A beautiful 13.1 mile route taking in the architecture, history and culture of Britain’s largest town. Elevation is +470 Ft and – 463 Ft.
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. 2.7 miles – Northampton Town Football Club; 5.3 miles – The Racecourse; 8.7 miles – Abington Bowling Club; 11 miles – The University of Northampton.
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.
RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS
Please click here
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 please wear something nice!
There is parking for over 2000 vehicles in the town centre. Please click here
for details of Council Car Parks. The Ridings Car Park will not be accessible on race day. At the time of writing parking you will to pay if you park for longer than 2 hours on a Sunday!
We are pleased to say that we have The Northampton Town Centre Hotel
by AccorHotels as our official accommodation partner for the event. They are offering approx. 20% discount on their room rate for Saturday 14th September. Please call 01604 739988 and select option one, quoting “The Amazing Northampton Run” to get your special rate. There are also over 1600 hotel rooms available in and around the town for visitors from further a field. Details of most of the hotels can be found here
Male record – Ben Musgrove – 1:11:45 (2023)
Female record – Kelly Barnett – 1:25:28 (2023)
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. Please note that many of the pacers will give up their pacer poles on the start line but they will be identified by their yellow pacer time numbers front and back on their shirts
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!
If you wish to register for a charity place please visit our charities page
There will be portable toilets in the Market Square
We are pleased to welcome back Move4Physio, who will be our massage angels floating around the finish line to help you stretch and recover. Also some of our charity partners will have massage tables in operation for a small donation to their good causes.
We are proud to be sponsored by John Henry Sports
, The University of Northampton
, Silverstone Leasing
, Fraklins Solicitors and Home Converters
and supported by Revolution Radio
and N Live Radio
. If your organsiation or workplace is able to support the event then please click here for our Sponsorship Opportunties.
Need help with your training? Why not try the Runna App (link on the side bar)- GOBEYOND is your discount code!
When you have finished, why not recycle your old trainers? – click the Jogon link on the side bar for details.