The fourth Tonbridge Half Marathon is being organised jointly by Tonbridge Rotary Club and Tonbridge Lions Club to raise money for the Bridge Trust, the Phoenix Autism Centre Tonbridge (PACT) and other local charities.
Runners are also encouraged to raise money for their own chosen charities - over £50,000 was raised in each of the first three years! The course is a traffic-free scenic and undulating route along country lanes around Tonbridge and Leigh.
The race starts at the College at 10.00. The crowd support around the course is brilliant, particularly in Leigh. The venue is easy to reach by train or car and there is ample parking close to the start. Sussex Sport Photography will be taking professional photos which can be purchased online after the event.
The Tonbridge Half Marathon is run under UK Athletics rules, and St. John Ambulance provide a first class medical support. Last year’s third event was once again a great success with an 90% approval rate on Runners World. 95% said they would do the event again! We reached the 1300 limit a month before the event. This year, the limit has been raised to 1400 entrants, but don’t leave it too late to enter, to avoid disappointment.
"Just wanted to say thanks to you and your team and all the volunteers for putting on such a great race. From the reception at the college, the wonderful send off at the start of the race through all the marshals along the route and to the cheering welcome at the end it made for a very enjoyable experience. If there was some way of saying thanks to all the people that turned out in Leigh village for their tremendous & noisy welcome . . . With all the youngsters giving out water and reaching out for a high 5, to the drummers and bell ringers it was fantastic and really lifts your tired legs ! This is the second time for me running this race and I’ve enjoyed them both & look forward to many more. See you next year.” Grant Docksey 2013
The race headquarters will once again be at the magnificent K College, with separate male/female changing facilities, secure bag and valuables storage, sports massage facilities and a warm-up area.
There is ample parking in K College and at Judd School and nearby Hayesbrook School across the road from the college. Further car parking is available in the town centre, 5 minutes walk away.
We regret that this event will not be suitable for wheelchair competitors.
The online store will close at noon on Friday 26th September unless the race is full before this date.
We are delighted to announce that this year's goody bags will once again feature a CLIF BAR, the leading North American energy bar made with wholesome, delicious ingredients that deliver energy, to be supplied courtesy of DAVID SMITH, the UK Market Manager of the Clif Bar Co. For more information about Clif Bars, go to www.clifbar.co.uk.