The Chichester Half Marathon is back for its fifth year on Sunday 9th October 2016 and, in addition to our standard Half Marathon Race, we are delighted to introduce two NEW events to encourage a greater breadth of runner to the event; a Ten Mile Race and a Team Relay Race.
The Team Relay Race is a great way to involve anyone new to running as the Race comprises three legs of varying distances (3.6 miles – 5.9 miles). It's also great for bringing club mates, friends and families into the event who feel much more comfortable with shorter distance but will still experience the enjoyment of the half marathon event.
The Ten Mile Race is a fantastic warm-up for anyone in training for longer races or who isn’t quite ready for challenge of the Trundle!
This year we also want to actively encourage Corporate groups to enter the Corporate Team Challenge. Eloise is keen to hear from anyone interested and she is ready to help and support teams through the registration process, with training advice and with fundraising initiatives.
We are also delighted to welcome any Nordic Walker who wants to join us on the day.
For all our participants the route is basically the same as in previous years. It includes a mixture of road, cross country and cycle path terrain, starts at Chichester College and takes in the historic sites of Chichester, including the Cathedral and the walls. It then leads up to the pinnacle of the South Downs, the Trundle, before wending its way back down Centurion Way.
Sponsored by Store Property and Montezuma's Chocolates and delivered in partnership with Everyone Active, the race has already become an iconic Chichester event, which also raises vital funds for locally based charity, Children on the Edge.
If you have friends or family that will be supporting you on the day, why not ask them if they would be willing to give up a couple of hours to help marshal? All volunteers will receive a fabulous goodie bag! If you aren’t able to take part due to injury, you can still take part as a marshal and cheer the others along. Find out more >>
Coverage from the 2015 event
Below is a snippet of the video from this year's record breaking Chi half, you can watch the full version here. Thank you to everyone involved, runners, volunteers, sponsors and supporters. For more information about the day, see the Children on the Edge update, and the write up in the Chichester Observer. Enjoy the film, see you next year...
Photos from 2015
View the Route:
Date: Sunday 9th October 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Venue: Rear of Chichester College
Affiliated Club runner - £24
Standard entry - £26
Paper entry - £30
Minimum age - 17 yrs
Ten Mile Race
Affiliated Club runner - £21
Standard entry - £23
Paper entry - £27
Minimum age - 16 yrs
Team of 3 runners and 1 driver
£36 (£12 per runner)
Minimum age - 15 yrs
Nordic Walkers are also very welcome to take part in the event.
Find out more>>
Comments from 2015
“It’s always very well organised, brilliant course and friendly atmosphere”
“The training notes were very useful, medals and goodie bags were good”
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for Sunday. I ran successfully, though a little slower than usual, and I'm so pleased I did. It meant a lot and I'm looking forward to coming back next year. Your help and support has been brilliant".
"I would like to thank you for a great event. I have now done it the last 2 years. The organisation is faultless and the atmosphere great, I thoroughly enjoyed it".
(2015 Queen of the Hill)
“Well organised, good route, relaxed atmosphere”
“Local and gorgeous route” Kimberly Turner