Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

East Molesey, Greater London

Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9BN, UK

Sun 26th March 2023

Starting at 09:00

2 races

£38.00 - £160.00

Organiser's Description

WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL HAMPTON COURT PALACE HALF MARATHON.

We are back! Join us on Sunday 26th March 2023 for our annual Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon!

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.

Races

  • Individual Entry

    £38.00

    17+Yrs (3hr Time Limit)

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Group Entry

    £160.00

    6 People (3hr Time Limit)

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  • Individual Entry

    £38.00

    17+Yrs (3hr Time Limit)

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Group Entry

    £160.00

    6 People (3hr Time Limit)

What's Included

Unique themed medal

Limited edition finishers t-shirt

Chip timed results

Free official race photographs

Goodie bag!

  • 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.

How to Get There

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.

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 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.

By car

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.


THERE IS NO PARKING INSIDE THE PALACE GROUNDS ON RACE DAY

Course Details

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.

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.

facilities

Race Finish plus Medal & Goodie Bag Collection
Portaloos
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.

Reviews

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8 reviews

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Philip

·6 months ago

Well organised race in a great location. Starts outside Hampton Court Palace and much of the race is by the river. Very good atmosphere and very helpful marshals and other staff/volunteers.
JC
James

·6 months ago

Excellent venue, incredibly well organised with great staff and amazing volunteers/marshals etc. Would prefer more of the route to be on the castle grounds and less on the roads, especially when the roads aren't closed, lots of hopping on and off the pavement. All in, a great day, would recommend and will run again.
JM
Jessica

·2 years ago

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.
Mark

·2 years ago

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.
mischa

·2 years ago

Beautiful course. Fantastic day, well organised. Would run again
Oli

·2 years ago

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!
MG
Madeleine

·2 years ago

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!
Oli

·3 years ago

Best Half Marathon. A fantastically well organised event - clear starters orders from the beautiful courtyard of Hampton Court Palace, plenty of marshals and water stations en route, a choir (!) and bands playing to lift your spirits too! Running into the grounds of Hampton Court Palace was a fantastic feeling at the end, and the event village and after-race experience was second to none. Bravo!
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Location

East Molesey, Greater London

26 Mar 2023

£38.00 - £160.00

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