The race has a 3hr 30 minute cut off. To help you reach your target time we will once again have a team of pacers - dedicated runners who will be clearly visible with a flag identifying the time they are pacing Pacers are experienced runners giving their own time to help you. Pacer times are: 1hr 30; 1hr 40; 1hr 45; 1hr 50; 2hrs; 2hr10; 2hr30 and 3hrs. along with a rear bike at a 3hour 30 minute pace. (16:01 mins per mile) Not that all runners must reach mile 10 in 2hr 30 mins to be able to complete the race (15 min mile pace)
Route pending remeasurement for 2022
Start - 2 Miles
The Humber Bridge Half Marathon starts a short walk from the Humber Bridge Car Park on Ferriby Road, Hessle, with a loop around the west side of the town of Hessle, before heading onto the Bridge itself.
2 - 5 Miles
Runners head southbound on the Bridge and reach mile 3 around the centre of the bridge span. The road then goes slightly downhill before levelling at mile 4 and then a steady climb up to the Barton upon Humber roundabout and a second drinks station, followed by another downhill section past the 5 mile point through the town of Barton upon Humber.
6 - 8 Miles
Runners are then greeted with another climb passing the 6 mile marker before a refreshing downhill section. The midpoint follows then the 7 mile post and a long flat section of the course alongside beautiful countryside bringing you back into the south of the town.
8 - 10 Miles
After looping around the south of Barton upon Humber and through mile 8 you pass another water station before passing under the Humber Bridge. Along a long straight flat, before the toughest challenge on the course: ‘Cardiac Hill’ - a 1 mile climb taking runners from the 9 mile post. Halfway up the hill is a further water and sponge station. Don't be deceived by the false horizons! On reaching the summit, runners swing left down to the Barton upon Humber roundabout and pass the 10 mile point
10 - 11 Miles
Runners head down the long drop on the slip road towards the bridge and leave the carriageway to go through the final water station. They then drop down and back under the bridge to immediately turn back on themselves through mile 11 to rejoin the bridge on the east side and run back over the Humber Bridge.
11 Miles to Finish
Runners head back onto the bridge for an uphill run towards the central span and the 12 marker. From the centre it’s all downhill as the race heads off the bridge back and spirals down towards the finish line at Hessle High School.
Yes you'll get a fab medal and t-shirt for the 2022 event!
The half marathon will start at 9am and the Fun Run starts at 9.10am.
The route can be found here Note the route is subject to some modifications on the north bank for 2022 as the Humber bridge Car Park is unavailable. The route will be updated shortly.
We would recommend car sharing or using public transport. Free parking is available near the race start, follow signs on the day. Please note the Humber Bridge Car Park is closed and has NO parking for the event.
Yes - the top 5 Male and female; 1st & 2nd in U22, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65 & V70+ M&F
1st Male and Female Team (first 3 runners from same club)
Top 3 U16's in the Fun run and 1st male and female team (3 runners from the same club)
Race HQ and assemble will be around Hessle High School with the race start on Ferriby Road
Your number must be worn on the front of your vest and not covered in any way. It must be visible at all times during the race. Please also write your personal information on the back, including emergency contact details.
You will be issued with a disposable electronic tag and fixing ties to record your time. This is to be attached to your shoe (full instructions come with the tag). There is no need to return your tag at the finish, but please remember: no chip, no time! (only relates to the 2022 event)
You must remain on the left hand side of the road unless directed otherwise by the police or race officials. Please follow any instructions given by the race marshals. Ignoring such instructions could lead to disqualification. The use of any type of earphones during the race is totally prohibited.
They are marked on the route map and well sign-posted clearly on the course itself. A sponge station is also based on Gravel Pit Road in Barton (Cardiac Hill).
New for 2022 we will provide a baggage drop t Hessle High School and hope to have changing facilities available.
Toilets are available in the start area and in the marketplace at Barton.
Results from previous years can be found here. On the day results will be available online as soon as everyone has finished. You can also opt-in to receive your finish time via text.
Presentations for the Fun run will be made shortly after the race has finished. Half Marathon prizes will be awarded at around 11:30am. Both will announced in advance.
The half marathon is £30 (unaffiliated), £28 (UKA affiliated). The cost of entering the Fun Run £5 (affiliated) £3 (UKA affiliated)
No. Due to the administrive challenges of on the day entries, we will be withdrawing this for 2022 for the half marathon.
The 2022 run will be approximately 3km once we confirm the route
17 or over on the day of the event.
Tarmac road, mildly undulating apart from two hills at four miles and after nine miles.
Callum Elson: 73:14
Naomi Bright: 92:08
There is a £250 prize for a new course record (male and female).
A mixture of both club and unattached runners. Everyone is welcome!
Plus contact race organisers to discuss taking part in a self propelled wheelchair. The course has some challenging hills.
Details of the road closures will be published in May 2022
There is bike parking available. Please be aware that all bikes are left at the risk of the owner.
We have full medical coverage, but please only take part if you are in good health and fit for the weather conditions on the day.
Along the bulk of the route. However, there will be limited access on the actual Humber Bridge for 2022 for safety reasons. Spectators can cross the bridge on the west side by foot or cycle but beware it is just shy of 2 miles end to end.
No, headphones including bone conductor headphones are not permitted in this race.
The Humber Bridge Half Marathon is reliant on a team of volunteers.
If you’d like to get involved we have a wide range of positions available ranging from marshalling to supporting water stations and giving out t-shirts to race finishers.
We’d also love to hear from people interested in joining our race committee to help with logistics and race planning.
For more info on volunteering in 2022, please email: [email protected].
Since the first Humber Bridge Half Marathon in 1999 we have generated over £1,000,000 for charities and good causes. In addition, there is the hundreds of thousands of pounds raised for charities by runners’ fundraising.
We have supported a wide range of charities local to the event and also international Rotary charities.
2022's charity partners are:
Dove House Hospice
We have supported a wide range of charities local to the event and also international Rotary charities. These include:
Spectators help make the Humber Bridge Half Marathon the great event it is! There are some great viewing points along the route where you can cheer runners on. It’s also a great atmosphere watching the runners start the race on Ferriby Road, Hessle. Family and friends wishing to see runners cross the finish line can assemble in the final section around Hessle High School