Frome Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Fun Run suspended until 2021

The COVID-safe version of this annual event due to take place on Sunday 27 September 2020 has now been cancelled.


We wholeheartedly recognise the importance of this wonderful community event to all those involved, so it is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Frome Half Marathon due to the ongoing pandemic.

Despite the praise and provisional approval from Frome council for the plans we developed for an adapted covid-safe event, the assessment of the safety advisory group and health partners deemed that the uncertain risk raised for local residents and the wider community meant the event should not go on. 

After making every effort to offer a smaller, safely adapted event this year, we have been unable to secure the necessary support from all of the necessary authorities across Frome Town Council, Mendip District Council and Somerset County Council and their respective safety advisory representatives.

We're so grateful to all of those representatives who have been supportive of our revised plans, that would have seen a completely socially distanced and contact-free event take place across a longer period, with fewer runners and using the ample space available to us at The Old Showfield and Selwood Academy. 

Whilst its hugely disappointing for runners, local businesses and the charities who so desperately need the support that the event generates, we’ll plan a brilliant day to return with on Sunday 18 July 2021.

All runners who have already entered have been contacted by email with details regarding their entry. If you have not received your email please get in touch at


What happens to my race entry?

We’ll be back on Sunday 18 July 2021 to offer the brilliant event that the Frome community is so proud of.

It would help us so much if you keep your place and allow us to automatically defer your entry to next year’s event. By doing so, you’ll save up to £5 by beating next year’s likely price rise, in addition your place on the start line will be guaranteed and you won’t have to remember to enter again!

If you’re happy to defer to next year’s event, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll move you over automatically. If you’ve purchased any merchandise, that will also be transferred with your entry.

However if you’d prefer, we are able to transfer your entry to any one of more than 150 events in 2020 or 2021 from The Race Organiser group, including the iconic Run Silverstone or The Nationwide Building Society New Swindon Half Marathon.

Check out the full event lists in The Race Organiser group, including F3 Events, AAT Events and Purple Patch Running.

To transfer to any of these other events email us here but please ensure you do so from the address with which you registered to Frome.
If you need to, you can contact us additionally by phone on 020 7684 7185 or drop us a message on Facebook chat – we’ll be here to answer throughout the working week between 9am – 5pm.

You can also email us at anytime, and normally receive a reply within 24 hours.
Thank you for your support this year. We are excited to see you back on the Frome start line in 2021.


The Frome Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Fun Run Team.