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Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

Molesey, West London

Hampton Court Palace (Stop F), Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9BN, UK

Sun 19th September 2021

Starting at 09:00

1 race




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

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.


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.


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.

Run Through Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description


We are back! Join us on Sunday 19th September 2021 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.


  • Individual Entry

    17+Yrs. 3hr Time Limit.

    £38.00 CLOSED


  • Individual Entry

    17+Yrs. 3hr Time Limit.

    £38.00 CLOSED
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.


Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court Way, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU

How To Get There

By rail

Hampton Court train station is located a five-minute walk from the Palace. National Rail services run from London Waterloo every 30 minutes.

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.

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.



Other Information

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
Portable Toilets
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.

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

Race Data, Insight & Analysis
  • The Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon is popular with beginners - in the last edition of the race 82% were unaffiliated runners and fun runners, with only 18% Club runners. Here’s the supporting evidence and more detail of how it compares to other Half Marathons:

  • 2:04:54 Average Finish Time (all runners) - this is slightly slower (2 mins 54 secs) than the average for a UK Half Marathon (2:02:00)

  • 1:56:05 Average Finish Time for men at this event

  • 2:12:56 Average Finish Time for women at this event

4.1 · 6 Reviews


·a year 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.

·a year 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.

·a year ago

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

·a year 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!

·a year 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!

·2 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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