Vanguard Way Marathon & Half Marathon

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The Vanguard Way Marathon & Half Marathon is an amazing trail event perfect for both walkers and runners. Participants should expect beautiful course that features woodlands, villages, and open country. Come for the amazing scenery, and exciting goodies and earn that bespoke finisher's medal - great value!
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Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
Coombe Rd, Croydon CR0 5RA, UK
Start times
Sun, 6 Aug 2023
Marathon:
9:30am |
Half Marathon:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Vanguard Way Marathon & Half Marathon
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What's included
Train
How to get there
Coombe Rd, Croydon CR0 5RA, UK
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Parking
By Public Transport
Event day logistics
07:45 Registration Opens
09:30 Marathon and Half Marathon start
Bag Drop
Aid Stations
Toilets
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We provide runners with the ability to run marathons in beautiful and safe surroundings supported by enthusiastic volunteers who ensure all runners receive much needed encouragement as they navigate the ups and downs of the various courses. We welcome runners of all abilities. We are extremely excited with our NEW half marathon in Richmond Park, which will appeal to all runners who are either training for London Marathon, or just simply want to take part in a well-organised event.
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FAQs
How do I get my race photographs from the Vanguard Way Marathon & Half Marathon?
Race photos will be emailed to all runners after the event.
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How do I find my results from the Vanguard Way Marathon & Half Marathon?
Results will be emailed to runners after the event as well as posted onto the VGW Marathon website.
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Will the event be COVID-19 secure?
Yes, there will be a number of measures in place including masks and face coverings, hand sanitiser stations, gloves and social distancing.
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When will I get my medal from the Vanguard Way Marathon & Half Marathon?
Medals will be posted to participants after the event.
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Reviews
paul
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4.0
Did the race in 2022
I think losing your way was common with the course, I heard people say it before as well as after the course. It's the most difficult half marathon I've done, as I am used to road/track/path running and this was very much woodlands.The water station was not at 6 miles as suggested, it was more like 7 miles. Which almost destroyed my drive given I was exhausted as had bought no water as I knew I could make 6 miles. I'll certainly be doing another half marathon, I'm just don't think it will be this one, ever again, and that is not because of the organizers, it's because of the course.
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4.0
Did the race in 2022
Really enjoyable day out. Some steep hills with rewarding views at the topThere was some grumbles around navigation. There was lots of markings with red/white tape and I had the GPX file on my Garmin. I followed someone who has run the event before so I had no issues, Thanks Debbie :-)The only way I could see to improve in future might be some signs with arrows on them that I have seen at some other events. Race director and all the volunteers were brilliant
attila
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Amazing race organisers and marshals did a great job keeping us safe in the heat. Thank you!
julia
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
I've ran this 4 times. It's absolutely brilliant. Ut brutal, so tough but an excellent cardio workout. It is so well organised and plenty of water and food, but the best part is the magnificent views, absolutely breathtaking. It's such a friendly event. The race director and volunteers are really lovely, kind, supportive and encouraging. There is a risk that one might get lost, so I would suggest baring this in mind, by being prepared, however this does add to the excitement and fun of the day. I have got lost 4 times! I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in todays marathon. It was a brilliant day, lovely to see so many smiling faces and I really look forward to returning next year 😀 Thank you so much indeed ❤
james
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3.7
Did the race in 2022
Marking of course could be better or provide paper maps as online map not great when zoom in
jonathan
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Best running experience ever
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
Superb course. Lots of extra arrows and directional signs this year.The water stations are about 6 miles apart, and it was a very warm day. T-shirt is quality
Graeme H
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4.0
Did the race in 2019
Fab course, probably 2nd hardest marathon to date( 76th today) got lost a couple of times, but hey ho
Elsa. S
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1.0
Did the race in 2019
Not enough Marshalls throughout the course. Only water station at 6 miles on a humid day like today it needed more. No marshalling on the way back. Really lonely course if you are on your own. If you were to get hurt nobody would know where you are. We nearly tripped a few times from the loose stones, tree roots. Huge overgrown section where we were stung by bramble, stinging nettles. The section leading to mile 6 which by the way is the only mile sign, is so narrow and uneven ground that all the half marathon runners that were making their way back again, we had to keep stop and wait for them to go past. Signalling and marking were very poor we took the wrong turn a few times. Was not impressed with the course, marshalling or organisation of this event
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