Making a triumphant return to the events calendar in 2023, the much-loved Coventry Half Marathon was enjoyed by thousands of runners. Join us again in 2024 for another fantastic day.
Recreating much of the previously popular route, the event will take place on the historic City Centre streets before heading to the nearby countryside and out towards Shakespeare’s county of Warwickshire.
A great event for runners and spectators alike, this scenic route promises to attract huge crowds of supporters and allows for a spot of phenomenal sightseeing as the gothic city centre meets the picturesque countryside.
Not just a route with something for everyone to appreciate, runners embarking upon the Coventry Cathedral finish line will be greeted with a goody bag of rewards, including post-run treats and a hard-earned bespoke medal for them to remember the day.
Entrants must be 17 years or over on event day.
- Chip timing
- Finisher's goody bag
- An option to pre-order a quality tech finishers T-shirt
- Exclusive medal
- Memories of a brilliant day!
The Race Office will be located in the Event Village, which is situated in the grounds of Coventry University Students Union, The Hub (The Hub 4 Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QT).
Playing host to our partner charities, Race Office and baggage tents, our event village can be found in the grounds of Coventry University Students Union, The Hub.
Bottled water is available on course and at the finish. Please see the route map for locations. Competitors are advised to ensure that they consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate.
Please leave time to drop your baggage at the baggage store which will open in the event village located in the grounds of Coventry University Students Union, The Hub prior to the event. You will be able to retrieve your baggage from the same store after your run.
A selection of goodies awaits each finisher - including a well deserved medals and some tasty treats.
Friends & family meeting point
Make the most of our various meeting points, locations of these will be announced prior to the event.
Toilets can be found in the grounds of Coventry University Students Union, The Hub.
Headphones on event day
Shokz – Official Sports Headphones Partner of England Athletics & Run For All
Shokz is the world’s leading manufacturer of open-ear headphones, technology that enables you to listen to music whilst staying connected to your surroundings. Shokz sports headphones are the only headphones that are approved for use in all road races under the UK Athletics Rules of Competition.
Safety is a top priority
The partnership between Shokz, England Athletics and Run For All recognises that many athletes enjoy listening to music while warming up, training or competing. Whether it is taking part in events, running solo or socially with others, it’s key that their experience is safe and enjoyable.
Music makes running more joyful
Running with music would make your run more joyful. With Shokz open-ear headphones, runners could listen to their favourite playlist or broadcast on the run while maintaining sociability.
15% discount offer
There is a 15% discount offer for all Run For All entrants. To receive this discount entrants must purchase Shokz headphones via Up & Running and use a specific code. To receive this discount code, please contact our admin team via our contact form here
Race number information
Race number Collection
This event is race number collection only. Race number information will be made available closer to event day.
More details to follow at a later date
If you have changed address since registration, it is your responsibility to inform us.
However, we will also be sending out an email around eight weeks before the event to ask if you have changed address recently.
What if I'm coming from overseas?
Race numbers will not be posted to those participants who provided a postal address located outside of the UK as we can’t guarantee the safe delivery of the race number.
However, if you do have a UK address that your race number can be posted to prior to the event, please contact us at email@example.com with details. Alternatively you will be able to collect your race number from the Race Office on the event weekend. Opening hours of the Race Office will be detailed on our website at www.runforall.com in the week prior to the event.
Using your race number bib
Your timing chip is affixed to your race number, do not attempt to remove or fold the chip. Do not pierce the chip with safety pins.
Wear your chipped bib number on your chest on the outer layer of clothing e.g. if a running jacket is worn, wear your number on top of this. Do not obscure/ cover your bib number + chip with a bum bag/ running belt.
We encourage runners not to position their arms to start/stop a personal timing device on or right in front of the bib whilst running over the timing mats themselves as this impedes the signal. Arms can be positioned slightly away from the body, or the devices can be started/stopped when the runner isn’t on the actual mat.
Race numbers are not interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners.
Your bib & timing chip does not need to be collected in after the event and is yours to keep a memento of your race day!
Can't run anymore?
Race numbers cannot be interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners. Anyone found to have done this will be disqualified
Road Closure Information
Interactive Road Closure Map
Travel Assistant Map
Plan your journey with the Travel Assistant
How to get there
Travelling by car
If you are travelling by car we would recommend using Coventry City Council's Railway Station Car Park, which is only £1 per visit on Sundays.
From the Railway Station Car Park it is just 15 minutes walk to the start via Broadgate and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. (*Cars over 2.5m high can use Lower Ford Street Car Park which is accessed from Junction 3/Sky Blue Way and has 168 spaces). White Street Coach Park is located off Ring Road Junction 2.
Arriving by train
The city is conveniently located on the West Coast Main Line which runs from London Euston through Coventry to Birmingham New Street. Other major UK cities including Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh can all be reached directly by train from Coventry.
Park & Run from Coventry City Council's Railway Station Car Park, which is only £1 per visit on Sundays. This is the red multi-storey building off Warwick Road (Ring Road Junction 6) which has 638 spaces including 16 EV charging bays. There are 35 disabled spaces which are free for blue badge holders. Height restriction is 2.5m*. From the Railway Station Car Park it is just 15 minutes walk to the start via Broadgate and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. (*Cars over 2.5m high can use Lower Ford Street Car Park which is accessed from Junction 3/Sky Blue Way and has 168 spaces). White Street Coach Park is located off Ring Road Junction 2.
Travelling by Bus
There is a large bus station located in Coventry which serves city and out-of-town routes to more remote destinations.
Ride the bus into the city centre for just £2, then it's just 500m walk or jog up past The Herbert Art Gallery and Musuem to the start. It's only 10-15 mins direct bus ride from Bell Green, Foleshill, Holbrooks, Walsgrave or Whitley, or 20 -30 mins from Bedworth, Binley, Canley, Eastern Green, Longford. It's 30 minutes+ from Birmingham International and Nuneaton.
Travelling by Air
The nearest arrival airport would be Birmingham International Airport, that is conveniently located to the railway network.
Travelling on Foot
Why not build your warm up in to your journey and walk or cycle to the start of the Half Marathon next to Coventry University. Supervised cycle parking will be provided near the start on Gosford Street (bring a lock) and there are West Midlands Cycle Hire Docks nearby on Gosford Street and Cox Street. Find out more www.wmcyclehire.co.uk
Coventry lies at the heart of an excellent rail and bus network and is accessible via motorway, making it extremely easy to reach. Like with all Run For All events, we would encourage all entrants to consider utilising public transport links, walking, cycling or explore car sharing when planning your travel. We hope the following links assist in your event day planning.
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