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Walking Half Marathon

 Sunday 10th June - 8:30am

We are proud to offer the only chip-timed Walking Half Marathon in the country, for those who want to take on the challenge of a Half Marathon but at their own pace.

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Starting and finishing in Verulamium Park, the St Albans Walking 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. Known as the friendliest Half Marathon in the area, our marshals will cheer you on and entertain you with their fancy dress, and the free ice lolly waiting for you at the finish line is sure to get you through those last few miles!

  • 13.1 mile route
  • Participants must be aged 17 yrs or above to enter this event.
  • Water points, toilets and marshals situated along the course.
  • Participants must be able to complete the course in 5hrs.
  • This event is recreational, although the event is chip-timed.
  • Route will not always be closed to traffic
  • Walking Half Marathon Map 2016

Please note: Although this event is chip-timed it is NOT a race. As not all roads are closed to traffic it is strictly a walking event.  If you wish to walk and jog we recommend you enter than main half marathon race. 

Entry Limit: 600
Entry Fee:

Early Bird Price - Until 31st January 2018


Standard Price - Until 13th May 2018


Late Entry Price - Until 5th June 2018


​Please note a small booking fee applies. 

Start Times:

08:30am Walking Half Marathon


All finishers will receive a medal, t shirt, finish line goodies and ice lolly.

Closing Date:

Tuesday 5th June, 11.59pm




This event is a recreational event and therefore there are no prizes for winning the event. However, we now offer 3 spot prizes for our walkers thanks to our generous sponsors.



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 14th May 2018 until registrations close on 5th June 2018. 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.



As this is not an official race you are able to wear headphones, but we suggest caution as you will be walking on roads that are not closed to the public until the Half Marathon starts at 10am.


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 notified in writing to the event team within 7 days of your entry date. After this period we regret that we cannot refund any entry fees, whether due to injury, illness, lack of training or a last minute change of plan.

Participants are also able to transfer to a different race or transfer their registration to another participant through the online registration system if they can no longer attend. This option is only available until 15th April 2018. Transfers between categories are free of charge but transfer to a new participant has an additional charge of £2. If a participant is transferring to a race with a cheaper entry fee the price difference is non-refundable. After 15th April transfer is only available by telephone with the events team, this is available until 7th May.

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 the equivalent race in 2019’s event registration and will be valid for one use until 31st December 2018.

In the unfortunate circumstance of the event being cancelled through circumstance beyond the control of the race organisers, I understand, and accept, the rules and terms of the entry including that there will be no refund of race entries and purchases.




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