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Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run

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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the races

Runners from the 2016 Rochdale Half Marathon Williams BMW Rochdale​​​ Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run 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, technical t-shirt and goodie bag for completing the half marathon and 10K. Fun Run entrants receive a medal.

Online entry deadline for all races is Sunday, 1 October 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the frequently asked questions

Watch the new half marathon and 10K routes

Watch a video of the new half marathon and 10K routes

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 17 years old on Sunday, 8 October 2017
    • the 10K is 16 years old on Sunday, 8 October 2017
    • the Fun Run is 4 years old on Sunday, 8 Ocotober 2017
  • 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.

Social media

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

Women’s Running Race SeriesMedia partner

This event is supported by Women’s Running UK who are staging running events around the UK this year.​​