17th March Race Day Information

The Spring Blickling Half Marathon
Next Race: 17th March 2024

This is probably one of the most scenic Half Marathons in the UK. The race starts and finishes right in front of the iconic Blickling Hall, there couldn’t be a better start and finish line!

Any profits from the race will be reinvested into local sport and physical activity by race organisers EPIC Norfolk.

This event is mixed terrain with a combination of hard wearing paths and a small section on road.

As the event is mostly offroad, it is not affiliated with UK Athletics, although it will still follow their guidelines.

Enter here – https://totalracetiming.co.uk/race/465

Race Day Info for Runners

Start Time: 8:45am

Parking: race parking will only be permitted in a private area of the estate, please car share where possible. Marshals will direct you to the car park. Please do not park in the National Trust Car Park.

Arriving by Bike? There is Bike storage on site, in the National Trust Car Park next to the cafe.

Address: Blickling Estate, Blickling, Norwich NR11 6NF

Route: The route is a 2 lap course starting and finishing infront of the hall. The majority of the route will be within the estate with a short road section. There will be mile markers on the course. The route can be viewed here – https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/88107348

Water Stations
Water in biodegradable cups will be available at miles 2.5, 6 and 9.5 as well as at the finish line. If you are carrying your own bottles you can top them up at the water stations too.

Race Numbers: If you selected to have your number sent to you, you will receive your race number the week before the race at the latest. If you are collecting on the day, they will be available for collection from 7:30am near the start line.

There will be a couple of toilets available in the car park but most of them will be near the start line (please use our hire toilets and not National trust ones). There will be portable toilets available on the course which you will cross twice – at 0.5 miles and at 7.25 miles.

Each participant will receive a food item after passing the finishing line, but there will also be refreshments available to purchase from the National Trust cafes.

Charity Partners

This is a community event which raises vital funds for local charities. If you want to raise money for a local cause it is free to enter, you just have to raise £125 for your chosen charity.


Is there a bag drop? Yes, it will be in the start area. Space is limited so if driving please consider leaving belongings in your car.

Will I get lost? We have a fantastic team of marshals and First Aiders around the course for your safety

Chip Timing: Total Race Timing are providing chip timing for this race.

Headphones: Only bone conducting headphones are allowed.

Awards: There will be e-certificates for top 3 male and female runners.

I can no longer make it, can I defer? Entries are non-refunable. You can transfer your place to another runner up to 2 weeks before the race. We cannot issue refunds or defer your entry to a future race