Want to do a Half Marathon with a difference? With stunning views and interest throughout. Look no further and help support the Royal United Hospital. 

The ‘old’ Severn Bridge is an iconic landmark – it’s a unique and exhilarating place to run – open to the elements on all sides and with fantastic views – you will be running between sea and sky.

This is also a unique opportunity to run across the bridge on the closed M48 main carriageway – your first chance to do this since the bridge opened in 1966.

Race Details

The Severn Bridge Half Marathon starts on the Western (Chepstow) end of the bridge, and after the approximately 2 mile crossing takes the B4661 towards Thornbury (which will also be closed to traffic). Then follows a 5 mile loop along scenic and pleasantly undulating country lanes from Elberton, through Littleton upon Severn and Kington, before arriving back on the B4661 to return to the bridge. On the return journey over the bridge the course takes to the northern pedestrian accessway.

The route will suit both first timers and experienced club runners – it provides something a bit different from your average ‘run-of-the-mill’ city half marathon: stunning views, sea air, scenic country lanes and villages and the opportunity to participate in the first ever running event to use the motorway carriageway across the iconic Severn Bridge. Full course details can be found on the official website here.

Get involved

×Register for your own independent place in the event. Visit the event’s official website

Step 1

Get your independent place direct with the race organisers. Places open January 2015.

Step 2

Once you’ve secured your place please let us know by filling in our online independent place form.

You can raise sponsorship for our Cancer Care Campaign or any other area of the hospital, it’s up to you!

Step 3

When we’ve received your form we’ll send you a fabulous running vest, sponsor forms and our fundraising guide full of top tips to maximise your fundraising.