Cheltenham Half Marathon

Half Marathon Overview

Cheltenham's Half Marathon is set in the heart of this beautiful regency town and has been designed to show off its splendour and Cotswold charm. Now moving into its fifth year, this popular half marathon has grown in size and is now hosted at the famous Cheltenham Racecourse.


This years' Cheltenham Half Marathon will take participants on a 13.1 mile route starting at the iconic Racecourse and then in an alternative direction towards Prestbury. Runners will then head down into town to take in the attractive regency splendour of central Cheltenham, Montpellier and Lansdown before being directed back along the leafy Honeybourne Line, into the Pittville area and on into the Racecourse complex to take a final glorious lap being cheered on by thousands of spectators.

Click here for more information on the roads that will be closed on race day and the diversions that will be in place.



This year, arrangements have been made for both main entry points to the Racecourse to be accessible and participants will be informed of their allocated entry point depending on which side of town they are driving from. Colour coded directional signs will be in place to help participants arrive at the correct car park entry point and they will be greeted by a stewarding team to ensure they can park efficiently and head straight to the event village to enjoy the build up to the race. Those living close enough will be strongly advised to walk or cycle on the day and drop off facilities will be provided at the southern entrance of the Racecourse, just off Swindon Lane roundabout.



We want to ensure that those trying to arrive at the Racecourse after the roads have closed at 7.00am, and those still trying to travel across town during the event have all the information they need to do so smoothly. 

Here is a diversion map that we have created showing you the diversions that will be in place for the duration of the event on Sunday 1st October. 

Official Charities

  • Macmillan
  • Winston's Wish
  • Sue Ryder