The third Tonbridge Half Marathon is being organised jointly by Tonbridge Rotary Club and Tonbridge Lions Club to raise money for the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust, Carers First 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 two years! The course is a scenic and undulating traffic-free route along country lanes around Tonbridge and Leigh.
Entries to date : 382
You can enter online, which is our preferred option, or by downloading and completing an entry form. Both options cost the same: £18 affiliated and £20 non-affiliated runners. If you can't remember whether you've entered, a complete list of entrants will be found here.
Dame Kelly Holmes was guest of honour at both our previous events, presented medals to the majority of finishers and prizes to the various winners and we hope she’ll be with us again in 2013. The crowd support around the course was 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 second event was a great success with an 91% approval rate on Runners World. 98% 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 1500 entrants, but don’t leave it too late to enter, to avoid disappointment.
"Just wanted to congratulate you on putting on an excellent race today. The best organised race of this size which I have run – parking, traffic management, facilities and route were all top notch. Well done and many thanks to all your organising committee and volunteers." Simon 2012
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 20th September 2013 unless the race is full before this date.