Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail Run

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Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail Run
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Race in the heart of the picturesque Thames Valley in this half marathon and 10l 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
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Sun 2nd Oct 2022
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Alexandra Gardens, Windsor SL4 1QX, UK
Start times
Sun 2nd Oct 2022
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail Run
Half Marathon
Route information
Both courses start and finish at the foot of the beautiful and historic Windsor Castle, the 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 will be friendly, fun, and fast. The terrain will be sturdy, making it perfect for anyone making their trail running debut. Take in the great sites that Winsdor has to offer as you run.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Toilets
  • Medical Cover
  • Prizes for top M/F finisher's and Veteran categories (V40, V50, V60, V70)
How to get there
Alexandra Gardens, Windsor SL4 1QX, UK
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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.
There are a number carparks in close vicinity to the event, including the River Street Car Park, Castle Gardens Car Park, and others.
By Train
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
09:00 Half Marathon and 10k starts
Nothing will be posted out before the event, please collect your race number from registration on the day of the event.
Age Requirements
  • 10k: Entrants must be 15 years or older to enter
  • Half Marathon: Entrants must be 17 years or older to enter
  • Wheelchairs, Pushchairs, Buggies and Strollers are not suitable for this event due to the terrain
  • Noise-cancelling headphones/earphones are prohibited, other headphones/earphones are prohibited but must be set to a low volume
  • Dogs: Participants must not be accompanied by their dog. Entries may be accepted from participants with a medical assistance dog, please contact the race organiser before you book to get approval
Water Stations
There will be 2 water stations available on the Half Marathon route and 1 water station available for the 10k route.
There will be toilets available around the event village/finish area for use throughout the event, but not at the start line itself. Toilets will not be available along the route.
Bag Drop
It is recommended to only bring essential belongings with you, use your tear-off baggage strip that will be attached to your race bib.
Can I run with a pram or dog in the Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail Run?
No, unfortunately neither of these are permitted on the race site.
How old do I need to be to participate in the Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail Run?
There is a minimum participant age of 17 for the half marathon, and 15 for the 10k.
Can I wear headphones to run in the Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail Run?
Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited, other headphones/earphones are allowed but must be set to a low volume so that race official's instructions can be heard.
Will there be a bag drop at the Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail Run?
Yes, but it is recommended to only bring essential belongings with you, use your tear-off baggage strip that will be attached to your race bib.
Are there any showers or changing rooms at the Royal Windsor Half Marathon & 10k River Trail Run?
No there will not be any changing rooms or showers available.
58 reviews
Did the race in 2021
Poorly marked, marker arrows in puddles, arrows pointing the wrong way,blocked by groups of people and cyclists, aid stations were awful, course was unclear, absolutely no atmosphere, awful for spectators, embarrassing event
Did the race in 2021
Lovely people on the course handing out water, sweets and directions! Thank you for your support and help!
Did the race in 2021
This event would be okay for a half marathon but for a full marathon (2 laps) it was somewhat underwhelming. No atmosphere (not even music at the start line/finish), generic medal for all race distances, and a very lonely run. The first half of the loop is pretty but the second half is a bit boring (particularly on the second lap!).
Did the race in 2021
Firstly, the positives; lovely course, great views and location. Set up was good, plenty of water stations.Now the negatives; tricky course, lots of tree roots, slippery mud (I fell over once, my fault, you couldn't afford toi take your eyes off your feet along some parts of the course), distance markers (I know there were 3 events (10k, HM & Marathon) but the marking was bizarre, unhelpful and misleading), distance (I measured 13.47 which is a long way off), signage / marshalling (often not there when needed especially at the end when there was contrary signage and no marshals, it made for a very stressful and angry finish during which time I lost out on time and placing).Overall, better signage and marshalling would have made all the difference. Great location but spoiled by these factors
NZ Girl
Did the race in 2019
It was a great experience for my first half! It went well and everyone was so supportive and encouraging along the track. I appreciated the beautiful views and flat terrain. I made some great friends along the way and I felt great after completing it.My only 2 suggestions would be:- More aid stations; perhaps every 5 km would've been better if it wasn't possible to have more. Ideally every 4km would've been good. It was sort of stressful coming across injured people who didn't know when or where to get assistance (for anything from needing plaster to sprained ankles).- Instead of using gels in addition to water, offering an electrolyte drink instead or offering lollies for that extra energy. As I had not trained on gels, I did not want to take one in-case my tummy didn't agree! so I was starting to feel like my sugar levels were dropping. I have definitley learnt from this race, not to rely on the event for what I need in terms of wellbeing and that I should carry with me my own water, lollies etc to get me through; which is a fantastic thing to do anyway, so it was definitely a positive.My husband and I really like the medals too, they are really neat! As we factored this run in to our holiday (as we travelled over from NZ to visit friends); I would 100% do this run again as I really enjoyed it!!
Did the race in 2019
I though the course was beautiful and the stewards were very friendly. Could have wished for better weather, but that's what next year is for!
Did the race in 2019
Fantastic stuff. I was a bit nervous about this one but I had a really good time. Felt very strongly about coming back and leaving a review for this one. Shall be doing again. Love this site for booking as well, very helpful!
Did the race in 2019
Course was absolutely fantastic! Stewards were great, and the other runners were all friendly people. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone!
Did the race in 2018
Not one of the best experiences I've had at a race. The course was nice enough even if it was bit long by my watch, but the stewards weren't very friendly and the finish wasn't very lively afterwards either
Did the race in 2019
Great event. Really enjoyed it. Please thanks those who organised and run it. Two minor points - the amplifier speakers didn't work (they were very quiet) for the briefing and £5 just to keep you bag is a bit much when you have spent over £40 on entry fee.
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