The 3-1-5 Half Marathon includes a 5km fun run (see Fun Run page for more details). The races aim to be a friendly race organised by runners who are dedicated to delivering a superb event for every type of runner as well as supporting local charities.
To new runners, and those considering running with us for the first time, we promise a warm welcome and a race with fantastic support. You'll be greeted with some breath taking views of the Lune and Lancaster countryside and but we recommend some serious training and we look forward to seeing you cross the finish line!
Regardless if you are an elite runner with prize winning ambitions, chasing a new personal best time, or one of the many unsung heroes for whom a race is the ultimate challenge for yourself or for your chosen charity we promise you a race that is tailored specifically for you that you will not forget it in a while!!
The Half Marathon starts on the Lancaster cyclepath alongside the Lune River. The race heads towards the pretty village of Caton before looping back towards Lancaster passing the start line.
After passing the Millennium Bridge, the Maritime Museum and Carlisle Bridge the route continues down the Lancaster Quayside where the Half Marathon turns and heads for home.
The Half Marathon heads back to and crosses the Millennium Bridge and heads for Skerton Bridge and heads for home via the cyclepath.
Please use route map for direction and not exact mile placing.
When is the race in 2018?
Sunday 2nd December
Start time 11.00am – Half Marathon
PRE ENTRIES - NUMBERS COLLECTED ON THE DAY!
Where does the race start?
The Race HQ is at 3-1-5 Health Club, Mannin Way, Caton Road, Lancaster LA1 3PE with the start being 0.5miles away from the Health Club on the Luneside Path. Please note there is a 2.2m height barrier at the entrance of the centre car park. The club is not always able to open this and if you have a tall vehicle we request you let us know in advance.
Where can I park?
Parking for competitors and supporters will be available at the Health Club.
After the race there may be queues at busy times, please be patient whilst we work to help everybody leave as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Where can I stay in Lancaster?
Lancaster has a number of hotels and B&B’s in the centre and outskirts of the city. Please contact us for more information with your requirements and we’ll do our best to match you to appropriate accommodation.
What is the race route?
The races follow the River Lune and are a very scenic, peaceful route and also a spectator friendly.
Mainly set on public pathways the routes are traffic-free with only a small road section.
Race routes can be found on www.lancaster-race-series.co.uk
What are the rules for the event?
This race is run under UK Athletics rules.
How far apart are the drinks stations?
The drinks stations will be approx 2.5 to 3 miles apart.
What else will be available on the course?
A number of marshals and community groups will be on the course providing runners with jelly babies and Vaseline if required!
Will there be start zones?
Will there be mile or km markers?
There will be mile markers, every mile.
How old do I need to be to run the half marathon?
To enter the half marathon, you must be 17 or over on race day.
How do I get my race pack?
If you live in the UK and entered by post, your race info will be posted out to you explaining the details for race day. If you entered online your information will be sent to the email stated in the online application.
Numbers will not be posted out and will be available for collection at the 3-1-5 Health Club between the following times:
Sunday 9.30am - 11.00am
Please allow enough time to collect your number before the event starts at 11.00am.
I can't run - What is your refund policy? Can I transfer my number?
We are now unable to offer swaps and refunds.
What if I am ill, injured or unfit before the race?
We recommend that you do not run if you feel ill, injured or have not trained for this event. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
Can I run in Fancy Dress?
Yes, we welcome runners in fancy dress. Please take care with your choice of fancy dress as roads & paths are NOT closed to the public.
Can I wear an iPod or music player?
It is not recommended. For your own safety you need to be aware of what is around you, and to be able to take instructions from marshals.
Is there a baggage store?
The Health club has lockable lockers
Where are the toilets?
There are ample toilets at the 3-1-5 Health Club.
What food and drink will be available?
There will be food and drink available to buy within the 3-1-5 Health Club.
When will the results be available and when is the presentation?
Results will be posted online soon after the race and hopefully available on the day.
Where is a good place to spectate?
The course is inaccessible without transport but we have a number of course sites where you will be able to spectate and get a drink from as well!