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5K Race

St Albans Half is much more than just a Half Marathon, we have four races throughout the day to offer something for everyone!

With a route around the stunning Verulamium Park, 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, our marshals will cheer you on and entertain you with their fancy dress the whole way round.  And the free ice lolly waiting for you at the finish line is sure to get you through those last few kilometers! 

  • The 5K run is chip timed.5k
  • Please note the course is a single loop course all within the grounds of Verulamium Park.
  • Participants must complete the full 5K.   
  • Participants must be aged 11yrs and over to enter.
  • Water points and marshals will be situated along the course.
  • There are two race categories: 11 – 16 yrs and 17+ yrs.
  • Participants must complete the race within 55 minutes.
  • Map of route
Entry Limit:


Entry Fees:


Late Fees apply form 15th May 2017.

Entries Close Tuesday 6th June 2017.

No Entries on Race Day.

​Please note a small booking fee applies.

Start Times:

8.50am 5K Run (Sunday 11th June 2017)


All finishers will receive a medal, t shirt, goody bag and ice lolly. 

 Closing Date:

Tuesday 7th June, 11.59pm


Prizes will be confirmed throughout the year as they are kindly donated by sponsors. However a trophy will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers following categories:

Males - 11-16 years Race
Females - 11-16 years Race
Males - 17+ Race
Females - 17+ Race


The St Albans Half Marathon is a charitable event. Proceeds for registration fees, for all events, will go to our supported charities which are chosen by the community.  You are welcome to get sponsorship for your event, which can go towards our chosen charity or to a charity of your choice.  Simply click on the "Start Fundraising" button on the right to get started!



Late entry fees will apply to the entry price from 15th May 2017 until registrations close on 6th June 2017. The cost of this will be an extra £2 on the entry fee price. 


Please Note: We reserve the right to refuse or cancel an application/entry. We may also alter aspects of one or all of our events including routes, starts and finishes and water points.



You have the right to cancel your place in any one of our events and receive a full refund (excluding admin fee) if your cancellation is done within 7 days of your entry date. After this period we regret that we will not refund any entry fees, whether due to injury, illness, lack of training or a last minute change of plan.

Participants are able to transfer to a different race or transfer their registration to another participant.  This option is only available until 1st May 2017 and an additional charge of £2 will be made to the participant who wishes to transfer.  If a participant is transferring to a race with a cheaper entry fee the difference is non-refundable. 

If a participant is unable to attend the event and doesn’t wish to transfer their place, they can contact St Albans Half Marathon via email with their name and date of birth to request a deferral discount code. This code will entitle them to 50% off 2018’s event registration for any race and will be valid for one use until 30th September 2018. The deadline for deferrals is 5pm on Wednesday 7th June 2017.



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