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Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run

Sunday, 6 October 2019
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
Contact: HalfMarathon@rochdale.gov.uk 01706 926251 #RunRochdale
Event organised by: Rochdale Borough Council

The 2019 event has now finished. We'll update this page once we have details of the 2020 event. In the meantime, you can view race results and photographs from the 2019 event using the links below.

Race results

Live results and times will be available as runners cross the finish line on Sunday, 6 October 2019.

Photographs from the 2019 event

View and download photos from the 2019 event on Facebook.

Stay up-to-date and share through social media

Stay updated and share your results and feedback on Twitter @RochdaleHalf​, Facebook​​​ or Instagram​​

How to enter

Online registration has now closed. You can still:

  • Enter in person at Number One Riverside in Rochdale between 10.30am-3pm on Saturday, 5 October 2019,
  • Enter in person at Rochdale Town Hall between 8am-9.30am on Sunday, 6 October 2019 (the morning of the event) if there are any places remaining.

If you enter on the day or the day before you'll be charged £35 for the half marathon (£33 for club runners) and £25 for the 10K (£23 for club runners. The one-mile fun run is also available for day before or on the day entries at £7.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​View your race number

If you've already registered, you can now view your race numbers:

About the races

Runners from the Half Marathon in front of Williams BMW Rochdale. ​Williams BMW Rochdale​​​ Half Marathon, 10K and 1-mile Fun Run returns for its 5th year on Sunday, 6 October 2019​. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar and has already helped raise tens of thousands for local and national charities.

Whichever run you choose, you'll be starting and finishing at the stunning Rochdale Town Hall, one of the finest buildings in Europe.

Our traffic-free courses retain an exciting and varied feel, taking you on a tour of our historic town and breath-taking countryside.

All courses will be fully marshalled, signed and have water stations at regular intervals. All runs will be chip timed. There'll be a medal and technical t-shirt 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 medal.

A stunning course and lots of fun. The Williams BMW Fun Run is suitable for all the family, whether you're raising money for a worthwhile cause, remembering a loved one or simply keeping active. mums, dads, toddlers, groups running together, fancy dress, music and fabulous fun!!

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


Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon prices
Non-club runners: £35
Club runners: £33

Williams BMW Rochdale 10K prices
Non-club runners: £25
Club runners: £23

Williams BMW Rochdale Fun Run price
All entrants: £7

Prize fund

The total prize fund this year is over £3,000, the highest in our history, with voucher prizes for the first 5 men and first 5 women in the half marathon and 10K, plus 8 age category prizes for both races.

See the routes on video

Watch 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. (2 mins 6 secs)

Your race number

You can pick up your race number on Saturday, 5 October 2019 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.

Enter the races as an individual or a team

Online entries are open for the half marathon, 10K and fun run until 12midnight on Sunday, 29 September 2019.

​​​​​​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 runners​​

​We're happy to offer FREE entry to athletes who achieved, and can prove, the following times in 2018.

  • 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 events@rochdale.gov.uk​. We have some great prizes up for grabs.

Terms and conditions

  • ​​The minimum age for entering
    • The Half Marathon is 17 years old on Sunday, 6 October 2019
    • The 10K is 16 years old on Sunday, 6 October 2019
    • The Fun Run is 4 years old on Sunday, 6 October 2019
  • 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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