Event Information

Surrey’s largest Half Marathon.

Come and experience our flagship aat: event – the multi-award winning Mercer Surrey Half Marathon.

We are working hard to make this a Covid-19 secure event, with full safety measures in place. For more information about Covid-19 safety measures, click here.

Event Manager: Toby

Hey! I’m the Event Manager for Mercer Surrey Half Marathon. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this event, or follow me on Instagram to check out all the behind-the-scenes action!

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Maddie's Favourite aat: event

The support from the crowd was absolutely amazing and kept me motivated the whole way around, I cannot wait until the next Mercer Surrey Half Marathon!

Event Information

Routes

All routes feature full road closures and are professionally measured by UKA.

Half Marathon

5km

Kids 2km

Venue

The event village and facilities are located at Woking Leisure Centre, Woking, GU99 9BA

 

Directions

Travel / Road Closures

We strongly encourage walking, cycling or running to this event if possible. There are plenty of bike racks available for you to lock your bike, as well as lockers and changing facilities.

As deemed necessary by local authorities for the safety of all road users, clearways (no stopping/ waiting) and road closures (prohibition of vehicles) will be in effect from 06:00 and 07:30 respectively on 7 March 2021 and re-opened within a few hours. We apologise for the inconvenience caused; please be advised that we can plan to facilitate urgent pre-planned journeys such as care visits or hospital appointments if you contact us by 12:00 on 5 March 2021. We ask that you please be patient with our traffic marshals and remind you that the roads are legally closed.

Race Day Guide PDF
Race Event Support

Parking

There is NO PARKING at the event venue except for Blue Badge Holders. Find nearby parking options via Parkopedia.

Parkopedia

Registration

If you enter the event before 31 January 2021, you will receive a personalised race number (with integrated timing chip) in the post. If you enter the event after this date, simply collect your race number from the information tent on event day.

Registration

Bag Drop

Bag storage facilities are not available at this event, due to Covid-19 safety. 

Bag Drop

Toilets

There are over 100 toilets available within the event village and leisure centre.

Freedom Leisure Centre

Xempo Race Pacing

Xempo will be putting forward a team of experienced race pacers to keep you motivated throughout the run and perhaps even cross the finish line in a new personal best time.

Xempo Pace team
XTempo Race Pacing

Training Plan

Everyone has the best possible chance of completing the 5km or 13.1 mile challenge thanks to our Injury and Performance Partner Synergy Physiotherapy. There will be 5km or Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Elite Half Marathon training plans available for free. Look out for further details soon!

Training plan

Massage

Thanks to Injury and Performance Partner Synergy Physiotherapy, all Mercer Surrey Half Marathon participants can enjoy a post-race sports massage in return for a donation to charity.

It is highly likely that you will need a sports massage within a 6 month training period to relieve muscle soreness / prevent injury. Consider booking in with Synergy Physiotherapy today.

Synergy Physiotherapy

Guided Meditation

Thanks to our partner lululemon Guildford, Mercer Surrey Half Marathon participants are invited to attend a complimentary pre-race guided meditation session with Bonnie from Rise lifecoaching. The 20-minute session starts promptly at 08:10 in the Wurlitzer Hall (along from Bag Storage) within Woking Leisure Centre. The visualisation is designed to enable anxious and nervous runners gain focus, release unwanted muscle tension, overcome feelings of overwhelm and replace negative self-talk with positive messages.

Rise at Work

Stretch Session

lululemon Guildford are hosting 30-minute stretch sessions in the Wurlitzer Hall (along from Bag Storage) within Woking Leisure Centre at 10:45 – 11:15 and 11:30 – 12:00. The sessions will run on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive in plenty of time if you wish to take part.

Lululemon

🏅 Epic Medal

Finishers will receive an intricately designed medal to celebrate their achievement.

You can purchase an iTab on the registration page to customise your medal with your name and finish time.

Are medals not your thing? You can donate £1 of your entry fee towards planting new trees in Scotland, thanks to Tees Not Trees. Simply select the option on the entry form.

Mercer Surrey Half Medal

💁 Awesome Head Buffs

All entrants will get an awesome head buff to wear on race day. Great for keeping you warm in cold conditions!

Surrey Half Finisher

📸 Free Photos

Smile for the camera! Epic Action Imagery will be taking photos out on the course and at the finish line. Photos will be available to download for free shortly after the event. Tag us at @aatevent when you share them on social media, so we can “like” your posts.

Epic Action Imagery

🥤 Free Yazoo

Great for a recovery boost at the finish line! Enjoy a well-earned and popular treat.

Yazoo 🥤

🍌 Fresh Fruit

Enjoy a complimentary piece of fresh fruit. Banana’s are great for quickly restoring your energy supplies after exercise.

Yummy Bananas 🍌