RunThrough Richmond Park Half Marathon
We are excited to have an additional Richmond Park Half Marathon in the calendar for 2020. Richmond Park has been managed as a Royal deer park since the seventeenth century, and it’s likely you’ll spot some deer around the course! We hope you join us for what will no doubt be a great half and a fantastic Sunday morning.
Half Marathon£34 BOOK
All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.
As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.
There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.
You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.
There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.
DURING THE RACE
The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.
There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.
If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.
AFTER THE RACE
Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.
Secure bag drop
Sheen Gate, Richmond Park, London SW14 8BJ
We are starting right next to Sheen Gate. The nearest postcode we have for here is SW14 8BJ. This is not the exact postcode but should give you a close enough location with a sat nav. Sheen Lane is the street that takes you directly in to the park.
Train - Richmond mainline station is about 30-40 minutes walk and Mortlake is about a 20 minute walk away. Getting there from the Tube/Train station will need careful planning. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time!!
By foot - The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available.
There is car parking here with toilets situated on the right immediately as you enter the Park. Please note that the carpark has limited space as this is open to the public.
The course will be a 4 lap loop with the runners registering chip times on each lap. Lap times will be listed in the results so you can track how well you paced your run.
We will have a lead bike and plenty of marshals as well as mile signs and arrows all around the course. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public walking around the park on their Sunday walk. Please familiarise yourself with the course map before you start, there is a mixture of trail paths, well trodden pathway, and grass.
We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number. Simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, just hand over your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your belongings.
Toilets are available at Richmond Park at the Sheen Gate entrance. If you think you're going to be using the loos then please give yourself plenty of time.
There will be water provided at 5k, 10k, 15k and at the finish. We have also ordered plenty of bananas/flapjacks for your post race recovery.
The start and finish will be easily accessible for anyone wanting to come and watch the event. You are free to wander around the park if you would like to watch.
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
Things to note!
Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.
There WILL be pedestrians on the course, so please be aware of this. There will also be wild deer in the park! Please do your upmost to respect the park and it's deer, don't feed or pester them. If there are deer on the course you must give them lots of space. We recommend you do not use earphones as you need to pay close attention to everything around you.
For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook page or our Twitter with the #RichmondParkHalf
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Awesome race, superbly organised!
Well organised and friendly staff
Very fun and well organised
The course itself was scenic and a beautiful day for running.
The medal t-shirt and snacks always help at the end as well.
Simply Beautiful (but muddy)
The terrain is paths, roads and in the summer, dust paths (Not bad)
Being a park this is open to the public.
There is carparking on site.
Scenic beauty and beastly hills
As for the run itself, standard fare for RunThrough Events. Very well organised and seamless production. The four laps is a good way to do it as it mentally splits the run into managable quadrants. If it wasn’t for the big incline it would be my favourite race for sure. But hey, it’s great for fitness!!
Richmond Half Marathon
Good Race and well Organised
only down side is the amount of plastic waste from water bottles, but for a small race series this is a problem for most races.