Race Info


Date: Sunday 29th September 2019

Time: 8.30am

Place: Pontefract Town Center, WF8 1AN

Organised By: One Step Closer Events


Affiliated & Non-Affiliated Runners

Entries are NOW OPEN for the Pontefract Half Marathon 2019!

Ticket Prices – £28 for affiliated runners, £30 for non-affiliated runners

Return/Transfer Policy

Please note that One Step Closer Events operates a strict 7-day refund policy. If you wish to cancel your place and receive a full refund, you must do this within 7 days of signing up. After this time, One Step Closer Events have the right to decline requests for full refunds.
Please contact us at if you have any queries about your entry.

From 1st of September, we are no longer transferring or deferring places

Closing Date

The last day to sign up is the 28th of September or once all places have been filled. There will be no on the day sign-ups

Bib Numbers & Chips

If you sign up before the 20th September, your numbers and chips will be posted out to you. Any sign-ups after this will have to be collected from race information on the morning of the run.


We are need of volunteers to help with road marshalling if this is something you would be interested in please visit the Volunteer page. Free places to the 2020 Ponte Half for any volunteer

The Route

Start: Cornmarket, Pontefract Town Centre

Course: Takes you out of Pontefract and into the beautiful countryside through Ackworth Wentbridge and Carleton before heading back towards town

Finish: A final lap of the town centre before you finish on the cobbles of Market Place

What’s Included

Goody bag for all finishers





Water stations situated at 3 points throughout the route

First aid at start/finish + on the route (Supplied by KFA Medical)

Baggage area


It’s Sunday so parking in Pontefract is free. The most convenient places to park are the Tesco (WF8 1BJ) and Morrisons (WF8 4PQ) car parks. We also have an overflow car park at Pontefract Racecourse (WF8 4QD) which is only a 10 minute walk from the start.


Photographers will be on the course and near the finish line. They will be posted onto Facebook and our website after the race

UKA Licence

The Pontefract Half Marathon has a full UKA licence. Our licence number is: 2019-36675 .

Cource Measurement

Please find our official course measurement certificate here

Road Closures

Roads will be closed to all vehicles (with the exception of emergency vehicles) We are working with a fantastic traffic management company, Amberon and our marshals will be on the course but we would still like you all to be aware and stay safe

Please be aware that a number of roads will be affected by the closures on the day. Please click here for a full list of roads closed for the event. Access onto to these roads is not permitted between the times stated.


Expect the normal great atmosphere with some tunes to get you fired up at the start and to help with your sprint finish!


We have had a lot of runners enquiring about the use of headphones. We can confirm that they are allowed although we would ask you to remain vigilant of your surroundings and other runners.

Our Sponsors

Supported by

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Local Sponsor

Regen Physio

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One Step Closer Digital

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Barnsdale Leisure Ltd

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Purple Bricks

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