Sunday 26th August 2018.

 

Half Marathon  - Starts 9:00 am

The Severn Bridge Half Marathon returns after four very successful and highly acclaimed events.  The race was voted BEST NEW RACE in the Runners World Personal Best awards. 

The event starts on the Western (Chepstow) end of the Severn Bridge on the motorway itself and after crossing the bridge and back finishes in the event HQ below J2 of the M48, right next to the car park. The event HQ is on a pleasant grassy area overlooking the bridge enabling us to erect all the marquees needed for registration, changing, baggage etc.

The route suits both first timers and experienced club runners - it provides something a bit different from your average 'run-of-the-mill' city half marathon: stunning views, sea air, scenic country lanes and villages and the opportunity to participate in a unique running event on a closed motorway and across the iconic Severn Bridge. Full course details can be found here.

10k - Starts 10:00 am

The Severn Bridge 10k was new for 2017 and returns again in 2018. It's on the same day as the Half and finishes in the same place as the half. Event car parking etc is also the same as the Half. The 10k starts in a different place and at a different time to the Half Marathon.

 
(Photos by Paul Dodd, Tom Lindsey (photofit.net)



 
 

Both courses will be measured and certified as accurate by an accredited course measurer.

There is easy access to the race event base and car park from junction 2 of the M48. There is ample free car parking within a couple of minutes walk of the changing area, baggage store and start. Train and bus stations are situated in Chepstow, a mile or so from the event village. 

You can expect all the features of a quality and well organised 10k and Half Marathon:   

  • Safe, mostly traffic free course - road closures will be in operation
  • Reliable double RFID disposable bib chips for timing.
  • Well marked and marshalled route
  • Course measured and certified as accurate and ARC Race Permit
  • Changing and baggage facilities
  • Free car parking
  • Atmospheric event village
  • Ample toilet facilities - even more than 2016!
  • Safe, flat and traffic free warm-up area on the motorway itself - this year we will have access to closed motorway for about 40 mins before the event starts.
  • No overcrowding
  • 3 drinks stations on the route Half (one for 10k)
  • Refreshments and a number of catering outlets at the finish
  • Prompt results' service
  • Technical T-shirt and specially designed medal for all finishers
  • Goody bags containing crisps, cereal bar, drink and banana
  • Race photographs to purchase

Prizes

Trophies and prizes for the Half Marathon will be awarded to:
  • Men and Ladies overall (cash prizes): 1st (£100), 2nd (£80), 3rd (£65), 4th (£40) and 5th (£30). 1st to 3rd receive specially commissioned bespoke trophies.
  • 1st place Veterans in each 5 year age category F40-80, M40-80. And 2nd place in MV40, MV45, FV35, FV40. Memento bespoke awards medal for all.
  • Men's Team (3 club members to count) -  bespoke medal awards.
  • Ladies Team (3 club members to count) - bespoke medal awards.
  • 1st Corporate Team - bespoke medal awards

Trophies and prizes for the 10k will be awarded to:

  • Men and Ladies overall (cash prizes): 1st (£60), 2nd (£40), 3rd (£30). 1st placed man and lady receive specially commissioned bespoke trophy. 2nd and 3rd receive bespoke medal award. There will also be medals and vouchers for these age categories: V40, V50, V60, V70 for both men and ladies.