One of the UK’s only fully-closed road 5km running races.
As the first race of the day, the 5km features some of the best bits of the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon – with no compromise on the mass-participation atmosphere. The chip-timed race – which is popular amongst both novice runners and seasoned middle-distance athletes – starts and finishes under the main event gantry. 500+ runners race behind the lead car along a professionally marked and measured closed-road route – which is flooded with live bands and cheering spectators. As one of the UK’s only fully-closed road 5km running races, the 5km at the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon boasts unparalleled PB potential.
✓ Huge medal
✓ Instant results (chip timing)
✓ Free photos…and more!
Want the “half marathon experience” with less running? This is the race for you.
Set in early spring, this is the perfect first race of the new year. If you are not ready or able to train for / complete a half marathon, but want to enjoy the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon experience, the 5km is the race for you. This is a very achievable race (average finish time is 30 mins for novice runners) and everyone aged 11+ is encouraged to get involved and give this race a go.