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Maidenhead Half Marathon & Fun Run - September

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A great opportunity to run on closed roads on a fast, flat course! Voted 3rd in the 'Pb Potential' category in Runners World Races of the Year 2013 Awards. Suitable for beginners, PB-Hunters and competitive athletes alike.

Now in its 9th year, the Maidenhead Half Marathon is an established favourite in the local race calendar: it is known for its enthusiastic spectator support, impeccable organisation, and most of all its undisputed PB-potential. Held on closed roads around urban Maidenhead and scenic Cookham, this is a fast race on a flat course, and will delight everyone whether you want to improve your race time or embark on your very first half marathon.

Review summary

3.8
11 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Emma D
"Such a fun day in Maidenhead for a fast flat, PB potential route. Well planned..."

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Lisa C
"Great race, big problems with baggage pick up - had to wait over an hour, got..."

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AviJohn W
"Nice course and atmosphere only issue was the post race collection of bags..."
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How to enter the Maidenhead Half Marathon & Fun Run - September

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £32–£34
    Event passed
  2. Fun Run

    Run 1.5mi
    £10
    Event passed

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Maidenhead Half Marathon & Fun Run - September routes

Start/Finish

The race starts and finishes outside the Town Hall in St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF. Race HQ will be in the Town Hall car park

Route

The race route is road, flat, fast and traffic free. It is a two-lap course taking you alongside the river to Cookham, before returning to Maidenhead.

Event Details

What’s Included

Prizes & Presentation Prizes:

The main race presentation will take place at approx 11.45am. Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female (regardless of age). 1st Male & Female will also receive a £50 voucher from NewRunningGear.com. 1st Male & Female in the following categories: V40, V50, V60, V70+ will also receive a prize. There will be a prize for the 1st Male & Female Maidenhead runners (SL6 postcode).

Facilities

Bag Drop: There will be a baggage drop in the Town Hall. You will be given a baggage tag when you pick up your race pack. Tie the baggage tag to your bag before taking to the baggage room. Be prepared to show your race number in order to retrieve your bag afterwards.

Race Packs: Saturday 1st September 11am- 3pm @ Nicholsons Walk Shopping Centre, Maidenhead SL6 1LB OR

Sunday 2nd September 7:45am-9:15am @ “Number Pick-Up” desk in the Race Village at the start/finish

Toilets: There will be portable toilets in the Race Village. There are no race toilets along the route, however, there are public toilets in Cookham as you turn left into School Lane at (please note – they are 100m past School Lane turning, off the course).

Changing/Showers: Changing and shower facilities will be not available at this event.

Refreshments: A selection of hot and cold food and drinks will be available in the Race Village and there are of course many outlets in Maidenhead town centre itself, a short walk from the start/finish area.

Water Stations: There will be water stations at approximately 3/6/9/12 miles. You will also be given water at the finish. There will be no water at the start, so please bring your own supply if you need a drink beforehand. Please dispose of your cups in the bins provided after each water station. Water only will be provided at the water stations

Raceday Logistics

7:45-9:15

Registration open for you to pick up your race pack, late entries open.

9:30am

Half Marathon starts

9:35am

Family Fun Run starts

11:45am (approx)

Half Marathon Prize presentation

Kit List

For safety reasons, it is suggested that you run without music so you can stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and atmosphere and unplug!

For racing we recommend you wear your normal running kit and trainers and don't forget to keep an eye on the weather in case you require any waterproofs.

Spectators

With a town centre start/finish, free car parking and a two-lap course, this is a perfect spectator race. If spectators plan to wait at the start/finish, there is plenty to do and see in Maidenhead town centre, where you can get some lunch, do some shopping or just relax in one of the parks.

Volunteers

No volunteers required

FAQs

In accordance with UK Athletics guidelines, we require event participants to meet the following minimum age requirements on the date of the event.

• Marathon, 24 Miles, 20 Miles, 16 Miles - 18 years of age

• Half Marathon, 10 Miles - 17 years of age

• 10K, 5 Miles, 7K - 15 years of age

• 5K - 11 years of age

Pacers

Pacers will not be offered at this race.

Can I bring a Buggy/Pushchair?

This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Can I run with Earphones/Headphones?

Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at the event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. The race organisers reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Does this event have a time-limit?

Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes after the start of the event to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.

Does it cost more to enter on the day?

Late entries (Sat & Sun) have a surcharge of £3 (adults) and £1 (Family Fun Run) You can enter your children and/or yourself in the Family Fun Run at these times also.

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Maidenhead Half Marathon & Fun Run - September weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

20°C
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10°C
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

Maidenhead Half Marathon & Fun Run - September reviews (11)

3.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Family-friendly

  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Great race, big problems with baggage pick up - had to wait over an hour, got very cold. Otherwise would have given it five stars.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Nice course and atmosphere only issue was the post race collection of bags which took well over an hour. In fact almost as long as running the race!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Took over hour and a half to collect bag from bag drop
    Organisation was pretty poor
    Nit enough water stations on course due to being a hot day and only cups that were not even filled
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    Isabelle w

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    This was an excellent first half marathon for me, everyone was so lovely and supportive and helpful. Came away with a great feeling!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    On the positive side, if you are looking for a fast flat course for a first half or a PB attempt this is perfect. However, it is two laps, which is not to everyone's taste and not very scenic, a shame given that Maidenhead is on the river Thames. Organisation is generally good, although there were major problems with the bag drop this year. Water stations are also not as efficient as they should be.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Such a fun day in Maidenhead for a fast flat, PB potential route. Well planned event, great pacers and lovely run all round!!
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    Eddie j

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    On the whole well organised, bag collection could have been better logistically thought out. Parking good , number collection quick and run , water stations all good
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    Allisson B

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

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    Guest

    Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    Flat and fast - great for PBs!
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    Guest

    Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    This is a fast course with PB potential. It is well organised, with a handy bag drop and somewhere to hang out inside pre-race. The course itself is two loops but gives a decent balance of town and countryside. It's well supported in the town.