Event Information

NEW date – 6th March 2022.

Come and experience our flagship aat: event – the multi-award winning Mercer Surrey Half Marathon. Whether you are preparing to take on a spring marathon, completing your first half marathon or targeting a new personal best, this is the perfect fast and flat half marathon event. Complete with kids 2km and 5km races, Mercer Surrey Half Marathon welcomes all types of runners for an award winning experience.

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: Lynsey

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

Surrey’s largest half marathon promises a high-quality racing experience for every level of runner; attracting a perfect mix of new and returning runners back each year.

✓ Award-winning atmosphere

✓ Accessible, central location boasting glorious scenery

✓ Fully-closed road routes – perfect for achieving your PB!

📍 Venue

Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA

The Event Village will open from 06:30 on race day. There is no parking available on race day at Woking Leisure Centre – except for Blue Badge holders.

There is plenty for runners to do in our exciting Event Village, which offers indoor bag storage, retail  and charity stalls, food and drink vendors, plenty of toilets, and more.

🚲 Travel Information

We recommend cycling, walking or running to the event if you live locally.

The event village is easily accessible from Woking town-centre car parks and Woking train station. Please follow all of the up to date government guidance on safe travel.

There are currently engineering works planned for the weekend of the 5th and 6th March which means there will be rail replacement buses, please keep this in mind when planning your journey and leave plenty of time to reach us. Check out their plans at the South Western Railway Website

Engineering Works Planned
Surrey Fox Ultra Marathon Half Relay Trail Run

🅿️ Parking

There is no parking available in the event village unless you are a blue badge holder. The event village is a short walk from the city centre car parks, which you can find on Parkopedia.

 

SHM Parking

🚗 Road Closures

This event takes place on fully closed roads. Closure times posted below have been confirmed with the local authorities. If you plan to drive, please check before you travel.

All roads close at 07:30 on 6th March 2022, and will re-open within a few hours. The roads affected are listed below.

If you are require essential use of affected roads for a care visit, Meals On Wheels delivery, hospital appointment or similar, please fill in this contact form before 10th February 2022 so we can come up with a suitable travel plan for you. Please only fill in the contact form if your journey is essential. 

Prohibition of traffic on the race route between 7.30am and 1pm on the 6th March 2022.

Road AffectedPart of the RoadTime Closed
Kingfield RoadBetween Wych Hill Lane and High Street7:30am- 1:00pm
Vicarage RoadEntire length7:30am- 1:00pm
Westfield RoadEntire length7:30am- 1:00pm
New LaneEntire length7:30am- 10:30am
Sutton Green RoadBetween New Lane and Blanchards Hill7:30am- 10:30am
Blanchards HillBetween Sutton Green Road and Clay Lane7:30am- 10:30am
Clay LaneBetween Blanchards Hill and the A3207:30am- 12:00pm
A320Between Salt Box R/B and Mayford R/B7:30am- 12:00pm
Burdenshott RoadEntire length7:30am-12:00pm
Smarts Heath LaneEntire length7:30am-12:00pm
Smarts Heath RoadEntire length7:30am-12:00pm
Blackhorse RoadBetween Smarts Heath Lane closure and Saunders Lane7:30am-12:00pm
Saunders LaneEntire length7:30am -12:30pm
Mayford GreenEntire length7:30am -12:30pm
Guildford Road B380Entire length7:30am -1:00pm
Westfield AvenueEntire length7:30am -1:00pm
Wych Hill LaneBetween A320 Egley Road and Westfield Avenue7:30am -1:00pm

Clearways – No stopping or waiting on the race route from 6.00am to 1pm on the 6th March 2022.

Road AffectedPart of RoadTime of Clearway
Kingfield RoadBetween Wych Hill Lane and High Street6:00am- 1:00pm
Vicarage RoadEntire length6:00am- 1:00pm
Westfield AvenueEntire length6:00am- 1:00pm
Westfield RoadEntire length6:00am- 1:00pm
New LaneEntire length6:00am -10:30am
Guildford Road (B380)Between Egley Road (A320) and Westfield Road6:00am -1:00pm
Smarts Heath RoadBetween Saunders Lane and Mayford Green6:00am- 12:00pm
Mayford GreenBetween Smarts Heath Road and Egley Road (A320)6:00am- 12:30pm

Number Pick Up and Enquiries

Bib Numbers

Bib numbers will be available for early collection at Fitstuff Running Shop (located at 23 Chapel Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UL) to all participants who have registered by midday on Friday 25th February.

Available collection hours are detailed below:

Saturday 26th February
10am – 5pm

Monday 28th February to Friday 4th March
11am – 1pm & 4pm – 6pm

Participants who registered after midday on Friday 25th February, or who are unable to collect their number in the week prior, can collect their number at the event.

Registration

Bag Drop

You may store your bags free of charge at our designated Bag Drop within the Event Village. Please attach the baggage label from your race number to your bag before you arrive at Bag Storage. We do not accept responsibility for loss or damage of property.

Bag Drop

Toilets

There are over 100 toilets available within the event village, including some accessible units.

Xempo Race Pacing

Xempo Race Pacing provide a number of “Pacers” to help half marathon runners gauge their progress throughout the race and achieve their desired finish time. Pacers run at a steady pace, with large coloured flags which indicate their finish time.

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Xempo Pace team
XTempo Race Pacing

Event Programme

Registration details will be confirmed here and communicated to all entrants by email.

 

Training Plan

Training Plans by Synergy Physiotherapy

To give everyone the best possible chance of completing this 13.1 mile challenge, Injury and Performance Partner Synergy Physiotherapy have devised Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Elite training plans which are free for Mercer Surrey Half Marathon participants to download.

Click the links to download your desired plan…

Beginner Training Plan
– Suitable for participants aiming for a 2hrs 30 finish time, or simply wanting to complete the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon.

Intermediate Training Plan
– Suitable for those with some previous running experience, who are aiming to achieve a good-average half marathon finish time of 2hrs (9-10 minute miles).

Advanced Training Plan
– Suitable for those who are training to achieve their personal best time. This plan is designed for regular runners who are aiming to complete the 13.1 mile distance in an impressive finish time of 1hrs 45 (8 minute miles).

NEW! Elite Training Plan
– Suitable for experienced half marathon runners who will be running in with our fastest Xempo Pacers; aiming to complete the race in sub 1hrs 30.

Training plan

Massage

Our Injury and Performance Partner, Synergy Physiotherapy provide sports massage.

Sports massage is great for relieving muscle soreness and can prevent injury. Consider booking in with Synergy Physiotherapy today.

Synergy Physiotherapy

🏅 Awesome Medals!

Every finisher will be rewarded with a shiny Surrey Half medal – a great addition to any collection.

 

 

📸 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 – please tag us @aatevent when you share them on social media so we can “like” your posts.

Epic Action Imagery

🍌 Fresh Fruit

Enjoy a complementary piece of fresh fruit at the finish line.

Yummy Bananas 🍌