Henley Half Marathon event image

Henley Half Marathon

Henley Half Marathon event image Henley Half Marathon event image Henley Half Marathon event image

Henley Half Marathon

4.5 · 1 review

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Marlow Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2, United Kingdom

Sun 20th October 2024

Starting at 09:30

4 races

£10.00 - £35.00

Organiser's Description

Beautiful scenic route through Henley, over the famous bridge, and along the Thames valley
The Half Marathon course follows a beautiful scenic route through Henley, over the famous bridge, and along the Thames Valley.

Looking for a highlight half marathon? Want to take on the 10K? Or fly around the 5K? Perhaps you fancy a family fun run – It’s all here in Henley’s annual day of running and fundraising.

The event hub is located in the grounds of Henley Rugby Club.

Very popular event with many repeat entrants. The course takes runners through the town, over Henley Bridge and into the countryside, returning along the Thames towpath; back through town centre and out to “heartbreak hill” the famous mile long climb seen as a personal challenge by many runners. Following the descent a flat run back to the Rugby Club.

Races

  • Half Marathon

    £35.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10k

    £30.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 5k

    £20.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Kids 2K Run

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • Half Marathon

    £35.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10k

    £30.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 5k

    £20.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Kids 2K Run

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Course Details

A single 13.1-mile heart shaped loop takes you from Henley Rugby Club. The first 6km takes runners through the town, over the historical Henley bridge, past the Leander Club, one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world! Looping Remenham Lane, into the countryside, returning along the Thames towpath, you cross Henley Bridge once more to begin the second loop, back through town centre and out to “heartbreak hill” the famous mile long climb seen as a personal challenge by many runners. Following the descent, it’s a fast and flat run back to the Rugby Club.

We use road closures at the start to ensure safe passage for all runners through the town centre.

What's Included

  • Bespoke Medals
  • Chip Timing
  • Event Photos
  • Post Event Snacks and Refreshments
  • Bag Drop
  • Car Park
  • Changing Rooms & Showers
  • Spectacular Race Route

Parking

The event car park is located on Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Rg9 2NA. The car park can be accessed before the race from 08:00-09:00 and then post race 10:00-13:00 – All vehicles must be removed by 13:00.

Location

Henley Rugby Club
Marlow Road
RG9 2JA Henley
Great Britain

on the day

Bib Numbers
Bib numbers are available for collection at the event only, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.

Start Times

The Half Marathon, 10k & 5k events start at 09:30 – with the family fun run starting shortly after.

Results

Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all preregistered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Rewards

All finishers will receive a medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, prizes may be available for the top three places overall – and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) – for both females and males at each distance. Winners will be notified via email by the end of the following week where a presentation is not possible on the day, and once results are considered final. One prizes will be offered for the Family Fun Run’s overall winner.

facilities

Medical Cover

Suitable medical cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency.

Bag Drop

Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib.

Photography

Event images will be available, usually within 24 hours of the event.

Water Stations

Water will be available on the Half Marathon (4), 10K (2) and 5K (0) routes.

Toilets

Toilets will be available in the event village for use throughout the event.

Changing Rooms/Showers

Are provided in Henley RFC.

OTHER INFORMATION

Course

This course is supervised by a course management team of c50 marshals and assistants, with all roads on the route protected bu appropriate warning signs, coning and marshalling which is concentrated particularly at “pitch points” and potential risk spots.

Wheelchairs

This event is not suited to wheelchair users due to the potential difficulty of the course but participants wishing to compete with specialised equipment are asked to contact us before entering to ensure we can accommodate any
additional requirements.

Buggies, Pushchairs and Strollers

The pushing of persons in any device is prohibited including, but not limited to – buggies, pushchairs, strollers (or similar) and wheelchairs. Such devices are permitted in the Family Fun Run only.

The Half Marathon

The 40th edition of the Henley Half Marathon sees the same famous course offering runners a beautiful scenic route through Henley, over the famous bridge, and along the Thames Valley.

The Half Marathon has been run every year (except for 2020) since 1983!

Welcoming first-time half-marathoners, seasoned endurance runners and everyone in between you’ll find people of all paces to keep you feeling strong as you take in the sights of this charming course.

A single 13.1-mile heart shaped loop takes you from Henley Rugby Club. The first 6km takes runners through the town, over the historical Henley Bridge, past the Leander Club, one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world! Looping Remenham Lane, into the countryside, returning along the Thames towpath, you cross Henley Bridge once more to begin the second loop, back through town centre and out to “heartbreak hill” the famous mile long climb seen as a personal challenge by many runners.

Following the descent, it’s a fast and flat run back to the Rugby Club.

We use road closures at the start to ensure safe passage for all runners through the town centre.

The course

TAKE ON THE CLASSIC 10K

Since the beginning of the Henley Half Marathon 40 years ago, thousands of runners have taken on the classic 10K route. Using the last 6.2 miles of the half marathon course you’ll be amongst hundreds of runners giving you the big city race experience in this beautiful town and surrounding countryside. Whether you’re pushing for a storming 10K personal best or making Henley your first attempt at 6.2 miles, you’ll find people of all paces to keep you going as you take in the sights.

A single 10K loop takes you through the town centre and out to “Heartbreak Hill”, the famous mile long climb seen as a personal challenge by many runners.

Following the descent, it’s a fast and flat run back to the Rugby Club.

We use road closures at the start to ensure safe passage for all runners through the town centre.

Superb souvenir medals await you, with replenishing snacks and drinks to kickstart your recovery. Grab a finisher’s photo on our podium before you leave and watch out for confirmation of your result within hours of the race.

the course

FLY AROUND THE 5K

The 5K distance has never been so popular – why not try it on the roads of Henley to get that fab five feeling? Using the first 2.2 miles of the half marathon course you’ll be amongst hundreds of runners giving you the big race experience in this beautiful town and surrounding villages. Whether you’re pushing for a storming 5K personal best or making Henley your first attempt at a 5K finish, you’ll find people of all paces to keep you going.

We use road closures at the start to ensure safe passage for all runners through the town centre.

the course

fun run

The off road route which loops behind the rugby club is a great way to keep the kids occupied while everyone is racing.

The Family Fun Run will start at 09:35, Children must be aged 5 or over to participate but buggies (or similar) are permitted for children under 5. Children under 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

local resident info - road closures

The effect of the order is to temporarily prohibit vehicles from using the following roads between approximately 09:20am and 10:00am on 8 October:

1. A4155 Marlow Road (both lanes) from the entrance to Toad Hall Garden Centre to its junction with the A4130,

2. A4155 (southbound lane) between the A4130 and Kings Road,

3. A4155 Bell Street (both lanes) between Kings Road and New Street, and Bell Street one-way section between New Street and Hart Street.

4. A4130 New Street,

5. A4130 Thames Side between New Street and Hart Street,

6. A4130 (eastbound lane) over the River Bridge to the junction with Remenham Lane.

Reviews

Verified Purchase

A 'verified' purchase review means that we've verified that the person writing the review purchased their entry to this race on findarace.com.

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

4.5

1 review

LB
Leigh

·7 months ago

Picturesque and challenging route through the Oxfordshire hills (Heartbreak hill) around Henley. Was bathed in sunshine this year and a lovely family day out. Will do again next year.

Who's In

See who else is doing this event

Doing

Mark Tigwell

Maybe

Abby Connolly

Adrian Thomas

Craig Massey

Ella Woodhouse

Ineke Johnson

Location

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

More from krono:sports

24 Nov 24
£15.00 - £40.00

You might like

Cookie settings

Cookies are small text files that a website stores on a user's device, such as a computer or a smartphone. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be set to track information such as the user's preferences, login information, or items in a shopping cart. Cookies are not harmful and are typically deleted when a user clears their browser cache or the cookie expires.

Strictly necessary cookies are a type of cookie that is essential for a website to function properly. These cookies are necessary to provide services requested by the user, such as login authentication, shopping cart functionality, and other similar features.

Strictly necessary cookies do not require the user's consent, as they are essential for the proper functioning of the website.

Learn more about our Strictly necessary cookies

Tracking and targeting cookies are a type of cookie used by websites to collect information about a user's browsing behaviour across multiple websites. These cookies are often used for advertising purposes and can track the user's interests and some personal information.

Targeting cookies are used to display personalised advertisements to the user based on their browsing history, search history, and other online activity.

Learn more about our Tracking and targeting cookies