The Humber Bridge Half Marathon has seen over £1,000,000 raised so far for a range of charities across the UK.
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The race has a 3hr 30 minute cut off. To help you reach your target time we will once again have a team of pacers – dedicated runners who will be clearly visible with a flag identifying the time they are pacing Pacers are experienced runners giving their own time to help you. Pacer times are: 1hr 30; 1hr 40; 1hr 45; 1hr 50; 2hrs; 2hr10; 2hr30 and 3hrs. along with a rear bike at a 3hour 30 minute pace. (16:01 mins per mile) Not that all runners must reach mile 10 in 2hr 30 mins to be able to complete the race (15 min mile pace)
Route pending remeasurement for 2022
START – 2 MILES
The Humber Bridge Half Marathon starts a short walk from the Humber Bridge Car Park on Ferriby Road, Hessle, with a loop around the west side of the town of Hessle, before heading onto the Bridge itself.
2 – 5 MILES
Runners head southbound on the Bridge and reach mile 3 around the centre of the bridge span. The road then goes slightly downhill before levelling at mile 4 and then a steady climb up to the Barton upon Humber roundabout and a second drinks station, followed by another downhill section past the 5 mile point through the town of Barton upon Humber.
6 – 8 MILES
Runners are then greeted with another climb passing the 6 mile marker before a refreshing downhill section. The midpoint follows then the 7 mile post and a long flat section of the course alongside beautiful countryside bringing you back into the south of the town.
8 – 10 MILES
After looping around the south of Barton upon Humber and through mile 8 you pass another water station before passing under the Humber Bridge. Along a long straight flat, before the toughest challenge on the course: ‘Cardiac Hill’ – a 1 mile climb taking runners from the 9 mile post. Halfway up the hill is a further water and sponge station. Don’t be deceived by the false horizons! On reaching the summit, runners swing left down to the Barton upon Humber roundabout and pass the 10 mile point
10 – 11 MILES
Runners head down the long drop on the slip road towards the bridge and leave the carriageway to go through the final water station. They then drop down and back under the bridge to immediately turn back on themselves through mile 11 to rejoin the bridge on the east side and run back over the Humber Bridge.
11 MILES TO FINISH
Runners head back onto the bridge for an uphill run towards the central span and the 12 marker. From the centre it’s all downhill as the race heads off the bridge back and spirals down towards the finish line at Hessle High School.
The Humber Bridge is a 2,220 metre single-span suspension bridge between Hessle and Barton-upon-Humber and was built between 1973 and 1981. Standing at over 150 metres tall, it provides outstanding views across the Humber Estuary and be accessed by foot, bicycle or motor vehicle.