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
The only way that you can now enter this race is through a charity or by finding someone that is withdrawing to transfer their place to you.
If accepting a transfer please note that you will pay for your entry as you complete your entry so you will not need to pay the athlete in advance. They will be refunded automatically, minus the £10 transfer fee, once you complete your entry.
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.
Race packs will be sent, to those of you that have paid for postage, between 21 February and 24 February. If you have not received your race pack by 28 February, please get in touch on 01522 699950.
If your circumstances have changed, and you would now like your pack posted, please call us by 5pm on Friday February 7 and we can add this for you. After this date we will be unable to post your pack to you and you will have to collect it either from Up and Running between Monday 2 March and Thursday 5 March, or from Midsummer Common on Saturday 7 March. You will not be able to collect your pack on the day of the race.
If you are collecting your pack please remember to bring photo ID with you on the day as we will not be able to give you your race pack without it and we would hate for you to have a wasted trip.
You can transfer your place to someone else until 7 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.com and 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 7 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 7 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.
If you need to withdraw please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The race starts at 9:30, but with 12 waves going off for almost an hour, dependant on your estimated finish time. We will email you with your race number and wave time approximately three weeks before the race.
For those that can walk or jog please do as it will ease traffic congestion and is a great way to warm up. If you want to cycle we will have a free secure bike park on site for up to 1,500 bikes.
For those travelling from further away please consider using our Event Buses, see the Bus Service Map HERE. 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, alongside the sites at Milton, Trumpington, Newmarket and Madingley Road. For general site information please visit Cambridge Park and Ride and The Bus Way
The event car park (Grafton West) is now sold out, some of the Park & Ride sites are close to capacity and will close soon, so please get yourself organised before it’s too late!
Park & Ride can be booked by visiting our Shop.
Tickets are currently £5 per person but after 9 February this will rise to £6, as we will not be able to send them in your race pack. Tickets can be ordered until 2 March. After this date tickets will only be available at the site (If it hasn’t sold out) at a cost of £8 per ticket.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.