Spring Marathon & Half Marathon

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Join Phoenix Running for the perfect event to kick off your racing season. The Spring Marathon & Half is Race 1 in the Icebird Series, comprising of a low-key scenic out and back route from Walton on Thames to Hampton Court & back. Come to spring into racing shape in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Participants
Marathon, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sat, 17 Apr 2021
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Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Elevation

<5m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub, Waterside Dr, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2JG, UK
Start times
Sat, 17 Apr 2021
Half Marathon:
TBC |
Marathon:
TBC
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Spring Marathon & Half Marathon
Route information
This out & back half and full marathon is the perfect way to get a baseline for your spring training. The route is an off-road towpath trail along the River Thames, making for a fast and flat course with beautiful views of the river.
The course will start in Walton on Thames, head out to Hampton Court, then return along the same route. Those running the half marathon will do this loop twice, with the marathon completing it 4 times.
This is Race 1 in the Icebird Series, with the next 3 races spread out throughout the year.
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What's included
  • Flat & fast course
  • Chip timing
  • Finisher's medal
  • Aid station
Train
How to get there
Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub, Waterside Dr, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2JG, UK
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Address: Xcel SPORTS HUB Stadium,Waterside Drive,Walton on Thames,KT12 2JG
Parking:
There will be free parking available at the Sports Hub. Please do not park at the Leisure Centre.
Event day logistics
Schedule:
08:00: Registration opens at the Xcel Sports Hub Stadium
09:00: Race start
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration
Toilets:
There will be toilets inside the Sports Hub, as well as changing rooms and showers.
Bag Drop:
There will be lockers inside the leisure centre which you can keep your things, however, you will need to bring your own padlock. There will also be bag drop available at the Start Line.
Age Cutoff:
Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
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Phoenix Running
As an event organiser, Phoenix Running offers it all. From entry-level 5km events all the way to 50km ultramarathons, Phoenix Running’s events are as inclusive as they come. Phoenix Running founders Louise and Rik are avid runners themselves and have completed a number of impressive feats - North Pole Marathon and Great Wall of China Race to name a couple. Now they impart their vast wealth of experience and burning passion for endurance sports onto their epic events. Phoenix Running operates out of Surrey, with their majority of events taking place in and around Walton-on-Thames - just south-west of London.
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Spectator Info
The finish area is a great place to support your runners as they race around the course. Given that it is a lapped course, from this area you will be able to spot them more than once.
FAQ's
Can I wear headphones in the Spring Marathon & Half Marathon?
Yes, you may wear headphones, however, please remain aware of your surroundings at all time.
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Do I have to be a certain age to compete in the Spring Marathon & Half Marathon?
Yes, you must be at least 18 years of age to enter the event.
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Will there be refreshments at the Spring Marathon & Half Marathon?
Yes, there will be plenty of water and flavoured squash available. You may also leave your own nutrition clearly labelled at the aid stations.
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