21st November 2021
Stevenage Half Marathon
The Stevenage Half Marathon began in 1984 and takes place annually with a full marathon every 10 years (the next Stevenage marathon is due 2024).
Race headquarters is at Ridlins Athletic Stadium, with the race itself comprising of two loops taking in Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage Showground, before passing the Lamex Stadium home of Stevenage FC before returning to Ridlins Stadium for your second lap and then the race to the finish on the track at Ridlins.
The route is completely road or cycle path based, so there are no muddy sections to worry about and is completely signposted and marshalled so you can be sure of a warm welcome and encouragement all the way around the 13.1 miles.
Although designed as a charity fundraising event, the course is officially measured (http://coursemeasurement.org.uk/detail.php?area=South&no=2019421) and previously has hosted the Hertfordshire Road Running Half Marathon and Marathon championships, attracting some of the top local elite athletes and the occasional World Record Holder.
The event is a charity fundraiser, with volunteers from Fairlands Valley Spartans Running Club, The Rotary Club of Stevenage, Grange Rotary Club, Stevenage Scouts and Stevenage Air Cadets giving their time freely to make the event a huge success. All proceeds go to local charities, our 2019 event provided in excess of £3000 in donations to worthy causes and we hope Stevenage Half Marathon 2021 is even more successful.
Each Year we nominate a charity to support and the chosen charity for 2021 is Feed Up Warm Up.