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Magna Carta Marathon & Half Marathon

300 participants · 2021-04-10 · Egham
Event postponed
About this event

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.

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What's included:

  • 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
Marathon
12:00am Sat 10th Apr 2021

Run 26.2mi

Half Marathon
12:00am Sat 10th Apr 2021

Run 13.1mi

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What people think
4.9
6 reviews
Fazillah
Star
5.0
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! … read more
Minoda
Star
5.0
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. … read more
Chris
Star
5.0
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. … read more
Frequently asked questions
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.… read more
The time limit for the half marathon course is 6 hrs and it’s 6.5 hrs for the marathon course.… read more
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.… read more
Route description
Route description

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.

Fazillah
Star
5.0
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!
Minoda
Star
5.0
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.
Chris
Star
5.0
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.
Lise
Star
5.0
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.
Sharon
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4.7
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.
Soren
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Well organised, beautiful settings.Small event, but could not accommodate many more due to the narrow paths.
4.9
6 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

Registration

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

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.

Spectators

There is no fee for spectators at this event.

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

Volunteers

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

How to get there

Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club and Wraysbury Dragons, Riverside, Egham TW20 0AA, UK

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Car Park Location: Runnymede Pleasure Grounds, Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0AE

If you plan to come via public transport, there are frequent trains from London to both Staines Train Station and to Old Windsor Train Station. It is a short walk from both of these stations to the race HQ.

Race HQ Location: Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club, Riverside, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0AA

Frequently asked questions
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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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
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