Hereford Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Runs sponsored by Western Power Distribution

WHEN: | Registration from 9.00am: 10K starts 10.00am - Half Marathon starts 10.10am - 5K starts 10.20am WHERE: Hereford Leisure Centre, Hereford HR4 9UD

Hereford Half Marathon, 10K and 5K results:

You can also download a pdf of the result from the links on the right of this page.

St Michael’s Hospice welcomes runners of any ability at our events. Whether you’re a professional, a keen club runner, an enthusiastic amateur or it’s your first ever event, we invite you to run with us in a supportive and enjoyable environment.

The Hereford Half Marathon is a challenging road race covering just over 13 miles. This is a single-lap course offering runners a good balance of undulating and flat sections. It is an ideal route for those wanting to challenge themselves or train for a marathon. The Hereford Half Marathon course record was set in 2006 with an impressive time of 1:08:57. The 2015 winner came in with a time of 1:16:00. To register for the 2016 Hereford Half Marathon, click here.

The Hereford 10K Run is a single-lap course with an elevation of just 22m. This makes it ideal for those looking for a quick time or as training for the more challenging Half Marathon. The 10K record of 33:20 was reset in 2015 by the 2014 record holder. To register for the 2016 Hereford 10K Run, click here.

The Hereford 5K Run takes place on an off-road, virtually flat circuit, making it accessible to everyone. Dress up or dress down: however you want to participate, come along and join in the fun. In 2015, its inaugural year, the 5K record was set at 21:15. To register for the 2016 Hereford 5K Run, click here.

Registration for any of the events is quick and easy by following the links above. Whichever course is for you, invite your friends and family to cheer you on and soak up the atmosphere. Together, lets make the 8th of May a very special day.


Hereford Leisure Centre
Holmer Road

Advance purchase entry:

Affiliated runners

Advance purchase entry:

Unaffiliated runners

On-the-day entry:

(all runners)

The Hereford Half Marathon £18 £20 £25
The Hereford 10K Run: £15 £17 £25
The Hereford 5K Run: £8 £10 £15


Entry includes:

  • A warm-up area for runners prior to the start of the race
  • Timing chips for accurate course timing
  • A post-event SMS message with your official time
  • Water stations en route and at the finish
  • Event photography (published to Facebook)
  • Medal, water bottle and sustenance at the end of the event
  • Prizes for the top three runners in each event
  • Veterans’ prizes in the Hereford Half Marathon and the Hereford 10K Run
  • Youth prizes (u/11, u/13 and u/15) for the Hereford 5K Run


With optional extras:

  • Sports Massage (Donations appreciated)
  • Professional Event Photography


For the spectators:

  • There will be food and drink available to purchase at the start/finish line as well as commentary on the race finishers.
  • For younger spectators there will be a safe play area with inflatables

Sunday 8th May, 2016

Registration opens at 9.00 am at Hereford Leisure Centre, Hereford HR4 9UD.

Race start times:

The Hereford 10K Run: 10.00 am

The Hereford Half Marathon 10.10 am

The Hereford 5K Run: 10.20 am

Please follow the road signage to Hereford Racecourse, Holmer Road Entrance where parking will be available for a donation. Please bring change to put in the charity bucket. The full address is Hereford Racecourse, Holmer Road, Hereford HR4 9UD. Parking will close at 9.50am which corresponds with the closing of registration. Please be aware that parking can be up to 10 minutes’ walk from the Leisure Centre registration area.

All registration takes place in the Hereford Leisure Centre sports hall. Registration opens from 9.00am and closes at 9.50am. You will not need to bring anything with you, just confirmation of your name and postcode.

You will be issued with your running number upon registration. Your running number has an embedded timing chip corresponding to your entry, so do not swap them. You MUST wear your number on your front at all times during the race, both for your safety and to record your time. Please ensure the contact detail section on the reverse of your running number is completed.

Proceed to your allocated warm-up area in good time before the race starts. The 10K and 5K starting points are approximately 5 minutes from the Leisure Centre. Please allow those aiming for a quick time to position themselves at the front of the pack. The races start at the following times:
10K at 10.00am
Half Marathon at 10.10am
5K at 10.20am

Subject to their availability, we will have race pacers in the half marathon who will run at 1:30hrs and 1:45hrs. Please use the pace runners to achieve your goals.

Toilets, changing rooms and showers are available at Hereford Leisure Centre. There is limited baggage storage at the Leisure Centre: all baggage will be left at your own risk. Please do not bring any valuables with you. Food and drinks are available to purchase from the Leisure Centre Café and from the Runner’s Village in the athletic area.
Sports massage will be available before and after the Half Marathon from 09:00-15:00hrs. This is kindly being provided by Hereford College of Technology students and they will be accepting donations on behalf of the Hospice.

St John’s Ambulance will be providing first aid support on the day and will be based at the Leisure Centre.

There are several suitable viewing points for spectators around the course. Spectators must remain outside the runner finish funnel at all times.

You must be fit and well enough to run the Half Marathon. Please check the guidance from Runbritain Medical Advisory Group on how to prepare for an endurance event.
This is a road race and the roads will remain open to traffic. Keep to the left hand side of the road and ensure there is plenty of room for a car to pass safely. Observe marshalls and carry out their instructions – they are there to ensure your safety. Please use pavements where available.
If you are unable to finish the race, you MUST report to a marshal to inform them.
MP3 / IPODs – Whilst it is not against UK Athletics rules, we STRONGLY advise runners not to wear headphones as it is much harder to hear traffic, instructions from race officials or other competitors. This is for your own safety. It can also be distracting for other runners.
Environmental Impact – We are very lucky to be granted the relevant permissions to stage the race in Hereford and surrounding parishes. Please help us by reducing the environmental impact as much as possible and throw all litter away. There are bins provided 50m from each water station.
Marshalls – Please be advised that all the marshalls are giving their time free of charge; without their assistance, we would not be able to organise the race. If possible, please show your gratitude whilst on the course and understand that any abusive behaviour will result in immediate disqualification.

There are water stations available en route. Please do not stop suddenly when approaching a water station and please do not congregate next to them. There are bins located after each water station, please dispose of the bottles in these bins. The Half Marathon and 10K races will also have energy gels available at some of the stations. We suggest not using gels unless you have previously done so.

We will be presenting the top three male and female finishers from each distance with a commemorative trophy and High5 Race Pack at 12.00pm in the Runner’s Village. Veteran categories (HM &10K) and youth categories (5K) will be presented as results come in.

We will be using Gun Time for the top three places and Chip Time for the veteran/youth places.

Sponsorship is important. Our aim is to raise enough money to fund the support and care St Michael’s Hospice gives to over 1,400 patients a year.

Runners who pledge to raise over £30 sponsorship for St Michael’s Hospice will receive a ‘Keep Warm Jacket’ at the end of the run in addition to their finish line medal, along with a 20% discount voucher for Clubsport. You will also be entered into a draw to win a pair of technical running shoes from Clubsport.

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