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 – and it gets better for 2017!Further course improvements make this fast flat route definite PB potential, while also offering great scenery. The closed road start and finish add to the big race feel.
The professionally managed event includes baggage storage, toilets at Start/Finish and halfway mark and an officially measured course run under a UKA licence. Accredited traffic marshals will keep you safe and pacer groups will help you achieve your target time. All finishers receive a superb medal, one of the biggest most solid and impressive medals around, plus our great Goody bag. Newly introduced this year, we are providing bottled water not only at the Start/Finish but also at all water stations along the course. Plus a free high quality technical race T shirt you will want to keep and run in as part of your regular kit! These shirts are made from 140gsm fast wicking fabric and offer great style, design and comfort!
Runners will enjoy the closed road loop around the picturesque village of Thames Ditton, the historic Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Marketplace, the iconic three mile stretch of the Barge Walk beside the Thames and of course full views of Hampton Court Palace where Henry V111 will be waiting to cheer you on.
The course is very flat and runs on pavement, shared pedestrian/cycle track, riverside way, and tarmac paths through parks. The race starts at 08.30 a.m. The wave start system will give all entrants a clear run on the open public road elements. There are good runner facilities, toilets and baggage area at the Race HQ.