ABP Southampton Marathon Races

Date of event: 2 April 2023

ABP Southampton Marathon is the flagship sporting event on the South Coast, offering runners 10km, half marathon and marathon distances.

All races start and finish in the heart of Southampton’s city centre, passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Mary’s Stadium. The Itchen Bridge is even shut exclusively for this event.

Lace up those running shoes and get your marathON!

Join Team SHC and book your place today.

We are proud to be the lead local charity sponsor for the ABP Southampton Marathon.

Southampton Hospitals Charity are dedicated to working alongside our friends and partners from the local community as, together, we raise life-changing funds for University Hospital Southampton. From specialist services to pioneering research, your support can help thousands of patients every year.

Mile makers

The volunteers at the ABP Southampton Marathon are called the ABP Mile Makers because their smiles, cheering, and support ‘makes the mile’ all that more special for runners.

New for 2023: Southampton Hospitals Charity will be taking over the Itchen Bridge. We need your help to encourage and celebrate our runners along the steepest and most iconic part of the route! For every group of 20+ volunteers, ABP Southampton Marathon will give us a £250 donation. Get in touch today.

Frequently asked questions:

  • Where to go: The race village is in Southampton Guildhall Square and surrounding parks. Come and find the Charity village in the park for a photo pre- or post-event! The start line is on Above Bar Street where you can get ready to race.
  • Start times: The marathon and half marathon start at 9.00am, 10km at 10.00am and fun run at 4.00pm.
  • Getting there: The nearest train station is Southampton Central and is a 10 minute walk from the start. There are also a lot of car parks in Southampton city centre. Westquay car park is open 24 hours a day.