The Nationwide Building Society New Swindon Half Marathon 2020 @ Swindon County Ground, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom on 20 September 2020

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: The Nationwide Building Society New Swindon Half Marathon 2020
  • Date: 20 September 2020
  • Start Time: 09:30 am
  • Venue: Swindon County Ground
  • Organised By: The Race Organiser
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - One Water station
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

Starting and finishing in the Town Centre, the closed-road course is mostly flat with an incredible downhill final mile! The route takes you past some of the town’s attractions – the beautifully restored Grade II listed Museum of the Great Western Railway, the Magic Roundabout, voted 4th scariest junction in Britain (don’t worry it’ll be closed to traffic!), the County Ground, home to Swindon Town FC since 1896, the chic Swindon Designer Outlet and the charming Old Town, the cultural heart of Swindon.

The race won the Bronze award in the 2018 Running Awards Best Half Marathon Category (< 5000 participants) and continues to grow each year.

The original Anglo-Saxon settlement of Swindon was built on top of a limestone hill and referred to as Suindune, derived from the Old English words "swine" and "dun" meaning "pig hill"! You'll love trotting around with runners from Swindon and across the south west, make the most of the town for post-run troughing and a brilliant day out.

Swindon Town Centre provides free parking for several thousand cars. The new car parks in Princes Street, or to the rear of Debenhams, are just a 0.4mile walk to the start and a 0.3mile walk from the finish.

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