This fantastic event offers runners the choice of either a Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km race, along with closed roads through the heart of Southampton.
All races start and finish in the heart of Southampton’s city center with the run course passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Mary’s Stadium. Sure to be the race highlight will be running both the ascent and more popularly the descent over the Itchen bridge, which will be closed exclusively for this unique event.
On the Marathon, half marathon and 10k, you'll get the chance to run over the Itchen Bridge during your race journey. At the top of the bridge almost 100ft up, you'll experience a feast for the eyes with the beautiful view of the city, the River Itchen, commercial centre and out to sea towards the Isle of Wight.
There are many delights on this route including running through the huge expanse of the common, along the waters edge in Riverside Park and the premier league Saints stadium, before coming to the bridge itself and reaching a stunning finish in front of the Guildhall in the city centre on your second lap.
This event is an ideal choice for first time Marathon runners and for seasoned pro's alike. The event are expecting approximately 10,000 runners for this event.
A spectator friendly route, with lots of activities, coffee houses and restaurants to explore and make it a weekend away with the whole family.
Marathon & Half Marathon both begin at 9am
The 10k begins at 10am
The fun run begins at 4pm
All races start from Guildhall