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

Next Race: 06/03/2022

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

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.


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.


Children must be aged 6 or over to participate in the Kids race but buggies (or similar) are permitted for children aged 5 or under. Children under 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Parents/Guardians should retain the tear-off tab from their child’s number to facilitate repatriation after the race. All children must be registered to run, but there is no requirement for chaperones to register themselves.


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


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.


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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.




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.


Mercer Surrey Half Marathon Mar 2022

  • 06/03/2022, 08:00


    Enter £20.00 - £22.00
  • 06/03/2022, 09:00

    Half Marathon

    Enter £36.00 - £38.00
  • 06/03/2022, 09:20

    Kids Run

    Enter £12.00



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