Devizes Half Marathon
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Event InformationLast Years Information (2019 Event) as a guide
Entries will be open between 1st November 2019 (midnight) - Sunday 29th March 2020 (12noon), unless full prior to this.
This event sold out 4 weeks before in 2019 with many disappointed runners not getting a space.
Watch: Devizes Half Marathon 2017.
Achieved Bronze Award in the 2018 scored by Racecheck.
Voted top UK road race in 2016 by Racecheck.
Voted race of the year in 2016 by Wiltshire Athletics.
Runner up race of the year in 2015 by Wiltshire Athletics.
Wiltshire Road Race League
The Devizes Half Marathon will be race 1 in the Wiltshire Road Race League. For all other races please visit the race league website here. The league is open to any runner who is affiliated to a running club in Wiltshire.
2020 County Championships
The Devizes Half Marathon is the nominated race for the half marathon County Championships in Wiltshire. Any registered club runner in Wiltshire will be automatically be entered into this event.
If you are confident to run at a steady pace of 1:30, 1:35,
1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:25, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00, 3:15 and a sweep runner (3:30) then we would love to hear from you, plus, free club promotion.
Club Orientated Water Stations
If your running club has 'non runners' and they would like to get involved, we are inviting five clubs to dress and impress the water stations at this event. You will require a minimum of 5 people to set up, distribute the water bottles and clear up the water station, we will provide everything. You can brand the station however you wish and add your club colours and a personal touch for free club promotion. You will also gain the same amount of spaces into the 2019 Devizes Half Marathon for your club as what you provide (max of 10).
Water stations are located at 4, 7, 9 & 11 miles and the finish line.
Water station 1 at 4 miles will be covered by:
Water station 2 at 7 miles will be covered by:
Water station 3 at 9 miles will be covered by: Shrewton Running Club
Water station 4 at 11 miles will be covered by:
Water station 5 at the finish line will be covered by Devizes Running Club
13.1 officially measured course (21 kilometres) with mile markers, (min age 17).
An interactive map of the course can be found here via Strava.
The Devizes Half Marathon will start on Church Walk, next to The Green. The route will go down Nursteed Road and head towards Monument Hill before looping off into the surrounding villages. There will be a mid way timing point and first aid station on the course. The finish line will be on The Green with a spectator friendly loop around the field. There are 4 water stations, all of which will provide bottled water (not cups) and jelly babies.
Race Number & Timing Chip Collection
You will be able to arrive on the day of the Devizes Half Marathon and pick up your race number and timing chip on the day of the race. Collection will be open between 07:30 and 09:00 on the day Registration must be completed 30 minutes prior to the start time. If you are late, you will not be able to race.
Ample parking is available around the town of Devizes. Currently many of the car parks in Devizes offer free parking on a Sunday, please ensure you check tariffs before leaving your car. LPS Events Ltd will not be held liable for any parking infringements.
Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J14-J17 on the M4.
Salisbury - 0hr 45
Cardiff - 1hr 30
London - 1hr 55
Birmingham - 2hr 05
Exeter - 2hr 10
South West Sports Massage will be in attendance for this event. They will be on site for pre and post race massage for anyone who needs a little loosening up. There is a small fee of £5 for 10 minutes or £10 for 20 minutes.
LPS Food will be serving food at Devizes Half Marathon with a range of hot food including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. There will be a range of drinks and tasty snacks available as well. This will be open from 07:30am on race day.
CoffeeGang is an award-winning mobile coffee van supplying bean-to-cup fairtrade Colombian coffee. Additionally we supply dreamy hot chocolate sourced in the Dominican Republic and a variety of teas, milk shakes and soft drinks. Our home-made cakes always go down a storm too. See you at the race finishing line!
Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.
This year we will have DJ Disco Dion live on the finish line to encourage you around the final 400m. DJ Disco Dion is a professional DJ with many years experience in entertaining a wide variety of events.
Presentations will take place at approximately 11:15am, any categories which are not won by this time will be presented shortly after.
Winners trophies will be awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th & 5th male and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th female overall.
1st - 3rd in the following age categories: male junior, male 40+, male 50+, male 60+, male 70+, female junior, female 35+, female 45+, female 55+, female 65+.*
1st placed male team (top 3 accumulated positions) & 1st placed female team (top 3 accumulated positions), runners must be from the same club.
In addition there is a £50 cash prize for setting a new course record (men & women).
Results will be available shortly after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also.
You can enter through our partner RaceNation where you can update your entry if anything changes closer to the event. If you require a postal entry, please contact us. Entries on the day for this event will not be accepted.
A copy of the UKA rulebook can be found here. We will have a UK Athletics Race Adjudicator present on the day of the event.
Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.
The minimum age to take part in this event is 17, this age is set by UK Athletics and we are unable to override this.
A cut of time of 3 hours 30 minutes is set for this event.
If you have not made the 2 mile point in 0 hour 40 minutes then you will be withdrawn from the event.
If you have not made the 7 mile timing point in 1 hour 50 minutes then you will be withdrawn from the event.
For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. You will also receive a finishers memento. Electronic timing is available for the event and you will receive gun & chip start times, and a 7 mile split time for the event. You will have access to a free online training programme and also you will be part of the 2020 Devizes Half Marathon.
As soon as we receive your entry for this event, the money is budgeted towards the successful delivery of this event. For this reason refunds will not be permitted once you have entered. You can view our policies here. By signing up to this event you are agreeing to these policies and understand that refunds are not possible.
In the event that this event is cancelled due to severe weather or other causes outside our control, we will be advertising an alternative date of Sunday 4th October 2020. Although we do not anticipate any cancellation of this event, your entry will be automatically transferred to this date and no refund will be provided.
The charming historic market town of Devizes lies at the very heart of Wiltshire. Founded in Norman times at the boundaries (the Latin 'ad Divisas') of surrounding villages, the town grew up around the castle. The outline of the town walls shows in the 'D' shape of the centre which retains its mediaeval street plan. The town is compact and, being on the level, easy to walk round. Some buildings survive from the 16thC including the renowned hat shop in St John's Alley.
Devizes is lucky to have kept many small independent shops offering a wide range of goods not found elsewhere - with service to match. Weekly general and collectors' markets and regular farmers' and continental markets bring added colour.
The spectacular Caen Hill flight of 29 locks leading up to Devizes was a major engineering feat when built at the end of the 18thC. The tow path from the Wharf leads to the locks and provides excellent views of the countryside. Boat hire and trips on the canal are available in the summer.
The surrounding countryside offers stately homes, picturesque villages, great pubs, attractive waterways and fantastic walking and cycling in stunning scenery.
Training for this event
You should ensure that you train your body for endurance road running events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. As you will be running for a long period of time, you should ensure that you train for the event by undertaking some longer running sessions. We also recommend that you trial your race nutrition prior to race day.
Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.
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