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PHOENIX - Bobble Wobble Run

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PHOENIX - Bobble Wobble Run

Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex

KT12 2JB Towpath, Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Sun 3rd December 2023

Starting at 08:30

2 races

£22.00 - £39.95

Organiser's Description

Phoenix Running is inviting you to join us for our BRAND NEW 'Bobble Wobble' down on the Thames towpath this festive season and we're introducing our new Phoenix Bobble HAT. This is a very high quality, double-lined, nice and warm, bobble hat, embroidered with PHOENIX and in 2023 we're presenting this in a very practical and wearable black and yellow. These really are lovely and all finishers receive a hat and medal.

This is one of our timed events where you choose - from 5km to 10k, half to marathon to ultra, you can complete as many, or as few, laps as you like of a 5.3km, 3.28 mile, out and back, course along the beautiful river Thames. We welcome all abilities of runner - complete one lap and you're both a finisher and a winner in our eyes, or keep going and see how far you can get in the full 7 hour time limit and everyone gets the fabulous bespoke finishers' medal.

We also operate our uniquely flexible 'rock up and run' start times within a 1 hour start window, so no waiting around if you arrive early and no added pressure if you're running a bit late. If you have any special start time requirements then just get in touch because depending on the distance you are planning to run we can pretty much accommodate all start time requests.

Whilst Phoenix Running is very much about the bling and in this case the hats, we're also acutely conscious that events can be expensive to enter and times are tough right now. We're now in our 8th year of fixed prices for our standard themed events, but to try and do our bit we have a 'no medal / no hat' entry option at a flat £20. We cover our base costs, you get a run with all the usual Phoenix support, epic aid station, same day results published, athletes profiles, Phoenix World, digital BIBs, digital finishers certificates, etc, etc but without a medal we can keep the price low for this entry option.

Not sure? Well the beauty of this format is that you don't even need to decide in advance - simply come and run a lap and see how you feel on the day and keep on going if it feels right.

Places will be strictly limited so don't leave it too late to enter.

Minimum distance is 3.28 miles or as far as you can go in 6 hours. Off road trail, the terrain is riverside towpath. The overall course has no elevation gain / loss making this a flat and fast route.


  • Timed Event Including 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

  • Timed Event Including 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra (No Medal / Hat)


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00



  • Timed Event Including 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

  • Timed Event Including 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra (No Medal / Hat)


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00


Course Details

Phoenix Running offer two different courses from the Weir in Walton. The 'Blue Bridge' route takes you west along the Thames, passing over the small 'Blue Bridge' before passing under Walton Bridge before returning. The 'Hampton Court' route takes you east along the times in the direction of 'Hampton Court', passing Sunbury Locke on the way before returning. Both courses are along scenic towpaths and have no elevation gain / loss making them both fast and flat routes. The course will be confirmed one week prior to the event and dependent on factors such as planned local events and the weather.

What's Included

Phoenix Running operate welcoming and inclusive events for those for all ability levels.

  • Bespoke Finishers’ medal!
  • Our Brand New Phoenix Bobble Hat!
  • Epic Aid Station!
  • Flexible Start Times!
  • Results e-mailed to participants and uploaded to website same day
  • Digital Finishers certificate available on Phoenix World site
  • Athlete profile available on Phoenix World site

How to Get There

The race is around 6 miles from the closest M25 junction.

Walton Station is around a 2.5 mile walk away.


Free parking is available a short 5 minute walk from the start line. Details are provided in the final event information which is emailed a week prior to the event.


The event will start in the small field just before The Weir Pub on Waterside Drive or on the patio of the Weir Pub depending on the weather. Just look for the Phoenix Running marquee, you can't miss it!


  • What do you stock at the Aid Station?

    Selection of jelly sweets, crisps and pretzels along with Freddos. There is a good chance of cake and, if the weather is hot, ice lollies as well. Vegan options are clearly marked. Water, variety of squash and cola will be available.

  • Are spectators welcome?

    Spectators are more than welcome! The Weir Pub is located right next to the start and finish line so offers an extremely convenient cheering on point for spectators. The Weir offers cold drinks, hot drinks and food from 11am. There is also a café located at the nearby Xcel Leisure Centre. The Weir offers hotel rooms for those wishing to stay over but please book early as it always sells out.

  • How many laps for my distance?

    Complete 1 lap and you’re both a finisher and a winner in our eyes! Complete 4 laps for a half marathon distance. Complete 8 laps for a full marathon distance, recognised by the 100 Marathon Club. Complete 9+ laps for an ultra marathon distance.

  • Flexible Start times?

    We offer flexible start times, simply come to the start area ready to run so we can check you in and set you off as soon as you’re ready.

  • Toilets and Facilities?

    There are toilets in the Weir Pub, which will be open for our use from 8:00am. There are also toilets in the Xcel Leisure Centre that are available from 7:00am.

  • Can I leave my bag at the aid station?

    We have no ‘official’ baggage check in facility; however you can leave small bags and your own items in the grassy area nearby at your own risk – these will be easily accessible to you during and throughout the event.

  • What is the event cut-off?

    The cut-off time is 3:30pm by which time you should be finished running.

  • Who are Phoenix Running?

    Phoenix Running are now in their 10th year of organising events in the South-East of England. We’re all about being inclusive; it’s about great routes, great medals and above else, great people. We believe it’s all about encouraging and enabling runners to achieve things that perhaps they once thought were impossible, whether that’s your first 5km, 5 mile or 50 km run, we’ll support you to success. Small steps lead to bigger things and everyone starts at the beginning. Who knows where the journey may take you?

race day info

Here at Phoenix Running, all of our cut-offs are linear and stated in the final event information emails so you do not need to push harder in the first instance, keep to a steady pace & you will finish.

Toilets and changing facilities
Where possible we have separate female & male toilets at all our venues and access to suitable facilities to change your clothes / running kit.

Please join our Facebook chat groups. We recommend all entrants to our events join these groups.

For any specific event changes we will always EMAIL all entrants as the primary communication channel.

However, please do join our Facebook chat groups as we post news / interim updates / weather updates and much more.



On entering Phoenix Running Ltd events you are entitled to the following;

FREE DEFERALS - You can transfer or defer any race entry (once) to a future event up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the original event date (subject to availability). This is our ‘no questions asked’ commitment to our runners. There are no deferral fees, no online forms to fill out and there is no onus on you to find another runner to take your place (unless, of course, you want to). You can defer an event once, just email us and we’ll do the rest. Simple, easy and fair.

FREE TRANSFERS - You can, if you prefer, transfer your entry to another runner up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the event date (subject to availability). Simply email us the new runner’s full contact details prior to the transfer deadline and include any club affiliation and medical conditions.

PREGNANT DEFERALS – We allow pregnant & postpartum mums to defer their event for up to three years. This also applies to adopting parents.

1 WEEK (7 DAY) DEADLINE - Race numbers are not transferable to another event or another runner within 1 week (7 days) of the race date.

DEADLINE EXCEPTIONS – There are no exceptions to shortening the 7 day deadline. From time to time Phoenix Running hold special events or events with a larger than usual capacity. We reserve the right to extend the 1 week deadline for transfers and deferrals for such events. This will be made clear in the specific terms and conditions for those events.

REFUNDS - The entry fee is non-refundable.


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