Sunday 12 October 2014
Only a few
weeks left to register - don't miss out, sign up today
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
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
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
Places are limited so book early!
Sign up for your chosen event below
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
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).
Check out our team registration and fundraising top tips
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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
Set up your online fundraising
Visit our fundraising section for some great
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
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
directions to the start venue
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, your medal, and a goody bag.
There are four water stations on the half marathon route, and
two on the 5 mile route.
||Sunday 12 October 2014
|Half marathon starts
|Half marathon - wheelchair users starts
|Multi terrain event starts
|Fun Run starts
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.
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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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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