Wimbledon Half Marathon - October

Wimbledon, London

Organiser's Description

Come to the glorious Wimbledon Common for the running of the Wimbledon Half Marathon – previously known as South London Half Marathon. This route is one of the most popular runs in the London area, through the streets of Wimbledon, and of course, Wimbledon Common.

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All runners will receive a medal for finishing as well as loads of goodies at the finish including water, juices, fruit and a chocolate bar!

We use the latest Chip Timing technology so you will get an accurate finishing time. The results are posted as soon as you cross the finish line!

We will have a free baggage drop facility for you to use. This area will be cordoned off but we do advise against storing any valuables as we cant be held responsible.

Toilets will also be provided at the start / finish area

An official race photographer will be inattendance around the course so make sure they catch you when you are looking your very best!

A Medical team will also be situated at the start area.

We will also have a pre race warm up around 10 minutes before the race start to warm up those tight muscles so you will be ready for the run.

The race starts and finishes at the glorious and famous Wimbledon Common next to the Rushmere Pond in SW19.

If travelling by car, metered parking is available around Ridgeway and its surrounding side roads. Please resist the temptation to park to close to the race HQ to minimise disruption to the event. If parking in residential area we ask runners to have consideration for the residents in the area and keep noise disruption to a minimum.

What time does the Wimbledon Half Marathon start?

The half marathon start time is 9:00 am on Sunday 27th October. Please arrive with enough time to collect race numbers and drop off any bags. A warm up will take place around 10 minutes before the race start.

Is the route traffic free?

The half marathon takes place on public roads with runners advised to remain on the pavement throughout the event. Course safety marshals will be present around the course to help guide runners along the route.

Can I wear headphones?

As the route is on public road it is advised that runners do not use headphones to ensure that all runners stay safe and can hear instructions from marshals as well as traffic and other runners.

What were the fastest times last year?

The 2018 Wimbledon Half Marathon fastest male finishing time was Andrew Lowndes with 01:18:10 with the fastest female finishing time set by Laura Pacey at 01:36:54.

Is there somewhere to store baggage?

A supervised baggage drop area will be available to store items at the event, however, all items are left at the owner’s risk. Please remember to attach your baggage tag so that your items can easily be identified.

When will I receive my timing chip?

Race time chips are built into the race number and can be collected from the race collection desk by the start line. To get an accurate time please make sure all runners cross the start timing mat at the start line and the finish timing mat at the end of the race.

Will there be water stations?

Water stations will be set up approximately every 3 miles throughout the course.

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I can't believe

It was the first time I run a half marathon and I loved it. I could not believe the first place ... I think I will continue to train and strive to achieve new goals. Thank you very much.

Marlid Ortega / Oct 29, 2019

Well organised and lovely volunteers!

As my first half marathon, it was so lovely to have the many volunteers motivating runners and cheering them on the entire time. I felt safe along the route as the marshals were always there to ensure we were protected from any approaching vehicle. The whole event was well organised to the water on hand, the fruit, drinks and chocolate provided immediately after the race and the bag drop and race number collection. Overall, a super positive experience and would happily do it again next year!

Shola Jones / Oct 28, 2019

Nice course

I really enjoyed my run, and thought the start/end was well-organised.

It would benefit from having slightly more marshals at some road junctions, given the roads aren’t closed.

The atmosphere was pretty dead throughout because it was a road race with no real obvious course for any onlookers. Start and end was good, and the shouty American!

Drew Thomson / Oct 28, 2019

Constructive feedback

Hi, Great route really enjoyed the race. One negative was that I was starving and the water tables had nothing but water. Most events I have done around the world have chocolates, jelly babes or bananas at some of the stations. I was disappointed to not get anything on this race.

Sean Gillon / Oct 28, 2019

Cracking local half marathon

Excellent local event in Wimbledon. Clearly marked signage, motivating and friendly marshals and well organised registration and finish. Will be running again!

Niall Holden / Oct 28, 2019

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