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Down Tow Up Flow Half Marathon

4.0 · 1 review

Alexandra Gardens, 3 Alma Road, WINDSOR. SL4 1QX

Alexandra Gardens, Windsor SL4, UK

Sun 25th July 2021

Starting at 08:00

1 race

£25.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

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.

C-19 PLAN
Purple Patch Running has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

A gloriously scenic, flat, multi-terrain, point-to-point half marathon along the Thames towpath. Run in opposite directions each year! 2021 is ‘Up Flow’ so the route will begin in Windsor before winding its way along the Thames and finishing in Marlow.

 

With spectacular views and plenty of vantage points along the way, this event is great for newcomers and for seasoned pros alike.

 

A pre-race coach transfer is available from the finish (Marlow Rugby Club) to the start (Alexandra Gardens, Windsor) for anyone looking to park their car at the finish before they run and collect it later after completing the event. 

 

Further information with respect to the logistics and times of these transfers will be communicated to those who pre-register closer to the event but places must be pre-booked, on the day requests will not be available. There are no transport options provided after the event.

 

 

If you’re participating this year, please consider running for Alzheimer’s Research UK to raise vital funds for dementia research. As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK is dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Their mission is to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia by 2025 and they need your support! Join #TeamARUK

 

 

Purple Patch Running is proud to be partnered with runr - the fitness and lifestyle brand for people passionate about running. 
 
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Keep an eye out for competitions, special offers and more as we work together in 2021. runr will be providing exclusive prizes for top finishers at the 2021 event.
 
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Further details will be communicated by email in the week leading up to this event.

 

Entry on the Day will not be available at this event.

 

This event will not be Licensed.

 

Event Schedule

 

Enquiries: 7:00.
Start Times: Between 8:00 - 11:00. Allocated with respect to estimated finish time (prioritising quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.
Finish: 14:30.

 

COVID-19 Mitigation

 

These measures, together with other Covid-related requirements at our events, may be subject to revision in response to any change in the current public health guidance issued by the government or regulatory bodies.

 

NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at our events. 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 an 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 details of which will be communicated in the week leading up to an 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-minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together (if participating in the same distance/category) and should follow the relevant instructions to arrive and/or start at the later of any times communicated (if different). 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 marshal 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.

 

Event Details

 

The Route is flat and predominantly on the Thames path with some grass/tarmac path sections. This event is suitable for runners of all abilities, but extra care is recommended due to the road crossings on the route.

 

Bib Numbers will only be available for collection at the event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.

To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should remain visible at all times. A timing chip is attached to the back of the bib and should not be removed.

 

Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

 

All finishers will receive a Medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males. Winners will be notified by email by the end of the following week.

 

Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.

 

Course Markings, including arrows, tape, and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.

 

Pacers will not be offered at this event.

 

Facilities

 

Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be available on our website and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

 

Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication, or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.

 

Bag Drop will be available at this event. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us while they run using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib. They can then present their number after the event to retrieve their item(s) which will be transported from the start to the finish in time for their arrival.

 

Water Stations will be available on the route.

 

Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the start (until the last runner has departed) & finish areas for use throughout the event. Toilets will not be available on the route.

 

Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event from local vendors.

 

There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.

 

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.

 

Other Information

 

This event is not suitable for Buggies, Pushchairs, Strollers or similar due to the nature of the terrain.

 

As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised, Spectators are strongly discouraged at this event.

 

Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.

 

This event is not suitable for Wheelchair Users due to the nature of the terrain.

 

Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones for those competing in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

 

Since this event takes place in areas open to the public, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs, and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.

 

With respect to a Time-Limit for this event, 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 course and/or start/finish area at approximately 14:30 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.

 

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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

Location

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

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

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.

Course Details

The Route is flat and predominantly on the Thames path with some grass/tarmac path sections. This event is suitable for runners of all abilities, but extra care is recommended due to the road crossings on the route.

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

Wheelchair Users: This race is not suitable for wheelchair users

Race Details

Start Times: Between 8:00 - 11:00. Allocated with respect to estimated finish time (prioritising quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.

Finish: 14:30.

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

Other Information

Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be available on our website and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication, or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.

Bag Drop will be available at this event. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us while they run using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib. They can then present their number after the event to retrieve their item(s) which will be transported from the start to the finish in time for their arrival.

Water Stations will be available on the route.

Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the start (until the last runner has departed) & finish areas for use throughout the event. Toilets will not be available on the route.

Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event from local vendors.

There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.

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.

Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.

This event is not suitable for Wheelchair Users due to the nature of the terrain.

Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones for those competing in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Since this event takes place in areas open to the public, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs, and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.

With respect to a Time-Limit for this event, 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 course and/or start/finish area at approximately 14:30 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.

4 · 1 Review

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Adam

·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.

Location

Alexandra Gardens, 3 Alma Road, WINDSOR. SL4 1QX