Race Information

Sunday 20th March

Address: Hampton Court Palace, KT8 9AU

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///email.pure.sheep for exact event village location)

Please be aware it is an 8-10 minute walk from the front of the Palace to the event village. Please take this into account when planning your arrival time.

Start Times:

Wave 1 – Sub 1.45 – 9:00am
Wave 2 – Sub 1.55 – 9:05am
Wave 3 – Sub 2.00 – 9:10am
Wave 4 – Sub 2.05 – 9:15am
Wave 5 – Sub 2.15 – 9:20am
Wave 6 – Sub 3.00 – 9:25am

Race Packs

If you entered before Monday 28th February, you will receive a race pack in the post. If you entered after this date, a pack will be waiting for you to collect on the day. If you are expecting a pack n the post and do not receive it by Friday 18th March, please make your way to the registration desks and we will issue you a replacement pack.

If you are collecting your race pack, please make your way to the registration desks between 7:30 – 8:30 am. It will take around 15 minutes to collect number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.​



When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!​

Race Start

Please note you will be set off in waves based on the estimated finish time. After the warm-up, each wave will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation.

The first runners will cross the line at 9:00am and you can expect each wave to follow shortly afterward in 5 minute intervals.

Wave 1 – Sub 1.45 – 9:00am
Wave 2 – Sub 1.55 – 9:05am
Wave 3 – Sub 2.00 – 9:10am
Wave 4 – Sub 2.05 – 9:15am
Wave 5 – Sub 2.15 – 9:20am
Wave 6 – Sub 3.00 – 9:25am

Please see the map below for the event village location.


Hampton Court Palace, KT8 9AU

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///email.pure.sheep for exact event village location)

By Train

35 minutes from London Waterloo – calling at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden, Berrylands, Surbiton and Thames Ditton before arriving at Hampton Court. Trains run every half an hour.

You could also get a train to Kingston and then a bus (111, 216 or 411) from there to Hampton Court Gardens. Or a train to Richmond and the R68 bus to Hampton Court.

The service is run by South West Trains. Information on planned engineering works is on their website Southwest Trains.

Plan your journey using the TFL journey planner or Google Maps.

Hampton Court is in Zone 6 and you can use Oyster Pay as You Go on trains to Hampton Court.

By Bus

Bus routes from Kingston: 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, 513.

From Richmond: R68*

*These services accept Oyster cards, LT cards, bus passes, Travelcards, Freedom Passes and Saver Tickets. For further information about bus routes please go to the Transport for London website.

By Taxi

Visitors arriving by taxi may drop off at the gates. There is a mini-cab firm at Hampton Court station for those wishing to go home by taxi or are heading to Heathrow or Gatwick Airports.

From London Airports

From Heathrow Airport – take the 111 bus.

From Gatwick Airport – take a train from the airport station to Clapham Junction and change to the Hampton Court train.

From City Airport – take the Docklands Light Railway to Canning Town and then the Jubilee Line to Waterloo. Catch the Hampton Court train from there.

By Car

The palace postcode is KT8 9AU

Hampton Court Palace is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads; drivers should follow the brown tourist attraction road signs.

From the M25 take either exit 10 on to the A307 or exit 12 on to the A308. The palace is also accessible via the A3 and then the A309.


We recommend using the website Parkopedia.com to help plan your journey.


There will be portable toilets within the event village and a limited amount of venue toilets within the gardens between the event village and the start line. There will be portable toilets on the course at the Kingston end of Barge walk which runners will pass twice during their run.


We will have an informal baggage drop for this event. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.

During the race

There will be marshals all around the course as well as markers for each mile. The Palace Half is a flat and picturesque course that starts and finishes inside Hampton Court Palace.

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front. Please discard any water bottles or rubbish during the race near the course signs.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race are NOT permitted.



If spectators wish to come and support during the race and see you start and finish within the palace grounds, they will need to arrive before 11am. Please also be aware that if you would like to visit and take a tour of the inside of Hampton Court Palace, you will need to purchase a ticket on the official website HERE.


There will be 3 water stations (just before 3 miles, just before 7 miles and just before 11 miles) on the course and water/refreshments at the finish, where you can collect your medal and Palace Half T-shirt. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead-up to the event.


Results will be available on www.palacehalf.com after the race.


We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

Social Media

Share your training, pre and post-race pictures with us using #palacehalf and by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThroughUKChat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!


We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.


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If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!