The Preparation


How do I enter?

Runners can enter online via this website

What happens after I have registered for the race?

Runners’ packs with number, timing chip and full instructions will be posted to your entry address in the first week of June.

What time does the half marathon and the Fun Run start on the day?

The marathon will start at 9am, with the Fun Run starting at 9.10am

Where can I check the routes of for both runs?

Both routes are included in the official race brochure.

What about car parking?

The best advice is to arrive early and follow instructions. Full car parking details will also be available in your race brochure, and on social media / website.

Where do runners need to go when they arrive?

The pre-race race assembly is held in the lorry park at the humber bridge car-park complex. It will be signposted on the day and included in the race brochure map.

Where and when must I display my race number?

Your number must be worn on the front of your vest, must not covered in any way and must be visible at all times during the race.

How does the chip timing system work?

You will be issued with a disposable electronic tag and fixing ties to record your time. This is to be attached to your shoe. There is no need to return your tag at the finish, but please remember, no chip, no time!

What is the code of conduct on roads?

You must remain on the left hand side of the road unless directed otherwise by the police or race officials. Please follow any instructions given by the race marshals. Ignoring such instructions will lead to disqualification.

How do I know where the water stations are?

They will all be marked in the race brochure. Isotonic drinks are available at the co-op site, barton and a sponge station is based on gravel pit road, barton.

What changing facilities are provided?

There are no facilities on site. There is a secure area provided for car keys and small bags.

Toilets – toilet facilities are available in the start assembly area, humber bridge cafe area and in barton on humber market place.

Results – these will be displayed at the race control centre on the day as available. A full set will be posted on the website www.Humber-half.Org.Uk, you can now opt-in to receive your finish time via sms.

Fun Run results – full chip timing results will be available and published on the website.

Prize presentation – will take place when the results are available in the finish area.

How much does it cost to enter?

To enter the half marathon is £26 (unaffiliated), £24 (affiliated). The cost of entering the Fun Run £5.

Can I enter on the day of the race itself?

Yes, unless the race is already at full capacity. This will be indicated on the website if it looks as if we may reach that limit. For entries on the day the price is £30 (for both affiliated and unaffiliated runners) and £5 for the Fun Run. Late entrants can qualify for prizes.

How far is the half marathon?

13.1 miles

How far is the Fun Run?

2.5 miles

How old do you need to be to enter the half marathon?

17-years-old or more on the day of the event.

What is the route like?

Tarmac road, mildly undulating apart from a hill at four miles and a steep hill after nine miles.

What are the course records?

Darren bilton, formerly locally based and now running for leeds ac and a gb vest holder set the male course record at 67m.05secs.

Jenny blizzard, of rotherham and also a gb vest holder is the female record holder with a time of 77m.55secs.

What kind of runner does the race attract?

A mixture of both club and unattached runners. The marathon was previously the venue for the inter-counties half marathon championships

How long could it take me to run the race?

The majority of runners will take between 2 to 4 hours. The sweep vehicle will go round after 1 hour and 15mins. The finish area closes around 2pm.

Is the course suitable for wheelchairs?

Unfortunately, due to the steep gradient, it is not suitable. Assisted push chairs and wheelchairs are allowed in the Fun Run.

Road closures will be from approximately 8:00am until about 10:00am.

Roads closed will be: Ferriby Road from the Humber Bridge roundabout to the junction with Barrow Lane, the whole of Barrow Lane up to the junction with Swanland Road, then Swanland Road itself from the cross road with Barrow Lane and Pulcroft Road to the junction with Boothferry Road. The central reservation gaps and right hand lanes will be closed at the cross roads with Heads Lane and Swanland Road.

The crossroads traffic lights on the Heads Road and Boothferry Road crossroad will also be disabled between 8:30am and 11:00am to give priority to runners using the inside lane of the westbound carriageway of Boothferry Road.

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