Sunday 13 October 2013
It's the 10th anniversary of this challenging
half marathon which takes runners out of town through some of the
prettiest neighbouring villages to soak up the beautiful views
across the Wiltshire Downs.
There's not just a half marathon! Bring the whole family and
take part in the 2 mile fun run or get out in the mud on the
tough 5 mile multi-terrain event. However you do it, make sure you
rock up in red and join the fight to keep hearts beating.
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Swindon Half Marathon event information
- If you haven't yet received your timing chip don't worry,
please visit the registration tent from 8am onwards (try to get
there as early as possible) to pick one up
- Remember to bring your participant number and timing chip
to the event. There is a small charge of £5 for a replacement chip
if you have lost your original one.
- There will be road closures in
place so leave yourself plenty of time to get to the start
- Access to the car park at Nationwide on Piper’s Way (use
postcode SN3 1TA for SatNav) is via A4361 Croft
Road only, as the entrance from Marlborough Rd
will be closed to traffic.
times will be available online 2 hours after the
Photos from the event will be available from Monday
- There will be pacers to help you with your timing on the half
- Awards will be given out for the first three men, and first
three women in the half marathon and 5k events.
The 13.1 mile half marathon 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. And the 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.
Registration and fees
Registration for half marathon is now closed. You sign up for
the 5 mile multi-terrain run and the 2 mile fun run on the day.
Sign up for your chosen event below
|5 mile multi-terrain run (on the day)
|2 mile fun run (on the day)
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Your Swindon Half Marathon entry includes
- A medal for all finishers
- Timing chip
- Medical support
- Full route marshaling
- Event photography
- Event t-shirt
- Goody bag
- Extensive training guidance
- Fundraising support
- A welcome pack containing your participant number, timing chip,
sponsorship form, love note to wear to show your inspiration, and
shop donation bag, which will be sent to you prior to the
- Water available en route and at the start and finish
- Thank you certificate
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
Set up your online sponsorship page
Visit our fundraising section for some great
The Swindon Half Marathon starts and finishes at Nationwide HQ,
Pipers Way, Swindon, SN3 1TA, where there is a flat tarmac car
park. Access to the event car park at Nationwide on Piper’s
Way is via A4361 Croft Road only as
the entrance from Marlborough Rd will be closed to
traffic. The car park, which has disabled
access, is open from 7:30am to 5:00pm.
directions to the start venue
In order to ensure participant and spectator safety it will be
necessary to close some roads on events day. Find out more about road closures.
On the day
The start/finish venue will play host to catering vans. Disabled
access toilets and a luggage storage facility will also be
available. There'll be a clock on the finish line, along with
water, your medal, and a goody bag.
||Sunday, 13 October 2013
10am - half marathon (queries only); 10:30am - 5 mile
multi-terrain; 11:00am - fun run
11:00am - half marathon; 11:15am - 5 mile
multi-terrain; 11:30am - 2 mile fun run
Note: only registration for the 5 mile multi-terrain and 2 mile
fun run is available on the day
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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.
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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.
tips and advice
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
Get your family and friends along to man the cheering points and
make a day of it! Ask them to rock up in red and join the
fight against heart disease.
Unfortunately this event is not suitable for pets - please don't
bring them along.
If you'd like to volunteer at this event,
check out the opportunities available and register your
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 email@example.com
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