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Maidenhead Half Marathon
Maidenhead, BerkshireTown Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.
Sun 06th September 2020
Starting at 09:30
NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.
One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.
Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.
Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.
Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.
Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.
What to expect at events that go ahead:
Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts
Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.
Simplified bag drop measures where available
Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks
Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.
Half Marathon£34.00 CLOSED
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Half Marathon£34.00 CLOSED
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Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 1RF
All finishers receive a bespoke commemorative medal
Prizes for the first local (SL6 postcode) male and female.
Race village right next to the start/finish gantry
Hot and cold drinks
Marshals will be stationed along the route at strategic points
The race route is road, flat, fast and traffic free. It is a two-lap course taking you alongside the river to Cookham, before returning to Maidenhead.
There is NO street parking in or around St Ives Road. There is plenty of free car parking on the day in the town centre at Hines Meadow car park, St Clouds Way, and Nicholsons Walk car park, Broadway. Both car parks are a short walk away from the start/finish area.
Saturday 5 September
- 11:00am-3pm Race packs available to pick up @ Nicholsons Walk Shopping Centre, Maidenhead SL6 1LB
- 11:00am-3pm Late entries also available
Sunday 6 September
- 7:45-9:15 Registration open for you to pick up your race pack
- 7:45-9:15 Late Entries open
- 9:30am Half Marathon starts
- 10:40am (approx) Half Marathon winner finishes
- 11:45am (approx) Half Marathon Prize presentation
Wherever possible, please pick up your race pack on the Saturday to avoid the rush on Sunday morning!
If you want someone else to pick up your pack for you, please either give them a note or send them an email to print out and bring with them. We will be taking late entries on both days - surcharge of £3.
Frequent pre-race communications, and a friendly and welcoming crew on the day, will ensure that you know all you need to about the event and are set to enjoy your run, whatever your goal.
The main race starts at 09:30. Please leave yourself plenty of time to park your car, pick up your number & chip (if you haven’t done so on the Saturday), check-in your bag, use the toilets and warm up!
The race village right next to the town centre start/finish gantry provides number-collection, enquiry point, toilets, supervised baggage-drop, hot and cold drinks and refreshments for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike. Parking and other facilities are close by.
Secure your race number to the FRONT of your running top using four pins. If you have a medical condition that will need consideration, please mark the front of your number with a cross and write details on the back. Race numbers must not be passed on to another runner
Your chip will be on the back of your race number – be sure not to tamper with it in any way or your time may not be recorded. Your chip number may or may not tally with your race number – don’t worry about this!
If you are registering on the Sunday, please go to the “Entries on the Day” desk in the Race Village in plenty of time to register and pick up a number & chip.
There will be an info desk in the Race Village. Please don’t ask questions of the staff giving out numbers or taking entries – please go to the info desk where the staff will have more time to deal with your enquiry
Please advise us if you have any medical condition that we should be aware of. In addition, please mark a cross on the front of your number and write this information, with your name, emergency contact and telephone number on the back of your number. If you have been unwell or injured in the days before the race, please do not start. Check with your doctor if you are unsure.
There will be a baggage drop in the Town Hall. You will be given a baggage tag when you pick up your race pack. Tie the baggage tag to your bag before taking to the baggage room. Be prepared to show your race number in order to retrieve your bag afterwards
Subject to availability, we expect to have pacers at this event with target half marathon times between 1h30m and 2h30m.
Marshals will be stationed along the route at strategic points – please comply with instructions given by the marshals. The route will be marked with both Mile & Kilometre markers
There will be portable toilets in the Race Village. There are no race toilets along the route, however, there are public toilets in Cookham as you turn left into School Lane at (please note – they are 100m past School Lane turning, off the course).
There will be water stations at approximately 3/6/9/12 miles. You will also be given water at the finish. There will be no water at the start, so please bring your own supply if you need a drink beforehand. Please dispose of your cups in the bins provided after each water station. Water only will be provided at the water stations
Medical services are provided en route; if you are unwell or injured and unable to complete the course, please wait with a marshal until you can be picked up
Prizes & Presentation Prizes:
The race presentation will take place at approx 11.45am. Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female (regardless of age). 1st Male & Female in the following categories: V40, V50, V60, V70+ will also receive a prize. There will be a prize for the 1st Male & Female Maidenhead runners (SL6 postcode).
Each finisher will receive a special medal commemorating the event.
Results will be published via our website shortly after the last runner is home. There will also be a full write-up with photos and results in the Maidenhead Advertiser the following week.
A technical t-shirt to commemorate your participation in the Maidenhead Half Marathon 2020 is available for purchase. These T-shirts are for collection at the race on 6 September 2020 only and will not be posted. Please be prepared to show confirmation of purchase at the race in order to collect your t-shirt.
With a town centre start/finish, free car parking and a two-lap course, this is a perfect spectator race. Spectators and supporters are well catered for, whether they want to visit the nearby town centre shops and cafes, a short walk from the start/finish area, relax in one of the parks, or soak up the atmosphere in the race village and cheer the runners in to the line.
How To Get There
By car: Leave the M4 at J8/9 and follow the A308(M) into Maidenhead - less than 3 miles.
By train: All trains to Maidenhead railway station are operated by Great Western Railway, with regular services to London Paddington, Reading, Didcot and Marlow.