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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: 01706 926251 #RunRochdale
Event organised by: Rochdale Borough Council

Black Friday deal

Get the lowest ever entry for the Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon or 10K. Even lower than the early bird prices.

There’s £10 off the half marathon, which is a saving of over 31%, and £6 off the 10K which means a saving of over 29%. The Black Friday deal expires at midnight on Monday, 27 November 2017.

Get the Black Friday deal

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 are open for:

  • The half marathon and 10k now
  • The fun run on Monday, 2 July 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​​.

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 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.

​​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

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