Water of Life - Marlow to Henley Half Marathon & 10k

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About
Enjoy a winter season Half Marathon and 10k along the River Thames between Marlow and Henley. Great for new and seasoned runners alike, runners will be treated to country views, a fantastic finisher's medal, and a photo finish by the river.
Participants
10k, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 23 Oct 2022
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Bisham, United Kingdom
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4.3
(8 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Bisham Village, Marlow Rd, Bisham, Marlow SL7 1RR, UK
Start times
Sun, 23 Oct 2022
Half Marathon:
10:00am |
10k:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Water of Life - Marlow to Henley Half Marathon & 10k
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£35.00
10k
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10km
£25.00
Route information
Both races take participants along a mixture of road, trails and off-road footpaths, some of which go across fields that may be muddy, depending upon the weather.
Runners will follow the towpath from Marlow towards Henley, before looping back to Marlow. As a multi-terrain route, it will provide runners with different challenges along the way, but the views will make the hard work worth it.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Category prizes
  • Chip-timed
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Medical cover
  • Bag drop
  • Water stations
  • Toilets
Train
How to get there
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Bisham Village, Marlow Rd, Bisham, Marlow SL7 1RR, UK
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Parking
Free parking will be available and communicated to participants before race day.
Event day logistics
10:00 Half Marathon & 10k start
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 15 years or older on the date of the event to participate in this 10k and aged 17 or older to participate in the half marathon.
Race Packs
All race packs will be collected from registration on the morning of the race. Participants should not expect to receive anything in the post.
Bag Drop
Please bring only essential belongings which can be left at the baggage drop by tearing off the strip from the bottom of your race number.
Headphones
All entrants are prohibited to wear noise-cancelling headphones, however, you may use earphones at a low volume so that you can hear instructions from marshals.
Buggies, Pushchairs, and Strollers
In line with UKA Guidelines the use of such items is not permitted in the half marathon but is permitted for the junior race.
Results
Results will be uploaded live to The Race Organiser website, and communicated to all pre-registered participants, within 24 hours of each event.
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With an inventory of over 150 events each year, the Race Organiser is one of the most prominent event organisers in the country. Whether it’s running, cycling, or swimming events, TRO have succeeded in creating a community of all abilities, who come together time-and-time again to enjoy their shared passion. Their events are widely renowned for exceptional organisation and great marshals who will ensure that you have a truly amazing experience come race day.
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Backpack
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Trail shoes are recommended, especially during or after wet weather.
FAQ's
Where can I find results for the Water of Life - Marlow to Henley Half Marathon & 10k?
Results will be uploaded to this website https://www.theraceorganiser.com/e/water-of-life-marlow-to-henley-half-marathon-and-10k-2972 after the event.
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Can you sign up for the Water of Life - Marlow to Henley Half Marathon & 10k on the day?
No, there will be no on the day entry so sign up and secure your place.
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Is there somewhere I can leave my bags at the Water of Life - Marlow to Henley Half Marathon & 10k?
There will be a self-service bag drop at the event.
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Is there an age requirement for the Water of Life - Marlow to Henley Half Marathon & 10k?
Yes, participants must be 15 and over on race day to enter the 10k and 17 and over to enter the Half Marathon.
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Are there changing facilities at the Water of Life - Marlow to Henley Half Marathon & 10k?
There are no dedicated changing facilities at the Water of Life - Marlow to Henley Half Marathon & 10k, but there will be toilets available.
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Reviews
4.3
8 reviews
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
ActionHighFiveHelpful volunteers
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3.7
Did the 10k in 2021
This is the 4th time I Have run the Water of life 10k/half marathon, and it felt quite different to other years - perhaps the lower than previous years runners, but it had a very different feeling to other local races I have done, such as the Burnham Beeches 10k/half marathon. Lovely course as usual, but did lack some marshalling - especially on the way back, but lovely people nevertheless. I remember when it used to be sponsored by Diageo, so perhaps its just missing a sponsor to attract a greater field. Would recommend it as a race as it is a lovely course, has good parking, easy to get to and at £20 still good value for money.
Ben W
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
This was my first half marathon really enjoyed the run friendly atmosphere and well organised. Would definitely recommend.
Steve P
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3.7
Did the 10k in 2019
A local 10km run that is very well organised and Marshalled. Personally not convinced it's a PB course as certain areas (such as bridges can become rather slippery). The biggest problem... Strava does not recognise as a 10km run (mine recorded 9.95km and a friends 9.99km) so if you're doing it as a monthly challenge be aware that you need to carry on running after the finish line.
Patrick Bevan
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
I’m running a half a month in 2019. This has to be the most scenic so far. A really well organised and marshalled friendly chilled run - new PB too! Thanks
V Podd
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Lots of fun. Punctual start. Nice flat run with amazing scenery. A lot of fun and friendly people.
Lucy J
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2016
I love a small race event, the atmosphere is so friendly, the organisation might not be quite up to the standard of the huge races, but that’s often what makes them all the more endearing.
Paul F
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2015
It was an absolutely cracking run. Great value for money, excellent course and scenery. Great atmosphere, brilliant marshaling.
James S
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2015
A fantastic race. It could not be faulted. Excellent course, marshalls so friendly and supportive, the whole atmosphere was out of this world. Certainly a race I would do again and recommend. Thanks for such a nice medal and t-shirt. Well done everyone. One of the best races I have done in the 30 years I have been running.
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