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Down Tow Up Flow Half Marathon

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Event summary

Race in this point-to-point half marathon along the Thames towpath. Great for newcomers and for seasoned pros alike, the route will kick off in Windsor before winding its way along the Thames and finishing in Marlow. Come for the beautiful surroundings or for the prized finisher's medal.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sat Jul 24 2021

What's included:

  • Chip timed
  • Course marshalled
  • Goody bag after the race
  • Refreshment stations
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Prizes for top 3 men and women in the main event as well as the winners of each veteran category (V40, V50, V60, V70)
  • Coffee and sacks post-race
Half Marathon
10:00am Sun 25th Jul 2021

Run 13.1mi

£25.00
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4.4
12 reviews
Phil B
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
First time I have participated and I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the route marshals were positive throughout. I'll be back next time. Thank You!Phil… read more
Christine
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
After much faffing about logistics we booked the coach transfer to the start. This was so easy that I couldn't believe how complicated we had tried to make it!Quick and easy registration and this was all in the same area as the baggage drop, the coffee van, the loo's & the start. Fantastic!The route was fab and the marshalls were all friendly and encouraging.Lovely medal at the end, with a banana, a bottle of water, haribo and even a sack of Epsom Salts! Windsor was fab place to wander around afterwards. We had a hot drink, lunch & an icecream in the park and by the river.A wonderful day was had by all - thank you!… read more
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
our times were wrong we were put in wrong waves despite email confirming our times. parking was quoted as £6 it was in fact 14 we had only taken the right money.at the finish they called my husband over as he was in the wrong sex category… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I bring a Buggy/Pushchair?
This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.… read more
FAQ
Is this race suitable for wheelchair users?
This race is not 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.… read more
FAQ
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.… read more
Route description
Route description

This course is mixed terrain, with the majority being run along river towpaths and tracks, as well some road sections.

It is an extremely flat course, which runs point to point along the Thames. Starting in Windsor and ending in Marlow, runners will pass by Bourne End, Cookham, and Maidenhead.

To ensure the course is not congested the runners will be released in waves, which are detailed below:

Wave 1 will start at 10:00am
Wave 2 will start at 10:05am
Wave 3 will start at 10:10 am
Wave 4 will start at 10:15am

These waves will be communicated to entrants closer to the time.

Phil B
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
First time I have participated and I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the route marshals were positive throughout. I'll be back next time. Thank You!Phil
Christine
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
After much faffing about logistics we booked the coach transfer to the start. This was so easy that I couldn't believe how complicated we had tried to make it!Quick and easy registration and this was all in the same area as the baggage drop, the coffee van, the loo's & the start. Fantastic!The route was fab and the marshalls were all friendly and encouraging.Lovely medal at the end, with a banana, a bottle of water, haribo and even a sack of Epsom Salts! Windsor was fab place to wander around afterwards. We had a hot drink, lunch & an icecream in the park and by the river.A wonderful day was had by all - thank you!
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
our times were wrong we were put in wrong waves despite email confirming our times. parking was quoted as £6 it was in fact 14 we had only taken the right money.at the finish they called my husband over as he was in the wrong sex category
Sarah
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
It's a beautiful course along the river. Would definitely do it again. Despite the fact it was hot and I hadn't really trained, I managed a good time. Would highly recommend.
Stewart
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Very well organised, beautiful course but not one for the hard-core runner wanting that PB - course very varied,some steps,bridges etc. Would definitely recommend.
neha
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I do think adding fresh fruit ( orange slices ) could be very helpful to the participants instead of Haribos... I also was hoping the timing would've been tracked so that I could know how I did through the race.. and not just my finishing time.. if I had known in advance I would've tracked it myself...
Sarah
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
The course was epic. Marshalls were helpful and very encouraging. However, I was a little disappointed by the lack of a banana at the end. Sweets just aren't as good!
Lee
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
lovely route just take in to consideration that there is a bit of stopping and starting along the route as its very busy with walkers ..dog walkers..gates and few roads to cross
Shona
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Brilliantly organised course, the waves were a rest idea and helped to deter congestion. Enough toilets with well stocked hand gel and toilet paper. Only disappointment was the goody bag. There wasnt one just water a can of energy drink small packet of Haribo and a medal. As its a summer run a nice finishers vest top would have been a lovely touch!
Catherine
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Great run altogether, would thoroughly recommend!Main thing to be aware of is there are only 4 water stations along the way, providing water cups (not bottles). I recommend bringing your own handheld or backpack water if the weather is hot!
nadine
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Very hot day - but that aside really enjoyable, well organised race with beautiful scenery.
Toby
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2017
A fantastic half marathon along the Thames path the start/finish alternates every year this year is Windsor to Marlow, times will be a wee bit slower this year due too the slight elevation gain coming into Marlow.A couple of bridges as well coming into Marlow so a little care is needed as you cross them.The cows on Cookham marsh are curious spectators and moo their appreciation as you run past.I choose not to wear trail shoes as i wear my faithful asics gel nimbus but that's down to personal preference, i do use lightweight flats but certainly not recommend on this course.And finally you get a lovely bit of bling at the end.Happy running folks.
4.4
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

08:30 - 09:45 Registration open

10:00 Race start time

Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the race time in order to ensure a smooth registration process.

Race numbers will be collected on the day only.

Spectators

Aside from the start & finish, there are various good viewing points for spectators along the way, which are detailed below:

Bourne End – Spade Oak is a great place to cheer on. There is a car park at the bottom of Coldmoorholme Lane, then it is a very short walk across the railway line to the riverside

Cookham – park by the green (near to the Crown Pub) and walk across the grass to the towpath.

Maidenhead – park in the public car park at the upper end of Ray Mead Road and walk across the road to the river. Alternatively park in the car park at the lower end of Ray Mead Road near to the Maidenhead Bridge and wait just before the bridge.

How to get there

Marlow Rugby Union Football Club, Riverwoods Drive, Marlow SL7 1QU, UK

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Address: Windsor Leisure Centre, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5JB

Finish Address: Marlow Rugby Club, Riverwoods, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1QU

Car: There is pay & display parking at Alexandra Gardens car park, Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HY as well as other town centre car parks. Parking is also available at the finish line - Marlow Rugby Club.

Coach: As a point to point race, you are able to register for a coach service if you wish to park at the finish line in Marlow. This must be pre-booked and can be done so on The Race Organiser website.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I bring a Buggy/Pushchair?
This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.
FAQ
Is this race suitable for wheelchair users?
This race is not 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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
Does this event have a time-limit?
There is no strict time limit but participants are asked to finish within 3 hours.
FAQ
Does it cost more to enter on the day?
Subject to a £3 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).
FAQ
Is there an age requirement to enter the Down Tow Up Flow Half Marathon?
Yes, participants must be 17 years and older on race day to enter.
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