Harry Hawkes Half Marathon
For one year only, the Harry Hawkes will become the Harry Hawkes Half Marathon!
Run over a fast, flat and scenic multi-terrain course that offers great PB opportunities, the event combines a perfect English village atmosphere with professional race management.
The race will follow the original Harry Hawkes 8 mile loop with additional sections in Thames Ditton and North Kingston to make the full 13.1 mile distance. The route incorporates open road sections with a fantastic stretch through woodland, riverside park and the superb three mile Barge Walk section stretch along the River Thames, making for a scenic run which is fast, flat and fun.
The organisers have made the decision to move from 10 miles to a half marathon in 2021 as a response to the Covid restrictions which have led to race cancellations and postponements. We believe a big demand has built up from runners who had intended to run in Half Marathon events in 2020 and early 2021, and this summer special will meet their requirements for one of the great races on the South West London calendar.
The race will be run under any Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines that remain in place at the time of the event.
All finishers will receive a super race medal and personalised certificate showing there time and place.
Half Marathon Entry£35.40 BOOK
Prizes for individual and team performances
Great start and finish area on the Village Green
Super fast, flat course with PB potential and lovely scenery
Finishers medal – big, solid and great design!
Post race cash BBQ & beer on the Green
Officially measured 10 mile distance
Portaloos at the start and finish
Professional first aid cover available
Water stations at mile 2, 4.5, 7.5
Giggs Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0BT
Race Village is situated by the Thames Ditton Cricket Club, on the North West corner of the Green.
If you are local, please consider walking, jogging, cycling or getting a bus to the event.
By Car: Thames Ditton is off the Portsmouth Road (A307), which runs through SW London and NW Surrey. Using a satnav enter Postcode KT7 0BT.
By train: Trains from London Waterloo to Thames Ditton station take between 33 – 43 minutes. The station is 10 minutes’ walk from Giggs Hill Green.
By bus: The K3 bus from Kingston via Surbiton Station runs to Thames Ditton. Get off at the Mayfield Close bus stop on Sugden Road and then walk up Angel Road. It is about half a mile to the start.
Car Park 1. CEB, 1 Atwell Place, Thames Ditton, KT7 0NE. Located just off the Portsmouth Road and is approx. 2 min walk form the race start. There are about 200 spaces available on a first come serve basis. You need to park before 08:30 if you would like to use this car park, after this point runners will be crossing the entrance. There will also be a short hold on entry between 08:00 – 08:10 for the start of the Ditton Dash 10K.
Car Park 2. Thames Ditton Library, Mercer Cl, Thames Ditton, KT7 0BS . There are 50 spaces and it is used very little on a Sunday, with no charges applying.
Car Park 3. Ashley Road, Thames Ditton, KT7 0NH. There are spaces for 66 cars and it is virtually unused on a Sunday morning. Again there are no charges on a Sunday. It is about a third of a mile to walk back to the start.
Car Park 4. Hampton Court Station, Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, KT8 9AE. This is a large car park with plenty of spaces and costs just £2 for all day Sunday. It’s about 1.4 miles from the start, so allow 25 minutes to walk or 15 minutes to jog. A nice pre-race warm up!
Runners will enjoy a route on road, river path and woodland that takes them through the historic Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames marketplace, the picturesque village of Thames Ditton, and a three mile stretch of the Barge Walk beside the Thames.
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