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The 8th Tonbridge Half Marathon

Following yet another fantastic year in 2017 the Tonbridge Half Marathon returns for an 8th time in 2018.

The route is an accurately measured pan shaped course starting in south Tonbridge.  It will take runners along closed roads with plenty of crowd support especially through the attractive village of Leigh, both on your way out and again on the way back, and when you finish back in Tonbridge.  There will be four water stations on the course with toilet facilities.

The race is organised jointly by Tonbridge Lions Club and Tonbridge Rotary Club with race management and chip timing services provided by Nice Work.  The price of entry is UNCHANGED from 2017.

The race will once again be looking to attract runners of all abilities, from experienced athletes to those new to half marathon running.  

All finishers will receive a bespoke medal and souvenir technical t-shirts will also be available to purchase for £6.00.  

Prizes/trophies are awarded to leading runners and age group winners

The venue offers plenty of parking, changing, toilets and baggage, plus a race village including post-event massage, medal engraving and refreshment facilities.

All race profits will be donated to  The Bridge Trust and Pepenbury, together with other charities supported by Lions and Rotary.

The race attracts over 1000 participants - so an early entry is advised. Entries will open at midnight on New Year’s Eve. 

The event is run under UK Athletics rules and is a BARR Gold Graded event, awarded for race excellence.
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Changing
  • Refreshments
  • Massage
  • Medal engraving
The Course
The route uses an accurately measured pan shaped course starting just south of Tonbridge. The route will take runners along closed roads with plenty of crowd support especially through the tranquil village of Leigh, both on your way out and again on the way back before you finish back in the town. There will be four water stations on the course with toilet facilities.

You can view the course map here.

First Aid
SE Medical will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.

The venue is The Judd School, Brook Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 2PN at the south end of Tonbridge. 

Tonbridge Station is a five minute walk away, with services from London Charing Cross, Dover, Ashford, Hastings and Reading. Arrivals from all these destinations will allow you a comfortable 45 minutes or so to register and prepare for the race.

Tonbridge is situated on the A21, nine miles south of the M25.  Coming from the north, turn off the A21 on to the A26, descend Quarry Hill towards the town centre and turn left into Brook Street at the first roundabout.  From the west, follow the A26 through Tunbridge Wells to Tonbridge.  From the south, turn off the A21, descend Pembury Road towards the town centre, turn left at the first roundabout and right at the second one.  From the east, follow the A26 through Tonbridge High Street and turn right at the third roundabout.

We are grateful to Judd School for providing parking in their campuses in Brook Street. 

When the car parks are full, competitors should park in the extensive car parks to the front and rear of Sainsbury's and the Angel Centre behind the High Street, a 5 minute walk from The Judd School.

UKA Licence Number

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Course record holders

  • Daniel Gaffney- 1:11:25
  • Maria Heslop- 1:22:32


"I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the Tonbridge half marathon on Sunday. It was well organised and a great friendly atmosphere. It was only my 2nd half marathon and my 1st at Tonbridge but will definitely enter again next year. The volunteers were friendly and supportive and the Hildenborough scouts playing the music in Leigh were a great boost! "

- The 8th Tonbridge Half Marathon