England Athletics Elite Entry

British Airways Run Gatwick Championship Race

England Athletics Half Marathon Championship Race - Elite Entry

Elite entries for the England Athletics Half Marathon Championship at British Airways Run Gatwick are now open, to apply for a place please complete our application form below. We will check all applications and contact you via email within 7 working days to let you know if you have secured an Elite place. 

There are a limited number of free and reduced cost entries available on a first come first served basis; the awarding of these places is entirely at our discretion. 

Do I qualify?

If you are currently registered with England Athletics AND have achieved the minimum qualifying time listed below during the 2018 or 2019 season then you are eligible to apply for an Elite place at British Airways Run Gatwick.

Male: Sub 1hr15

Female: Sub 1hr25

Please note: Qualifying times are reviewed yearly and may change for the 2021 event.

Prize Money

The prizes for both men and women for British Airways Run Gatwick 2020 can be found below

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

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Coronavirus Update

We are sure you are all wondering if British Airways Run Gatwick scheduled to take place in just 8 weeks time is still going ahead. In light of the fast moving developments around COVID-19, regretfully we have taken the decision this weekend to postpone the event. Whilst we are extremely disappointed for us and all of you who have been training, our first priority is always to protect the health and well-being of our runners, volunteers, partners and the wider community and this is coupled with the need to not put additional pressure on our local and emergency services.

Our new date for the event will be Sunday 18th October and we absolutely intend to deliver the full British Airways Run Gatwick experience for everyone but as you can appreciate, the next few months are uncertain and therefore we will keep you updated regularly.

We are also aware that many other running events are also postponing to the Autumn period and British Airways Run Gatwick may clash with them and we know that many of you will have to choose between us and other great events. There’s nothing we can say other than we really hope you will still join us. Your entry will automatically be carried over to the new date so there is no action for you to take.

We know you may have some questions particularly around deferrals and transfers, so please bear with us over the coming days as we want to ensure a streamlined and consistent response to you all. Updates will be emailed directly and posted on the Run Gatwick website and our social media channels. Please could we ask you to wait for those updates rather than emailing or asking for updates via social media, this will really help our small team in these difficult circumstances.

Our running and local community are incredibly supportive and we’d like to thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and continued support whilst we work on new plans to deliver a fantastic event experience for everyone in October.

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