Maidenhead Half Marathon

A great opportunity to run on closed roads on a fast, flat course! Voted 3rd in the 'PB POTENTIAL' category in Runners World Races of the Year 2013 Awards. Suitable for beginners, PB-Hunters and competitive athletes alike.

Now in its 8th year, the Maidenhead Half Marathon is an established favourite in the local race calendar: it is known for its enthusiastic spectator support, impeccable organisation, and most of all its undisputed PB-potential. Held on closed roads around urban Maidenhead and scenic Cookham, this is a fast race on a flat course, and will delight everyone whether you want to improve your race time or embark on your very first half marathon.

Frequent pre-race communications and a friendly and welcoming crew on the day will ensure that you know all you need to about the event and are set to enjoy your run, whatever your goal.

The town centre start and finish means that parking and other facilities are close by; and the race village right next to the start/finish gantry provides number-collection, enquiry point, toilets, supervised baggage-drop, hot and cold drinks, and refreshments for carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike.

Spectators and supporters are well catered for whether they want to visit the nearby town centre shops and cafes, soak up the atmosphere in the race village and cheer the runners in to the line, or take part themselves in the Family Fun Run (details below).

All finishers receive a bespoke commemorative medal, and there are age-group prizes as well as prizes for the first local (SL6 postcode) male and female. Chip timing is used to ensure accurate results and to provide print-outs of your times as soon as you finish the race.

Runners World readers voted the Maidenhead Half into 3rd place in the "PB potential" category of its Races of the Year 2013 - there is a reason that newcomers feel this race meets the needs of someone new to the distance, and that fast runners choose this course to set a new personal record!


The Family Fun Run gives everyone a chance to take part on race day! And all finishers receive a medal for their achievement. There is no age restriction on participation, but children of 8 or under must run with a registered paying adult.  The Family Fun Run will take place at 09:35 immediately after the Half Marathon runners have gone off. Chip-timed results will appear on our website. Click on the ‘ENTER RACE’ button on the right hand side of this page and choose ‘Family Fun Run’


 "I wanted to let you know how amazing the half marathon in Maidenhead was not only a really nice course but also the level of care from pacers, marshals and people at water stations etc was the best I have ever experienced-thank you.  Will be back next year with some extra runners :) Thanks again Clare"

"Wow – congratulations on a fantastic race. It was all very well organized and a “joy” (If I can say that!) to run"

Runners in the 2011 inaugural race keep their race number for the future of the race. In 2015 anyone who had run the race five consecutive times received their gold number to indicate their achievement to all.

Maidenhead Half Marathon Prize List:-

Trophies to 1st/2nd/3rd Male & Female overall

Medals to 1st MV/WV 40/50/60/70+

Trophies for 1st Local Male & 1st Local Female (sponsored by Maidenhead Advertiser)

Finishers Medals for all!