Sunday 13th June 2021
How to get here...
Verulamium Park is accessible from all major routes including M1, M25 and however please be aware that road closures and diversions will be in place from 9.30am and may affect your journey. Details of road closures are available here.
If you are planning to cycle, there is a cycle shelter available by the entrance to Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. Please remember to bring a lock as these are public bike parking facilities.
St Albans is well connected on the local bus network with services from North London, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Luton and Watford, as well as routes to the city’s suburbs. Many services stop at St Peter's Street which is only a short walk to the Runners Village.
St Albans City Station is only 20 minutes from London! It's 15- 20 minute walk to Runners Village or taxis and buses will be in operation.
You can also use St Albans Abbey Station which is less than 5 minutes walk to the Runners Village.
If you live locally please consider walking to the park or car sharing where possible. Street/Road closures will be in place at set times throughout the day which may affect your journey.
There is NO parking available for runners in Westminster Lodge or Verulamium Museum.
Access to this car park is strictly by permit only, disabled and Leisure Centre users only!
We advise runners/walkers to seek parking outside of Verulamium Park to avoid disappointment, delays and traffic congestion.
We recommend you use the following car parks;
Centrium, Griffiths Way, St Albans, AL1 2RE - Open 7.45am - 2pm - FREE
Watling Street, St Albans AL1 2QA - Open 8am - 2pm - FREE
St Columba’s College (A414, A5, M25)
King Harry Lane, St Albans, AL3 4AW - Open 8am - 3pm - £4 donation towards the school's charity. Please note this is usually full by 11:30am.
St Albans District Council Offices (A1, M25)
St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3LD - Parking charges apply and open 24 hours.
Drovers Way / Russell Ave Multi Storey car parks
AL3 5EB - Parking charge is £1 all day and are open 24 hours. 900 spaces available and is a 10 minute walk from the park.
These timings are based off of our 2019 race, all start times are provisional and subject to change.
Walking Half Marathon
Wheelchair Half Marathon
1.5 mile Fun Run
Race Pack Collection Dates TBC
We will confirm additional collection dates nearer the time
Sun 13th June
(from 7am in Runners Village)
Please note if you signed up after 2nd June your number will only be available from Thursday 10th.
Keeping You on Track
A pacer helps you to finish a race in a specific time. Our Half Marathon provides pacing teams for a variety of finish times. Xempo are led by experienced racers who are trained to help you maintain a steady pace. If your goal is to finish a half marathon in 2 hours, for example, running with a 2-hour pacer will help you to maintain an average pace of 9 minutes 09 seconds per mile.
1h30, 1h40, 1h45, 1h50, 2h00, 2h10, 2h15, 2h20
All the pacers will be highly visible in the starting pens, wearing flags with “Xempo” and their target time written clearly on them. Most pen pacers will be in pairs.
The pacers are a friendly bunch and will be happy to discuss any pacing questions either before or even during the race (yes they can run and talk!). Feel free to come and speak to the pacers before the race at the Xempo tent in the Race Village for some pre-race chat.
Visit the Xempo shop to view the whole range of running kit. Every single piece of Xempo kit has been hand stitched in the UK to the highest possible standard from lightweight, high tech wicking fabrics.
There are nine colours in the Xempo range. The first colour in the scale is white (not shown). You’ve earned this for whatever time you’ve achieved in a 5k, 10k, half or full marathon. So well done! You’ve already qualified if you’ve run 5k or more.
Want to give your Half Marathon experience a touch of luxury?
Whether it’s your first Half Marathon or your 10th, why not upgrade you and your guests to make it a day out to remember.
VIP tickets are available for both runners and spectators; however please note that the fee does not include entrance to any of the races.
Your ticket includes...
VIP marquee and private garden area
VIP bag drop area to avoid the queues
Complimentary food and drink
Games to keep you entertained
Outdoor and indoor seating to help you recover after your race