Tunbridge Wells Harriers
Next Race: 18/02/2024
Fusion Sports Centre, St John's Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9TX
Join us in February 2024 for the hotly anticipated Hendy Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon!
This is a Partner race
This means that we are working with a host Partner Organisation and providing timing and/or race management service for their event.
Famed for the scenic and challenging route (the 300ft ascent of Spring Hill in Fordcombe is to be mentioned), meticulous organisation, value for money and friendly marshals, it was voted the 'Most Improved Race in the UK' in 2009 and was voted the No.2 Half Marathon in the UK in 2011 by Runners World readers. It is one of the biggest events in the UK organised by a running club and Tunbridge Wells Harriers are very proud to have hosted the event for over 40 years.
Please note: this event has a strict 3 hour cut off time due to the regulations around road closure. Please ensure you can finish the event in that time.
The race is a testing, picturesque course through the Kent countryside. It is a one-lap course, featuring a few notable hills, including Spring Hill on the approach to Fordcombe. As this is a hilly course, we regret that it is not suitable for wheelchair athletes. Dogs or buggies will not be permitted, and athletes must not be accompanied or followed by others on cycles. Runners taking part should be able to complete the course within 3 hours.
Prizes/trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female winners.
Prizes/trophies for winners of age categories.
1st UKA affiliated club teams male and female (3 to score)
Super Early Bird (16th Sept - 30th Sept)
£25 affiliated / £27 unaffiliated
Early Bird (1st Oct - 30th Nov):
£28 affiliated / £30 unaffiliated
Standard (From 1st Dec):
£30 affiliated / £32 unaffiliated
On The Day Entry Fees (Subject to availability):
Half Marathon race: £35
New for 2024 - Optional race t-shirt, cheaper entry fee!
To keep costs down for the event and improve sustainability, technical race t-shirts will be an optional add on to your entry fee this year. Despite rising costs, entry fees are being held in line with those for 2023.
Event information will be sent to all registered entrants prior to race-day.
Please note that there is no parking at the race HQ for runners. There are several dedicated race day car parks and numerous public car parks in Tunbridge Wells within a mile of HQ. Please take note of any charges that may apply. Please arrive in Tunbridge Wells with plenty of time to get to the start; 60-90 minutes before the race is advised. .
Arriva operate the bus service – ask for Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre or Territorial Army stop.