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. Entry on the day will be available, subject to a £5 surcharge. Payment will be accepted by card only; further information can be found here.


Voted one of the best events in the UK by runners in the independent RaceCheck Awards in 2019/2020, 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.


It is designed for children 5 - 16 to complete themselves but, if children are a little younger or would prefer to run with an adult, that’s no problem.

We will ask chaperones to wait outside the kid’s zone until the race has started and they may join once the pen has started to empty. All children must be registered to run but there is no need to register chaperones. Children with chaperones should start at the back of the pack

Parents/Guardians should retain the tear-off tab from their child’s number to facilitate repatriation after the race.


Further information can be found on the event website.


Event merchandise is available for purchase during registration for collection at (or delivery prior to) the event, further details on which will be confirmed in the pre-race comms.


The road closure schedule will be posted approximately 6 weeks prior on the event website.


Run for Charity


Charity Partnerships with the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon


We proudly welcome back Harrison’s Fund and The Eikon Charity as our charity partners for 2022.


The Mercer Surrey Half Marathon attracts some of the UK’s most popular charity runners from all over the UK, including “Tony the Fridge” and “The Barefoot Runner” who, in their own words, enjoy the “incredible atmosphere” and “beautiful course”. Our race is perfect for fundraisers., and we have helped raise in excess of £300,000 annually for a number of charities. If you want to add to this total for one of our amazing charity partners, please keep reading!


Harrison’s Fund: Headline Charity Partner


Join #TeamHarrisonsFund


Harrison’s Fund are committed to finding a cure for Harrison and the 2,500 other children in the UK who have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal muscle wasting condition.

Find out more about this charity

Run for Harrison’s Fund


The Eikon Charity: Official Charity Partner


Donate to The Eikon Charity


The Eikon Charity supports children and young people to thrive by overcoming difficulties, becoming resilient, and developing into confident adults who contribute positively to their communities.

The charity focuses on disadvantaged and vulnerable children experiencing significant challenges with their emotional wellbeing, mental health, education, or relationships.

Find out more about this charity

Run for Eikon


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.


Entry on the day will not be available.


For event updates and 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 event day performance.


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The Surrey Half Marathon is thrilled to have Kate Percy’s as Healthy Eating Partner for 2022. An expert in nutrition specifically for runners and with three best-selling cookbooks, Kate has built her brand around education and helping people fuel their training and racing in the best way possible. Kate will be joining AAT Events for live cooking demonstrations, free samples, and more at select events in 2022.


Event Details



These events (with the exception of the Kids run) are expected to be licensed with UK Athletics (UKA) and the results published by Run Britain shortly after the event.


Bib Numbers

Bib numbers will be available for early collection at Fitstuff Running Shop (located at 23 Chapel Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UL) to all participants who have registered by midday on Friday 25th February. Available collection hours are detailed below.


Saturday 26th February

10am – 5pm


Monday 28th February to Friday 4th March

11am – 1pm & 4pm – 6pm


Participants who registered after midday on Friday 25th February, or who are unable to collect their number in the week prior, can collect their number at the event.



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 may be available for 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 via email by the end of the following week where a presentation is not possible on the day, and once results are considered final. This does not apply to the Kids run for which alternate may be offered.



Subject to availability, pacers will be offered in the Half Marathon with target times between 1h30and 2h30.




Pace Pockets are fabric wristbands with a storage pocket for all your running essentials - such as keys, cards, cash or gels.

Pace Transfers are temporary tattoos that can be applied in 30 seconds and will stay on through your race, even in the wet. 


Both are printed with your choice of half marathon split times in either miles or kms. Pick your target time and you’ll be able to run at the perfect pace throughout your race (if your target pace changes before race day, contact at any time and we’ll change it for you).


Receive free delivery when purchasing from and applying code SHM2022 at checkout.




Medical Cover

Suitable medical cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. 


Bag Drop

Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib.



Event images are expected to be available, usually within 24 hours of the event.


Water Stations

Water will be available at four points on the Half Marathon.



Toilets will be available in the event village for use throughout the event. There will also be a single toilet available at each water station on the Half Marathon route.


Changing Rooms/Showers 

There are no dedicated changing rooms/showers.


Other Information



This event is suitable for wheelchair users. Any participants wishing to compete with specialised equipment are asked to contact us before entering to ensure we can accommodate any additional requirements.


BuggiesPushchairs and Strollers

As UK Athletics licensed events, the pushing of persons in any device in the Half Marathon and 5K categories is prohibited under the UKA Rules of Competition - including, but not limited to - buggies, pushchairs, strollers (or similar) and wheelchairs. Such devices are permitted in the Kids Run only.



Spectators are permitted at this event.



Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from event officials can be clearly understood. 



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.




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