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Thames Meander Marathon & Half – Summer

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Push yourself to new limits with the Thames Meander half or full marathon. Perfect for first-time marathoners or veterans alike, the out and back course takes you right along the scenic Thames Path. Sign up now for the chance to record a PB or for the bespoke finisher's medal.

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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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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Aug 06 2021

What's included:

  • Lovely Thames Meander finisher's medal
  • Winners’ trophies for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male / Female runners for each event.
  • R & R free race certificate with personalised chip time.
  • Sports Action Photography, option to purchase some lovely photo’s at £4.95 each.
  • 5 Well stocked Aid Stations with Tailwind, Chia Charge bars, jelly babies, crisps, bananas, pretzels, coca-cola, fruit cordial and water.
  • Free on-site parking at the race HQ on a first come first served basis.
  • Cue Medical professional medical support through the race for all runners.
Marathon
10:00am Sat 7th Aug 2021

Run 26.2mi

£42.00
Half Marathon
10:00am Sat 7th Aug 2021

Run 13.1mi

£34.00
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4.2
34 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FamilyFamily friendly
ActionHighFiveHelpful volunteers
Patrick T
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3.3
Did the Marathon in 2019
Decent event for my first marathon however the course wasn’t very well marshalled, a lot the signs had fallen over and ended up going the wrong way at one point. … read more
Sam J
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5.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
This was my first ever marathon and I enjoyed it immensely. The army cadets were surprisingly encouraging and I loved the route. In the half marathons I've done the distances the aid/water station are at are usually displayed/prominent before the race/in emails - maybe I missed that information but would be v nice to have available (ignore if it was!). The race photographs are quite heavily half marathon focused, and don't cover any of the marathon finishers - obviously a very minor critique. Thanks for putting on a great race!… read more
Gerhard
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4.7
Did the Marathon in 2019
it was a great course with definite PB potential (which i manage to get!). great day out, well organised, great support!… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What is the time limit for the half / full marathon?
The time limit for the half marathon course is 6hrs and 6.5hrs for the marathon course.… read more
FAQ
Are there onsite changing facilities, showers & toilets?
The race YMCA HQ has adequate changing facilities for both male / female runners. In addition there will be shower facilities for runners wanting to freshen up post-race. Additionally, there will be portaloos while you are out on the course.… read more
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Where are the aid stations based along the route?
- Station 1 YMCA HQ start / finish - Station 2 Petersham fields - Station 3 Kew Gardens car park (half marathon turnaround) - Station 4 Barnes Bridge (marathon runners only) - Station 5 Barn Elms Boat Club (marathon turnaround point) *Additional marshals will be positioned at Canbury Gardens (far side) for the marathon turning point and just past the Boaters Arms Public House for the half marathon turning point.… read more
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Route description
Route description

Marathon Route:

This flat, scenic riverside trail starts and finishes at the YMCA Hawker Centre HQ. Starting on the far side of the meandering Thames Path by Canbury Gardens, and returning past the HQ. The whole time along the Thames Path trail, you will go as far a the Barn Elms Rowing Club turnaround point, before running towards your final turnaround point past HQ to the far side of Canbury Gardens, and finally returning to the finish at the YMCA HQ.

Half Marathon Route: 

Although following a similar scenic route statting and finishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre HQ, this course starts in the opposite direction. Start by meandering along the Thames Path to the first turnaround point at the Kew Gardens car park, up to the next point just past the Boaters Inn Pub, and to the final turnaround point which takes you back to the finish a the YMCA HQ.

Course Markings/Signage:

Both routes will be very well marked, with both Hermes Running yellow/black chevron fixed directional signage and 'Caution Runner' yellow/black signage on the Lower Ham Road section of the course. The whole course will be well marshalled and checkpoints will be well-stocked.

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Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

0730: Registration opens

1000: Marathon starts

1030: Half-marathon

NB: There is a 10 minute pre-race briefing which will be mandatory.

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled race start to ensure there is sufficient time to complete the registration process.

How to get there

YMCA Hawker, Lower Ham Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5BH, UK

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Address: YMCA Hawker, Lower Ham Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5BH, UK

Car: There are no parking spaces for runners at the YMCA HQ, so you will need to go straight to the Seven Kings Carpark, Sury Basin,Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5ND this is a multi story car-park and from here you can walk along the Thames Path from Kingston Bridge, through Canbury Gardens to the YMCA HQ and it’s literally a 1 mile walk.

There is an allocated car park at the YMCA Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road, Kingston, KT2 5BH here parking will be on a first come first served basis as there are only 120 spaces.

Train: The nearest stations are Kingston which is around a 25-30 min walk.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What is the time limit for the half / full marathon?
The time limit for the half marathon course is 6hrs and 6.5hrs for the marathon course.
FAQ
Are there onsite changing facilities, showers & toilets?
The race YMCA HQ has adequate changing facilities for both male / female runners. In addition there will be shower facilities for runners wanting to freshen up post-race. Additionally, there will be portaloos while you are out on the course.
FAQ
Where are the aid stations based along the route?
- Station 1 YMCA HQ start / finish - Station 2 Petersham fields - Station 3 Kew Gardens car park (half marathon turnaround) - Station 4 Barnes Bridge (marathon runners only) - Station 5 Barn Elms Boat Club (marathon turnaround point) *Additional marshals will be positioned at Canbury Gardens (far side) for the marathon turning point and just past the Boaters Arms Public House for the half marathon turning point.
FAQ
Where do I discard my litter?
There will be plastic pop-up bins provided at all the Aid Stations for your water cups / gel sachets to be discarded. The marshals will take any litter from you too, so please just keep it until you get to a marshal, or use the bins provided.
FAQ
Will the course be chip timed?
Chip Timing will be provided by Chris Mills from Race Director Chip Timing. You will be issued with your race number containing your electronic timing chip which is at the back of the race bib Registration on the day.
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Marathon
10:00am Sat 7th Aug 2021
£42.00
Half Marathon
10:00am Sat 7th Aug 2021
£34.00

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