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Royal Windsor 10km River Trail Run

9:00am Sun 19th May 2019
John Logie Motor Boats, Barry Avenue, Windsor SL4 5HZ, UK
Run 10km
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  • Trails
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Flat

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The Royal Windsor 10km River Trail Run creates the perfect opportunity to experience the historically picturesque Thames Valley. With an idyllic start and finish at the foot of Windsor Castle, a royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the entirely flat course guides you along the River following the scenic trails with some fantastic views of the surrounding areas.

The event is not designed to be a gruelling cross country through deep mud and puddles, but aims to be a fun, friendly and fast trail run along one of England's most historic courses.

Distances in this event

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
    9:00am Sun 19th May 2019
    £25–£30
    Event passed
Course Maps
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What’s Included

Bespoke Medals for ALL finishers.

Course Details

Run along river trail paths, the course incorporates many of the key landmarks that have made Royal Berkshire and its surrounding area so famous. It is an absolute must for anyone looking for a break from the pavement grind and a change of scenery.

The route follows a scenic trail path along the River Thames heading towards Maidenhead.

Drinks Stations will be located at KM 3.5 & 7.5 where participants can pick up some energy & quench their thirst.

For participant health and safety, we also ask that there are no prams or dogs taken out on the course.

Raceday Logistics

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO REGISTER ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY

Friday 17th

17:00-19:00 - Registration Open - Main Tent, Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue

Saturday 18th

11:00-18:00 - Registration Open - Main Tent, Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue

Sunday 19th

06:00-15:00 - Event Village Open - Alexandra Gardens

06:00-08:00 - Emergency Registrations and International ONLY - Alexandra Gardens

08:45 - 10km Compulsory Event Briefing - Brocas Riverside

09:00 - 10km Event Starts - Brocas Riverside

09:36 - First Participant Scheduled to Finish - Alexandra Gardens

Circa 11:00 - Prize Presentation - Alexandra Gardens

The timing chip is attached to the back of your race number. The race number is the only thing you will need to start your event.

1. Race number to be worn on the front. This will aid event officials to identify you, plus allow our official timekeepers.

2. Timing chip. The timing chip is attached to the back of your race number, attach this to your front then you will be ready to race. Do not alter your race number in any way as this may affect the timing chip. Timing chips systems are used at all of our events, but you will be notified on the day of the event if there has been a technical problem.

Travel

Event Location

Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1QX

How to Get There

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is just 30 miles west of London with Heathrow Airport just 15 minutes' drive away. Luton and Gatwick airports are within an hour's drive. The whole of the Royal Borough is easily accessible via the major motorway networks of the M3, M4, M25 and M40 and is well served by public transport.

By Train

Windsor is served by two train stations, Windsor & Eton Central and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside

London Paddington to Windsor Central

Parking

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO OFFICIAL CAR PARK FOR THE EVENT.

If you are traveling to the event by car please be aware there may be traffic coming into the centre of town so please take this into consideration when planning your journey on the day. There are lots of car parks in the centre of town close to the venue where you will be able to park for the event.

Spectators

We hope that our onsite facilities, commentary and music provide plenty to keep other halves and little ones entertained, ensuring a day out for all the family while you run!

FAQs

Bag Drop

Baggage drop will be in the main event marquee in Alexandra Gardens where you will be able to leave your belongings during the event. NOTE: CASH ONLY - Please bring the correct £5 change to avoid any queues and delays.

Age Limit

There is a minimum participant age of 16 for this event.

Late entries
Entries taken within 2 weeks of the event will include an additional £5 to the entry fee.

Facilities

    Onsite car park
    Chip timing 
    Sports cafe
    Friendly marshals
    Free parking
    Live to web results
    Secure baggage area
    Ambulance services
    Toilets
    Photography
    Nutrition
    5-10m public liability
    Music
    Bespoke Medals
    Feed stations
    Great location
    Commentary
    Prizes
    Clearly marked course
    Great event
    Great atmosphere
    Onsite retailers
    Lead Cyclist
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Reviews (36)

3.2 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    Excellent course and great organisation.
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    The event was well organised and briefed, although I would question the bag drop-off fee given the cost of the event. We have not received the results of our run, which is always nice to get on the same day as the event. The course is level and not too challenging, ut there is not that much of it actually going along the river, and the name of the event does suggest otherwise. Some of the marshals were great and very encouraging but I would like to encourage the younger Marshalls to join in with this spirit too as the runners really get spurred on by such encouragement rather than just being pointed in the right direction (with a glum face). The atmosphere at the end was great.
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    Please please check this course for 10k route this year. 2018 it was 7.1 miles and this at the time being my second ever 10k run I found really disheartening.
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    The course was uninspiring (perhaps the best route was reserved for the 1/2) and poorly planned with the entire 10k field being slowed to a walking pace when trying to squeeze on to the tow path at the start and once or twice later on. Despite the walking and two boring laps of a field, chasing a 10k PB was still on until my GPS watch showed I had hit 10k and was still on the opposite side of the river to the finish. Would not waste money running this 11.6k event again.
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    I was very disappointed to find out it was a 5km course run twice. This was not mentioned before booking. There were not any km markers and the race was actually almost 12km not 10km.
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    I wish i had known that the course was going to be 1.6k longer than expected! Pretty disappointed that the route was incorrectly measured and not marked along the way and that this was not acknowledged afterwards to those that had taken part.
  • Did the event in 2018

    There was no distance markers around the course, bag drop off was 5, no event parking, this was 35 event and ive been on cheaper events with better facilities, atmosphere and organisation.
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    I was sent conflicting information pre-race about start times and registration. Emailed to query this and no response.
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    It was a bit boring to start with there was no music or warm up
  • Did the event in 2015

    Hi,The race was very well organised and had friendly volunteers, the day was very hot and unfortunately I did not finish as I collapsed at mile 11, three ladies stopped, waited with me until I was well enough to walk to the next drinks station where a very helpful volunteer took me to the start. I would like to sincerely thank the ladies as they gave their time (and water) graciously.Kathy Sellick

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