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Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon

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Test yourself in this quick Half Marathon, perfect for novices and seasoned pros alike. The course takes in Thames Ditton and Kingston Town centre before following the River Thames and reaching Hampton Court Palace at around 10 miles. Sign up for the scenic route or the unique finisher's medal.

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Quicksilver organises quality running events which allow entrants to participate in enjoyable races with the potential to perform at the top of their ability.
Our current portfolio covers distances from 10k to half marathon. All races organised by Quicksilver running are on professionally measured courses certified by the Association of UK Course measurers. The races are run under licence from the UKA.

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Half Marathon
8:30am Sun 20th Feb 2022

Run 13.1mi

£35.40 - £37.40
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4.4
76 reviews
Charlie
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great race, really flat so good course to get a personal best, really enjoyed the fact they had goal time runners that you could follow, first time experiencing that at a race, really helped achieve new PB!… read more
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Good , well-organised local event always happy to participate. Plenty of marshals to show directions… read more
Clayton
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A really well organised event well marshalled by enthusiastic volunteers. Race camp had good stalls and organisation with a nice atmosphere. Plenty of pace makers and well organised start waves. A fast flat course means pbs are up for grabs. Nice goody bag. Great value for money. Will be back for this event in future.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Which charities are involved with the race?
The Quicksilver Hampton Court Half will be directly raising money for associated charities, although many runners also fundraise personally for charities of their choice. A list of headline/partner charities can be found at: https://hamptoncourthalf.com/charities/… read more
FAQ
How many water stations are there during the Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon?
There will be water stations provided at approximately 3 mile intervals.… read more
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Will there be first aid at the Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon?
Professional First Aid cover will be available at the race to provide medical support if necessary.… read more
Route description
Route description

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.

2020 Course Winners

  • Fastest man was Adam Blythe of Hercules Wimbledon AC, who won in a time of 01:11:41
  • Fastest Lady was Anna Bergsten of AXA Sports Club, in a time of 01:20:21
Charlie
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great race, really flat so good course to get a personal best, really enjoyed the fact they had goal time runners that you could follow, first time experiencing that at a race, really helped achieve new PB!
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Good , well-organised local event always happy to participate. Plenty of marshals to show directions
Clayton
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A really well organised event well marshalled by enthusiastic volunteers. Race camp had good stalls and organisation with a nice atmosphere. Plenty of pace makers and well organised start waves. A fast flat course means pbs are up for grabs. Nice goody bag. Great value for money. Will be back for this event in future.
Joe
Star
4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A well organised and interesting half marathon mostly following the Thames. Well supported in parts.Half marathon number 65 for me :-)
matthew
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Fantastic half marathon. very well organised with a scenic flat course. very enjoyable and highly recommended.
Joshua
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The first two miles were very crowded on a path along a main road. A superb flat route and organisation was brilliant. An enjoyable event.
Nicholas
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Very flat course and well marshalled so is definitely very quick and easy to navigate. Changing facilities and bag drop are on the green which can be muddy this time of year so might be worth bringing a second pair of shoes to avoid your race shoes gathering too much mud. Overall a fantastic race
Stu
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2015
Great course- flat and scenic
Laurie
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Bearing in mind , it was my first half marathon everything was simple and straightforward. Even the weather was lovely.
Ste
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Really enjoyed this well organised race. The route is cleverly planned to keep away from traffic even when crossing Kingston Bridge and with lots of water points there was no need to carry a bottle. Start and finish were both really efficient with a good crowd to cheer all along the route to keep us going. Somehow the organisers even managed to provide the perfect weather :) .Will definitely be attempting this again.
Dean
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
A great race, very well organised
Maria
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Really lovely course, loved it !!
Matthew
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Overall great race. I actually think the old course was a little better. Fewer single file roads and this one played havoc on the ankles with all the tight turns through side streets. However a popular race for an affordable price and got a PB ... so will do again
Charlotte
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Just knowing about wearing bone conductor headphones may have been useful to know
Marc
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I wish I'd known to keep myself moving after the race! Otherwise everything was as expected, course was well signed. Only negative about the course was the corner of Weston Green Road and the A309, that was really tight and as it was the first mile there were lots of people in the same space.
Dominic
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
This is a great well organised fast course. This is my third year running the Hampton Court Half and enjoyed everyone.
Faye
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I really enjoyed this half marathon - lovely route and amazing day for it. Overall a fantastic event with good support along the way including very friendly and motivating runners that made the whole experience enjoyable.
Steve
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
there are quite a few bottlenecks early doors and only partially closed roads can mean slightly crowded pavements early on. good atmosphere and good quality field. nice flat course for those after a time, would be nice to see more of Hampton court
Si
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
This was my third year of running the HCHM and as always its a great event. Its always well organised with lovely Marshalls all the way around. The sections along the Thames are lovely and its a nice flat course! High 5ing Henry VIII outside Hampton Court is always a bonus too!
Javier
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I enjoyed and I will definitely run this race again. But its true that in some places the pavement was not wide enough for all the people that were running. Also all the bags were full of mud when we picked them up, so maybe it would be great if you could throw something on the floor of those tents.
Carl
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I had no idea that the race started at 0830 until after I booked. This is very early for a half marathon. In the future this needs to be made far more obvious up front.
mark
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
No, very well informed throughout
Strava
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Great race, well organised and fun (well, as fun as a half marathon can be!). I was struggling a couple of miles before the end, but then got picked up by the 1h50m pacers & they helped me get over the line. Will do it again tomorrow.
Mark
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
A pleasant fast, flat course. Some long straight stretches where the low sun was in our eyes so a peaked cap would have been useful (but I guess we were just lucky to have some sun ;-)
David
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Narrow pavements at the start caused a bit of a bottleneck
Mark
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
All good
Kiyomi
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2.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Course was crowded and dangerous and the start line was way too muddy. They should have made the event thirty minutes later or something to accommodate all the Transport. The kit was exact replica of the Winchester Half Marathon as well as the medal. But cheap entry fee.
matthew
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
can be a bit congested in the first few miles
Stephen
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
The bag drop, or rather the pick up, was a bit of a shambles - felt that they needed a bit more space.
Richard
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
The fact you had pacers meant I was able to get my PB. Thank you.
David
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Course is flat and fast - no special kit required
Francisc
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Good experience, good info beforehand
kirk
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Emotional day. Running in memory of our boss who sadly died at the event last year. Only complaint was the lack of signage pointing way back to buses after the race. We walked the wrong way a couple of times!
Rupert
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
good - maybe sports bottles as well as water but generally really good
Taff
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Set myself a new peebee on this course, partly through being in the baggage queue when the race started! That said, it meant that when I got to the 1:30 pen it was empty, and I had about 30 seconds before the 1:40 pen were let loose. Caught up with the front of the 1:30 group by 3km running conservatively, then left them behind! Lovely route, deffo one to do again. Highly recommend this race! Oh, and the race fotos are brilliant!
Julian
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Writing as a race organiser, I felt the section from Weston Green to the Scilly Isles wasn't safe. The path is very narrow and the road is very busy and since it is quite near the start, there were a lot of runners squeezing along this section. However it was great to be running in the village where I grew up and the start/finish is where I used to play football in primary school.
Simon
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
All good
Jermaine
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
This is one of the only half marathons that I will ensure I run every year. Great course, great atmosphere and best of all you get to meet the big man [Henry] himself.
martin
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Was a good run used it for preparation for Brighton marathon
Sam
Star
3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
A good Flat course - great for a first half marathon
Rebecca
Star
4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Waves at the start are organised in time bands. If you want to try for a faster time start with your target time group. Start is very very busy ( first 5 k) can be stop start in places.
Lynsey
Star
4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Not sure if I was the only one, but I had trouble receiving event update emails because of the address it was sent from, "via mail161.suw16.rsgsv.net". I was lucky I checked my spam otherwise they would have been missed. Other than that, the information provided before the race was very informative and useful. I think we got lucky with the weather this year and I'm glad I wore shorts and a t-shirt, especially when the sun came out! The course was unfortunately the biggest disappointment of the event. I felt a lot of the course was quite narrow and going under the railway bridges proved to be the biggest challenge (it happened a lot, too) as people were funnelled on to the small path and between cones placed one arm's length from the curb to avoid cars on the opposite side. This unfortunately meant getting stuck behind people and/or losing pace. I think the water stations could have been better spread out as well (2.5/3, 6, 10 if possible). Probably the best bit was the wide footpath along Portsmouth Road (mile 2.5 to 4) and the breathtaking stretch along the Hampton Court towpath (between ~miles 8 & 10).
Louise
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
I ran this in both 2017 and 2018. Great race, well organised.Same situation both times - queued for portaloo for about 35 mins and as I reach the front the race is starting and the queue suddenly goes and no one behind me! Not sure what happened - I did arrive early and go then too! Maybe marshalls to control the queues as I always end up in the longest one!
Joel
Star
2.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Not sure if it was number of toilets or organisation of queing system but toilets were a nightmare before the race. I was unable to go before race or I would have missed my wave. Narrowness of the paths was bit dicey, runners had to run in the road with road open. Also runners who went to the toilet were trying to cross the road as race started to get to their wave.
David
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Ran in 2017 also. Genuinely one of the best if not the best half marathons to do. Firstly the course it flat which everyone wants. Unlike other courses the whole 13.1 miles winds through lovely scenery.The atmosphere is always great with plenty of people cheering along the way.I even quite like the very early start because youre all done for brunch.Well organised and just a really to event. 10/10.
George
Star
3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Allow 30 minutes from park and ride to starting area.
Melissa
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Very well organised race. Great route with lots of areas for supporters. Nice bling too.
Dave
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
It was my first half marathon and I really enjoyed it. There was a great atmosphere great organisation, you could hand bags in near the start and there were plenty of facilities. You could choose what time you wanted to do it in as there were pacers with flags. The course was lovely down by the river past Hampton Court and through the town. Lots of water stops and support. The medal, t-shirt and goody bag was great and we relaxed at the Nuffield Spa afterwards which was a real treat. Thank you all round! Dave Griffiths
Hannah
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
It would have been nice to see a bit more of Hampton Court itself. Saying that however it was lovely going through the towns with all the support and atmosphere
claire
Star
3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
This was my first and although I put in the training and used Strava to help pace, it would have been good to know the pacers may have felt slow to start?! It was great having a warm up but from the start funnel you could hardly hear them and couldnt see them this lacked atmosphere and enthusiasm! Despite s tight tfl and it band in the last 5k I thourally enjoyed the event thank you and well done.
Stu
Star
4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
None
James
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Amazing
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
It was a fast, well organised race! Well supported, plus the volunteers were amazing. It is on my to do list for next year.
Alan
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
My second consecutive year on this course. PB potential as I got all my Half-marathon PBs on this fast and flat route. I didn't get my Bib number sent to my postal address so had to tend to another desk. That was hassle free, quoted my name and got a number straight away. This actually worked out really well as all other bag drop and post race pick up were heavily queued. Only one thing that RD can change is the bottle neck on the bend with the cone. Sharpness of turn caused a lot of people to slow down or even step to walk. Once crossed the finish line, there was enough space to avoid congestion as medal, t-shirt, untagging was very well spaced out. I would personally enter this race again
Gareth
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Dont stay up until 4am drinking red wine the night before. Course is great
Harry
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Despite advising using the park and ride facility, me and my friends saved 20 collectively and parked a 3/4 min walk from the start.
Luigi
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Painful but fun
Louis
Star
4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
A flat course, make the most of the 1st 4 Miles, all pretty much downhill.
Eden
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Really well organised event. Not enough loos but That was to be expected. Great motivation from all the stewards!
Tom
Star
2.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Disappointing run for the money. Not closed roads and support was poor. Food options were disappointing at the start with no water available to buy.
Selina
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Good clear race pack and a brilliant vibe on the day. As a non banana eater a second food option would hve been good at the finish :)
Parmy
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Excellent race. Lovely views and bery well organised
Hannah
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Well organised and good course.
Ed
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Nice course, great weather, really well stewarded.Get there early for the toilets and be prepared for some narrow roadside sections.
Vicki
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
The queues for the toilets were awful, but that was the only thumbs down. Course was fantastic, needed a couple more hills to stretch my calves out. But fab course, fab Marshalls and everyone who worked there and ran were so friendly. Thank you, favourite Half Marathon yet!
Stuart
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Excellent all round, very impressed
Hannah
Star
4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Really great race- me personally wasnt a fan of the grass start or finish, unlike the Kingston half which started and finished in the market square. Would be a run Id do again and would be happy to pace for.
Gary
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Not really; I had everything I needed
Graham
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
N/a
Chris
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
No, all information given before the race was great.
Joe
Star
4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Great event
Gordon
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
As with any event, the more toilets the better!The route was on the roads for much of it, and many runners (especially near the pacing groups) had to run in the road itself, and were very close to cars! There were also loads of obstacles - bollards and bins. Cant really be helped!I didnt like the finish line- the entire race was on paths or roads, then suddenly on grass, or more like mud. On road shoes I was slipping all over the place!
Ian
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Always well organised. Growing year on year and is a great prep rave for spring marathons. Excellent course for a pb attempt too.
Alessandro
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
The course was flat and stress free, crowds small but enthusiastic.Thanks to the Pacers for pushing me at the end. I have my first medal of the year!
Dave
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Toilets are busy at the start but apart from that a great course
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Very well orngabised end to end. Slick, plenty of marshals.
4.4
76 reviews
Logistics and schedule

08:30 Race starts

11:30 Race cut-off

Participants will be set off in waves, ensuring all entrants a clear run on the open, public roads.

How to get there

Gigg's Hill Green, Thames Ditton KT7, UK

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Race HQ is based in the Event Village, on the green.

By Foot

Local runners are advised to jog to the start and drop 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 to Giggs Hill Green.

By Train

The nearest train station to Giggs Hill Green is Thames Ditton. We have organised with SW trains that the two early trains to travelling to Thames Ditton from London Waterloo on the day of the race will have extra carriages on them to accommodate runners. The departure times can be found at: https://hamptoncourthalf.com/travel-2/

By Bus

There are various bus routes running on Sunday mornings, see the following link for more detailed timing information: https://hamptoncourthalf.com/travel-2/

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Which charities are involved with the race?
The Quicksilver Hampton Court Half will be directly raising money for associated charities, although many runners also fundraise personally for charities of their choice. A list of headline/partner charities can be found at: https://hamptoncourthalf.com/charities/
FAQ
How many water stations are there during the Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon?
There will be water stations provided at approximately 3 mile intervals.
FAQ
Will there be first aid at the Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon?
Professional First Aid cover will be available at the race to provide medical support if necessary.
FAQ
Will there be baggage and toilet facilities at the Quicksilver 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. There will be no baggage storage due to the current situation.
FAQ
Can I wear headphones during the race?
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.
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Half Marathon
8:30am Sun 20th Feb 2022
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