Swindon Half Marathon                 Supported by Santander

Sunday 12 October 2014

Swindon Half Marathon Imm page

Update: Registration for this event is now closed, you can still register for the 5-mile and 2-mile events on the day

The Swindon half marathon takes runners out of town through some of the prettiest neighbouring villages to soak up the beautiful views across the Wiltshire Downs.

It's not just a half marathon. We are also offering the 2-mile fun run or else hit the mud at the tough 5 mile multi-terrain event.

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Swindon Half Marathon event information

Event update

Take a look at the Swindon Half Marathon route map.

  • The 13.1 mile course is hilly and takes you along closed, tarmac roads with pockets of stunning scenery.
  • The 5 mile multi-terrain course is perfect for teams - get stuck in and get dirty. The route follows roads and paths through Coate Water Country Park.
  • 2 mile fun run is the perfect event for making this a fun day out for the whole family, with a route along closed roads and pavements.

To get event updates, as well as useful training, fundraising information and to chat to other participants join our Swindon Half Marathon Facebook page

Registration and fees

Online registration has now closed, however you can still sign up for the 5 mile and 2 mile events on the day, registration will open from 8am

Sign up for your chosen event below

Entry fees Adult Child
Half Marathon entry - Affilliated (17+) Closed N/A
Half marathon entry - Non-affilliated (17+) Closed N/A
5 mile multi-terrain run (15+) £11.50 - Register on the day £11.50 - Register on the day
2 mile fun run  £7.00 - Register on the day £5.00 - Register on the day

NOTE: If there are places left, you’ll be able to sign up for 5-mile multi terrain run and 2-mile fun run on-the-day. You can only pre-register for the Half Marathon.

Take part as a team

Whether you're taking part as a family, group of friends, or with your colleagues, the experience of taking part in a team is a truly amazing one.

Online registration - Each team member can register and pay individually online using the links above, making sure to record the Team name and Team leader's name where requested.

Pay for your whole team - Online registration is quick and easy, but if you'd like to register and pay collectively, you can use this registration form (pdf).

Your Swindon Half Marathon entry includes

  • Route map
  • A medal for all finishers
  • Timing chip
  • Medical support
  • Full route marshaling
  • Event photography
  • Extensive training guidance
  • Fundraising support
  • A welcome pack containing your participant number, timing chip and sponsorship form
  • Water available en route and at the start and finish
  • Thank you certificate for supporters raising over £10


Fundraising 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. 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.

Set up your online fundraising page

Where your money goes

Location and transport

The Swindon Half Marathon starts and finishes at Nationwide HQ, Pipers Way, Swindon, SN3 1TA. There is free parking available here from 8am via A4361/Croft Road only as the entrance from Marlborough Rd will be closed to traffic.

Road closures for the event will be in place from 6am, please leave plenty of time to travel and be aware that there may be queues.

On the day

As long as you have your participant number, you don't need to register when you arrive, but there will be an information point if you need any help.

The start/finish venue will play host to catering vans. Disabled access toilets and a baggage service will also be available. There'll be a clock on the finish line, along with water, and your finishers medal.

There are four water stations on the half marathon route, and two on the 5 mile route.

Event times

Event date Sunday 12 October 2014
Registration opens 8:00am
Half marathon starts


Half marathon - wheelchair users starts 10.20am
Multi terrain event starts


Fun Run starts 11.15am

Note: You can only register for the 5 mile multi-terrain and 2 mile fun run on the day

Equipment and what to wear

See the kit list for top tips on equipment and what to wear. Help us make a sea of red - rock up in red on event day and join the fight against heart disease.


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 are committed to keeping you safe. This event is fully marshaled with first aid support at the start/finish and en route.

The emergency event contact number is 07775 763 481 - please add this number to your phone to call in case of an incident during the event.

Spectators, pets and volunteers

Get your family and friends along to man the cheering points and make a day of it! Ask them to ramp up the red and join the fight against heart disease.

If you'd like to volunteer at this event, check out the opportunities available and register your interest today.

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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