Top Ten Half Marathons in the UK

Half Marathon List Top 10 Half Marathons

There are hundreds of half marathons throughout the UK. Choosing our favourite ten races was a tough job, but we've managed to narrow it down to those listed below. Races were chosen according to our experience and feedback from friends, colleagues and fellow runners.

Harris Half Marathon

1. Harris Half Marathon
We can't recommend this race enough! As well as a super-friendly and organised race team, welcoming runners and transport to the start line, this race is blessed with some of the most stunning scenery you will ever see. Despite some challenging hills, the sight of pristine beaches and a rugged, loch-strewn landscape help make this race one that you will never forget.



Great Bristol Half Marathon

2. Bristol Half Marathon
Known for its friendly crowds and fantastic atmosphere the Bristol Half takes runners on a journey through the city's rich history, showing off many impressive sites, including the Clifton Supension Bridge and Avon Gorge. The race attracts over 10,000 runners every year.

Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon Sheffield

3. Vitality Oxford Half Marathon
The updated route takes runners past Oxford's historical and iconic sights. Expect some excellent crowd support.

Vitality Oxford Half Marathon

4. Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon Sheffield
One of the most scenic courses in the UK. Enjoy stunning views of the Peak District, and more.

Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon

5. Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon
Selling out in minutes every year, this stunning beach marathon is one for the bucket list.

Bath Half Marathon

6. Vitality Bath Half Marathon
Flat, fast, and friendly. And if you like Georgian architecture, you'll see plenty of it along the way.

Cardiff Half Marathon

7. Cardiff Half Marathon
Welsh hospitality and a route lined with stunning landmarks will make this a race to remember.

Snowdonia Half Marathon

8. Snowdonia Half Marathon
Another race expected to fill in almost no time. The rugged beauty of the Welsh mountains is more than enough to attract a full complement of runners.

Ironbridge Half Marathon

9. Ironbridge Half Marathon
A scenic route past the historic sights around Telford. And some amazing crowd support is sure to help you along the way. Photo: shropshirestar.com

Palace Half Marathon

10. Palace Half Marathon
Run through the Hampton Court gardens are surrounding estate. And finishers will have the chance to meet 'King Henry VIII'.

Honourable mentions
There were a few races that almost made it into our top 10, and may do so next year. These include the North London Half Marathon, Skye Half Marathon, Surrey Half Marathon and the Belfast Half Marathon.