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Race Information – Southampton Running Festival

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Southampton Common Running Festival

Sunday 31st July 2022


Southampton Common, The Avenue, Southampton SO15 7NN

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///prompting.ties.pace for exact event village location)

Start Times:

Half Marathon: 9:30am
10k: 10:10am
5k: 10:00am


Race pack Collection


All entries will be assigned a number at registration.
To collect your number, make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday Morning.
It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number, so please arrive early.

You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt.

Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib and needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race.

At the finish, you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

Collection Times:

Half Marathon – 8:00 – 9:00am
10k – 9:10 – 9:40 am
5k – 9:00 – 9:30 am

When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!


Race Start

Each race will have a warm up in the event village 15minutes prior to the race start time.
After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation.


During the race

There will be marshals all around the course as well as mile signs and arrows.

Half marathon will follow Yellow signs, the 10k will follow Green signs, and the 5k will follow Red signs.

HM – 6 Big Laps + U Turn
10k – 3 Big Laps
5k – 2 Small Laps

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.

Please discard any water bottles or rubbish near the course signs and bins during the race.


After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.



By Car

Car park address: Cemetery Rd, Southampton SO15 7NN

There is limited parking at the common, please arrive early to guarantee a spot. There is also plenty of street parking on the surrounding roads.

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///people.fight.reveal for exact car park location.)

Public Transport

St Deny’s train station is located 1.5miles from the event village. Please check train times HERE

There are also several bus stops located around the common along Hill Lane and The Avenue.



For this event, we will use the portable toilets. These will be located within the event village. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.


Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event.
There will be an informal bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.
Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.


Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a water station on the course that you will pass once on each lap of your race.

We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.



Results will be available on after the race.



We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race, which will be made available on our photos page after the race.


Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!



Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners.


RunThrough Kit

Powered by RunThrough, RT Kit provides the level of quality and style in its running clothing that you’d expect from a brand that has become synonymous with running over the last decade.

If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!