Thursday, August 11, 2022

Shrewsbury Metric Half Marathon 8.14 miles / 13.1km Road Race. Sunday 9th October.

Completed a 10k but not quite ready to jump to the half marathon distance?

A unique new road race, the Metric Half Marathon launches for 2022. Complete the 13.1km / 8.14 mile course, starting and finishing at The Shropshire County Showground.

The race route takes you around the beautiful Shropshire Countryside known locally as Shrewsburys “green wedge”.

Entry costs £24 (affiliated) / £26 (unaffiliated) & includes:

  • Fully road closed event
  • Technical race souvenir t-shirt
  • Free official race photos
  • Beautiful countryside route
  • Race treats at the finish
  • Bespoke medal
  • Chip timed results
  • UKA Licenced
  • Easy onsite parking
  • Option to plant 5 trees rather than take a finishers t-shirt

The minimum age on race day is 17.

Transfers to other runners are accepted up to 23:59 on Sunday 11th September 2022.


General contact email:




What You Need To Know

Sunday 9th October 2022 starting at 9:10am.

The location for the events is:
Shropshire County Showground
Berwick Road

SAT NAV Post Code: SY1 2PF

Follow local signposts for “Agricultural Showground”.


Shrewsbury is easily accessible and is linked to the motorway by the A5 and M54. Please see the map for your route planning. For Sat Nav our postcode is: SY1 2PF


The National Express run coaches into Shrewsbury: please call 08705 808080 or go to


It takes about fifteen minutes to walk from Shrewsbury Railway Station to the Greenhous West Mid Showground which is signposted the Agricultural Showground.

As you leave the railway station turn right to go under the railway bridge and take a left under another bridge to bring you out onto Chester Street, opposite the Gateway Education and Arts Centre.

Turn right and *keep the river on your left as you head up into Coton Hill. Walk along the river and up to a row of homes on your left, before turning left into the signposted Pig Trough (opposite the Bird In Hand pub) and then left down a set of steps into The Flash.

At the end of The Flash you will reach the Greenhous West Mid Showground. Alternatively (to avoid the steps) continue along the Pig Trough and take a left turn at the end which will lead you to the main road entrance to the showground about 100 yards along.


Come out of the bus station facing the river and turn right by The Albert pub and the traffic lights. Follow this road along and round to the left and you will come to the Gateway Education and Arts Centre. Walk past the Centre on your left and up alongside the river.

*Directions are as above from this point.

Our 2022 licence will appear here shortly

There is ample parking for all participants at the Showground. We advise you to arrive from 7:30am for a 9:00am start.

The town centre roads close from 8:30 as will Berwick Road leading into the showground.

Parking is available at the showground and there is a £3 charge which goes directly to the Shropshire County Showground charity. Please have £3 in change ready when you arrive.

There are several car parks in the Town Centre which are within a 10 – 15 minute walk of the Showground.

The Frankwell Car Park is within a 15 minute walk of the Showground and is free all day on a Sunday.

There are 68 toilets on the showground although it’s a 53 acre site and they are spread out. The toilets near the start line get very busy so as part of your warm up jog across to one of the nearby toilets if you want to avoid the queues. They will be well sign posted on the day.

  • Arrive by 8:00am (We are ready to welcome you from 7:30am)
  • Fill in your medical information on the back of your bib
  • Baggage closes at 8:50 so get your bag in if you need to
  • 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

Our races 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 before you arrive at the event. 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. If you lose your bib that arrives via post pre-event, then there will be a small number available at registration.

There will be 1 water stations on the route.

All participants receive race photos to download as part of their race package.  There will be a link to follow here on race day to get yours.

All competitors who complete the course will receive the bespoke 2022 finishers medal.

When you finish, please follow the finish line Marshall’s instructions.

You will be greeted at the finish with your finishers treat bag.

Please note and pass on to your friends and family that spectators will not be able to get into the finishing funnel. We know you have just finished your race and will likely be feeling tired, but we will ask you to keep moving, pick up your finisher’s items and proceed out of the funnel.

We ask you to do this because there will be a large number of runners coming in just behind you.

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.

Go to to see your finishing time.

Transfers are available until 4 weeks before race day, closing on Sunday September 11th 2022.

Please click here for our ts & cs.

Want to join our amazing team and volunteer at the Shrewsbury Half Marathon evetns? We are looking for volunteers who want to support a great event in a variety of roles including marshalling, cheering on our runners and greeting runners at the finish line with medals and high fives!

Click here for more info!