Farnborough Half Marathon & Fun Run

Sunday 22nd January is an important date for Farnborough as it hosts the first ever Farnborough Half Marathon. Home of the world famous Air Show, Farnborough has been crying out for a major running event and now, with the full support of Rushmoor Borough Council, we are pleased to launch the Farnborough Winter Half Marathon.

The start and finish area will be under the famous Air Ship hangar in Farnborough Business Park, which now stands as a monument to the past as a great piece of industrial art.

From the hangar the route takes you past the end of the runway and back to the start area so that spectators have a second chance to see you run by. And then it is a surprisingly rural lap through South Wood Park along Kennels Lane before a short stretch on the towpath beside Basingstoke Canal and back on to quiet roads to the finish.

The route is entirely traffic free and predominantly flat, with just a rise at the south end of Farnborough Airfield at 2 and 11 miles, with a nice 1-mile downhill sweep to the finish.

The 5km Fun Run is open to all runners over the age of 8 years (under 12s must be accompanied by an adult), which is on the first 5km of the Half Marathon route and is also traffic free.

Local Charity Support from Farnborough Winter Half

We are delighted to be supporting local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care through the Farnborough Winter Half Marathon and Fun Run.

For over 35 years Phyllis Tuckwell has been supporting and caring for patients and families who are living with cancer, or another terminal illness (such as heart, lung or neurological disease). Their wide range of services, all of which are offered free of charge, ensure that both patients and their families are able to make the most of the time they have left together.

Care is delivered from the Hospice in Farnham where there is an 18 bed In-Patient Unit and a Day Hospice, at the Beacon Centre in Guildford and through their Hospice Care at Home team out in the community. It costs around £10 million a year to run the Hospice’s services but only 20% of their costs are covered by the NHS/Government. This means they have to raise around £20,000 every day and we are delighted to be doing our bit to support them.

If you would like to support the work of Phyllis Tuckwell please visit our Virgin Money/Just Giving page and give a donation. Or you may like to ask friends and family to sponsor you. Whatever you can do to benefit this worthwhile local charity will be gratefully received.

Visit Phyllis Tuckwells website for more information or go straight to their Virgin Money Giving page.

The event limit is 2000 runners and entries will close January 16th 2017 unless capacity has been reached before that date.

Half Marathon:

Age limit: 17yrs

  • Bespoke medal to all finishers
  • Prizes for first 3 M/F, first Masters M/F 40, 45, 50, 55, 60+ and first corporate team
  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag

5k Fun Run:

Age limit: 8yrs

  • Medals to all finishers
  • Prizes for first 3 M/F
  • Goody bag

Please note that the 5k Fun Run will NOT be a timed event.

  • Full medical cover provided by event medical service provider GB EMS
  • Toilets
  • Secure bag storage facility at the start/finish
  • Free parking

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