Thorney Island Off-Road Half Marathon

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About
Enjoy coastal vistas, flat trails, and a spring morning in this early-season run. One of trail runnings best kept secrets, runners of all abilities will love this event. Come for the bespoke finisher's medal, stunning views, and great trails.
Participants
15k, and 21k
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Calendar
Sat, 14 May 2022
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4.7
(129 Reviews)
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<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Thorney Rd, Emsworth PO10 8BN, UK
Sat, 14 May 2022
21k:
9:00am |
15k:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Thorney Island Off-Road Half Marathon
15k
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15km
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66m+
£25.00 - £32.50
21k
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21km
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66m+
£40.00
Route information
This well-crafted off-road trail run is the perfect early season run. Following the trails around Thorney Island and the surrounding harbour, runners will be treated to some picturesque views of Chichester Harbour. This area of outstanding natural beauty boasts coastal vistas, wildlife, and a loop around the former airbase at Thorney Island.
Finally, there will be an additional loop around the top of the harbour, with views over to the Witterings, Prinstead bay and the surrounding Southdown's.
With two route distances (15k, Half Marathon) to choose from and mostly flat routes, there is a distance to cater for all abilities.
What's included
  • 🏅 Finisher's Medal
  • 🧦 Finisher's socks
  • 🎁 Neck Buff
  • 👏 Personalised certificate
  • 🩹 First aid cover
  • 💧 On-course refreshments
  • 🥳 Friendly marshals
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Finisher's Medal
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Finisher's Socks
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Neck Buff
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How to get there
Thorney Rd, Emsworth PO10 8BN, UK
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By Train
The closest station to the event site is Emsworth, which is just a 15 minute walk away.
Havent Station, which is well-serviced from London, is just a 10 minute drive from the event site or you can connect to Emsworth Station.
Event day logistics
You will be sent both a posted pre-event information pack and an email 1-2 weeks before the event. This will include confirmation of your entry, venue details and parking information. You will receive your race number and timing chip via the post.
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 12 and over to enter the event, and 16 and older to enter the Long route.
Crowds
Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support their friends and family.
Backpack
What to bring
Recommended Kit List
  • Trail Running Shoes
  • Mobile Phone
  • Event Phone Number: 02033 717 156
  • Reusable Cup / Bottle
  • Food / Drink Suitable For The Race
  • Rain Jacket
  • Race Bib
FAQ's
How do I enter a group?
Use the form found on the event page to add each member of your team to the cart.
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Can I run with a group of friends?
Yes! Please car share where possible as parking may be limited at the venue.
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What should I wear?
The organisers would recommend trail running clothing and trail running shoes. A rain jacket is also a good idea if we have wet conditions on the day.
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Can I get a refund?
No, unfortunately you cannot. The organisers can offer to transfer your ticket to a replacement runner if we are contacted two weeks before the event you have entered, this will incur a £5 charge. Please read our Terms & conditions for further information.
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Can I bring my friends and family to watch?
Yes! However, please car share where possible as parking may be limited at the venue.
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Is there an age limit?
The trail running events are open to ages 12+.
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Can I buy a ticket on the day?
Yes, if the event has not sold out. On the day entries are available and are subject to on the day pricing. Please see the event page for more information.
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What is included in my entry?
The entry pack (sent in the post approximately 1 week prior to the event) includes your bib number.At the finish everyone gets a medal, running socks, multifunctional headscarf and an eat natural bar.
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Will I receive any additional information before the event?
Yes, UK Running Events will send out a pre-event information pack via e-mail 1-2 weeks before the event. This will include confirmation of your entry, direction maps with parking and venue details & your start time.
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Are dogs allowed at the event?
Sorry, dogs are not allowed at the events unless it specifically states canicross on the event. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted.
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I am pregnant, can I run?
UK Running Events would advise you to seek medical advice prior to taking part in a trail run if you are pregnant.
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I have lost my pack, can I still participate?
Yes! Please contact the organisers with your entry ID and they can arrange for a replacement pack to be collected on event day.
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I have my bib number, do I need to register?
No. If you have your bib number you just need to turn up on the day, warm up and head on out at your start time.
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Is water provided on course?
Participants are encouraged to bring their own water and nutrition to the event. Emergency water will be available at the aid stations. Please bring a reusable cup / bottle if you think you may need to use this.
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Can I wear a Gopro?
You are able to wear an action camera, yes. It is your own responsibility to keep this safe and undamaged.
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When do I get my results?
UK Running Events will send you your result via email once the event has taken place.
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Reviews
4.7
129 reviews
richard
Star
5.0
Did the 21k in 2022
Glorious route! Prepare yourself for the bottleneck near the start :)
loraine
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5.0
Did the 15k in 2022
Stunning location,
heide
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5.0
Did the 21k in 2022
Absolutely beautiful route, very well marked out and lots of Lovely volunteers on route, thank you so much!
helen
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3.0
Did the 15k in 2022
Not enough water at the end at all (& a very hot day!) and also no snacks (as has been in previous events run by this company)
mark
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5.0
Did the 21k in 2022
Excellent from start to finish. Even laid on the sun!!
holly
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5.0
Did the 15k in 2022
The size of the event was spot on, the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed.
claire
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5.0
Did the 21k in 2022
This was a beautiful location for an event with varied trails. The staff and volunteers were all very helpful and the weather was a bonus.
annabel
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5.0
Did the 15k in 2022
Great fun but could you put up markers for every kilometer next time?
rachel
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5.0
Did the 15k in 2022
I loved doing this. I did the 15k route which was beautiful. Everyone was really happy and friendly. The Marshalls were supportive. I will be entering again next year
vivienne
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5.0
Did the 15k in 2022
A fabulous event that was well organised
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