Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

East Molesey, London

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the Official Half Marathon at Hampton Court Palace. The Palace Half is a flat and picturesque course which starts and finishes inside Hampton Court Palace. Running at this historic venue offers not only a perfect opportunity to run a personal best but to visit and run inside one of the UK’s major tourist attractions.
The race will start inside the gates of Hampton Court Palace and finish in its beautiful gardens. After you have finished your half marathon you can spend some time enjoying The Gardens at Hampton Court Palace, as access is free for participants on this day only.

Start Time



Unique themed medal

Limited edition finishers t-shirt

Chip timed results

Free official race photographs

Goodie bag!

The palace postcode is KT8 9AU

The 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. For a map to help you plan your journey.



Race Packs

All race packs will be sent out in the post and should arrive with you the week before the event. Any international entries will be able to collect race packs within the event village on the morning of the event.

What is in The Event Village?

Race Finish plus Medal & Goodie Bag Collection
Clothing Retailer
Medal Engraving
Bag Drop and Pick up
Information Tent
Refreshments including a Hot food, Tea & Coffee

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.


e will have photographs on the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon Facebook page

Palace Map
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Enjoyable Race

Well organised, flat route, great medal and goody bags. Roads aren't closed and a lot of the route isn't actually on Hampton Court grounds but I loved the event and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Jessica Macleod / Mar 16, 2020

Well organised race village but the route needs some work

The organisation at the start and finish was fantastic, as was the location. The actual route is quite enjoyable with a lot of it by the river. However, I have 3 issues. First, because roads are not closed and some Marshall’s are obviously not runners, they stick a hand out and yell stop to let a car through when you are feet away - stopping that suddenly is going to cause injury and a couple of time I didn’t stop at risk of being run over. Second, the start is far too narrow, especially as you turn onto the river path. Third, it is mostly road until the last 2 miles when it was wet, boggy trail needing non road shoes.
The bling, tee shirt and goody bags were fantastic.

Mark Davey / Mar 16, 2020

Beautiful course

Fantastic day, well organised.

Would run again

mischa walmsley / Mar 16, 2020

Spring highlight

A fantastic race to start the spring. A flat route along the river, featuring great support teams, a choir and bands playing on the route, beautiful scenery by Hampton Court Palace and even a Henry VIII lookalike!

Oli Hammans / Mar 16, 2020

Very well organised!

Super helpful staff, very well organised, excellent communication throughout. Only downside was the actual route- a little too much time on the road, would have been great to have more running in the grounds of Hampton Court!

Madeleine Gardner / Mar 16, 2020

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