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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.

(Please note: this is 2017's map, a new updated map will be available closer to the 2018's event)

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.

 Activities Area



We now 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.

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.

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

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

Face Painting

Free face painting, and not just for the kids!

Running Clubs

Some of our local running clubs will join us on the day.


Our sponsors will be represented within our Community Circle.

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 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. They will be indicated by large coloured flags.


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