Lancaster Half Race Information

When is the race in 2017?

The 2017 race is on the 5th November at 11am




Where is the race HQ?

The race HQ is at Lancaster Castle, Castle Parade, LA1 1YJ


Do you accept entries on the day?

Yes, inside the race HQ.


Where can I park?

Parking around the Castle is very limited and we recommend using a pay & display car park 


Please follow the carpark link for more details.


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 race takes in some scenic Lancaster Lune Valley countryside and route maps can be found on


The course is fast and is undulating in parts and the majority of the route is traffic free. The race starts 5 minutes away by the Giant Axe and the finish is within the Lancaster Castle.


What are the rules for the event?

This race has been measured and certified permitted under UKA Rules.


How far apart are the drinks stations?
The drinks stations will be 2.5 to 3 miles apart and will have cupped water.


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?

To enter the Lancaster Half Marathon, you must be 17 or over on race day.


Where can I find my race info?

If you live in the UK and entered by post, this 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. Please check your spam as sometimes emails go into this folder instead of standard email inboxes.


How do I get my race number?

You can collect your number on the day at the race HQ.


I can't run - What is your refund policy? Can I transfer my number?

Unfortunately, there is a no refund policy and we are now unable to transfer numbers.

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 and cycleways 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?

There will have gazebos available to for a bag drop. This will be within the Castle. 


Is there changing?

Due to the venue there is no official changing area.

When will the results be available?
Results will be posted online soon after the race on

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