Hampton Court Half Marathon

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Hampton Court Half Marathon
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Take in Hampton Court Palace and the beautiful town of Thames Ditton in this quick half marathon. Ideal for all levels of runner, this is the perfect event to work into your marathon training plan. Come for the stunning scenery and unique finisher's medal.
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Sun, 18 Feb 2024
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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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Start times
Sunday, 18 Feb 2024
Half Marathon: 8:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Hampton Court Half Marathon
Half Marathon
£40 - £42
Route information
Terrain: Pavement - Tarmac - Cycle Tracks - Riverside Paths
This flagship half marathon is back for its 11th instalment in 2024. This is the perfect event to put into your training plan if you're running the London Marathon, Brighton Marathon, or another major race.
Runners will enjoy the closed road loop around the picturesque village of Thames Ditton, the historic Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Marketplace, the iconic three-mile stretch of the Barge Walk beside the Thames and of course full views of Hampton Court Palace where Henry VIII will be waiting to cheer you on.
The course is very flat and runs on pavement, shared pedestrian/cycle track, riverside way, and tarmac paths through parks.
No dogs, accompanying vehicles or cycles are allowed on the course (with the exception of the organiser's lead and tail bikes). The course will be marked at each mile.
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What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Finisher's technical t-shirt
  • Event photography
  • Chip-timed results
  • Super fast, flat course with PB potential and great scenery
  • Closed roads over the first mile
  • Professional marshals at all key points of the course
  • Officially-measured Half Marathon distance
  • Water stations
  • Toilets on-site
How to get there
Gigg's Hill Green, Thames Ditton KT7, UK
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By Foot
Local runners are advised to jog to the start and drop their kit at the baggage drop.
By Bike
Local runners/keen cyclists are advised to come by bike. There will be plenty of bike racks available near Giggs Hill Green.
By Train
The closest station is Thames Ditton, which is a 10-minute walk from Giggs Hill Green. The station has regular services to London Waterloo and Hampton Court.
By Car
Giggs Hill Green is located in Thames Ditton, and can be accessed via the A309 between Hampton Court Palace and the Kingston bypass.
Event day logistics
08:30 Race starts
11:15 Race cut-off
Participants will be set off in waves, ensuring all entrants a clear run on the open, public roads.
*Please arrive at least 60 minutes before the start of your race to allow plenty of time to park, register, collect your race pack, attach your race number, drop your bag, and warm up.
Race Pack
You must collect your race pack in advance of the race. Please note that nothing will be posted to you. Your race pack will include your race number and timing chip.
Age Requirements
You must be aged 17 and over in order to participate in this event.
Cut-Off Time
The cut-off time for this event is 3 hours and 15 minutes, meaning you must cross the finish line by 11:15. Any runners still on the course at this time will be unsupported.
Aid Stations
There will be. water stations at the following points of the course: Start, 5 miles, 8.5 miles, 11 miles and at the finish.
Bag Drop
There will be a free, secure bag drop facility available to use at Race HQ. Though this area will be supervised at all times, it is recommended to leave any valuables at home.
On-Site Facilities
Portable toilets will be available at Race HQ, sited adjacent to the race village on Giggs Hill Green. There will also be toilets at the halfway point of the course.
Race Rules
Dogs and any accompanying vehicles or cycles are not allowed on the course.
Unfortunately, this course is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or pushchairs.
How many water stations are there during the Hampton Court Half Marathon?
There will be water stations provided at approximately 3 mile intervals.
Will there be first aid at the Hampton Court Half Marathon?
Professional First Aid cover will be available at the race to provide medical support if necessary.
Will there be baggage and toilet facilities at the Hampton Court Half Marathon?
Toilets will be adjacent to the race village on Giggs Hill Green. There will be also be additional toilets at the halfway point on the course.
Can I wear headphones during the Hampton Court Half Marathon?
Headphone use is not permitted. This is to ensure that all participants are aware of their surroundings, and ensures the safety of all the runners on the course.
Can I volunteer for the Hampton Court Half Marathon?
Yes, volunteers are welcome to help run this community event. Even if you only have a couple of hours to spare, get in touch with the organiser.
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