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Maidenhead Half Marathon & Fun Run
A great opportunity to run on closed roads on a fast, flat course! Voted 3rd in the 'PB Potential' category in Runners World Races of the Year 2013 Awards. Suitable for beginners, PB-Hunters and competitive athletes alike.
Now in its 9th year, the Maidenhead Half Marathon is an established favourite in the local race calendar: it is known for its enthusiastic spectator support, impeccable organisation, and most of all its undisputed PB-potential. Held on closed roads around urban Maidenhead and scenic Cookham, this is a fast race on a flat course, and will delight everyone whether you want to improve your race time or embark on your very first half marathon.
1.5 Mile Family Fun Run will start and finish at the main start/finish in St Ives Rd
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.
Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.
All finishers receive a bespoke commemorative medal, and there are age-group prizes as well as prizes for the first local (SL6 postcode) male and female.
Chip timing is used to ensure accurate results and to provide print-outs of your times as soon as you finish the race.
Race village right next to the start/finish gantry provides:
hot and cold drinks
refreshments for carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans
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 plenty of free car parking on the day in the town centre
The Family Fun Run starts at 9.45
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