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Half Marathons


London, Oxford, Manchester

When 2019
Price £300 Sponsorship (plus £50 registration fee)


Keep Calm and Run a Half Marathon 13.1 Miles, 69,168 feet, 23,056 Yards, 21.08 Kilometers

Throughout the year we have places in Europes top Half Marathons, you name it - we've got it!


Hampton Court Palace Half 17th February 2019

Starting on the front courtyard of Hampton Court Palace and finishing in the Palace Gardens, this is a running experience not to be missed!! THe Palace Half is a flat and picturesque course which starts and finishes inside Hampton Court Palace. Running at this historic venue offers not only a perfect opprotunity to run a personal best but to visit and run inside one of the UK's major tourist attractions. The race prides itself on it's amazing finishing medals. THe 2016 race saw Henry VII sriking a pose similar to Usain Bolt and in 2017 Henry VII was being chased by his 6 wives.

Virgin Sport Hackney Half - 29th May 2019 (Date TBC)

East London's creative spirit inspires the second year of celebrating a festival of fitness with Virgin Sport Hackney! The Hackney Half is back, accompanied by Go Fit Yourself line-up of classes to get everyone moving.

Virgin Sport Oxford - October 2018 (Date TBC)

With live music, local bands and DJs at every turn, participants are destined to fall in love with Virgin Sport Oxford on this fast and flat half marathon course, littered with iconic Oxford landmarks.

Manchester Half Marathon - 13th October 2019

This Half starts and finishes at Emirates Old Trafford Lancashire County Cricket Club, the same venue as the popular ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon. It takes runners on wide, closed roads through Old Trafford, Stretford, Brooklands and Sale, and is once again promising plenty of entertainment and outstanding crowd support en-route.


If you have another half marathon in mind let us know as we have places in more halfs not listed above!

What we can do for you

Starfish supports their superstars throughout their journey in the following ways:

  • Fundraising Advice
    All Starfish superstars receive the Starfish Fundraising Pack! The pack contains all the information you need to reach your fundraising target. It includes tips on maximising Gift Aid, matched funding and making the most of your friends and family's support. It is full of tips, creative ideas, event inspiration and most importantly the positive impact your support has on the lives of the children we care for.
  • Starfish Running Vest
    Wear the charity with pride. Included in your pack is a branded running vest. Light weight and made of breathable material, it's perfect to spot you in the crowd on the big day.
  • Regular Emails
    Regular updates with training advice from our UK Athletics coach and ultra-marathon runner, project updates, and fundraising tips. The experienced team will be on hand throughout to answer any questions, ensuring your experience is the best it can be.