Europe’s best autumn half-marathons

Looking for a goal on the horizon? Aim high and even overseas with our top pick of autumn half marathons.

Europe’s best autumn half-marathons

Surrey Bacchus Half Marathon

Where: Dorking

When: 10 September 2017

How much: £48

If you adore both running and treating yourself to an alcoholic tipple, the famous Bacchus Half could be calling your name. Imagine running through vineyards, drink stations laden with wine and all manner of fancy dress and the reality of Bacchus isn't far off. Obviously drinking in moderation is advised, and even if you don’t fancy the alcohol, the views of the Surrey countryside are pretty incredible! The course is undulating, yet the wine will help with that.

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Copenhagen Half Marathon

Where: Copenhagen

17 September 2017

Price: £55

As well as incredible cinnamon buns and scenic views Denmark’s capital is also home to one flat, fast half marathon. This race presents some serious PB potentialas well as doubling up your trip as a weekend break. The organisers of Copenhagen's half are also hoping for a half marathon world record too. What are you waiting for? Witness history being made and register today.

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Bristol Half Marathon

Where: Bristol

When: 17 September 2017

How much: £39

Head to the south-west of the UK and take your legs around the streets of Bristol with over 10,000 other runners. Travel alongside the sights of the city via the calm of the harbour before following the water through the Avon Gorge and under the city's iconic Suspension Bridge. 

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Belfius Brussels Half Marathon

Where: Brussels

When: 18 September 2017

How much: £30

Embrace a city steeped in history, culture and all of the Belgian chocolate you can stomach at the Brussels Half. You might fancy leaving the choccie after you receive your race bling. Start your run at the Parc du Cinquantenaire and relax into the undulating course as you soak up the views and run alongside iconic sights of the Royal Palace and Schuman Square. 

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Rock n' Roll Lisbon Half Marathon

Where: Lisbon

When: 18 September 2017

How much: £30

Portugal's capital puts on an incredible show for this fun-filled half marathon. Begin your journey on the famous long Vasco da Gama bridge and take in the views over the city as well as the Tagus River estuary before finishing in front of the stunning Portugal Pavilion. With music, sunshine and a flat, fast course, why wouldn't the Portuguese capital be on your list? 

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Munich Half Marathon

Where: Munich

When: 08 October 2017

How much: £33

It isn't every day you get to start and finish your run in one a famous Olympic Park. With the Munich half, now you can as well as taking in some of Munich's most iconic sights. An added bonus is a later start time of 1.30pm, meaning you can top up your race day energy by treating yourself to a lie in.

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Mizuno Amsterdam Half Marathon

Where: Amsterdam

When: 15 October 2017

Price: £27

This flat 13.1 mile route through the Netherland’s capital offers up a good chance of blitzing your personal best as well as victory waffles at the finish. As well as the half marathon, there is also a selection of distances to choose from. Family or friends coming along for the weekend could even opt for a 5K, 10K or even go the whole hog and sign up to the marathon!

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Valencia Half Marathon

Where: Valencia

When: 22 October 2017

Price: £33

Shake off any post-summer blues and pack your trainers, grab your passport and head to the south eastern coast of Spain for the Valencia Half! Not only does this race have a Gold Label IAAF standard, it's one of the fastest courses in the world. So go on, take on a new challenge, soak up the incredible support and work your way towards a well earned glass of sangria after.

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Polar Circle Half Marathon

Add this incredible race to your bucket list and take on an unforgettable challenge. As well as running in temperatures that reach below -15 degrees celcius you will witness gigantic glaciers and arctic desserts. Just be sure to watch your step on the ice on the first half of this hilly course before you traverse an ice cap.

Where: Greenland

When: 29 October 2017

How much: £30

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