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If you have any enquiries, feel free to get in touch by sending us an email or calling us on 02380 254721.
Please use this link to have a look at our residents letter for the day of the 22nd September 2018. This letter highlights key areas of the route, where and when to expect delays and which roads / areas will be affected by this.
If you have any further questions please email us at - email@example.com
If you are planning a journey on the Sunday morning please use this link to have a look at the delayed areas and diversions around Winchester on the day of the Half Marathon. Any further questions please email us at - firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank every for their co-operation on this day and if you are heading out on the Sunday morning please leave a little contingency time in case of delays.
As you may have noticed, the weather forecast currently has potential for strong winds, so we wish to send out a few messages on how to stay safe if it is especially breezy:
Please make sure you have enough layers and extra clothes (shoes) so you can get changed to a warm clothes after the race.
We recommend staying well hydrated before you start. Please ensure that you are feeling fit and healthy to run on Sunday.
If you suffer from asthma or other breathing problems, please carry your inhaler with you. If you have been feeling unwell, are unsure about the impact of running on any existing medical condition or would like any further advice or support then speak to your GP beforehand or any of our medical team on race day. They'd be more than happy to offer advice and support to you.
If it's very windy then you will burn a lot more energy running against the wind. We would recommend taking a favourite sugary boost to help you keep going (a gel or jelly babies are favourites of ours!). Remember that strong winds are likely to make your desired time very hard to achieve, so it is much better to listen to the conditions and not push your body too hard against Mother Nature.
There will be gels available at Water Station 3 in Oliver's Battery.
Once you finish, we'd suggest making your way straight into the Guildhall where you can enjoy the goodies on offer to celebrate a successful run. Change into warm clothes as soon as possible, before your body chills. We'd recommend that you finish a drink within 30 minutes to help combat any ill effects and try to eat some food, particularly salty snacks such as crisps or nuts. A hot chocolate is a really good post run treat whilst also helping you to warm back up.
Due to the strong winds expected on Sunday the majority of race village has been moved inside of the Guildhall, where you can collect you finisher's t-shirt etc.
24th August 2019 for postal packages or 19th September 2019 for packs collected on the day.
If you sign up before August 24th - We will be posting out Race numbers with Race Day Information from early September to reach you before 15th September, well in advance of the race.
If you sign up after August 24th, your pack will be available for collection.
Please note that race packs for the Children's Fun Run will be able to be picked up from the Winchester Guildhall on the race weekend (Sat 21st Sept from the Courtyard room 11am-1pm; or Sun 22nd Sept from the Bapsy Hall from 8am onwards).
Please log back into your registration using your email address and password you supplied, this will need to be completed BEFORE the 17th August 2019. If you do not update your address with us by this date, a £10 charge will be incurred to produce a new race pack. Please contact email@example.com with any queries.
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Sorry no that will not be possible. Each Race number is assigned to a runner with individual medical details and it would not be safe to do so.
No once all 3,000 spaces have gone, that is it for the 2019 event. Early bird places for 2020 will go on sale from the end of September 2019 though.
If you notify us by the 17th August that you have sustained an injury we can defer your place to the 2020 event. After the 17th August no deferrals will be accepted due to the high costs already involved in reserving your space. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds.
There are a number of hotels in Winchester to choose from. Check out our Hotels page here with lots of different options to choose from.
Anyone who is not running for a prize is allowed to wear headphones. This is new for this year and means that if you are not competing for a podium place then you are allowed to wear earphones. If however you are aiming to be one of the fastest runners in your event then the Race rules (UKA and BARR) do not allow the use of earphones or ipods. Please also be aware that we will have entertainment on route, so you can enjoy all Winchester has to offer!
To Register a Corporate Team you just need to add your company name to your Registration and ensure your colleagues do too. To edit your details please follow the instructions, this will need to be done BEFORE the 17th August 2019.
Please ensure you have updated all your medical information on your registration form BEFORE the 17th August 2019. Update your medical details via Activeworks
You will be able to enter the 2020 Event from the end of September via the main website: http://www.winchesterhalf.co.uk/
Your t-shirt will be given to you in the Finish Distribution area in the Guildhall after you have completed the race on Race Day itself.
Please put all your clothing into a bag, add the Winchester Half Baggage label which has your Race number on it and hand it in at the Guildhall building prior to the race. Baggage will be available to be dropped off from 0800 and then collection will be open all morning. Please note you will need your official Race Number to collect your bag.
Other than have an enjoyable race?
Full details of timings and what you need to do are in your Race Pack, the website and on social media.
The Half Marathon starts at 10:00 from outside Winchester Guildhall. The Mile Fun Run the starts later that day at 14:00.
We recommend you aim to be on site at least 90 minutes before your official race start time. There will be queues for parking, toilets and baggage drop off so it is best to be prepared! We also have a warm up, and a mini parade to the start line.
The nearest train station will be Winchester Station. Please check in advance with South West Trains before travelling and for updates on any railworks etc.
Provided below is a detailed map of all parking in Winchester that will be free on race day. We would advise you don't park in car park labelled M due to road closures, however all other are accessible. We would also recommend trying to park in N, Q, O and P to start to reduce your walk to the start. However, there is only limited parking in these, we would then suggest to try all other RED parking sights before moving onto blue.
Before you arrive you are able to check if there is any spaces in the car parks using an APP called 'Park Winchester' which is available on IOS and Android.
We will have a large number of pacers running, and we would like to thank them all for their support. They are there as a guide for you to help assist with your pacing.
Pacers for the Half Marathon:
1:30 / 1:35 / 1:40 / 1:45 / 1:50 / 1:55 / 2:00 / 2:10 / 2:20 / 2:30 and Last Runner
The Pacers will all be wearing special orange TARGET TIMER vests with their target time on their backs. Due to the undulating / hilly nature of the Winchester Half Marathon the target timers are unlikely to stick to an even pace throughout the event (for example they may be slightly slower during the uphill sections and faster during the downhill sections), however they have practiced on this route many times ahead of the event and will aim to get their runners across the line just under the time shown on their vests.
There will be no refreshments in the Race Village itself however there are many coffee shops, restaurants and hotels between the station, car parks and bus station to pick up snacks and refreshments before the race.
We have four drink stations on route, these are situated at:
Mile 3.5, 6.0, 8.5, 11.5
There will also be water at the Finish Line for all Finishers.
There will be toilets at on the route at each water station.
If you have not received your pack by 20th September, please email email@example.com with the title RACE PACK and your name and address you expected the pack to arrive at and we can arrange for a new pack to be at Registration.
The start line is on the High Street, close to the Guildhall.
The Half Marathon Race will begin at 10:00 sharp, we advise you aim to be in the Start area a minimum of 90 minutes prior to the start. Also plan to have an extra 30 minutes to your normal journey time due to road closures.
Once the last runner from the timing pens crosses the start line, that is it, as we have to get the roads re-opened quickly.
The chip is fixed to the rear of the Race number.
The QR code is to help track all your photos via Sussex Photography which will be available through our website after the race.
Of course! And what a medal it is too! All Finishers across the Finish line will pick up a medal as they go though the Finish Gantry. Don’t forget to post your Finishers pic to Twitter @WinchesterHalf using #WinchesterHalfie. There will also be medal discounts available from many local businesses - stay tuned for more details!
You will be able to meet up with Friends and Relatives in the Guildhall Square and the surrounding streets once you have picked up your medal, water, t-shirt, and goody bag.
Alternatively arrange to meet the Spectators at a location chosen in advance.
There are some car parks close by and we recommend using the Park & Ride service!
Yes! There will be an awards ceremony which will happen on the stage by the Start/Finish gantry at 1230. There will be presentations, pictures and prizes awarded by the Mayor. For full details and to check your timings, check the website!
All the Results will be available on our website www.winchesterhalf.co.uk.
Yes, there should be! Each Race number has a barcode so you should be able to easily spot yourself amongst the 3,000 runners. Photos will be available on our website: www.winchesterhalf.co.uk
Sign ups for 2020 will open from the evening of Sunday 22nd September 2019 and you will be able to sign up online from our website: www.winchesterhalf.co.uk
Either along the streets to cheer the runners on or at the finish line!
There will be no refreshments in the Race Village itself however there are many coffee shops, restaurants and hotels between the station, car parks and bus station to pick up snacks and refreshments before and after the race.
The majority of the route is suitable for wheelchair users to get around using footpaths.
The closing date is 19th September 2019
You need to register your interest either as an individual or group here. WIN City Marshals
Yes, if your charity is interested in purchasing more than 10 spaces, please contact us about our Charity Packages - firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes a charity can purchase less than 10 places, at full ticket price.