Race Information

HAMPTON COURT PALACE HALF MARATHON
Sunday 19th September

Address:  Hampton Court Palace, KT8 9AU

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

Start Time:
9am

Race Pack Collection

If you entered before Friday 27th August, 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 in the post and do not receive it by Friday 17th September, please contact us. Any international entries will be able to collect race packs within the event village on the morning of the event.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 10 minutes to collect number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.We will have queue markers on the floor, so please ensure when queuing you are 2m from another runner.

CHECK ENTRY LIST HERE

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 

After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with with runners keeping 2m apart as they start the race.

Toilets

For this event we will use portaloos. Lining up for these toilets will be socially distanced.

Hygiene Stations

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, wipes, spray, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.

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 which 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.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

Spectators

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.

 

Refreshments

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.

 

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event if possible. This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff. There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.

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, t shirt, Kind Snack bar and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.We ask that once you have collected your medal, t shirt, snacks and water to leave the event as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.Good Luck with the run on Sunday from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.

KIND® is more than just a name. It’s a commitment: to making snack bars that don’t compromise. Just the very best ingredients. Full of wholesome nutrients. And always packed with flavour. They have kindly donated some of their delicious bars for you all to try after your race! To find out more about KIND and their products, head to their website HERE.  Please be aware this product contains nuts.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

Runners Need

RUN FOR YOU, FOR MIND, FOR BODY, FOR LIFE.

At Runners Need we run to feel alive. To leave behind whatever holds us back and find that release, that calm and clarity, that focus. We all know a run changes your day – but it also has the power to change your life. We wish you a great race full of fun and enjoyment. Let’s run together.

If you need a last minute item before the event we are delighted to be able to offer all participants of RunThrough events in 2021 a 15% discount* at Runners Need which can be used in-store with your race entry confirmation or online using the code AF-RT15. T’s & C’s can be HERE.

Macmillan

Make your miles count, and run for Team Macmillan. Click here to set up your JustGiving page and help us do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.

RT Kit

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!

PASSA

PASSA are pleased to offer all entrants 20% off their first 3 months of Run Coaching and a FREE trial of our Strength for Runner’s Zoom class. Find out more at www.trainpassa.com and use the code RUNTHROUGH for a free trial class.

Results

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

Pictures

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.

COVID-19 NHS APP

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

Free lateral flow tests are now being offered by the Government for everybody in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These can even be ordered to your home, further information can be found HERE.

Travel

Address: 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.

THERE IS NO PARKING INSIDE THE PALACE GROUNDS ON RACE DAY

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!

If you have been in an affected place, been in contact with someone with coronavirus or had any symptoms in the last 14 days please refrain from attending the race. For further guidance please visit the NHS website HERE.

If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Palace Half Team 🙂