Missing this year’s Harrow Half?  Need a new challenge? Want to raise funds for a good cause?

We have the answer if you don’t mind swopping sore feet for a sore saddle.

The Long Ducker Ride 2021 takes place on Sunday September 5th.

Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Starting from iconic Harrow School, there’s a choice of three return routes into the countryside – 100km, 70km and 40km. Enter as an individual or as a team. It’s all in a good cause with the main charity recipient being the Young Harrow Foundation. The funds raised from last year’s Bike Ride enabled the implementation of a robust programme for people facing the greatest challenges, which have been intensified by the pandemic, and significantly improved the life chances of some of our most marginalised and vulnerable young people. More details on https://www.longduckerride.co.uk



With the uncertainty surrounding sporting events continuing throughout 2020 and well into 2021 due to the Coronavirus crisis, we have again had to make the decision not to stage the Harrow Half Marathon this year.

As you will appreciate, it’s only possible to stage the event with the active support of Harrow Council, Harrow School, sponsors and other key partners and we’ve not been able, in the continued uncertainty, to get sufficient financial and logistical support to ensure the viability of this year’s event. However, we have already started to plan next year’s race which will return in its usual slot on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11th, 2022, subject to confirmation.

It’s disappointing of course but our aim will be for the event to return stronger than ever. As always, the health and safety of runners, volunteers and supporters will be uppermost in our minds and we will plan accordingly.

Those who deferred their 2020 entry last year have been sent an email with two options:

  1. If they simply want to defer their entry to next year’s race, they can do so at the 2020 rate.
  2. For those who are not able to commit to the Harrow Half in 2022, we are offering a full refund of the entry and booking fee plus any orders for tee shirts. However, all money that was donated on entry will be passed on to charity. This option is only open until April 30th, 2021 after which date your entry will automatically be deferred to 2022.

We know you will appreciate and understand why we have had to take this decision. However, it’s our real hope that it will not be too long before sport as we know it resumes. Stay safe and healthy, look after yourselves and we hope to welcome you to the start line on September 11th2022.


Whether you’re looking for a target to achieve your New Year’s resolution or simply planning your 2020 race calendar, it’s the perfect time to enter the Harrow Half Marathon on Sunday September 13TH, 2020.

Once again, we are encouraging people to enter early by offering entries at an ‘early-bird’ rate for a limited period. The significantly reduced costs are as follows:

£24 for Club-affiliated runners

£26 for non-affiliated runners

£7 for entries for the Sir Roger Bannister Family Mile


For those who ran last year, you will recall that this is a big reduction on the final price for entering which was £29 / £31 / £7.

We have achieved this by deciding not to give everyone a free tee shirt after the race – there will still be medals for all. As you are probably aware, we have tried to lead the way on being truly conscious of our responsibilities to the environment and are continuing to look for ways to make the event more sustainable. Learning that many people now prefer not to have them, we are giving runners the option. You won’t get one automatically but If you do want one, they can be purchased on entry for £7.

We will also enable runners to order more than one, for a partner for example, and for the first time Family Mile entrants can order the same tee shirt too. Any tee shirts ordered after entry will cost £8. We will also be organising a collection of unwanted training and racing gear on race day to be passed on to a better home. T’shirt shown for illustration purposes only.

 The event is again being organised by Harrow Athletics Club, Active Training World and Harrow Council. Harrow AC is based locally at the Bannister track in Hatch End – named in honour of the legendary Sir Roger Bannister, the first athlete to break the four-minute mile, and who was born and brought up in Harrow.

Harrow Half Marathon goes ‘Single use Plastic FREE’

In 2018 Harrow Half Marathon was London’s first ‘Single Use Plastic Water Bottle Free’ event. Runners were able to refresh and rehydrate themselves at water stations along the course with OOHO, water in a biodegradable sachet that is made using a 100% seaweed based membrane. Removing single use plastic bottles and cups from the course was a big step towards achieving our goal of becoming a sustainable half marathon. We’re grateful to Selfridges and Skipping Rocks Lab for helping to make this happen. Find out more

The Harrow Half Marathon is back on 13th September 2020

The ‘Harrow Half’ is a traffic free, chip timed half marathon. The course features historic and well-known landmarks, stunning views, parks, countryside as well as the attractions you would expect of a modern, thriving borough and town centre.

The event is organised by Harrow Athletics Club, ActiveTrainingWorld and Harrow Council. Harrow Athletics Club are based locally at the Bannister track in Hatch End – named in honour of the legendary Sir Roger Bannister, the first athlete to break the four minute mile, and who was born and brought up in Harrow.

Mara Yamauchi’s Harrow Half-marathon training tips  Get tips from the UK’s second fastest female marathon runner of all time (2:23:12), and a two-time Olympian. READ MORE…
Harrow HM – Blog by Laura Turner-Alleyne It was a regular Harrow AC committee meeting in April, Keith (our Chairman and Harrow HM organiser) was telling us excitedly about the plans to host the Harrow HM. As I listened, my imagination started to run away with me; thoughts of me triumphantly running through the town I grew up in, supporting the club I have been a member of for 25 years, wearing my Harrow AC vest once again with pride. YES, I AM GOING TO RUN THE HARROW HALF MARATHON. READ MORE…

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Event Info

Harrow Half
Date: 13th September 2020
Distance: Half Marathon
Length:13.1 miles
Run course: Undulating
Organiser: Harrow AC and ActiveTrainingWorld