Halifax Marathon & Half Marathon

Taking place on July 1st, the 2018 Halifax Marathon is going to be a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and fun run plus lots of other activities at the event HQ. It's already on many "to-do" lists for the year!

The Route: is certainly a bit different. With a single lap for Half-Marathon runners and two for the Marathon, its a hilly opening few miles before a kinder run in to the finish. It's challenging, it's hilly and it's very much a taste of Halifax, with urban, upland, woodland and industrial heritage all mixed together!

The Event Ethos: This is no ordinary marathon. It is a unique, bespoke, family event with the option of a half marathon .

The Entertainment: On the well marked course you will be supported by a whole host of people, local running groups and charities etc. The fuel and drink station will have snacks & drinks ready for you as you pass by.

The Charities: Our charity partners for 2018 are still TBC
they will be handing you out your finishers bags containing your t-shirt + medal. looking after you on the route and generally being the people cheering you on throughout the day.

How to Enter The Event: In order to keep this marathon special, entries are restricted to just 600 for 2018 these are on a first come first served basis

Entry types: Enter early for the best deals, all entry include finishers medal & t-shirt and at Halifax its free parking

First: Male and Female finishers £70 cash.
Second: Male and Female £35 Cash.
Third: Male and Female £20 Cash.
No vouchers, straight forward cash!
Tech-t and medal for all finishers + a whole heap of spot prizes

Organiser Updates (4)

2019 marathon and half

sent by Team OA on 03/07/2018 at 18:19
good evening,

Just letting you know entry for 2019 is now open with a few early bird prices for you to snap up!


Halifax marathon

sent by Team OA on 29/06/2018 at 07:37
Last attempt, we are in need of at least five more event support staff for Sunday, without them we will be forced to remove one of the water stations, please if you have friends or family coming along to support you ask if they could assist! Comment below or message us if you can help.

Event support

sent by Team OA on 26/06/2018 at 08:13

Good morning all... 

One of our teams of event staff has pulled out unable to muster their volunteers for Saturday. This leaves us in a bad situation, we are short of 8 volunteers so that we can run a safe fun event for you!

If you have friends or family joining you this weekend ask them if they would be able to support the whole event as well as you, they really could be saving the day!

We need 4 people around finish line start and registration, to hand out medals and shirts and keep the water station stocked up as well as assist with baggage area. 09:00 to 14:30

Another 4 people at an aid station handing out drinks etc, from 10:15 to 14:30 (we ave a sweeper so this will possibly be sooner)

All would have to meet at Dean Clough at 09:00. Aid station will be set up and taken down for you and we will provide all hi viz etc, free entry to another Team OA event... www.teamoa.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.


Halifax marathon and half marathon

sent by Team OA on 21/06/2018 at 07:58
Good morning,

Just a quick email to let you know entry for this years Halifax event closes Sunday if you know anyone who is wanting a place they need to sign up quick!

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the event, if you have friends or family coming along with you, could they spare a few hours to assist us while you are running? Please contact [email protected]


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Michael Tinker

Michael Tinker

29/06/2018 14:57:53

Russ Cheetham you collect number when you get there

Russ Cheetham

Russ Cheetham

22/06/2018 08:15:05

Are the numbers being posted out. Russ, North Wales