Canterbury Half Marathon 2023

Monday 28 August 2023

Canterbury Half Marathon returns on Monday 28 August 2023!

Organised in aid of Pilgrims Hospices, the Canterbury Half Marathon is a real highlight in Kent’s sporting calendar. Every year, it attracts a huge bank holiday crowd, from runners chasing a personal best to those simply aspiring to go the distance. Held against the beautiful backdrop of the Kent Downs, the 13.1-mile course challenges the novice and veteran alike as runners navigate the undulating country lanes on the outskirts of this historic city.

The entire route is fully signed and held on closed roads, and you’ll be cheered on by volunteer marshals as well as local residents along the course.

Run for #TeamPilgrims in 2023

You can sign up for the Canterbury Half Marathon as a Pilgrims Hospices runner for free with a commitment to raise at least £100 in sponsorship.

The £100 that you raise could enable Pilgrims to provide 4 hours of specialist nursing care to a patient receiving end-of-life care in one of our inpatient units in Ashford, Canterbury or Margate; thank you!

Deadline for Pilgrims applications: 10th August 2023. Applications are now closed.

Already got your place?

If you have already bought your own place in Canterbury Half Marathon through the official event website, but would like to run in aid of Pilgrims Hospices, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch today so that we can offer you training and fundraising support.

Start an online sponsorship page today!

Show your support with an official Pilgrims Hospices running vest and technical t-shirt

Show your support for Pilgrims Hospices every step of the way with our branded charity running vest and/or technical t-shirt made of lightweight, breathable, sweat-wicking material that makes them comfortable to wear whilst running.

Running vest: £10 (M, L, XL or XXL)

Technical t-shirt: £7 (S, M, L, XL, XXL or XXXL)

Order yours today!


Canterbury Half Marathon

Check out this video that illustrates just how enjoyable running the Canterbury Half Marathon can be!

Address information

Merton Farm

City: Canterbury

Postcode: CT4 7BA

Contact information


Contact name: Robert Grew

Phone: 01227 812609