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Maidenhead Half Marathon

Sun 1st Sep 2019 • by Purple Patch Running
Maidenhead, GB

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What you need to know

A great opportunity to run on closed roads on a fast, flat course! Voted 3rd in the 'Pb Potential' category in Runners World Races of the Year 2013 Awards. Suitable for beginners, PB-Hunters and competitive athletes alike.

Now in its 9th year, the Maidenhead Half Marathon is an established favourite in the local race calendar: it is known for its enthusiastic spectator support, impeccable organisation, and most of all its undisputed PB-potential. Held on closed roads around urban Maidenhead and scenic Cookham, this is a fast race on a flat course, and will delight everyone whether you want to improve your race time or embark on your very first half marathon.

Family Fun Run:
1.5 Miles The Family Fun Run will start and finish at the main start/finish in St Ives Rd and will start after the main race has gone off. All finishers receive a fantastic finishers medal! Trophies will be given to the winning child in age groups U-7yrs/7-8years/9-10years/11-12years/13-14years 15-16 years

Frequent pre-race communications and a friendly and welcoming crew on the day will ensure that you know all you need to about the event and are set to enjoy your run, whatever your goal.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    9:30am Sun 1st Sep 2019
    Tickets available
  2. Fun Run

    Run 1.5mi
    Sun 1st Sep 2019
    Tickets available

Route info

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Course Details

Race Start/Finish:

The race starts and finishes outside the Town Hall in St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF. Race HQ will be in the Town Hall car park

The race route is road, flat, fast and traffic free. It is a two-lap course taking you alongside the river to Cookham, before returning to Maidenhead.

Raceday Logistics

Sunday 1st September

  • 7:45-9:15 Registration open for you to pick up your race pack
  • 7:45-9:15 Late Entries open
  • 9:30am Half Marathon starts
  • 9:35am Family Fun Run starts
  • 10:40am (approx) Half Marathon winner finishes
  • 11:45am (approx) Half Marathon Prize presentation


There will be a baggage drop in the Town Hall. You will be given a baggage tag when you pick up your race pack. Tie the baggage tag to your bag before taking to the baggage room. Be prepared to show your race number in order to retrieve your bag afterwards


Car parking:

There is NO street parking in or around St Ives Road. There is plenty of FREE car parking on the day in the town centre at 1) Hines Meadow car park, St Clouds Way and 2) Nicholsons Walk car park, Broadway. Both car parks are a short walk away from the start/finish area.


Spectators and supporters are well catered for whether they want to visit the nearby town centre shops and cafes, soak up the atmosphere in the race village and cheer the runners in to the line.


The town centre start and finish means that parking and other facilities are close by; and the race village right next to the start/finish gantry provides number-collection, enquiry point, toilets, supervised baggage-drop, hot and cold drinks, and refreshments for carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike.

All finishers receive a bespoke commemorative medal, and there are age-group prizes as well as prizes for the first local (SL6 postcode) male and female. Chip timing is used to ensure accurate results and to provide print-outs of your times as soon as you finish the race.


Each finisher (Half Marathon & Family Fun Runners) will receive a special medal commemorating the event Results: Results will be published via our website shortly after the last runner is home. There will also be a full write-up with photos and results in the Maidenhead Advertiser the following week.


A selection of hot and cold food and drinks will be available in the Race Village and there are of course many outlets in Maidenhead town centre itself, a short walk from the start/finish area


Your chip will be on the back of your race number – be sure not to tamper with it in any way or your time may not be recorded. Your chip number may or may not tally with your race number – don’t worry about this!

Information Desk:

There will be an info desk in the Race Village. Please don’t ask questions of the staff giving out numbers or taking entries – please go to the info desk where the staff will have more time to deal with your enquiry.


Please advise us if you have any medical condition that we should be aware of. In addition, please mark a cross on the front of your number and write this information, with your name, emergency contact and telephone number on the back of your number. If you have been unwell or injured in the days before the race, please do not start. Check with your doctor if you are unsure.


Marshals will be stationed along the route at strategic points – please comply with instructions given by the marshals Miles: The route will be marked with both Mile & Kilometre markers


There will be portable toilets in the Race Village. There are no race toilets along the route, however, there are public toilets in Cookham as you turn left into School Lane at (please note – they are 100m past School Lane turning, off the course).


There will be water stations at approximately 3/6/9/12 miles. You will also be given water at the finish. There will be no water at the start, so please bring your own supply if you need a drink beforehand. Please dispose of your cups in the bins provided after each water station. Water only will be provided at the water stations

First Aid:

Medical services are provided en route; if you are unwell or injured and unable to complete the course, please wait with a marshal until you can be picked up

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Reviews (3)

4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    Flat and fast - great for PBs!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    This is a fast course with PB potential. It is well organised, with a handy bag drop and somewhere to hang out inside pre-race. The course itself is two loops but gives a decent balance of town and countryside. It's well supported in the town.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2013

    Race was great - managed to hit the 7:40 pace I wanted even though it rained and RAINED from 8am till the end... Loved the event and would do it again (will check weather next time!)

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