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Regent's Park - Half Marathon - April

9:00am Sun 14th Apr 2019
62 Park Village E, Kings Cross, London NW1, UK
Run 13.1mi
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This is a great event or those looking to start their warm weather season with a flat and fast half, or even those looking for extra spring training for a summer marathon. After 5 quick laps on tarmac and hard gravel, competitors can expect a goody bag packed full of treats on finishing. We recommend the event to more confident runners, as there is a firm 2 hour cut off for all runnners.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    9:00am Sun 14th Apr 2019
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What’s Included


  • Baggage Drop
  • Toilets (at the Hub)
  • Race Marshals
  • Mile Markers
  • Water Stations
  • Goody Bag
  • Race Photography
  • Course Details

    The course consists of 5-laps, all on tarmac or hard gravel pathway. Since this race has a strict time-limit of 2 hours, it is only suitable for runners of intermediate ability. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

    Raceday Logistics
    Registration: From 08:00 to 08:45.

    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.
    Getting there :
    The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill are highly accessible by public transport. There are also car parking facilities available but we recommend that visitors avoid coming by car as there are limited places.

    If you are using a mobile device, the postcode for the park is NW1 4NR, but note this is for guidance only as the park covers a large area.

    The Tube stations closest to Regent's Park are:

    Regent's Park (Bakerloo line)
    Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle & Metropolitan lines)
    Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan & Bakerloo lines)
    St John's Wood (Jubilee line)
    Camden Town (Northern line)
    Buses that stop around the park are:

    2 Marylebone Station - Crystal Palace
    13 Aldwych - Golders Green
    18 Euston - Sudbury
    27 Chalk Farm - Turnham Green
    30 Marble Arch - Hackney Wick
    74 Baker St Station - Roehampton
    82 Victoria - North Finchley
    113 Oxford Circus - Edgware
    139 Waterloo - West Hampstead
    189 Oxford Circus - Brent Cross Shopping Centre
    274 Angel Islington - Lancaster Gate
    453 Marylebone Street - Deptford Broadway
    C2 Oxford Circus - Parliament Hill Fields
    Kit List
    Changing/Showers: There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.
    Spectators can watch from anywhere on the course and will see runners pass five times wherever they are situated.

    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.

    Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this 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. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

    No volunteers required

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

    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.

    Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this 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. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

    Event Time-Limit: There is a strict time-limit for this race. In order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it will be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) after 2 hours to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.
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    Reviews (15)

    3.9 out of 5 stars

    • Course
    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      Well-organised and with enough runners that you always felt part of a big event. It is just 5 or so laps of the park which some people might find a bit boring but I found really helpful in terms of pacing myself. Very wet day but that didn't dampen the support at the finish line. Great half to do with friends as easy to get a place and really central!
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Great flat (mostly) race, good organisation, would do it again! The race is fairly low key, not too many spectators. Regents Park is a nice setting.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      Very good course, very helpful staff and Marshall's. Excellent refereshments at the end of the race. Friendly runners. All round great experience.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      If you are looking for a crowd to cheer you on and get you through the wall, then forget this race...it's not for you. I did find a group of runners around the same pace as me and we all sort of clubbed together to set pace and push each other on - it's that type of event - a run for runners. Course is great and I don't actually mind the loops - 4 would have been ideal, though 5 is not too much of a stretch. Only two longish uphill slops, but they are set-off by the following flow down-hill all making for a great course to set a PB, which I managed to pull. All in all, well organised, started on time, sufficient water stops and a cracking overall feel to this event!
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

      I had a great run today and got my pb! A great course to do a pb and lovely staff and Marshalls. A really beautiful medal too . Only thing I would say is a few posters up outside Regents Park entrance for arrows to registration and start as we were circling for a while in the taxi this morning.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2017

      This was a great prep race of the London marathon - fast and flat. Laps isn't the most exciting, but it helps with pacing and it meant there were always others to push off along the course. It was quite low key but that suited me. Definitely good value and I appreciated the flapjack at the end!
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2017

      This is definitely a race organised by runners, the field is pretty small so don't expect any fanfare or cheering crowds. It does exactly what it says on the tin, great value for money and lots of nice people. The route is just laps of the park so great for pacing yourself and getting a PB, but pretty monotonous (apart from spotting the occasional giraffe in the zoo which is amazing!) Great training race for London Marathon, would recommend.
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      Really solid local race and excellent value for money. I was supporting someone trying to run their PB and the laps are great if you're going for a time as great for pacing. It's not a big atmosphere big participation race but excellent as a quick friendly half marathon. Quick tip is that there are more loos around the other side of the island - don't just queue with everyone else!
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      For me, 5 laps of the same course isn't very good. I'm not sure I would do a half marathon that is laps again. The event lacked any sense of occasion which was a bit of a shame. It is also bad that we were told only having entered that there would be a cut off of 2 hours. For slower runners, that will have been an unwelcome surprise... However, the staff working there and the markers on the course were friendly and kind.

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      Emma M23rd Mar
      Is it strictly 2 hours. I've taken time off training and will probably do it in 2.10


      Steph E26th Mar
      Hi there, unfortunately there are restrictions on the park which mean that the strict 2 hours time limit has to be adherred to - the organiser will be taking down the finish area after 2 hours.
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      Elizabeth B13th Apr
      Hi. I’m hoping to finish in 1hr 55 . What happens if for example I finished at 2hrs 1 minute? Would I still recieve a medal? Thanks for your help


      Steph E13th Apr
      Hey there, just to let you know all finishers will receive a medal no matter what time the complete it in. All the best!

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