This event has an Association of Running Clubs permit. Permit Number: ARC 15/017.
The original Hampton Court Half Marathon is run over a fast, flat and visually interesting course that borders the river-side grounds of the magnificent Hampton Court Palace to the South West of London. Now in its second year we believe this race is a useful addition to the pre-Spring marathon training timetable as well as being an enjoyable event in its own right.
Runners will enjoy full views of the Hampton Court Palace, the historic Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Marketplace, the picturesque village of Thames Ditton and the three mile stretch of the Barge Walk beside the Thames. The course runs on pavement, shared pedestrian/cycle track, riverside way, tarmac paths through parks and woodland trails. The race starts at 08.30 a.m. with a closed road section. The early start gives all entrants a clear run on the open public road elements. There are good local parking facilities, toilets and an indoors baggage area at the Race HQ at Esher College. Significant improvements will be made with our experience from the inaugural race in 2014.
Our friend, Henry VIII, will be returning to the The Hampton Court Half 2015 to help cheer everyone on!
You can see photographs of the Hampton Court Half Marathon 2015 race on the Sussex Sport Photography site
A video of the Hampton Court Half Marathon start has also been published on YouTube:Enter the 2015 race here or at the Entry menu Why not check out our favourite bits by watching our course highlights below?