For the first time ever, the 2020 Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon will take runners through two iconic colleges of the University of Cambridge – King’s College and Jesus College.
The brand new route will take runners on a journey through history and showcase the very best of what Cambridge has to offer! All roads will be completely closed, allowing thousands of runners to take on this new iconic route!
Check out the new 2020 route map below or view the interactive map here
Entries are currently on sale exclusively to our charity partners as well as through the Frontier Business Challenge.
Entries will be on sale during the week commencing 4 November. We open to pre-registered athletes first, and as demand for places is usually greater than supply the event usually sells out before we open to general entries. If you would like to pre-register to have the best chance of getting a place, please click here.
17 years old on or before 8 March 2020.
Unfortunately, the course isn’t currently suitable for a wheelchair wave. Standard chairs are welcome in the main field. However, we highly recommend viewing the site and route first to assess suitability.
Pre- Race Information
No, I’m afraid it is not safe to run with a buggy.
Yes, you can. This will cost £2.75 and the packs will be posted approx. 2-3 weeks before the event.
Please note that we do not post to overseas addresses. You will need to collect your pack in person.
Please make sure that you have given us the correct address and make sure that you update any changes. You can do this by logging into your Active account at www.active.com and in My Events you can edit your registration information. You can also call the office on 01522 699950. If your pack gets lost due to incorrect information you will be required to pay a fee to replace it.
If you have requested for your pack to be posted and it has not arrived by 24 February, please contact the office on 01522 699950 between the hours of 09:00 – 17:00. We get a lot of emails in the weeks leading up to the event so emails may take a while to be responded to. Please do not leave it until the week of the event as the office will be closed for most of the week and we will not be able to guarantee delivery in time.
You can transfer your place to someone else until 9 February 2020. The transfer must be completed by this date. You can make your transfer by logging in to your active account at www.active.comand clicking into My Events where you will see the button to transfer. There will also be a link on your confirmation email that you can use. If you are having difficulties please call the office on 01522 699950 before 9 February as we will be unable to help you after.
Once the other person has completed their entry, using the link that will be sent to them, you will be refunded your entry fee, minus the £10 transfer fee. Please note that Active processing fees are not refundable. If the other athlete does not complete their entry before 9 February, you will not be refunded and your place will stay live.
If you have a charity or partner place, please note that these are not transferrable and you will need to contact them directly to let them know that you cannot race.
Have you tried the Cambridge Half Marathon Facebook page? There are always people looking for a place there. Running clubs are also a good place to find athletes wanting places.
You can withdraw until 9 February to receive a partial refund. After this date there can be no refunds.
Up to 15 December you will receive your entry fee, minus a £10 cancellation fee.
Up to 26 January the cancellation fee will be £15.
Your last chance to withdraw will be 9 February when there will be a £20 cancellation fee.
For those that can walk, please do as it will ease traffic congestion. If you want to cycle we will have a free secure bike park on site for up to 1,500 bikes. If walking or cycling isn’t an option for you please consider using Park & Ride. This is a special event only service and must be booked in advance to guarantee availability. In 2020 we will be using 6 sites, introducing St Ives & Longstanton, which both come in along the guided busway to the existing sites at Milton, Trumpington, Newmarket and Madingley Road. We recognise the service in 2019 was not good enough and have been working closely with the provider to make sure it is improved in 2020.
Finally, we have a limited number of parking spaces left in our event car park –Grafton West which is just 200 metres walk from the event site. Both Park & Ride and parking can be booked by visiting the Cambridge Half Marathon Shop.
Always! If you don’t fancy taking part yourself then volunteering is a great way to be part of the event and the amazing atmosphere! We always need amazing people to volunteer at our events, we literally couldn’t do it without you! All of our volunteers get food, a designated refreshment area, an event jacket and an exclusive gift.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add yourself to our list.
We are also always on the lookout for large groups to run feed stations and other areas that require a large number of volunteers, so if you are part of a running group, school, charity, knitting circle or just have a massive group of friends that would love to spend the day helping out, please get in touch with email@example.com and make his day!
There are lots of ways for businesses to get involved – you can become an event sponsor, a supplier or vendor, or you can enter a team into the Frontier Business Challenge!
If you’re interested in getting your business involved please email us at: Business@cambridgehalfmarathon.com.