Windsor Half Marathon

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Take part in this inspiring half marathon in Windsor Great Park. Great for first timers and experienced half marathon runners alike, the undulating course loops around the picturesque park. Come for the unique finisher's medal or for the sweeping views of Windsor Castle.
Participants
Sprite Sprint, Gylnn Shefford Memorial Run, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4.1
(7 Reviews)
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The event experience
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Based on 6,000 participants

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Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
Windsor SL4 2BD, UK
Start times
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
Half Marathon:
10:00am |
Sprite Sprint:
9:00am |
Gylnn Shefford Memorial Run:
10:15am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Windsor Half Marathon
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
Sprite Sprint
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1mi
Gylnn Shefford Memorial Run
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5km
Route information
Windsor Great Park is one of the most beautiful settings for an event in the UK and the start and finish are located on the Long Walk, in the shadows of Windsor Castle.
The Course
  • The course itself is all on road and is quite challenging with plenty of hills spread around the route. The roads are closed to traffic so runners are free to enjoy the superb scenery.
  • The race takes place close to Windsor Castle in Windsor Great Park. The course is two laps, one of 4 miles, the other of about 7.5 miles with the remainder made up by the 1.5 mile Long Walk at the start and end of the race.
Please note that the section of the course that is marked as a dotted line is Crown Estate private property and is only open to us on race day so please do not attempt to train along it.
Organiser
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Finisher's T-shirt
  • Traffic-free course
  • Baggage drop
  • Free car parking
  • On course toilets
  • Drinks and refreshment stations
  • Free children's entertainment
Train
How to get there
Windsor SL4 2BD, UK
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Parking
There is plenty of free car parking available at the event for both competitors and spectators.
By Public Transport
The nearest train stations are Windsor & Eton (Central) and Windsor (Riverside). These are about a 20-25 minute walk from the start line.
Event day logistics
09:00 Sprite Sprint – (5 – 9 year olds)
10:00 Windsor Half Marathon – Main Event
10:15 Glynn Shefford Memorial Run (age 10 and Over)
* Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race is scheduled to start to ensure there is sufficient time to drop your bag and have a good warm-up.
Race Numbers
Race numbers will be posted approximately 3 weeks before the race. This will include your race number (with a timing chip on the back) and a luggage label to be used if required in the Baggage area.
If you have not received your race pack before the day, please arrive early and go to the administration marquee where you will be issued with a new race number and timing chip.
Headphones
Participants are strongly discouraged from using any headphones or earphones during the race for their own safety and to be able to hear emergency vehicles and instructions from marshals.
There'll also be some amazing on-course support from spectators which you'll be able to hear if you don't use headphones.
Crowds
Spectator Info
This is a great event for spectators and there is no charge for spectators to view this event.
There is lots of entertainment and activities for children available as well.
FAQ's
Does the Windsor Half Marathon have a cut off time?
There is no official cut off time but the roads are closes in Great Windsor Park only until 1pm. Water stations will remain open until the last runner has finished.
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Can I run with a pushchair/buggy?
Pushchairs and buggies are not allowed on the course.
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Where do I wear my timing device?
The timing device is already attached to the back of your number. So simply pin your race number visibly on your person and you are good to go.
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Can I wear headphones?
Yes but please be aware of people around you.
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Is there refreshment on the course?
There are water stations at 2.25 miles, 4 miles, 6.5 miles, 9 miles, and at the finish.
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Is there a bag drop?
Yes there is a secure baggage marquee manned throughout the race day.
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Reviews
4.1
7 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
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ParkingGreat parking
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
It's a great half marathon with great scenery. The course is undulating but nothing crazy steep and if you train accordingly a PB it is possible.
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3.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
This was my 1st ever half marathon. The course was very tough. The only thing I think was needed was, maybe at the water stations, have either sugared drinks or sweets. Being a complete novice, I really had major problems straight after the race until I was given a sugary drink and sweets. My sugar level was so low.
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Very challenging course, more hilly than what I expected. Definitely hill training is recommended. Great race friendly atmosphere. I was very happy as I got a PB! 😀
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
My 5th Windsor Half in a row. Never fails to send a shiver down my spine looking up the hill at the start, and never fails to feel amazing running back down long walk at the end. Awesome course, tough hills, but great crowds really do give you a lift. 100% recommended!
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Tough undulating course. Great crowds at key junctions but more sparse in other sections. Needed more toilets at the camp as there were long queues for the mens cubicles.
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
good course scenic but quite a few hills no really a PB course. Wet day but support still good well apreciated
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2013
Really great race and other than the laps and the start was a little chaotic the year I did it (admittedly a long time ago it may well be better now!) it really would be a perfect race. It is such a privilege running through the great park and finishing down the long walk is epic with an awesome atmosphere and a great reception. On a sunny day there really is nowhere better. It really is pretty hilly in parts so be ready for that!!
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