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Down Tow Up Flow Half Marathon

Windsor, Berkshire

Windsor Leisure Centre, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5JB

Sun 26th July 2020

Starting at 10:00

1 race



NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

What to expect at events that go ahead:

Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts

Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.

Simplified bag drop measures where available

Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks

Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.

The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

--- This event has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event. --- A gloriously scenic, flat, multi-terrain, point-to-point half marathon along the Thames towpath. Run in reverse directions each year; in 2020 it is ‘Up Flow' therefore starting in Windsor and finishing in Marlow, taking in Bourne End, Cookham, & Maidenhead along the way. Spectacular start/finish and brilliant for spectators, with plenty of spectator points along the way. Refreshments at the start & finish, so bring the family!


  • Half Marathon
    £25.00 CLOSED


  • Half Marathon
    £25.00 CLOSED

Start: Windsor Leisure Centre, Stovell Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JB

Finish: Marlow Rugby Club, Riverwoods Dr, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1QU

Other Information

Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number. Bags will be taken from the start to the finish for you

Toilets: Temporary toilets will be available at the start & finish. There are public toilets also mid-route at Cookham – please note these are approximately 100m off the race route

Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race

Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and distance markers where necessary.

Water Stations: There will be 5 water stations on the route at (approximately) Miles 2, 4, 6, 8.5 & 11.5. Water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups

Refreshments: Coffee, snacks & refreshments will be available at the finish.

Changing/Showers: There will be no changing or shower facilities at this race

Lost Property: Lost property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity

Photography: Race photography will be provided, a link to which will be sent out in the post-race communication

Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and, where possible, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event

Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use

Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the finish area after approximately 3 hours to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time

T-shirts: Commemorative T shirts are available for purchase during the order process and, subject to availability, at the race for £10 (cash only). Please note that pre-purchased T-shirts must be collected at the race

Course Details

A multi-terrain route using mainly river towpaths & tracks with some road sections. Suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs

Wheelchair Users: This race is not suitable for wheelchair users

What's Included

All finishers will receive a medal

Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females.

Bag drop

Water stations

Chip timing

Goody Bag

Both Male and Female winners will receive a pair of running shoes provided by our sponsor Newton Running

Getting To The Race & Parking

Since this is a point-to-point race, you may choose to park at the finish at Marlow Rugby Club and take the coach provided to the start (pre-registration required, there will be no availability on the day). On finishing the race your car will be available for collection. The coach transfer is available to book during the order process, but must be booked by Sunday 19 July 2020.

By Road: Visit this link for further information on getting to the race start by road. Use postcode SL4 5JB for your Satnav.

By train: There are two stations in Windsor. Windsor & Eton Central station is served by a Great Western Railway operated shuttle service from Slough. Windsor & Eton Riverside Station usually operates a half-hourly service to London Waterloo.

Race Details

To avoid congestion, runners will be released in waves several minutes apart. Your wave will be communicated to you in the week leading up to the race

Entry on the Day: Subject to a £3 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).

Registration: From 08:30 to 09:45

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed

Spectators: Lovely start/finish areas for spectators. Maidenhead Bridge Park, Cookham riverside & Bourne End (Spade Oak) are also great vantage points

Licensing: This race will be registered with the Association of Running Clubs (ARC)

Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race

Reviews (1)


·2 years ago

Fabulous Course. Ran this last year and it was a fantastic course along the Thames, zig-zagging across bridges and through the villages between Windsor and Marlow... this year the other way - so it's downhill this year... right..?!?! Well organised event with plenty of water stations... but could have done with some sweets etc. Also at finish, more water needed as restricted to only 1 bottle of water... Medal was superb and my best one to date, goodie bag was OK... I think, can't quite recall.


Windsor, Berkshire