PHOENIX - Summer Marathon & Half Marathon event image

PHOENIX - Summer Marathon & Half Marathon

PHOENIX - Summer Marathon & Half Marathon event image PHOENIX - Summer Marathon & Half Marathon event image PHOENIX - Summer Marathon & Half Marathon event image PHOENIX - Summer Marathon & Half Marathon event image

PHOENIX - Summer Marathon & Half Marathon

Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex

KT12 2JB Towpath, Sunbury on Thames, United Kingdom

Sat 3rd August 2024

Starting at 08:30

2 races


Organiser's Description

Phoenix Running is delighted to invite you to our Summer Marathon and Half Marathon event.

This is a beautiful low key jaunt along the River Thames from Walton on Thames towards Hampton Court and back. Runners complete either 4 or 8 laps for the half marathon or marathon distance.

This is the second event in our 2024 Icebird four-race series. The final two events are the Riverside and Year End Half Marathons / Marathons. Those who complete all four races in the series will receive a MEGA-Firebird / Icebird medal at the Year End event.

We 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.

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

This event takes place on an accurately Measured & UKA Certified Route.

Off road trail, the terrain is riverside towpath. The overall course has no elevation gain / loss making this a fast and flat route.


  • Marathon


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?


  • Marathon


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Course Details

The course is a scenic tow path alongside the River Thames in the direction of Hampton Court. The overall course has no elevation gain / loss making this a fast and flat route.

Our Walton on Thames route is an accurately measured & UKA certified route - Certificate No: 18/340.

What's Included

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

  • Bespoke Finishers’ medal!
  • Epic Aid Station!
  • Accurately Measured & UKA Certified Route.
  • 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.


  • 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 4 laps for a half marathon distance. Complete 8 laps for a full marathon distance, recognised by the 100 Marathon Club.

  • 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 2:30pm 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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