heading out for a lovely downhill section.
Taking the footbridge over the A45 and under the main road structure you will find yourselves at the White Water Centre on the River Nene. From here, you will head past floating restaurant The Arc, and over the bridge into the University of Northampton Waterside campus. Later leaving the University campus via Beckets Bridge – an innovative designed 180 metre footbridge.
Within the final miles you will pass Northampton Museum, The Royal and Derngate theatre and the historic Guildhall. Turn at The Mackintosh House (78 Derngate), famous for its art deco architecture and then enjoy a long straight downhill to the finish by the Market Square.
Elevation is +470 Ft and – 463 Ft.

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

Click here for the route.

facilties and info

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

There are 4 aid stations providing water in recyclable paper cups. 2.5 miles – Sixfields Car Park entrance; 5.3 miles – The Racecourse; 7.7 miles – Park Avenue South and 10.5 miles – The Arc , Midsummer Meadow.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female Competitors. All finishers will receive a medal and T-shirt.

The race will start at 9.30am.

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

A bag drop facility for small bags will be available at the start area. Discarded pre-race clothing only will be collected for the Hope Centre Charity so pelase wear something nice!


Is it a closed road event? Yes the roads are closed off for your safety and enjoyment, footpath sections are open to the public

How many aid stations will there be? In accordance with UK Athletics guidance we will have four aid stations at approximately 3 mile intervals

Where can my friends and family watch? Our suggestions would be (if you are walking) at the start then it is half a mile to the Spencer Bridge Road/Barrack Road junction (mile 5); then across 1.5 miles to Christchurch Road (mile 8.6) and 1.3 miles back to the finish

Is there a tracking link for the event? The event is not tracked but there will be a live results list on line

Do you have a baggage system? We will have a secure bag drop area at the start/finish. You will be encouraged to donate any discarded pre-race warm clothing to the Northampton Hope Centre Charity

Are there toilets on the course? There are toilets at mile 8 in Abington Park

When will I receive my race pack? Your race number will be posted out to you prior to race day

Can I run with a dog/buggy? Unfortunately you are not permitted to run with either (or both!) under the race rules

Can I run with headphones? We would rather you didn’t but if you must only bone conductor technology head phones are permitted under UK Athletic rules

Is there a cut off time? Yes – 3 hours (12:30pm)

Where is the race village? For 2023 it will be tucked in along Fish Street and Dychurch Lane. For 2024 we will be in the Market Square once the renovation work is complete
Will there be photos available after the event? Yes our photographer Adrian Howes will be on hand to capture you crossing the finish line

Am I able change from the distance I entered? Yes you can log in to your EtchRock account and amend your ticket

I am injured, can I defer? Yes you can defer your place to the following year or to another event in the calendar providing you give us at least 14 days notice before race day

Will my time be listed on the Power of 10? Yes we submit the race results to UK Athletics

Will there be pacers on the course? Yes we have a great team of pacers from 1:30 to 3:00 hours in 15 minute increments. They will have yellow numbers front and back with their pacer time

Will there be mile markers? Yes each mile will have a sign counting up to the finish

Will I get a t-shirt after the event? Yes all finishers will get a t-shirt and medal

Can I run in fancy dress? yes please! We have Batman as a regular competitor and last year the Gruffalo too!

Will there be sports massage facilities after the race? We will have a patrolling physio team, we don’t have a specific massage area although some of our charity partners will have massage available for a small donation


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Kevin Gilheany-Pockett


Northampton, Northamptonshire

17 Sept 2023



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