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The Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon
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Wrap up your summer racing season as you speed through the historic streets of Kingston in the popular Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon. The course is fast and flat, making it the perfect opportunity for all runners to snatch up that new PB and celebrate with local market fare at the finish.
Sun 24th Oct 2021
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on 1,500 participants
Based on location and reviews
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Market Place, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP, UK
Join over a thousand like-minded runners and speed through the streets and stunning scenes of the historic Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
Starting and finishing in the famous Ancient Market Place, runners will spend the first 5 miles winding their way along the flat, tarmac streets before heading to the river. Once at the river, runners will speed along the beautiful Barge Walk, offering 3 miles of riverside views as they approach the magnificent Hampton Court Palace.
After enjoying palatial views, runners will head through Thames Ditton before turning and heading back to the finish at the Market Place, where they will be spurred across the finish line to thunderous cheers of the awesome crowd that gathers there to support the event.
The course will be run on closed roads so you can focus on running your best race.
Organiser route images
- Bespoke Finisher's Medal
- Chip-time results
- Post race fruit, water, and runner goodies
- Professional race management including an officially measured course
- Bag drop
- Super fast, flat course with PB potential and great scenery
- Prizes for top M/F finishers
2019 Finisher's Medal
How to get there
Market Place, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP, UKGet full directions
The event takes place in central Kingston, so there are plenty of public transport options available. However if you are local, please consider walking, jogging, cycling or getting a bus to the race.
The nearest train station is Kingston Rail Station which is just 0.3 miles from the Start, approx a 7 minute walk.
The official car park partner is the Eden Walk Car Park which is just a 2 minute walk to the race HQ and Start.
The Car Park will open early for the race at 06:00am. The special rate for runners is £5 all day parking (usually £14). No need to book in advance. On the day, Car Park staff will issue you with a voucher at the entrance. You will then use the voucher to pay when you exit the car park later on.
Event day logistics
08:30 Half Marathon starts
Please arrive at least an hour before race time to ensure plenty of time for race number collection, warm up, and lining up.
Runners must be 17 and older to enter the event.
Information regarding race packs will be emailed to entrants directly from the event organiser.
There will be bag drop facilities available at Race HQ in the Market Place.
Toilet facilities will be available at the event close to the start line. There will also be small number of portable toilets available on route at approx 8.5 miles.
Finish Line Logistics
The timing chip inside your number will record your race time as you cross the line. Make certain that you run over the matting in the finish funnel, this will ensure that your chip is registered.
Once you have crossed the finish line, don’t stop, keep moving to the end of the funnels; stay in the exact order in which you have finished.
Please don’t get ahead of anyone in the finish funnels. This is very important for accurate timing and placing. If someone gets in front of you, politely ask them to go back, they may not only get your hard earned place and time, but they may also mess the whole results up.
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Quicksilver organises quality running events which allow entrants to participate in enjoyable races with the potential to perform at the top of their ability.Our current portfolio covers distances from 10k to half marathon. All races organised by Quicksilver running are on professionally measured courses certified by the Association of UK Course measurers. The races are run under licence from the UKA.
What age do I have to be to register for The Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon?
Runners must be at least 17 years of age to register for the race.
Will there be a bag drop at The Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon?
Yes, there will be a bag drop at the event for runners to use.
Will there be first aid at The Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon?
Yes, professional first aid cover will be available if necessary.
Perfect for a pb
Well organised event, course pretty much follows the Thames down to Hampton court and back. this makes it a dead flat rout (with the slight exception of the 2 bridges).
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Really excellent venue for my first half marathon, well organised, easy to get to and great scenery
4.7Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Second time running this race and really enjoyed it again. Good organisation and a nice course. Only negative for me was the lack of water available and in very small half filled cups
4.0Did the Half Marathon in 2019
It was helpful to be able to get the chip & number well ahead of race day to avoid queuing. Also good to arrive early on the day thanks to the little cale shop on the corner for opening for coffee!
4.3Did the Half Marathon in 2018
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