The Nationwide Building Society New Swindon Half Marathon, 19th September
Starting and finishing in the Town Centre, the closed-road course is mostly flat with an incredible downhill final mile! The route takes you past some of the town's best attractions; the beautifully restored Grade II listed Museum of the Great Western Railway, the Magic Roundabout (voted 4th scariest junction in Britain - don't worry, it'll be closed to traffic!), the County Ground, home to Swindon Town FC since 1896, the chic Swindon Designer Outlet and the charming Old Town, the cultural heart of Swindon.
Discounted entry prices are available to employees of Nationwide Building Society and residents of South Swindon Parish with employee numbers or postcodes, respectively, required to validate entry.
The race won the Bronze award in the 2018 Running Awards Best Half Marathon Category (< 5000 participants) and continues to grow each year. The Nationwide Building Society New Swindon Half Marathon 2019 also won the Racecheck Bronze Award and is one of the top-rated races in the UK, as judged by you!
The original Anglo-Saxon settlement of Swindon was built on top of a limestone hill and referred to as Suindune, derived from the old English words "swine" and "dun" - meaning "pig hill"! You'll love trotting around with runners from Swindon and across the southwest, make the most of the town for post-run troughing and a brilliant day out.
Swindon Town Centre provides free parking for several thousand cars with several car parks within half a mile of the start/finish.
The Road Closure schedule will be posted approximately 6 weeks prior on the event website.
Entry on the Day will not be available.
Category: Sports / Leisure | Running
Half Marathon: GBP 39.00,
Half Marathon for Nationwide Employees: GBP 31.20