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Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

About
One of the most scenic Half Marathons in the UK, this course boasts picturesque views and a flat course, making these unique grounds attractive to new and veteran racers alike. Come for the bespoke medal, iconic views, and great day of racing.
Participants
Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun 20th Mar 2022
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Molesey, United Kingdom
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4.2
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Where and when
Location
64 Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK
Start times
Half Marathon:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£38.00
Route information
The event starts and finishes in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.
One of the main benefits that Hampton Court Palace has for running is being placed next to the River Thames. This means that ground around and inside the Palace is flat, and makes it the perfect event for a PB.
One thing for sure, is that you will be hard pushed to find a more scenic event in the UK.
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What's included
  • Unique Finisher's Medal
  • Event T-shirt
  • Chip-timed results
  • Official race photographs
  • Goodie bag
  • Marshalled event
  • Water stations
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Previous Finisher's Medal
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Train
How to get there
64 Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK
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By Train
35 minutes from London Waterloo - calling at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden, Berrylands, Surbiton and Thames Ditton before arriving at Hampton Court. Trains run every half an hour.
By Bus
Bus routes from Kingston: 111, 216, 411, 461, 513. From Richmond: R68.
By Car
The palace postcode is KT8 9AU and is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads; drivers should follow the brown tourist attraction road signs.
From the M25 take either exit 10 on to the A307 or exit 12 on to the A308.
The palace is also accessible via the A3 and then the A309.
Parking
Please note that there is no parking inside the Palace grounds on the day of the event.
Event day logistics
09:00 Half Marathon starts
12:00 Event ends
Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time in order to complete the registration process. More information about race day specifics will be sent out to those registered.
Cut-off Time
Please note that there is a strict three hour cut off time for this event.
Race Packs
Race packs will be sent to entrants in the post in the week leading up to the event. If your pack does not arrive in time you can collect one at registration on the day of the event.
Water Stations
There will be 3 water stations situated along the course at the 3 mile, 7 mile, and 11 mile marks, as well as the finish.
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Spectator Info
This is a great event for spectators. Not only will you be able to cheer on the runners but you will be treated to great views of this historic palace.
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FAQ's
Where can I see my results for the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon?
Results will be available at https://www.runthrough.co.uk/
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Where will the water stations be at the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon?
The water stations will be at mile 3, 7 and 11 as well as at the finish.
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Will there be bag drop at the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon?
Yes, there will be a bag drop available in the event village.
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How do I find the photos from the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon?
Photos will be published to the events Facebook page after the event.
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3.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Great location Hampton course palace you can bring your family on the day they can have lots to see while waiting for you to finish your race, very close to train station & parking, start & finish at same location, nice medal, t-shirt & goody bag,The organisers little bit messed up with the gun time & actual chip time and also registration information was incorrect for some participants, might be just data error. Slightly expensive than some other London race events. Overall very good event 👍
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Beautiful setting at Hampton Court Palace. The atmosphere was electric with loads of spectators and friendly marshals. The goodie bag was the best park with plenty of delicious goodies and an epic medal!
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
This was an awesome event. Starting right in front of Hampton Court Palace, the course was very scenic, running on the river Thames path and through the palace grounds. The goodie bag and medal had to be one of the best parts of the race with so many healthy treats, epic medal and finisher t-shirt.
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Good flat course and scenic route
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Recent Questions
Amanda Walsh
30/08/2021
Can you walk it? I have a knee injury so can’t run much at the moment
Madeleine Raynel
01/09/2021
Sorry you're injured! It does mention that there is a strict three hour cut off time for this event, so that'll be worth considering.When you book through LDT you do get free injury protection so that's a back up if you find you're not able to manage. https://www.letsdothis.com/refunds
Amanda Walsh
30/08/2021
Can you walk it? I have a knee injury so not able to run much at the moment
Elizabeth Baker
31/10/2019
I’d like to do this with my 17 year old niece. Is there a minimum age?
Steph Ede
31/10/2019
Hi there. Just to let you know that the minimum age for the half is 17 years