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Runners Village

Thanks to the support of local businesses, we have even more fantastic things going on in your Runners Village – so bring along your spectators and they will have as fun day as you! The Runners Village is situated in the front meadow of Verulamium Park opposite Westminster Lodge.

Map of the Runners' Village 2017

Stage Area

The stage area, kindly sponsored by Gates of St Albans, will be the central location for;

Pre-race warm ups

Instructors from Everyone Active will guide you through a fun warm up session to make sure you’re ready to race.

Winners Presentation

Race winners will be presented with their prizes on the podium.



Well-being Zone

There is more to running than putting one foot in front of the other. Our new improved wellbeing zone will help you jump-start your recovery and provide advice on your health and training.

Massages - Provided by Perfect Balance Clinic

Don’t forget to visit the Perfect Balance Massage tent to receive your free post-race massage! They can also provide injury advice if you have any post-race pains.

Stretching and Cool Down Tent - Provided by Fitness First

A relaxing place for runners to go to cool down and stretch after their race to help ease those post-race aches and pains.

Sports Zones

We know half marathons can take a while, so we’ve got lots of family-friendly activities to keep your spectators busy, but you are of course welcome to join in before and after the race.

Be Active Area  - Sponsored by Everyone Active

Everyone Active will be providing

  • Multi-sport Activities with chance to win prizes!
  • Body Composition Analysis & Talk with Fitness Experts
  • Verulamium Spa Special Offers including half price entry on race day!
  • Fit for Sport Children's sports games

Ball Games Area - Provided by 1life

1Life will be providing

  • Mini Tennis Courts
  • Inflatable Football Shoot Out
  • Tennis and Football Challenges

Activity Zones

Craft Tent Kindly sponsored by Tiger St Albans Children's craft tent where you can make and personalise banners to wave at the finish line! Free activity, donations welcome for Special Olympics St Albans.

Inflatables - Provided by Ben's Bouncy Castles
Inflatable fun for the whole family! 

Community Circle

Photo Booth - Provided by Yokan

Local photography company Yokan will be opening a FREE pop-up photobooth including inflatable ice-lolly pops!

Face Painting

Free face painting, and not just for the kids!

Gates "Post-It" Challenge - Provided by Gates of St Albans
Get involved in helping us cover the Gates of St Albans Car in Post-it notes about why you love the St Albans Half!

Chilli Pilates 
Visit Chilli Pilates to see how they can help make you feel fitter, healthier and happier!

Retail Stalls
Runners World St Albans
For the best trainer advice and fittings!

Meet your Race Pacer before the race.

Main Charity Tent
Our main benefiting charity, Rennie Grove Hospice, will be in the Runners Village to tell you about the wonderful work they do and how they will be using the event proceeds. 

There will be a variety of catering options available in the Runners Village including local traders Comida Brasil, Toastielicious and The Pudding Shop!

VIP Area  Kindly Sponsored by SA Law
Fancy adding a bit of luxury to your St Albans Half Marathon Experience? Why not upgrade to a VIP ticket for just £20 and enjoy complimentary food and drink, private toilets, VIP bag drop and the best views of start and finish line. VIP tickets are available for both runners and spectators. Click here for more info.

Information Point

If you have any questions or issues, please make your way to the information point in the centre of the Runners Village where a member of the events team will be able to help you.

Meeting Zone

There will be meeting points situated across the Runners Village to help you find friends and family.  Please see the Runners Village Map for exact locations.


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