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Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon
The Official Hampton Court Palace Half is a flat and picturesque course which starts and finishes inside the 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.
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.
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All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.
As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.
There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email email@example.com.
There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.
You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.
There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.
DURING THE RACE
The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.
There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.
If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.
AFTER THE RACE
Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.
Unique themed medal
Limited edition finishers t-shirt
Chip timed results
Free official race photographs
Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court Way, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
Hampton Court train station is located a five-minute walk from the Palace. National Rail services run from London Waterloo every 30 minutes.
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.
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.
THERE IS NO PARKING INSIDE THE PALACE GROUNDS ON RACE DAY
There is a strict 3 hour cut off time limit for this event.
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's in the Event Village?
Race Finish plus Medal & Goodie Bag Collection
Bag Drop and Pick up
Refreshments including a Hot food, Tea & Coffee
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.
We will have photographs on the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon Facebook page
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