8 UK Races to Run in February and March


The Grand Brighton Half Marathon
Why? For the 30-year fiesta
The Grand Brighton Half Marathon celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. From humble beginnings, the event is now one of the largest running events in the South East and one of the first major half marathon in the running calendar. Pass the regal Royal and Lewes Crescent architecture, the iconic Brighton Palace Pier and grandeur of the Royal Pavilion. Not forgetting the two-miles of colourful beach huts in Hove.
When? 23rd February 2020
www.brightonhalfmarathon.com

London Winter Run
Why? Polar bears, penguins and plenty of snow
The Cancer Research UK London Run is a 10K challenge through the heart of the city, passing world famous landmarks. Starting in Trafalgar Square (aka Snow Blast-Off Zone) – the route takes in lots of famous sites including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Somerset House and Whitehall by Downing Street. Since 2015, over 83,000 people have taken part in the event, raising £3,000,000 for Cancer Research UK and other good causes.
When? 9th February 2020
www.londonwinterrun.co.uk

Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon
Why? A jaunt through history
Join 10,000 runners as you race through the traffic-free, historic city of Cambridge. This year sees a brand-new route through two iconic colleges of the University of Cambridge – Jesus College and King’s College – the latter founded by King Henry VI in 1441.
When? 8th March 2020
www.cambridgehalfmarathon.com  

Inverness ½ Marathon  
Why? Spring in the Scottish Highlands
This spring-time half marathon boasts a scenic route through the Highland capital of Inverness. Starting alongside the banks of the River Ness – runners will reach the finish line on entering Queen’s Park Stadium at Inverness Sports Centre. You’ll also benefit from a good lie in for this run, as it doesn’t start until 12.30pm!
When? 8th March 2020
www.invernesshalfmarathon.co.uk

Bath Half Marathon  
Why? To run in a World Heritage City
The Bath Half welcomes 17,500 runners to the longest established, city centre, road race in the UK and the largest charity fundraising event in the South West region – raising over £2.2.5 million in 2017. The fast and flat route starts and finishes in the heart of the World Heritage City in Great Pulteney Street.
When? 15th March 2020
www.bathhalf.co.uk

London Landmarks Half 
Why? The awesome atmosphere and medal.
London Landmarks is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and the City of Westminster. Runners get to soak up London’s most iconic landmarks, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben and the Tower of London – as well as discovering some of the City’s quirky hidden secrets. Themed cheer stations throughout the route create a real buzz for runners and spectators. Organised by baby charity, Tommy’s, the event has raised £12.2m for the charity and other good causes.
When? 29th March 2020
www.llhm.co.uk  


Hastings Half
Why?
History and sea views
The perfect preparation for London and Brighton Marathons, Hastings Half is organised by The Hastings Lions Club to raise money for charity and show off the ancient town of Hastings. Starting at the seafront, runners will follow the route that William the Conqueror took towards battle, round the back of the town and down towards the famous ‘Old Town’ and fishing village.
When? 29th March 2020
www.hastings-half.co.uk

The Brecon Carreg Cardiff Bay Run
Why? Roald Dahl, mermaids and sea air.
This stunning 10K course takes in Cardiff Bay’s iconic landmarks, starting and finishing in Roald Dahl Plass – named in honour of the Cardiff-born literary legend. The route passes the Wales Millennium Centre, Mermaid Quay and the Cardiff Bay Barrage.
When? 29th March 2020
www.cardiffbayrun.co.uk