Thursday, September 20, 2018

The 2017 and inaugural Oswestry Half Marathon is a sell out! We do have a number of places left running for Hope House.  There is more information here.  Please note there will be no transfer of places after 4pm on the 30th of March.

Oswestry Half Marathon, April 30th 2017 | SOLD OUT

Shropshire newest and the UK’s most unique running event is coming to Oswestry on April 30th 2017.  Organised by the team from UKRunChat Events, this will be our 2nd Half Marathon following the highly successful Shrewsbury Half in June 2016.

The course begins and ends at the British Ironworks Sculpture Park, home of the world famous Spoon Gorilla and truly amazing Knife Angel.  Tale a look at these and get excited that the team are committed to making the most dramatic finishers medal that you simply must add to your collection.

The 90-acre ground lends itself to all sorts of events, with free parking, an on site coffee shop and the most fantastic collection of metal work you will have plenty to keep you occupied both pre and post race. Grab yourself a pre-race massage from one of the Physio’s, warm up among the life size animal sculptures and take a look around the Athletes Village before you #RunOswestry.

Registration is now live: affiliated £24.50 & non affiliated £26.50. Team entry: £100.00.

The Route

You will run the first km within the grounds of the Sculpture Park, look out for the wild animals running along the route with you, you would be forgiven for thinking they were real as you pass packs of leaping Wildebeest, Cheetah’s, life size Elephants and a troop of the most colourful Gorillas you have ever seen.

As you run through this friendly Border Town you will notice the mixture of Welsh and English Street names telling tales of how Oswestry passed from English to Welsh rule in years gone by.  We have a fantastic hill to test you between mile 6 and 7 before you have a gradual decline all the way back to the finish line which makes the second half of the race fast and Oswestry a great event to push for a PB.

Make sure you keep an eye out for different sculptures littered through out the route and we will keep you entertained with music at various points of the race as well.

As you head back into the Sculpture Park and cross the finish line you will receive a medal like no other, produced by the British Ironworks, your finishers tech t-shirt and your goody bag.  Then head into a festival of Bank Holiday activities for the family and kids. Think Falconary displays, food stalls and fun filled activities for the kids.

Click on the link below to view the full route for the Oswestry Half Marathon.

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By entering our races you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions:

  • Entrants must be 17 years or older on race day to enter the Oswestry Half Marathon.
  • These races are registered by UK Athletics and run under their rules for competition. Runners must abide by the UK Athletics rules.
  • Copies of our current race licences will appear here.
  • The courses are accurately measured by a qualified UKA official, and the current course measurement certificates will appear here.
  • Entry fees are not refundable. The race organiser reserves the right to delay or suspend a race due to emergency or extraordinary conditions, and in this case no refund will be payable.
  • Entries cannot be deferred. Entrants can transfer their entry to a replacement runner. Any runner competing in another person’s race number will be disqualified.  To transfer your place please contact Race Nation Technical support on 0800 817 4600 or email
  • The race organisers reserve the right to refuse or cancel applications, including duplicate applications, or alter the date of the event, the course route or distance.
  • Runners and spectators attend, participate and spectate at their own risk entirely.
  • The race organisers, sponsors, charities, suppliers and/or their agents will not be liable for any injury, loss or expense which may arise in consequence of your participation in any of our events.
  • All runners are required to complete the contact and medical details form on the back of their race number in case of medical emergency on race day.
  • Your name will be included in the list of runners, shown on race results and available for athlete tracking.
  • You may be photographed or videoed during the events and the organisers reserve the right to use such photographs on this website or for publicity or other purposes.
  • Toilet facilities are provided at the start & finish, urinating or defecating anywhere other than in a recognised toilet may result in disqualification.
  • If you are issued with a timing chip, then you are responsible for wearing the timing chip during the event in accordance with instructions in the race details. It is a condition of the events that you cross all timing mats provided, and are recorded passing any timing or recording points on the route.
  • Late starters may not be allowed to cross the start line.
  • Race marshalls and medical team members have the authority to disqualify and remove any runner they consider to be putting their own safety and welfare, or the safety and welfare of others at risk.
  • In the event of any dispute the decision of the Race Referee and Race Director shall be final.
  • A baggage facility may be provided and whilst the organisers will take care to secure possessions, no responsibility will be accepted for loss or damage.
  • The race organisers will share data with service providers to the extent necessary to provide event services. The organiser will share with associated race charities data on the athletes fundraising for those charities.
  • Runners must be able to complete the events in 3:30 hours.
  • Our terms and conditions are reviewed periodically and we reserve the right to amend them accordingly. You are expected to review this page, to be aware of any changes.


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What You Need To Know

You can view the UK Athletics Licence (2017-28496) certificate for the Oswestry Half Marathon by clicking on the link: Event Certificate

The route has been officially measured and you can view the certificate by 2017cert17-129.

Please use this link to find your bib number.

This is needed to register for your photos in a moment but will also enable you to join the correct queue to get your bib from registration on race day.

Once you have your bib number please go to this link to register for your race photos.

The date of the Oswestry Half Marathon is 30th April 2017 and starts at 9:30am.

The location for the event is:

British Ironworks Sculpture Park



SY11 4JH

There is ample parking for all participants at the British Ironworks. Marshals will welcome you to the British Ironworks and direct you to your parking space.

Parking is free of charge. You will be able to make a donation in the buckets with the parking marshal on the gate for local charity Hope House if you wish to.

Toilets for participants and spectators will be clearly signed in the event village.

  • Registration opens at 7:30am
  • Pick up your bib from registration and fill in your medical information on the back. Registration closes at 9am sharp.
  • Baggage closes at 9:15 so get your bag in if you need to
  • Apply sun cream if its warm
  • Grab a pre-race massage
  • Take a look around the Athletes village
  • Please make sure you are fit and well enough to be taking part in the event. Make sure you are well hydrated. For more information see
  • Have a change of clothes with you
  • Don’t try anything new on race day

Find your bib number here

Registration is open 7:30am to 9:00am for you to pick your bib up.  Please join the correct queue for your bib.

The Oswestry Half Marathon use a bibtag system, which is attached to your bib number. Please make sure your bib number is pinned to the front of your vest/t-shirt. Your timing chip will activate as you cross the start line.

You must fill in the medical information on the rear of your bib. This is essential for your safety because it will be used in an emergency.

You must wear your bib number. If you don’t two things happen. If a Marshall or Race official sees you running with no bib on you will be asked to leave the route immediately. If you do not wear your bib and run you will not get a time registered.

Registration is open 7:30am to 9:00am for you to pick your bib up.

There will be a minimum of 3 potentially 4 water stations dependant on the weather.  Check out our route map for more details.

We will be providing gels at our final water station. As with the water bottles, please try to dispose of packaging in the waste bins provided.

All competitors who complete the course will receive this bespoke medal, hand sculpted by Joe Bailey and made by The British Ironworks.


Each participant will also receive a tech-tshirt, banana, Lucozade, bar of chocolate and race photos.

This special medal will be be awarded to the following:

Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male and female:

1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in the following categories:


When you finish, please follow the finish line Marshall’s instructions and keep moving through the funnel into the athletes village area where you will pick up your goodie bags, bottle of water and T-shirts. This is because there will be a large number of runners coming in just behind you.

You will be able to find results here.

If you retire from the race it’s really important that you please let the nearest Marshal to you know and give them your race number. This is so we can account for you at the end of the race.