North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon

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This out and back route will take you along the hilly and scenic North Downs trail. Catch unforgettable views from Boxhill Lookout point that will make this run stand out from the rest. Enhance your next running experience and sign up today.
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Marathon and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 9 Jul 2023
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LocationPin
Reigate, United Kingdom
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4.5
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Location
Bridge House Hotel, Reigate Hill, Reigate RH2 9RP, UK
Start times
Sun, 9 Jul 2023
Marathon:
9:00am |
Half Marathon:
9:30am
Here's what races are available for North Downs Way Marathon & Half Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
Distance
13.1mi
Terrain Road, grass, and natural paths
Route Type Out and back
Both distances will complete the same course, with the Half Marathon doing 1 lap of the out and back route and the Marathon completing 2.
The race begins near the Reigate Hill Car Park, and takes runners out on the forested, undulating trails of North Downs Way. This will take you out towards Bletchworth Lime Quarry and then on to the well-known Boxhill Lookout.
The terrain will be varied, with some steep ascents and descents along sandy and rutted trails, providing a fun and challenging test.
The challenging terrain combined with the spectacular views make this a fantastic race for all keen trail runners.
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  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Winners’ trophies for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male / Female
  • Chip-timed results
  • Race photos
  • Bag drop
  • Aid Stations
  • Medical support
  • Free on-site parking (first come, first serve)
  • Changing facilities and toilets
  • Marshals and clearly-marked course
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Finisher's Medal
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Train
Bridge House Hotel, Reigate Hill, Reigate RH2 9RP, UK
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By Car
The race HQ at the Bridge House Hotel, Reigate is easily accessible from Junction 8 on the M25.
Parking
There will be limited parking of 60 spaces on site at the race HQ on a first come / first serve basis.
There will also be additional parking at the Reigate Train Station where there are 70 spaces available on a pay and display basis. This car park is approximately 20 mins from the race HQ.
By Train
Reigate Train Station which is approximately 1 mile (20 min walk) away from the Bridge House Hotel (Reigate) race HQ.
07:00 Registration Opens
09:00 Marathon Starts
09:30 Half Marathon Starts
Age Restrictions
You must be 18 years or older to compete in the Marathon.
You must be 17 years or older to compete in the Half Marathon.
Race Briefing
There will be a 10 minute mandatory pre-race briefing at the start to talk though important race information including the course marking, to make you aware of any hazards, and to give you an overview of the course conditions.
Registration
Registration will take place at The Bridge House Hotel. It will be open from 07:00. It is recommended that you get there with plenty of time to spare in order to get changed and be ready for the race start.
Bag Drop
You will receive a baggage tag that matches your bib number, so please attach this to your bag before taking it to the bag drop. After the race you will need your bib number to be able to retrieve your bag.
Facilities
There will be male and female changing facilities in tents outside the Hotel, as well as toilets inside the hotel.
Cut-off Times
Marathon cut off time is 7 and a half hours, and 3 and a half hours for the halfway point.
Half Marathon cut off times is 7 hours, and 3 and a half hours for the halfway point.
Aid Stations
There will be the following things available at the aid stations:
  • GU Energy Gels
  • High 5 Gels
  • Pretzels
  • Jelly Babies
  • Bananas
  • Coca Cola
  • Fruit Cordial
  • Water
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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.
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Backpack
No mandatory kit is required, though it is highly recommended to bring a hydration pack or bottles that you can carry in order to ensure you are well hydrated throughout the event. A pre-race brief on the weather conditions expected will be sent out by the organiser to ensure that you bring along the right race apparel in advance of your race day. Trail shoes are recommended for this demanding route as conditions underfoot can be quite slippery and variable.
Will there be changing facilities and toilets at the North Downs Way Marathon and Half Marathon?
There will be changing facilities in the tents outside the main hotel for male / female runners to change in and in addition there will be portable toilets situated on the main carpark outside the hotel
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Will there be marshals on the course at the North Downs Way Marathon and Half Marathon?
There will be marshals all along the route especially at the road crossing, and at respective check points.
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Can MP3 players or iPods be used during the race at the North Downs Way Marathon and Half Marathon?
If you have to use music players (MP3 Players / iPod’s) please ensure that these are the Aftershokz over-ear bone conducting earphones, not in-ear earphones as your health and safety is our primary concern, and it is requested that you comply with the Marshals instructions at road-crossing and to be courteous of all other trail users.
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What happens if I cannot finish the race at the North Downs Way Marathon and Half Marathon?
If you cannot finish the race please report to a marshal immediately and they can call the race HQ, or the race organiser's phone number will be printed on your bib who will be available to be contacted. Please do not leave the course without informing us of your whereabouts.
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What will the terrain be at the North Downs Way Marathon and Half Marathon?
There will be mixture of sandy and stoney paths, with some challenging ascents and descents, including stairs.
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4.5
neil
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3.0
Did the race in 2022
It was clear that a lot of work was done in advance but a combination of low branches that were unmarked (impossible to do all marked, I know) and fastest runners passing on way back running like idiots in narrow and dangerous parts meant one nasty fall and one nasty blow to the head which left me flat out. It's a challenging course, only done one harder, but heat and small number of inconsiderate runners made it more so.
laura
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
The day was great, a really challenging course but I liked that, nice relaxed atmosphere.I would only say the directions were not the best, I got lost twice as I wasn’t sure which way to go, I know others did too! Some signs had fallen so you were sure which way they would have been pointing.
yuhan
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Challenging but best run ever !
mugur
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
nice route, good event
thomas
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Epic run with some tasty hills/ascents and beautiful scenery. Fantastic organisation and wonderful people cheering you on all the way
james
Star
4.0
Did the race in 2022
Tough course, but great views. Got lost a couple of times, but probably because I was tired and not concentrating! Nice atmosphere and communication from the organiser throughout was good. Not too many runners, so felt local and low key (which I like). Thanks Dave and team.
andrew
Star
4.0
Did the race in 2022
The organisation and aid stations were very good but you need to change the course there are too many people going backwards and forwards on the same route there and back twice for a marathon and there and back once for the half was too restricting, especially on such narrow course. Everything else was greatCheers Andy Pumphrey
charles
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
It is a very challenging race with plenty of uneven ground, elevation gain as well as heat to contend with. The organisation is fantastic, it is made up of friendly people who supply you with water/electrolytes/gels at regular intervals during the race. The atmosphere was very positive and everyone seemed to want to help motivate each other to traverse a difficult course.
helena
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
It was a really nice race with incredibly beautiful surroundings. The course was tough with all the steep uphill sections but despite this it was absolutely fantastic. Very happy and nice people who served us liquid and energy along the course. I will definitely recommend this race.
andrew
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2022
All good went like clockwork
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Recent Questions
Natalie Kitchener
24/05/2019
The North Downs Half Marathon - how many water stations will there be on the course please?
Stephy Dennis
28/05/2019
Hey there, just to let you know that there are 3 water stations on the course, one at the Start / Finish, one at Pebblesdown Road and one at the Boxhill Lookout turnaround point the TP for the half / and marathon. All the stations are well stocked. All the best!
Laura Hughes RMR
08/06/2019
Is there a cut off time for the half marathon?
Terry Stephens
24/06/2019
Hi there, whats the cut off for the marathon?
Stephy Dennis
24/06/2019
Hi there! The cut-off is 7.5 hours and all runners must be through the Halfway point by 3.5 hours. Hope this helps :)
Terry Stephens
24/06/2019
What is the cut off for the marathon? Sorry if I missed it somewhere.
Stephy Dennis
25/06/2019
Hey there, just to ket you know there will be a strictly enforced cut off time of 7.5 hrs, with a halfway cut off time of 3.30 hrs and you will be asked to withdraw from the race and transported back to the race HQ if you do not make this cut off time. Best of luck!
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