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Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run

Sunday, 7 October 2018
Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM
Run Rochdale - support.
Venue: Rochdale Town Hall
Address: The Esplanade, Rochdale​​
Postcode: OL16 1AB
Price: Various
Suitable for: Adults, Teenagers, Children
Facilities: Parking, Wheelchair accessible, Refreshments, Toilets
Contact: HalfMarathon@rochdale.gov.uk 01706 926251 #RunRochdale
Event organised by: Rochdale Borough Council

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the races

Runners from the 2016 Rochdale Half Marathon Williams BMW Rochdale​​​ Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run returns for its fourth year on Sunday, 7 October 2018​. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar and has already helped raise thousands for local and national charities.

Whichever run you ch​oose, you'll be starting and finishing at the stunning Rochdale Town Hall, one of the finest buildings in Europe.

Our new traffic-free courses retain an exciting and varied feel, taking you on a tour of our historic town and breath-taking countryside.

All courses will be fully marshalled, signed and have water stations at regular intervals. All runs will be chip timed. There'll be a medal, technical t-shirt and goodie bag for completing the half marathon and 10K. Fun Run entrants receive a medal.

Read the frequently asked questions

Your race number

You can pick up your race number on Saturday, 6 October 2018 from Rochdale Town Hall from 10am-4pm, or on the morning of the event from 8am-9.30am.

Enter the races as an individual or a team

Online entries open in November 2018.

​​​​​​Corporate entries​

Our corporate package enables ​​a company to pay for and administer entries for their staff. For every 10 entries you'll also get a FREE place. Running alongside your workmates can be a lot of fun and this is a great way to inspire a workplace, set a challenge and motivate employees to be active and take part in this great event. If you're a business wanting to take part in any of the events, email events@rochdale.gov.uk​​.

Elite runners​​

​We are happy to offer FREE entry to athletes who have achieved the following times in 2016/17.

  • Marathon under 2:35 for men and 2:55 for women.
  • Half Marathon under 1:12 for men and 1:23 for women.
  • 10K under 32 minutes for men and 38 minutes​​ for women.

Evidence is required, please email events@rochdale.gov.uk​ for more information. We will have some great prizes up for grabs.

Please note​​

  • ​​The minimum age for entering
    • The half marathon is 17 years old on Sunday, 7 October 2018
    • The 10K is 16 years old on Sunday, 7 October 2018
    • The Fun Run is 4 years old on Sunday, 7 October 2018
  • There'll be a cut-off time of 3 hours for completion from the start of the Half Marathon.​ ​​​
  • For your own safety, the safety of other runners and members of the public, the wearing of head/earphones or similar device is not permitted in this event. Automatic disqualification from race results may follow for any competitors ignoring this instruction.

Watch the half marathon and 10K routes

Watch a video of the half marathon and 10K routes

​​Raise money for charity

Charity runners from the 2016 Rochdale Half MarathonOur official charity for 2018 is Springhill Hospice. The Rochdale-based charity provides care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Set up your Springhill Hospice​​​ ​fundraising page

You are welcome to raise money for any other charity/cause of your choice and you can easily set up a web page to collect your donations through websites including​  JustGiv​​​ing G​​oFundMe or GoGetFunding

Stay up-to-date through social media

Stay updated on Twitter @RochdaleHalf​, Facebook​​​ or Instagram​​


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