Bristol Half Marathon

HOW TO ENTER - New Year special offer opens midnight New Year's Eve

Race entry will open in March 2015 but if you wish to take advantage of our 2 race deal during January you can sign up for our New Year 2 race special offer and book your place in both the 2015 Bristol 10k & 2015 Bristol Half Marathon for just £48 (£44 affiliated runner). That’s a saving of £20 on your Bristol 10k race entry and you secure your 2015 Bristol Half Marathon place at the same time - 2 months before general entry for the half marathon opens.
To sign up for the 2 race deal: click here

  • 2015 Bristol 10k – Sunday 31 May entry open 1 January 2015
  • 2015 Bristol half marathon - Sunday 13 September entry open 1 March 2015 (or early entry via 2 race deal during January 2015)

ENQUIRIES For any enquiries about the on-line registration or details about the race, please call the Race Hotline 01782 396113 or Email


The Bristol half marathon was first held in 1989 when it attracted 1,000 runners. By 2010 this had grown to over 16,000 and the event is now firmly established on the national calender with a developing international reputation. The race celebrated it's silver anniversary in 2013 and is now one of Bristol’s most prestigious sporting events.

In 2001 the City of Bristol hosted the 10th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships alongside the Bristol Half Marathon and runners taking part were able to follow in the footsteps of British legend Paula Radcliffe and Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia. Thousands of people turned out to watch Paula cross the finish line in the record-breaking time of 66 minutes 47 seconds and Gebrselassie take first place in the men’s race with an impressive time of 60 minutes 3 seconds.

  • Organised under UKA rules
  • Minimum age 17 years on race day
  • Course accurately measured
  • Championchip timing
  • Free tech T shirt to all finishers
  • Suitable for experienced wheelchair athletes
  • No late entries and no entries on the day
  • Race limit 15,000
  • Race start time - Wave 1: 09.30, Wave 2: 10.00
  • 2015 UKA Licence number – tbc


All dogs and pet animals, wheeled carriages other than wheelchairs (racing chairs only) are banned from the race and athletes must not be accompanied or followed by others on cycles.


Unattached runner: £36. 
Member of a UKA affiliated running club or BTF triathlon club: please see below. Individual club athlete places £34. Elite athlete places free: please see criteria below. Over 60 on race day: £26 (proof of age may be required – if not provided the organisers reserve the right to declare the entry void and any entry fee paid will be retained to cover administration costs).

NB: There will be an on-line processing fee of £3 per person. Please think carefully before entering as entry fees are not refundable (subject to 15 day cooling off period) and places in the race may not be transferred to another person.

ONLINE ENTRY (payment by credit / debit card)

Entry will open on 1 March 2015. By entering on-line your place will be allocated and confirmed immediately.

For any enquiries about the on-line registration or details about the race, please call the Race Hotline 01782 396113 or Email

HOW TO ENTER THE 2015 TEAM & BUSINESS CHALLENGE or transfer your place to the Team & Business Challenge:

For further information please see the Team & Business Challenge page of this site.

Data Protection: Please note that your contact details will be shared with the Team & Busines Challenge sponsor.

If you have already booked an individual place in the race and now wish to take part as a member of a team we will be happy to transfer your entry (no additional charge)  Click here to email your request to  


Charities wishing to buy Gold Bond places can each request a maximum of 100 places which can be purchased at a cost of £42 per place.


This offer only applies to UK Athletics affiliated clubs or British Triathlon affiliated clubs. Requests from other clubs affiliated to a Governing Body of Sport may be considered but the offer is not open to general sports or recreational clubs.


UKA / BTF clubs wishing to block book places can take advantage of the following deals:

  • Buy 10 places @£34 and claim 25% discount

  • Buy 15 places @£34 and claim 30% discount

  • Buy 20 places @£34 and claim 35% discount

The Club Representative should Click here to email your request to giving their own name, day time phone number, club name and address plus a spreadsheet of email address for the club members they would like to enter. Once full payment has been received, club members will then each be sent an individual unique access code to enter on line. If athlete names are not yet confirmed, block bookings can be paid for in advance and runner names supplied at a later date.

Click here to email your request to


Places are reserved for elite athletes. Guide times: Men sub 67.30mins, Women sub 77mins (but we may also consider requests from up-and-coming young athletes). Please send a brief CV with your recent achievements and PB’s setting out your case for being given a reserved place to our race administration service who will pass your request on to Bud Baldaro for consideration.
Click here to email your request to


Places are reserved for special guests whose inclusion in the race would be newsworthy. If you are interested in helping us promote the race in exchange for a free place, please send brief details to our race administration service.
Click here to email your request to


For any enquiries about the on-line registration or details about the race, please call the Race Hotline 01782 396113 or Email

** If you signed up during the first 3 weeks of January you may have been charged at a higher rate due to an error in the published entry fees including the 2 race deal. We will contact all those concerned by email and arrange a refund (for the amount of the overpayment) to the card used for the original payment.