Royal Windsor River Trail Run - May
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Race in the heart of the picturesque Thames Valley this spring in this half marathon and 10k trail race. This is a flat and relatively mud-free trail run, so ideal for runners looking to make inroads into the sport of trail running. Come for the country air, scenery and bespoke finisher's medal.
Half Marathon, and 10k
Sun 16th May 2021
Windsor, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on 800 participants
<5m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Windsor SL4 1QX, UK
Sun 16th May 2021
Both courses start and finish at the foot of the beautiful and historic Windsor Castle, current home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The flat course is mainly run along river trail paths and will incorporate many of the key landmarks that have made this area so famous. Some of the highlights include Boveney Lock, Bray, Dorney and Eton.
The course is not designed to be the classic gruelling cross country through puddles and deep mud. Instead it is a fun, friendly and fast trail run through some of the most beautiful countryside the Thames Valley has to offer.
Organiser route images
- Marshalled Course
- Chip timed event
- Finisher's medal
- Race photography
- First aid
- Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd of men and women
- Prizes for winners of Veteran categories (V40, V50, V60, V70)
How to get there
Windsor SL4 1QX, UKGet full directions
Please note that there is no official car park for this event however there are several public car parks nearby. Please aim to arrive in plenty of time, as there will likely be congestion coming into the town.
Windsor has two train stations with are served by regular trains from London:
- London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside
- London Paddington to Windsor Central
Event day logistics
08:00 Enquiries open
09:00 Half Marathon Start
10:00 10k Start
13:30 Course Closes
Participants will be set off individually at approximately 15 second intervals to ensure sufficient distance between runners. Your 15-30 minute start wave will be communicated to you before the event.
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Offering fun, friendly, family, fast and focused events across the South. F3 Events was set up in 2006 and has been one of the leading sporting event organisers along the Thames Valley for the past 10 years. Our mission is to organise, deliver and provide first class sporting events along the Thames Valley to aspiring athletes from complete beginners to elites athletes.
Spectators are strongly discouraged from attending this event.
Will there be changing rooms or showers at the Royal Windsor River Trail Run - May?
No, no changing or shower facilities will be available. Please arrive ready to run.
Can I wear headphones to run at the Royal Windsor River Trail Run - May?
Headphones and earphones are prohibited at this event.
How old do I need to be to participate in the Royal Windsor River Trail Run - May?
There is a minimum participant age of 17 for the half marathon and 15 for the 10k.
Can I run with a pram or dog at the Royal Windsor River Trail Run - May?
No, unfortunately neither of these are permitted on the race site.
Not enough marshals, 5 of us got completely lost on the course with 2 miles to go due to sign posts missing making the ‘race’ pointless. Our details were taken at the end but still not heard anything from f3.
1.0Did the Half Marathon in 2021
So well organised, great spacing on the start line. Beautiful course, so pretty. A bit slippery at first because of all the rain, but other than that, it was fantastic!
5.0Did the Half Marathon in 2021
This event went really smoothly, even with the new restrictions in place. Parking was super easy in Windsor - tons of lots nearby. The nearest lot required coins so it's sensible to bring along a lot of £1 coins to increase your chances of finding easy parking. Number pick up was a breeze - they assigned the number on the fly so I didn't have to queue up based on alphabetisation of my name. The finish line and start line are in separate locations, just across the river. After picking up my number, it was a short warm up jog to the start. The rolling starts were also really easy - you simply queued up when you were ready which really took a lot of stress away. 2 Runners were set off every 10-15 seconds so no one was ever crowded. There was a tent where people could leave bags at their own risk by the finish line. Bottled water was available in one spot on the course, so the 10k passed it twice and half marathon 3-4 times. The course was not closed to the public, so there were a few places where it got a little busy with other traffic but nothing too bad. Spectators were discouraged on the course, but there was plenty of space at the finish to watch people come in. Generally it was a lovely, casual race with nice scenery and a quick course.
4.7Did the 10k in 2021
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