Hitchin Hard Half

The event is organised by Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse

Start time: 9:30am

Hitchin's most famous race raises money for charity. In 2020 we are supporting Hitchin Samaritans who have, since 1971, been supporting people from all over the North Hertfordshire area including Hitchin, Stevenage, Letchworth, Baldock and the surrounding towns and villages.

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There will be no entry on the day. Race numbers will NOT be posted in advance of the race. Registration will open on Saturday 27th June from market place in Hitchin, or on the morning of the race from 8.15am in Priory Park.

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Event Name

Hitchin Hard Half

Event Distances

Half Marathon
5K (Fun Run)


Half Marathon & 10K:
This is a hilly, measured course on country roads in beautiful countryside.  It starts and finishes in the grounds of Hitchin Priory.

5K Fun Run:
Not hilly, but undulating, starting and finishing in the grounds of Hitchin Priory.




Half Marathon: 5
10K: 2
Water will also be provided at the finish line


Every mile




Half Marathon: 17
10K: 15
5K Fun Run: 8

Parents of participants under 11yrs, please contact: race.director@h3m.co.uk


Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse




The higher of a 6% / £1 service fee will be added by ATW at the checkout.

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Half Marathon and 10K

Medals and t-shirts for all finishers. Select your T Shirt size when registering.

Prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male and female.

Prize for 1st overall masters male and female. 

5K Fun Run

Medals for all finishers.

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Other Race Information


Please wear your race number pinned to the front of your vest. Safety pins will be provided at registration.


There is parking at Hitchin Priory and in town centre car parks, which are a 10 minute walk from the start.

Changing & Toilets

Local runners are asked to come ready to run. There is a small changing tent. Toilets are available at the start/finish.

Cut-off Time

3 Hours for the half marathon.

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By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will be passed onto the event organisers for the administration of the race.

Your name, date of birth and email details will be passed onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 

(1) I am an amateur according to the eligibility rule of UKA.

(2) I am medically fit to run and I will do so at my own risk and agree not to hold the organisers responsible in any way for any injury or loss resulting from my participation in the event, prior to, during or after the event.

(3) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions should circumstances require.

(4) By entering this event, the athlete indicates acceptance of UKA rules.

(5) The course is unsuitable for wheelchairs and prams.

(6) I understand that the event has a 3 hour time limit after which the organisers cannot guarantee there will be marshalls and time keepers.

LOCATION: Hitchin Priory, Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, SG5 2DL

Location: Hitchin Priory, Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5 2DL