Race Day Guide  – Sunday 19th March 2017 at 9.00am

– If you are not on this ENTRY LIST, you will not have a race BIB or be allowed to run on Sunday. Please email info@palacehalf.com if you have entered and paid, but cannot see your name on the list.

– Instead of a BIB Number, you BIB will show your name!

The race does not finish where it starts. The start is on the main driveway of Hampton Court Palace, whereas the finish is located in the Hampton Court Palace Gardens, along with the event village. The event village will open at 7.15am. We recommend that you arrive early to give you plenty of time to drop your bag off and make your way to the start.

You have been allocated a wave which dictates your start time.

Please check HERE to see what wave you are in, it is crucial that you remain in the wave you have been allocated. 

Getting to the Race

The post code for the venue is KT8 9AU, it’s the Palace and you can’t miss it!

Limited parking is available at the Palace Green until 8am (next to the runners village) for a flat fee of £5.00. We cannot guarantee spaces for everyone at the Palace Green Car Park, so please see the below map for alternatives. There are numerous public car parks in the surrounding area, including Bushy Park and Hampton Court Station. Kingston and Hampton Wick train stations are within walking distance (30 minute walk) from the Palace (please check Google Maps and plan your walk).

If you are travelling to the race via public transport please remember to check your journey before you leave on TFL.

All stations are running a full service on Sunday. The closest mainline station is Hampton Court which is a short walk over the bridge from the Palace. More details on how to get there can be found HERE.

Parking Map

Event Set up


Race Chip & Baggage Label

Your timing chip is in your race packet. Please do not lose this! Your BIB needs to be attached to the front of your t-shirt at all times during the race.

You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):

Chip Instructions

Your baggage label is attached to your BIB (you will see it has a number on it above your name). Simply tear this off, attach to your bag and hand in at the bag drop area under the correct section for your number.


What is in The Event Village?

• Race Finish plus Medal & Goodie Bag Collection
• Portaloos
• Clothing Retailer, Medal Engraving and Sports Massage
• Bag Drop and Pick up
• Information Tent
• Refreshments including a Hot food/Hog Roast, Tea & Coffee

Visiting the Palace

Spectators are able to gain free access to the gardens. If you wish to visit the Palace you can buy tickets to enter in advance HERE.

The Course

The course is on pavements, tow paths and grass. It is different to last years course, so if you ran last year please double check this map so you are aware of the update. We will be running inside Home Park for the final section of the course, which will be a unique experience for many, with the finish inside the Hampton Court Palace gardens.


Water Stations

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 Henry Medal and Palace Half T-shirt.


Live results will be available on the day on our race website.


We will have photographs on our Facebook page HERE.

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Good luck and see you all very soon!