Stevenage Marathon & Half Marathon
The Stevenage Half Marathon began in 1984 and takes place annually with a full marathon every 10 years (the next Stevenage marathon is due 2024).
Race headquarters is at Hampson Park Community Centre with the Marathon route itself comprising of two loops taking in The Lamex stadium home of Stevenage FC, Fairlands Valley Park and some of the town centre before returning to the start finish area for your second lap for marathoners or just a race to the finish for Half Marathon runners.
The route is completely road or cycle path based, so there are no muddy sections to worry about and is completely signposted and marshalled so you can be sure of a warm welcome and encouragement all the way around either the 13.1 or 26.2 mile course.
Although designed as a charity fundraising event, the course is officially measured (http://coursemeasurement.org.uk/detail.php?area=South&no=2023214) and is hosting the Hertfordshire Road Running Half Marathon veteran championships and both the senior and veteran marathon championships, which you can enter if you were born in Hertfordshire or resident for the previous nine months.
The event is a charity fundraiser, with volunteers from Fairlands Valley Spartans Running Club, and Stevenage Scouts giving their time freely to make the event a huge success. All proceeds go to local charities, our last three events have provided in excess of £15,000 in donations to worthy causes and we hope future Stevenage Half Marathons are just as successful.
Each Year they nominate a charity to support and the chosen charity for 2024 is Pancreatic Cancer UK.