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Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K

Sunday 8 October 2017
Time: 10 AM - 1 PM
Runners at the 2016 Rochdale Half Marathon
Venue: Rochdale Town Hall
Address: The Esplanade, Rochdale​​
Postcode: OL16 1AB
Price: Various
Suitable for: Adults, Teenagers
Contact: 01706 926251 #RunRochdale
Event organised by: Rochdale Borough Council, Middleton Harriers, Rochdale Harriers, Rochdale Triathlon Club

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the races

Runners from the 2016 Rochdale Half Marathon Early bird offer - reduced entry until Friday, 31 March 2017, saving £5 each on the half and £3 on the 10K. All prices include the booking fee – the price you see is what you pay.​

Williams BMW Rochdale​​​ Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year on Sunday 8 October 2017​. 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 and technical t-shirt for completing the races.

Prize fund


There will be individual prizes plus age category prizes for both male and female runners plus team prizes for club and corporate entries. More information about the 2017 prizes will be announced soon.

Enter a teamRochdale Half Marathon logo

If you've 3 or more friends who fancy a challenge, why not enter as a non-running club team?  The first team 3 members of your team to cross the line will count towards a prize for the fastest non-club team. This is a great opportunity for your gym, school, college, work place, football club or just a group of friends to win a prize!! There are no limits on how many members in your team and you could even enter A, B, C teams.​ You can simply enter your non-running club team upon entry.

​​​​​​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​​.

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​ for more information. We have some great prizes up for grabs.

​​Raise money for charity

Charity runners from the 2016 Rochdale Half MarathonOur official charity for 2017 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

Please note​​

  • ​​The minimum age for entering the half marathon is 18 and 16 for the 10K.
  • There'll be a cut-off time of 3 hours for completion from the start of the Half Marathon.​ ​​​​

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