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Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run

Sunday, 4 October 2020
Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM
Runners competing in the BMW Williams Half Marathon
Venue: Rochdale Town Hall
Address: The Esplanade, Rochdale​​
Postcode: OL16 1AB
Price: Various
Suitable for: Adults, Teenagers, Children
Facilities: Parking, Wheelchair accessible, Refreshments, Toilets
Event organised by: Rochdale Borough Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19): event update

We are working to make the event happen and will be doing all we can to ensure the races go ahead as planned on Sunday 4 October. One change we have decided to make this year is there will be no race t-shirt for entrants. We realise this will be disappointing to some of you, but we have reduced our half marathon and 10K entry prices by at least £5 to reflect this. Those of you who have already entered will be able to collect a cash refund on the day if we are able to go ahead. The situation continues to be closely monitored and if there are any changes we’ll update you as soon as we can.

Thanks for your support and stay safe. Get the latest coronavirus updates

Entry prices

Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon prices
Non-club runners: £28.40
Club runners: £26.40

Williams BMW Rochdale 10K prices
Non-club runners: £17.60
Club runners: £15.60

Enter the Half Marathon or 10K

Williams BMW Rochdale Fun Run
Entry price is £7. Registration opens in July 2020.

About the races

The team at Williams BMW. ​Williams BMW Rochdale​​​ Half Marathon, 10K and 1-mile Fun Run returns for its 6th year​. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar and has already raised tens of thousands of pounds for local and national charities.

All courses will be fully marshalled, traffic free, signed and have water stations at regular intervals. All runs are chip timed. There'll be a medal for completing the half marathon and 10K. The Fun Run is suitable for all the family - you can walk, jog, skip, wear fancy dress - and entrants receive a great quality medal.

The event is sponsored by leading prestige motor dealer Williams BMW Rochdale.

Enter the races as an individual or a team

Online entries are open for the half marathon, 10K and fun run until 12midnight on Monday, 28 September 2020. Entries for the Fun Run will open in June 2020.

The minimum age for entering:

  • The Half Marathon - 17 years old on Sunday, 4 October 2020
  • The 10K - 16 years old on Sunday, 4 October 2020
  • The Fun Run - 4 years old on Sunday, 4 October 2020

Corporate entries​

Our corporate package enables ​​a company to pay for and administer entries for their staff. For every 10 entries you'll also get a FREE place. Running alongside your workmates can be a lot of fun and this is a great way to inspire a workplace, set a challenge and motivate employees to be active and take part in this great event.

Elite runner entries

​We're happy to offer FREE entry to athletes who achieved, and can prove, the following times in 2019:

  • Marathon: under 2 hours 35 minutes for men and under 2 hours 55 minutes for women.
  • Half Marathon: under 1 hour 12 minutes for men and under 1 hour 23 minutes for women.
  • 10K: under 32 minutes for men and under 38 minutes​​ for women.

​ Please email evidence of your times to

Start times for Fun Run, Half Marathon and 10K

The race start times are:

  • Fun Run: 10am
  • Half Marathon: 10.45am
  • 10K: 11.05am

Prize fund

Your race number

You can pick up your race number on Saturday, 3 October 2020 from Number One Riverside between 10.30am and 3pm, or on the morning of the event at Rochdale Town Hall between 8am and 9.30am.

See the routes on video

View the routes for the half marathon and 10K. Here's what happened when we tried out the courses with a BMW Z4, 3 Series, i3 and BMW Cruise Mountain Bike. Whether you're running or spectating, it's a great tour of historic Rochdale and some stunning countryside.

Terms and conditions for taking part in a race

  • There'll be a cut-off time of 3 hours for completion from the start of the half marathon.​
  • For your own safety, the safety of other runners and members of the public, the wearing of head or earphones or similar device is not permitted in this event. Automatic disqualification from race results may follow for any competitors ignoring this instruction.

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