9:30am Sunday 15th September 2019Thank you for a great event. Results are now available.
You can also read Tony Berry’s race report here.
Race licence number 2019-37290.
The Truro Half Marathon sponsored by Duchy Plant Hire is 13.1 miles from Truro out to Feock and back via Playing Place and Porth Kea. This is a hard and hilly half marathon and is part of the Cornwall Glass Grand Prix Series.
Keep up to date with the latest about Truro Half Marathon by liking Truro Half Marathon’s Facebook page.
Online and postal entries are now closed. There will be entries on the day. Entries on the day will close at 8.30am sharp. No entries will be accepted after this time.
Unaffiliated – £19.00
Affiliated – £17.00
If you deferred your Truro Half Marathon place in 2018 and wish to enter this year’s race, please send an email to the Race Director on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this year’s entry.
If you need to defer your Truro Half Marathon place 2019 until next year, please send an email to the Race Director on email@example.com.
2019 Truro Half Marathon Sponsors
We are very grateful to the following organisations for helping us to make 2019 Truro Half Marathon happen. Thank you!
Main sponsor: Duchy Plant Hire
Truro Half Marathon Information (subject to change)
Please note the following conditions / information / rules:
- Headphones and earphones, including bone conductors and those that aren’t in-ear are not allowed – this is a rule of the GP series. Breaching this rule will result in disqualification, and has done so at previous Truro Half Marathons and other GP events. This rule is enforced.
- No dogs.
- No buggies/prams/pushchairs.
- No assistance from non-competitors.
- No walkers – this is a running event. Obviously we are aware that some people may need to walk a bit on the hills but generally you should be running the course. This is a tough half marathon therefore it is strongly recommended that you are able to comfortably run 10 miles about a month before the event. This is for your sake as otherwise you will not enjoy the event. We have to make sure all our marshals, who are all volunteering their time, are safe and happy and so we expect you to be able to finish this hard and hilly course within 3.5 hours.
- The Race Director reserves the right to redirect you onto a shorter route if your pace indicates that you will finish after 3.5 hours, and consequently you will not count in the results.
- The minimum age on race day is 17 years old. This is standard for a UKA licensed Half Marathon event.
- This event is chip timed.
Entries / Refunds / Race Numbers
- Entries on the day: Entries will be taken on the day. Please note that in previous years we have taken entries on the day and therefore it is unexpected that we shall reach the 800 race limit before the day. We usually have about 600 finishers. Entries on the day will close at 8.30am sharp. No entries will be accepted after this time.
- Mementoes: Please note though that mementos cannot be guaranteed for entries on the day or those received after the pre-entry closing date due to ordering deadlines. Our race memento this year is a hi-vis vest to go with your finisher’s medal!
- Race numbers are not sent out prior to the event, they are collected on the morning of the race from Lemon Quay.
- No refunds will be given, even in the event that we have to cancel due to adverse weather.
- If you cannot run in your place you will be able to give your place to another runner but you must inform us before the event (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) or at registration on the morning before the race. Changes to runner must be completed by 08:30am.
- Please do not run in someone else’s place without arranging the swap with us beforehand as above. Running in someone else’s place is a breach of UKA and GP rules.
Road Closures / Parking / Baggage Drop / Facilities
- Please note there will be various road closures in the city centre.
- Please use nearby Pay & Display public car parks. There may be some available on-street parking within the city. However, please check restrictions.
- There will be a baggage drop facility on Lemon Quay, however there are no changing facilities.
- Toilets – there are two separate sets of public loos. One at the bus station end of Lemon Quay, the other at the bottom of Lemon Street next to Manning’s Restaurant.
- Plastic Free – our aim is to be as plastic free as possible. There will be drink stations around the course as usual which will use paper cups.There will also be a water station on Lemon Quay where runners and supporters can refill their reusable bottles. Please help us to stay plastic free by disposing of your waste carefully, hold on to any gel wrappers/waste on the route and use the bins or hand waste to a marshal.
Registration / The Course / The Finish
- Registration is open from 8am to 9am on the day and will be in Wetherspoon’s Try Dowr pub on Lemon Quay. The start and finish for the race still still on Lemon Quay but it has moved slightly from the last few years and is outside Primark.
- Entries on the day and runner changes will close at 8.30am sharp. No entries or swaps will be accepted after this time.
- You will pass through five water stations out on the course and you will receive water and a banana at the finish.
- There will be first aid/medical cover for the event.
- Once you have crossed the finish line you must keep moving along the funnel and you must stay in the order you finished. This is important as it may affect the results.
- Pre- and post-race massage will be available from Steve Lay, Personal Trainer, Emma Roughley and Rob Puckey on Lemon Quay for donations to our charities.
- There will be a cake stall at the finish selling homemade cakes, run by the Oarsome Foursome who are raising money for their bid to row The Atlantic in December 2019.
- There are plenty of shops around Lemon Quay where you can buy hot & cold drinks and food. There will also be The Cornish Barista’s mobile coffee van and a complimentary Fruit Stall for runners, courtesy of Tesco.
The official photographers from Charles Whitton Sport & Event Photography will be out on the course during the half marathon. Their images will be available here at some point in the days following the event.
Official 2019 Course
The 2019 course is shown below.
The Swap Box
The world is rapidly filling up with all sorts of plastic waste. The Swap Box is on a mission to cut down on that, one pair of worn in trainers at a time. It is a local, Cornish initiative by runners for runners (and the planet) to get people swapping their running gear. It is a travelling collection of preloved running gear for you to rifle through and bring back to its former glory. The Swap Box will be popping up at Truro Half Marathon with their swap table.
“ Got stuff to donate? We’ll take it. Need something? We might have it. Let’s all be a bit more conscious and get as many miles out of our kit as possible. ” #worninnotwornout
Clothes swapping is a GREAT way to prolong the life of a garment. Pick something up that you need making it new for you and no money exchanged. Perfect! It’s a win for everyone including the planet.
The rules are simple:
- Bring along a piece(s) of running gear you no longer use (clean and still with life) and leave it on the swap table.
- Choose your swap (or not).
- The table is open to everyone even if you haven’t got anything to swap.
- Anything left over will be forwarded to ReRun – a company which aims to extend the life of running gear.
For any queries the Truro Half Marathon please contact the Race Directors on: email@example.com.
Race Notes for Clubs
in PDF format
in Word format
There are numerous roles that need filling by keen volunteers looking to be part of the race day experience.
Our events takes a huge amount of manpower. Volunteer roles range from handing out water along the route to working at the finish area.
If you would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any queries regarding past and future Truro Half Marathon events please contact The Race Directors on: email@example.com.