The Race Organiser : Mercer Surrey Half Marathon
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Mercer Surrey Half Marathon

Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, WOKING. GU22 9BA

Online entry for this event has now closed. Limited entry on the day will be available with Half Marathon places at £50 (a % of funds being passed to our charity partners) and the 5K subject to a £5 surcharge. Payment will be accepted by card only; further information can be found here.

 

Surrey’s largest half marathon promises a high-quality racing experience for every level of competitor, attracting a perfect mix of new and returning runners each year.

 

You’ll enjoy an award-winning atmosphere in an accessible, central location, glorious scenery, and closed road routes. As one of the UK’s only closed road 5K running races, it boasts unparalleled PB potential.

 

The Half Marathon follows a professionally marked and measured single loop from central Woking into the surrounding countryside and the 5K features some of its best bits - including starting and finishing under the main event gantry.

 

This picturesque race is made even more popular by live performances from local bands, aid stations and communities of cheering spectators, and boasts one of the fastest half marathon finish times on record (62 minutes).

 

The Kids Run encourages children to experience the exciting atmosphere generated by mass-participation events which can inspire them to lead active and healthy lifestyles. With full road closures in place and dedicated team of volunteers, the safety of each child is paramount.

 

Further information can be found on the event website.

 

The Half Marathon and 5K will be Licensed with UK Athletics (UKA) and the results published by Run Britain shortly after the event.

 

All of our events are organised following government and governing body COVID-19 guidance. We will continue to ensure that we deliver safe and enjoyable events.

Event Details

 

The Routes are flat, on closed roads, and consist of an out-and-back via Westfield for the 5K, with an additional loop out past Jacob’s Well and Worplesdon for the Half Marathon.

 

Bib Numbers are available for collection at the event only, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.

 

Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

 

All finishers will receive a Medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males at each distance. Winners will be notified by email by the end of the following week where a presentation is not possible on the day. This does not apply to the Kids Run for which alternate prizes/rewards may be offered.

 

Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.

 

Course Markings, including arrows, tape, and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.

 

Pacers will not be offered at this event.

 

Facilities

 

Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be available on our website and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

 

Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication, or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.

 

Bag Drop will be available at this event. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us while they run using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib. They can then present their number after the event to retrieve their item(s).

 

Water Stations will be available on the Half Marathon route approximately every 10K.

 

Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the event village for use throughout the event. Toilets will be available on the Half marathon route, with 1 or 2 at each of the water stations.

 

Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event from a variety of local vendors.

 

There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.

 

Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.

 

Other Information

 

As UK Athletics licensed events, the pushing of persons in any device is prohibited under the UKA Rules of Competition (including, but not limited to, a Wheelchair, BuggyPushchairStroller or similar). Such devices are permitted in the Fun Run only.

 

As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised, Spectators will not be permitted in the event village throughout the event. Whilst opportunities are available on the route and around the start/finish area, spectators are reminded that they should adhere to the appropriate social distancing recommendations at all times.

 

Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.

 

This event is not suitable for Wheelchair Users due to restrictions relating to the road closure schedule.

 

Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones for those competing in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

 

Although this event takes place on closed-roads, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, support and emergency response vehicles, and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.

 

With respect to a Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement and road closure schedule, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at approximately 12:30 to facilitate our departure from the premises - and re-opening of roads - by the agreed time. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.

 

Social

 

For event updates or future promotions, follow AAT Events on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. You can also join our Strava club to see how your fellow competitors are training and compare your race day performance.

 

The Mercer Surrey Half Marathon can also be found on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

Road Closures

 

A schedule of Road Closures will be available approximately 6 weeks prior on the event website.

 

Location

Directions

Further details with respect to planning your journey and available parking facilities will be communicated prior to the event to all-pre-registered participants.