The Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon

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Cap off an excellent summer season of racing with a run along the historic streets of Kingston and the banks of the River Thames with the ever-popular Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon. Come for a scenic run and post-race celebrations as the local market fare.
Half Marathon
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8:30am Sun 23rd Oct 2022
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JS, UK
Start times
8:30am Sun 23rd Oct 2022
Half Marathon:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Route information
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.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-time results
  • Post race fruit, water, and runner goodies
  • Professional race management including an officially measured course
  • Bag drop
  • First Aid
  • Super fast, flat course with PB potential and great scenery
  • Prizes for top M/F finishers
How to get there
Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JS, UK
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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.
By Train
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.
Age Requirements
Runners must be 17 and older to enter the event.
Packet Pickup
Race packs will not be sent out in advance. All packs must be collected from race registration or in advance.
If you have entered before 10:00 on the 7th of October, you will be able to collect your number in advance from the Up & Running store in Teddington from 9th - 23rd October.
Bag Drop
There will be bag drop facilities available at Race HQ in Market Place.
Toilet facilities will be available at the event close to the start line. There will also be a small number of portable toilets available on route at approx 8.5 miles.
The Race
  • The race will start in waves with the fastest runners at the front and slower near the back to avoid congestion.
  • Keep left at all times if overtaking give people a wide berth
  • Spitting and nasal clearance is not permitted
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 mat at 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.
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.
44 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
FamilyFamily friendly
Did the race in 2022
Lovely marshals!
Did the race in 2022
1st time doing this half marathon. I found some of the route quite narrow and thought more roads were going to be closed off.Atmosphere around the course wasn't great, but that was probably more down to the weather. Nice medal and T-Shirt (plus other goodies) and just downloaded the free photographs. Overall a good time had and a new PB for myself.
Did the race in 2022
Got absolutely soaked and loved it. Really well organised and a great atmosphere the whole way round. Would definitely do it again. Thanks!
Did the race in 2022
Too few toilets (make the men's urinal more obvious to reduce the queue for the portaloos!), too many people wearing headphones, a bit cramped around the start/finish.Well marshalled, route flat, excellent goody bag
Did the race in 2022
The beginning of the race along the Themse was lovely. The last kilometers along the streets with cars weren't a lovely atmosphere. Nonetheless, thanks for cheering and organising!
Did the race in 2022
Not much atmosphere because of the weather
Did the race in 2022
It was very well staffed- great marshals. Seemed there were not enough toilets at the start- long queues.
Did the race in 2022
Fantastic goody bag.
Did the race in 2022
Did the race in 2022
Unfortunately it rained heavy, no provision made for bag drop but to put stuff on floor. After finished, no tote goody bags left for last finishers… t shirts only M left! Course was very wet……
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