20th Anniversary Humber Bridge Half Marathon 2019
The Humber Bridge Half Marathon is a not for profit event with all proceeds after costs donated to a range of charities. Over £700,000 has been donated so far.
The Humber Bridge Half Marathon starts just outside of the Humber Bridge main carpark with a loop around the village of Hessle, before heading past the 2-mile marker and onto the bridge itself.
At this point viewers get to run on the main carriageway of the bridge, reaching the 3-mile point in the centre of the bridge. The road then goes slightly downhill until the 4-mile marker, before a steady climb up to the Barton roundabout and a second drinks station, followed by another downhill section past the 4-mile point and through the town of Barton.
Runners are then greeted with another climb passing the 6-mile marker before a refreshing downhill section. The midpoint follows then the 7-mile post and a long flat section of the course in beautiful countryside.
Shortly after the 8-mile mark is another water station before the start of the toughest challenge on the course: ‘Cardiac Hill’ – a 1 mile climb taking runners by the 9 mile post. Halfway up the hill is a further water and sponge station.
Runners reach the top (after a false horizon) and swing down towards the bridge shortly after passing the 10 mile mark, with a final water station just before the run back over the Humber Bridge.
The 11 mile point is passed as runners head back over the bridge for an uphill run towards the centre span of the bridge. As runners pass the centre span of the bridge, they also pass by the 12 mile mark and from then on it’s all downhill as the race heads of the bridge back towards the finish line shortly after the 13th mile!