The 40th St Albans Half Marathon & 5K – 12th June 2022

The 40th St Albans Half Marathon & 5K


A community focused event, St Albans Half Marathon aims to raise money for local charities and organisations as well as put on a great day out for all the family.

Those looking for a challenge can take on the scenic Half Marathon or Walking Half, which takes you on a challenging but rewarding route through the country lanes of St Albans.

Our 5K is open to everyone over 11 and takes you on a route around Verulamium Park.  You’ll still experience the great atmosphere we are famous for, and help to support local charities and organisations!

The 1.5Km Family Fun Run details will be announced early next year!

With events around the country being cancelled we are pleased to be able to give you the opportunity to complete this event in a socially distanced environment on a practically traffic free course. The race will be held under a full UK Athletics race license.

  • Location: Verulamium Park, St Michael’s Street, St Albans AL1 3JE
  • Start times: Walking Half Marathon: 08:30 | 5K: 08:50 | Wheelchair Half Marathon: 09:50 | Running Half Marathon: 10:00
  • Distances: Half Marathon 13.1 miles/21K (1 lap) | 5K
  • Minimum Age: Half Marathon – 17yrs | 5K – 11yrs – ages as at 12/06/2022
  • Activity: Running
  • Open to: Solo participants
  • Entry Fee: 4 options from just £15 per person (Details below)
  • UKA License No: Applied for
  • Refunds ActiveTrainingWorld do not offer refunds, transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on the website. If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement or jury service, you will only be eligible for a transfer or credit note on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note or equivalent.
  • Event Cancellation If the event should have to be cancelled due to reasons beyond ATW’s control (for example – but not limited to – adverse weather, local or national lockdown) entrants will be given a credit note for the value of their entry fee (minus the booking fee) to be used on any ATW event.
  • Additional Fees: A 6% booking fee will be added at the checkout
  • Event Organiser: Active Training World
  • Organiser Email: events@activetrainingworld.co.uk
  • Official Event Website: COMING SOON 

Race packs will be posted to all entries received before midnight 8th June 2022. Entries after that date will need to collect their race packs on the day. The price of each ticket includes the cost of postage.

If you have changed address since the time of registration, please ensure that you email events@activetrainingworld.co.uk with your new address.

There will be an online race briefing made available before the event, it is mandatory to have watched this as there will be no pre-race briefing on the day.


All races start and finish at Verulamium Park

The Half Marathon Course, including Walking & Wheelchair entrants

The St Albans Half Marathon will take you through the stunning country lanes of St Albans.  Although you may come across a hill or two, the view from the top makes it worthwhile.

  • Running entrants must be able to complete the course in 3hrs 15mins.
  • Wheelchair entrants must be able to complete the course in 3hrs 30mins.
  • Walking entrants must be able to complete the course in 5hrs.

The 5K Course

This 5k is perfect for anyone! Whether you’re a budding athlete looking to beat your personal best or new to running and wanting to tackle a shorter distance. Participants must be able to complete the course in 55mins.


We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.

Due to current restrictions all event staff and volunteers will need to confirm that they have not been unwell in the 14 days leading up to the event. This also applies to competitors and spectators. For this reason we are discouraging spectators to attend the event. If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:



Custom designed medal for all finishers!
Add a medal insert to commemorate your time; whether it’s your first race or a new PB! Available to purchase for an additional £8.
Simply add MEDAL INSERT on your registration form and you’ll be sent the insert in the mail shortly after race day, for you to apply to your medal and display proudly!

There will be a prizegiving to the top male and female finisher in each race on the day

There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.

In an effort to make the event more sustainable we will not be offering t shirts this year, instead we will be paying to plant one tree for every £100 we take in entry fees.

Prizes awarded for the primary school challenge and corporate challenge.

Prize money for numerous categories.

It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event.

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.

Available in St Albans City Centre.

Changing and Bag Storage
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race. There will be a baggage area at this event.

Toilets will be provided for the event.

Water Station
Water will be provided on both half marathon routes and the 5k, however in an effort to make the event more sustainable we would love it if you could bring your own reusable bottle (subject to change in-line with COVID guidance).

By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the Active Training World Privacy Policy

Your name, date of birth and email details will be onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 


1) I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.

2) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.

3) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.

4) By entering this event, the athlete indicates acceptance of UKA rules.


The event is being officially timed by Event Chip Timing and the results will be available on the day at http://results.eventchiptiming.com

Ticket Details

Book your place here and don’t forget to include your charity donation to support the St Albans Charity. 
  • If this is your first registration on our new booking platform but had an ATW account previously, your old ATW log in details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in.
  • Please supply your estimated run time in minutes/seconds (e.g. 50.34)
  • The entry price includes £1 for postage costs.
  • Prices do not include 6% booking fee. This will be added at checkout.
Details Price Qty
St Albans Half Marathon Affilitated EARLY BIRD £33.00 (GBP)*  
St Albans Half Marathon Unaffiliated EARLY BIRD £35.00 (GBP)*  
St Albans Wheelchair Half Marathon Affiliated EARLY BIRD £33.00 (GBP)*  
St Albans Wheelchair Half Marathon Unaffiliated EARLY BIRD £35.00 (GBP)*  
St Albans Walking Half Marathon EARLY BIRD £21.00 (GBP)*  
St Albans 5K Affiliated EARLY BIRD £15.00 (GBP)*  
St Albans 5K Unaffiliated EARLY BIRD £17.00 (GBP)*  

Price does not include booking fee

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