The Brass Monkey Ballot 2024

The Brass Monkey Ballot 2024

16 October 2023

The ballot system

Because the event always sells through very quickly it has been decided to trial a ballot entry process for 2024 instead of the mad dash for places in the queue.

Application for a ballot place (one place per person) can be made at any time between 9am on Saturday 7th October and 11:59pm on Monday 16th October - there really is no need to rush!

Once the applications are in, a random draw will be made to select the lucky applicants and they will be emailed a special link that they can use to enter the event proper. Again, there will be no need to rush to complete your entry purchase - the entry window will be open between Tuesday 17th October and Friday 20th October (times to be confirmed). Provided you use the link in your email during this timeframe you'll be guaranteed your place.

Those not lucky enough to secure a place will be emailed and if people who have been offered a place don't take it up, the organisers will reallocate these places to the next applicant from the random draw ballot.

Whether you are a keen club runner, doing your first half, or just running for fun, this is the road race for you. A flat and fast course with 1,750 places available. Now in its 41st year.

Follow the Brass Monkey Half Marathon Facebook page for the latest news/updates.

Race instructions and bib numbers will be posted out in advance to the athlete address you provide during registration. If you need to update this information after entry please see these instructions.

Location Facilities - updated for 2024

The race is based at York Racecourse (Google map HERE).

We are pleased to say we will have full use of the Ebor Suite again, with seating, bag drop and toilets available inside.


Limited free parking is available. Please follow signs and directions.


This year prizes and places will be based on GUN time.

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023

Transfers/Refund Policy

Person-to-person transfers of race entries are permitted but must be done following the process set out on the Transfers FAQ page. All online person-to-person transfers must have been completed by midnight on Sunday December 10th. Transfers completed after this date will not be accepted, nor will edited name entries be accepted.

A further window for in-person transfers managed by the event organiser will be available with a final cut-off date of January 14th. Replacement entrants must arrange to get their race number from the original entrant and will be given the original T-shirt size.

Unfortunately entry refunds will not be possible in the event of race cancellation (including COVID-related), as many of the race expenses will have been incurred. We will not be able to roll over entries to subsequent years.


UKA Affiliated club members: £34*

Non-affiliated runners: £36

Please note that all runners must be 18 or older on the day of the race.

An administration fee of 5% will be applied to each order by our online entry system partner, Results Base.

* Please note that your England Athletics/Welsh Athletics membership number will be checked during the registration process and if valid the appropriate discount will be applied. Scottish Athletics members can also obtain the discount by entering their membership number into the appropriate field at the same point in the registration process.

There will be no registrations on the day.



All headphones are banned (see UKA rules). You must be able to hear and follow marshall instructions.

For logistical reasons there is a 2h:45m cut off time for completing the course.


Male – Paul Martelletti (2011) – 01:05:21

Female – Hayley Haining (2008) – 01:11:46


UKAthletics Road Race Licence has been applied for, the course is certified accurate by the Association of UK Course Measurers, and we have UK Athletics / BARR Gold Grade.

The course is suitable for wheelchair/frame athletes.

 Event information
16 October 2023
York Racecourse
See map below
Registration is closed

 More information
York Knavesmire Harriers

In case of questions about the event please contact York Knavesmire Harriers:

The Brass Monkey Ballot 2024

  • York Racecourse
  • England