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Grand Union Canal Half Marathon – April

10:00am Sun 7th Apr 2019
Cowley Hall Recreation Ground, 47 Bullrush Grove, Uxbridge UB8 2JW, UK
Run 13.1mi

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Tickets £23–£25

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  • Flat
  • 500 participants

From the organiser

A Lovely point-to-point race from Cowley Recreation Ground, Uxbridge along the Grand Union Canal to Cassiobury Park, Watford.

A flat, scenic, unusual, multi-terrain course. Traffic-free apart from one minor road crossing.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    10:00am Sun 7th Apr 2019
    £23–£25
    Tickets available

Route info

Course Maps
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Overview

What’s Included

Results and Prizes

Results will be uploaded live to our website and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

All finishers will receive a medal and a goody bag on completing the race.

Facilities

Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

Toilets: There are free toilets in The Last Drop for use throughout the event.

Changing/Showers: Whilst there are no dedicated changing rooms or showers, you will be able to use the nearby London Aquatics Centre shower facilities for a small fee of £2 when showing your race number on entry.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in The Last Drop throughout the event.

Water Stations: There will be water stations on the route at the finish, passed on each lap, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Course Details

Route

A multi-terrain route using mainly canal towpaths. Suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

Race Marshals

Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.

Distance Markers

The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Km markers where necessary.

Raceday Logistics

Registration

From 08:30 to 09:45.

Race Numbers

For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted.

Timing

Chip-timed

Travel

Directions (START)

Recreation Ground, High Street, Cowley, Middlesex UB8 2DZ

Directions (FINISH)

There is one official car park for Cassiobury Park at the end of Gade Avenue near the bottom of Cassiobury Park Avenue (WD18 7LG is the nearest postcode).

Kit List

For safety reasons, it is suggested that you run without music so you can stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and atmosphere and unplug!

For racing we recommend you wear your normal running kit and trainers and don't forget to keep an eye on the weather in case you require any waterproofs.

Spectators

All spectators welcome

Volunteers

No volunteers required

FAQs

In accordance with UK Athletics guidelines, we require event participants to meet the following minimum age requirements on the date of the event.

• Marathon, 24 Miles, 20 Miles, 16 Miles - 18 years of age

• Half Marathon, 10 Miles - 17 years of age

• 10K, 5 Miles, 7K - 15 years of age

• 5K - 11 years of age

Pacers

Pacers will not be offered at this race.

Can I bring a Buggy/Pushchair?

This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Is this race suitable for wheelchair users?

This race is suitable for wheelchair users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.

Can I run with Earphones/Headphones?

Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at the event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. The race organisers reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Does this event have a time-limit?

Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) after approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.

Does it cost more to enter on the day?

Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).

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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2017

    Ive ran this half marathon twice now! Its a lovely run, can be muddy if there has been heavy rain and it can be difficult to over take along the narrow paths beside the canal, but other than that, a great half marathon!

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Organiser Reviews

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There was great support all along the route, and the marshalls seemed approachable and helpful.
Shannon S, 19th Feb 18

S

The Race Organiser do a good job, theyve got it down to a fine art
Shannon S, 19th Feb 18

S

Excellent, enthusiastic marshals. Well organised race.
Shannon S, 19th Feb 18

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