St Albans Half Marathon & 5K
13th June 2021
Races from 8.30am (See individual event times below)
This event is organised by Active Training World
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!
FOR THE FULL EVENT INFORMATION AND DETAILS ON HOW YOU CAN RUN FOR CHARITY, PLEASE SEE THE OFFICIAL EVENT WEBSITE
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.
The official chip timed half marathon will start at 10am, however, the timings and format are subject to change.
As Active Training World continue to organise events during this difficult time, we undertand that many people are nervous regarding entering events again and we want to assure you that we take every measure we can to organise a safe, socially distanced event. To see this in action watch our video Covid-19 Safety at ActiveTrainingWorld Running and Triathlon Events
We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and a postponement date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee. As this is a charity event, you will also have the option to donate your entry fee. (Booking fees are non-refundable)
ENTRIES CLOSE MIDDAY THURSDAY 10 JUNE
Sunday 13th June 2021
Event Start times (timings are subject to change and will be confirmed)
- Walking Half Marathon: 08:30
- 5K: 08:50
- Wheelchair Half Marathon: 09:50
- Running Half Marathon: 10:00
LOCATION: Verulamium Park, St Michael’s Street, St Albans AL1 3JE
UKA License: Applied for
Online entries: Pay by major credit/debit cards
Race packs will be posted up until 3 June 2021. 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 email@example.com 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.
Book your place here and don’t forget to include your charity donation to support the St Albans Charity.
- If you have previously used ATW to enter events, your old registration details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in. You will receive a Welcome email with a link to create your password.
- The entry price includes £1 for postage costs.
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 Spectators and competitors. For this reason we are discouraging spectators from attending the event. If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:
Custom designed medal for all finishers! 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.
There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.
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.
Whether this is your first marathon or half marathon and you want to know how to prepare, or you are looking to smash your personal best – following a training plan will increase your chances of improving your goals.
Visit the ATW Shop to submit your requirements for a fully customised Half Marathon training plan.
Other Race Information
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. You should not attend the event if you have.
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.
Parking and Transport
Avaialble 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.
Toilets will be provided for the event.
ActiveTrainingWorld do not offer 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, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.
Event Cancellation Policy.
If this event can no longer go ahead, and a postponement date isn’t found, you will be offered alternative options, one of which will be a refund of your entry fee. (Booking fees are non-refundable). As this is a charity event, you will also have the option to donate your entry fee to the charity.
By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:
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.