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Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon

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Run through history with the Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon. Great for novices and experienced runners alike, the flat course follows the Thames Path through Runnymede, the famed spot where King John put pen to paper in 1215. Come for the challenge or for the riverside scenery.

Review summary

6 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Sharon O
"I greatly enjoyed this community race. Only a few participants are allowed..."


Fazillah A
"Vey well organised event.... Absolutely enjoyed it with the amazing view and..."


Minoda M
"First time of doing this race and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Already looking..."
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How to enter the Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi

Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon routes

Start/ Finish 

The half and full marathon races begin on the Thames Path trail next to the Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club Race HQ

Half Marathon

The half marathon route will begin with a 2.5. mile out and back loop along the Thames Path as far as Staines Bridge. This will then be followed by two out and back 5.3 mile sections up to the Old Windsor Lock Check Point. This section of the run closely follows the river and runners will be able to enjoy the wonderful scenery that this part of the world has to offer.

Marathon Route: The marathon route will be similar to the half marathon route but runners will complete four out and back 5.3 mile sections to Old Windsor Lock Checkpoint.

Scenic highlights include the Queen Elizabeth statue, JFK Memorial, Magna Carta landmark, Old Windsor and the turnaround at the Old Windsor Lock.

Event Details

  • Bespoke Magna Carta medal
  • Chip Timed Event
  • Online Results
  • Fully Marshalled Course
  • Signposted Course
  • Water & Aid Stations including HIGH 5 Gels, Jelly Babies and Crisps
  • Winners’ trophies for the 1st,2nd & 3rd Male / Female runners for each event.
  • R & R Race photography including a free certificate and the option to purchase photo’s at £4.95 each.
  • Free on-site parking


Registration will open at 7:30 at the Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club Race HQ.

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your race start time. This is so you can pick up your race number, safely secure your baggage in the Skiff Club and warm up.

Bag Drop

There will be tear off Tyvek baggage tags that correspond numerically with your colour coded race numbers on the day, so please ensure that these are tagged onto your bag when you hand your bag to the baggage marshal. When you collect your race bags you will need to show your race bib number for security purposes to collect it again. We don’t accept liability for any loss of personal possessions but there will be someone in charge of the baggage.


Parking will be free for the whole day. There is a car park at the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds which is only short walk to Race HQ. There will plenty of car parking spaces for both competitors and runners.

There is no fee for spectators at this event.

The course is a loop structure so spectators should get a good view of runners.

If you would like to get in touch with the race organiser about volunteering, please contact: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the aid stations be?
Aid Station 1 Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club Start / Finish. Aid Station 2 Old Windsor Lock. *Additional marshals will also be at the half / marathon initial turnaround point near Staines Bridge.
Is there a time limit for the Half / Full Marathon?
The time limit for the half marathon course is 6 hrs and it’s 6.5 hrs for the marathon course.
Will there be ample Changing Facilities & Toilets?
There will be changing facilities in the tents situated outside the Skiff Club for male / female runners to change in.There will also be toilets located in the Race HQ, as well as portable toilets situated right outside the Skiff Club close to the Thames Path for all runners taking part.
What is at the Aid Station?
There will be a selection of food and drinks: Tailwind electrolyte / carbohydrate drink, High 5 electrolyte gels Chia Charge Bars Jelly babies & crisps Water and fruit cordial.
Will the course be chip timed?
Yes, using RFID timing systems to do the chip timing, which will mean that access to provisional results will be available straight after the race. Please note: all final results will be based on gun times, though you’ll have your chip time too.
What level of medical support can I expect on the day?
There will be qualified medics from The Response Group who will be providing professional medical support on race day.

Meet the organiser

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Organised Race Events In Surrey & Kent. These include the Thames Meander (Kingston-upon-Thames) Surrey, Magna Carta (Runnymede) Surrey, North Downs Way (Reigate) Surrey and the Bewl Water (Lamberhurst) Kent. All of the races are geared up towards both the novice runner, as well as the more experienced veteran runners.


Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon reviews (6)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Vey well organised event.... Absolutely enjoyed it with the amazing view and atmosphere. Friendly and helpful organiser too. Thank you!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    First time of doing this race and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Already looking forward to next year! It was my 105th medal and one of the most beautiful ones that I have got. Love the design.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Great route, well marked out nice and flat. Friendly marshals and lovely choice of refreshments! Nice medal too! Well done to the organizers.
  • Did the Marathon in 2019

    Good organiser and friendly and super helpful Marshalls on the route. Stress free start and a lovely and fast route. Great food and drinks selection; with both sweet and savoury snacks! Will look out for the same organiser for future events.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I greatly enjoyed this community race. Only a few participants are allowed given the narrow paths. Thus, I felt lucky to have been part of this event. Everyone was very friendly. I loved having showers to freshen up afterwards. The area is beautiful, but one must pay attention to the paths since there might be mud, rocks, and roots along the way.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Well organised, beautiful settings.Small event, but could not accommodate many more due to the narrow paths.
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