Berkhamsted Rotary Half Marathon 2024
03 March 2024
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
The Half Marathon
The Berkhamsted Half Marathon, which tracks through very attractive Chilterns countryside, is an ideally timed event for runners coming back to competitive running after winter training (or hibernation), as well as an ideal opportunity for those who have taken up running to increase their fitness and enjoyment of sport. Our 2024 event will be the 41st year. The Half Marathon is often used as a serious "marker" for those training for the full marathon distance of the London Marathon and other national events, and we welcome entries from everybody with a passion or enthusiasm for running.
Full Information and Rules are shown at www.berkorun.com.
The event is promoted by the Rotary Club of Berkhamsted who aim to organise a successful and challenging Half Marathon event, together with an interesting 5 mile fun run. Over the years this Rotary event has directly raised more than £300,000 for various charities.
The start and finish is at Berkhamsted Cricket Club which is close to Berkhamsted Railway Station.
Your entry helps Rotary raise funds for many local charities, including DENS and two care organisations, the Pepper Foundation and the Hospice of St Francis. We also welcome individuals or teams running to raise funds independently for their own nominated charitable causes
You can also raise money for your own preferred charity by getting personal or team sponsorship. We'll recognise the most successful fundraiser (across the two events - Half Marathon and Fun Run), so be sure to let us know your fundraising plans by ticking the relevant box on the entry form.
We will be awarding everyone who completes the Half Marathon race one of our bespoke medals and T-shirts, so don't miss adding it to your collection. (For Half Marathon finishers, please note that for entries received after Sunday 14th January 2024 we cannot guarantee the availability of the requested T-shirt size).
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Setting: Town and rural
No wheelchair access
Water Station every 5km
Distance markers are every mile
Not traffic free
Running Prizes: Men 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall; Ladies 1st , 2nd & 3rd overall, and prizes for the winners by age groups. There will also be trophies for the fastest men's and women’s teams. See full details on the event website https://www.berkorun.com/prizes
Medals: We'll be awarding everyone who completes the races one of our bespoke medals so don't miss adding it to your collection.
Fundraising Prizes: Many individual and team entrants raise funds for their preferred charity by obtaining sponsorship for participating in either our Half Marathon or Fun Run event. One additional donation will be made to the preferred charity of the individual or team who can demonstrate to our satisfaction that they have raised more than any other by 10th March 2024, provided that they have raised in excess of £500. There is one Team Fundraising Prize and one Individual Fundraising Prize: we will not award separate prizes for the two events. See full details on the event website https://www.berkorun.com/prizes
We encourage school team entries (minimum age 17). We ask that schools leaders contact the organisers directly for further information and registration details (using contact form on website berkorun.com)
We also invite running clubs to contact the organisers directly for further information and registration details (using contact form on website berkorun.com).
Don't forget to put down your school or charity affiliation (if applicable) when you enter.
Please note, we aim to post race packs (chipped bibs, baggage labels and programme) to all entrants who have registered before midnight Sunday 18th February 2024. You can still enter online up to midnight 29th February 2024, but you will need to collect your race pack on:
Saturday 2nd March 2024 from 9.30am until 1.30pm CLOSING PROMPTLY at Victoria School, Prince Edward Street, Berkhamsted HP4 3HA
Sunday 3rd March 2024 (race day) from 8.00am until 9.30am CLOSING PROMPTLY at the Berkhamsted School Pavilion (near the Finish), Berkhamsted Cricket Club, Castle Hill, Berkhamsted HP4 1HE.
Book early to avoid disappointment. Affiliated club members are entitled to a discount on the standard entry fee, and an Early Bird discount is available until 31 December 2023. See our entry fees section.
We encourage early registration but if you have not entered online, you may register (subject to availability) on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd March 2024, at the above locations. Late registration on these dates adds £8 to the fee for a full-price online entry.
WE ARE UNABLE TO GUARANTEE THAT REGISTRATION WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT - PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
UKA Race Licence: 2024-tBA
|Early Bird (affiliated)||30-May-2023||31-Dec-2023||£32.00|
|Early Bird (non affiliated)||30-May-2023||31-Dec-2023||£34.00|
|Affiliated Club Members||01-Jan-2024||29-Feb-2024||£35.00|
|Rotary Event Sponsor||30-May-2023||29-Feb-2024||£50.00|
|Transfer from 2023 (Unique Reference code needed)||30-May-2023||29-Feb-2024||£37.00|