Longleat Half Marathon

Sunday 15 March 2015

Runners starting the half marathon outside the house at Longleat

Update: Registration for 2015 is now open - sign up today

The route around Longleat is beautiful yet very challenging. The undulation is relentless to say the least, but exhilarating and satisfying to complete!

Our third Longleat Half Marathon returns in March 2015.  Boasting stunning Elizabethan architecture and exotic wildlife, this historic estate plays host to thousands of supporters all running in the fight against heart disease.

RegistrationLocation and transport | Event times | Fundraising | TrainingEquipmentSpectators

Read on to find out everything you need to know about the event. All information is subject to change, so keep checking back for updates.

Longleat Half Marathon event information

The 13.1 mile route around the ground of Longleat is mainly on tarmac roadways, with some hard packed paths included. Be prepared for tough hills and challenging ascents as you make your way to the finish line. Check out the route

Check out photos from last year's event

Runners' Reviews

"Challenging and picturesque half marathon in beautiful countryside location, better than a boring town route!"

"Pain is temporary, pride lasts forever! The hills were a good challenge and the downhill run at the end makes it all worthwhile. Simply stunning views."

Registration and fees for 2015

Places at this event are limited so register now so you don't miss out

Sign up today! 

Entry fees Adult
Half Marathon route £26 - sign up now

Note that participants must be at least 17 years old to take part and must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your sponsorship money that will help save lives.  

Your Longleat Half Marathon entry includes

  • A medal for all finishers
  • Route map
  • Timing chip
  • Medical support
  • Full route signage
  • Massage
  • Extensive training guidance
  • Fundraising support
  • A welcome pack containing sponsor form, fundraising and training tips
  • Water available en route and at the start and finish
  • Thank you certificate for all fundraisers

Fundraising

The money you raise funds research that saves lives. In 1961 the number of children born with a heart defect who survived to their first birthday was around only 20 per cent. Today that figure is 80 per cent, thanks to procedures such as valve replacement that help them lead improved lives.

For all our success, there's a lot still to be done. Coronary heart disease is still the UK's single biggest killer. Surgery techniques can still be improved. And there are exciting developments in genetics and stem cell technology.

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event; so join the fight for every heartbeat by raising funds. Your fundraising will help us continue funding research to ensure hearts keep beating.

Location

Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW

On the day

Event times

Event date Sunday 15 March 2015
Registration open 7.00am-8.15am - for enquiries only, no on-the-day registration
Event starts 8.45am
Event finishes 2pm

Toilets will be available at the start and finish areas.

A luggage storage will also be provided, but please remember to allow plenty of time to drop your bags off if you're planning to use this facility.

What to bring with you to the event

  • Participant number - which will be posted out to you. Please attach to your t-shirt, don't forget to complete your emergency contact details on the reverse.
  • Timing Chip - this will be posted out to you with your event pack. The times will be published 24 hours after the event
  • Water/Energy drink and snacks to keep your energy levels up
  • Warm clothes for after the event - March can be nippy and it's important to keep warm post-event
  • Camera - It would be a shame to miss out on pictures of your achievement
  • Any unwanted items for donation - your donations help power research

Equipment and what to wear

We recommend wearing sensible footwear, that will give you adequate support and loose  comfortable clothing is suggested for running.

Training

We strongly recommend training before taking part in this event.

For expert tips, training schedules and advice, visit the training zone. Remember the golden rules of exercise: start gently, build up gradually and do it regularly. Make sure you set achievable goals, which help you to monitor your fitness and boost your confidence when you achieve them. Always wear appropriate gear, and if you have any medical condition or health concerns that may affect you on the day, speak to your doctor about it prior to the event.

Keeping you safe

We will be with you for every step - There will be first aid cover provided and the event will be fully marshaled.

Spectators, pets and volunteers

Spectators are welcome at the event, however there is an entry fee to enter Longleat, prices to be confirmed. Unfortunately pets are not allowed at this event.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event please get in touch events@bhf.org.uk

Contact us

For general event enquiries, please check the frequently asked questions section. If you have any further questions, please call the events team Mon – Fri, 9am - 5pm on 0845 130 8663 or email events@bhf.org.uk.

 

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