June 26, 2022 10:30 am
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Giant’s Half

Race Start: June 26, 2022 10:30 am
Race Distance: Half Marathon
Race Cut-Off: 4 hours

White Star Running’s flagship event weekend returns and as always is so popular – a large waiting list already exists for the Giants Head Marathon and Sydling Hill Race. Winning several awards for Britain’s Best Marathon over the years, it’s easy to see why runners love the feel of this event. Taking over the village of Sydling St Nicholas, the villagers welcome runners making them part of the community for the weekend. 

New for 2022 Giant’s Half to extend the weekend! Now, after much umming and aahing, we’ve worked with the village to create what will be the bestest half marathon in the world ever: the Giant’s Half Marathon (we spent ages on the title you can tell).

It will be hilly; there will be an epic medal with a willy on it; you will be running over lots of the terrain that the marathon runs on… except it’s only half the way and you won’t be so tired.

Seriously, we realise Giant’s Head is a great weekend and not everyone can get in the marathon or hill race, and some of you don’t like to run that far. We have been working with the village to create this race, so they can earn some monies as the pandemic hit us all, including small villages in Dorset. We want to help.

We would also like to invite you to Sunday lunch at the Sydling Village Hall. Everyone invited. Roast dinners post-event, pay in advance; veggie and vegan available as well.

The race starts at 10:30am.

There will be hot food and drinks pre- and post-race served by by members of the village in the Bar and Village Hall, a short walk from the finish on the village green.

The cut-off time for the half- marathon is 4 hours and our minimum age requirement for entry is 18 years old. For general race questions, see our FAQs.

Prizes are awarded on the line for the first three male and female runners, with all finishers receiving their medal and T-shirt for their race goodies. New for 2022 you will be able to opt out of receiving your goodies once completing your race. The cost of your goodies will instead be donated to the Wilder Dorset Appeal. See more project details here, or opt to receive your goodies at the end of this entry and make a personal contribution here.


Note: A small non-refundable booking fee is charged by Eventrac when you buy an entry.

Affiliated entry: £32.00
Unaffiliated entry: £34.00

Maps, GPX, Race Instructions, Photos, Result will appear below when available.

Sydling St Nicholas
Village Hall, East Street,
Sydling St Nicholas,
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