Farnborough Business Park, Fowler Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Sunday 27th January 9:00am until 1:00pm
Farnborough Winter Half is the first major half marathon of the UK running year. Run on a flat, semi-rural, traffic-free route around sections of Farnborough airport this is a fast course.
Sunday 27th January is an important date for Farnborough as it hosts the third Farnborough Half Marathon, returning after a sell-out first and second edition. Home of the world famous Air Show, Farnborough was crying out for a major running event and now, with the full support of Rushmoor Borough Council, we are pleased to say the town has one established - The Farnborough Winter Half Marathon.
The start and finish area are under the famous Airship hangar in Farnborough Business Park, which now stands as a monument to the past as a great piece of industrial art. A revision of the route to take out the two hills in the Farnborough International site makes the route faster than ever. Starting at the famous hangar, the route does a loop of the Business Park before heading out to the Frank Whittle roundabout and around the airfield to Fleet Road. Running along Fleet Road to Farnborough Road the route then drops down Government Hill and then back towards the canal along Shoe Lane, Laffin's Lane and back onto Fleet Road, from there the route goes back to the finish in the reverse of the route out.
Entirely traffic-free, we feel that the Farnborough Half is now one of the flattest, fastest routes in the South. The field is limited to 2500 runners and has always sold out.
The wider event also includes a 5K race and kiddies run on the same morning.