PHOENIX Fridays - Athletics Friday

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PHOENIX Fridays - Athletics Friday
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£24 - £33
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Channel your inner Olympian with this running event celebrating the beginning of the 2024 Games in Paris. Take on the challenge of seeing how far you can go in 7 hours or go for a 5k, 10k or half marathon along the River Thames. Come along for your themed finisher's medal and some great riverside views.
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5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Calendar
Fri, 26 Jul 2024
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Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Walton-on-Thames KT12 2JG, UK
Start times
Friday, 26 Jul 2024
5k: 8:30 am10k: 8:30 amHalf Marathon: 8:30 amMarathon: 8:30 amUltra Marathon / 7-hour timed event: 8:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for PHOENIX Fridays - Athletics Friday
5k
Distance
5km
£24 - £26
10k
Distance
10km
£26 - £28
Half Marathon
Distance
21km
£29 - £31
Marathon
Distance
42km
£30 - £32
Route information
Continuing the 'PHOENIX Fridays'; a series of Friday running events with flexible 'rock up and run' start times to suit you, here's our 'Athletics Friday' to mark the start of the 2024 Paris celebration of Athletics - Thank Phoenix it's Friday.!
These events are a little smaller than our weekend events and the entry fee a little less than our standard themed entry, but with no compromise on our legendary medals. We'll have a selection of our usual big, bold, bright and epic bling for you to choose from at each of the PHOENIX Fridays and if there's a specific medal you've been after for a while or one you missed out on from one of our previous events then just drop us an email and we'll see if we can bring that one along for you.
The PHOENIX Fridays are a series of our timed events where you choose - from 5km to 10k, half to marathon to ultra, you can complete as many, or as few, laps as you like of a 5.3km, 3.28 mile, out and back, course along the beautiful river Thames. We welcome all abilities of runner - complete one lap and you're both a finisher and a winner in our eyes, or keep going and see how far you can get in the full time limit and everyone gets a fabulous bespoke finishers' medal from our awesome selection.
Not sure? Well the beauty of this format is that you don't even need to decide in advance - simply come and run a lap and see how you feel on the day and keep on going if it feels right.
Places will be strictly limited so don't leave it too late to enter.
Minimum distance is 3.28 miles or as far as you can go in 7 hours. Off road trail, the terrain is riverside towpath. The overall course has no elevation gain / loss making this a flat and fast route.
Course Description
Phoenix Running offer two different courses from the Weir in Walton. The 'Blue Bridge' route takes you west along the Thames, passing over the small 'Blue Bridge' before passing under Walton Bridge before returning. The 'Hampton Court' route takes you east along the times in the direction of 'Hampton Court', passing Sunbury Locke on the way before returning. Both courses are along scenic towpaths and have no elevation gain / loss making them both fast and flat routes. The course will be confirmed one week prior to the event and dependent on factors such as planned local events and the weather.
What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal!
  • Epic aid station!
  • Flexible start times
  • Results e-mailed to participants and uploaded to website the same day
  • Digital finishers certificate available on Phoenix World site
  • Athlete profile available on Phoenix World site
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How to get there
Walton-on-Thames KT12 2JG, UK
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By Car
The start at Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex is easily accessible by car from Walton-on-Thames and Hampton. The race is around 6 miles from the closest M25 junction.
Parking
Free parking is available a short 5 minute walk from the start line. Details are provided in the final event information which is emailed a week prior to the event.
By Public Transport
The nearest station is Hersham, which has regular services to London Waterloo and Woking. From the train station, participants can catch the 564 bus towards the Xcel Leisure Centre, which will take them directly to race HQ.
Event day logistics
The event will start in the small field just before The Weir Pub on Waterside Drive or on the patio of the Weir Pub depending on the weather. Just look for the Phoenix Running marquee, you can't miss it!
08:30 Event starts
15:00 Event cut-off time
Age Requirements
All runners must be aged 18 or older on the day of the event.
Crowds
Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome! The Weir Pub is located right next to the start and finish line so offers an extremely convenient cheering-on point for spectators.
The Weir offers cold drinks, hot drinks and food from 11:00. There is also a café located at the nearby Xcel Leisure Centre. The Weir offers hotel rooms for those wishing to stay over but please book early as it always sells out.
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£24 - £33
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8th Floor, Orion House, 5 Upper St Martins Lane,

London, WC2H 9EA

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