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The Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon

Kingston Upon Thames, SW London

Market Place, 14-16 Market Pl, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP, UK

Sun 06th October 2019

Starting at 08:30

2 races

£36.80 - £38.80

Organiser's Description

Starting in the famous ancient Market Place, runners will then cover 5 miles through the historic Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames before crossing over Kingston Bridge and heading up the iconic 3 mile stretch of the Barge Walk, beside the Thames. The race then reaches the magnificent Hampton Court Palace before continuing through Thames Ditton and back towards Kingston for the famous Market Place finish.

Races

  • Half Marathon - Affiliated

    Option for Running Club Members. You Must Be Over 17yrs on Race Day to Take Part.

    £36.80 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon - Unaffiliated

    Option for Non Running Club Members. You Must Be Over 17yrs on Race Day to Take Part.

    £38.80 CLOSED

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  • Half Marathon - Affiliated

    Option for Running Club Members. You Must Be Over 17yrs on Race Day to Take Part.

    £36.80 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon - Unaffiliated

    Option for Non Running Club Members. You Must Be Over 17yrs on Race Day to Take Part.

    £38.80 CLOSED
Reasons To Enter

Super fast, flat course with PB potential and great scenery

Great start and finish area in Kingston Market square

Great medal – big, solid and great design!

Top technical Tshirt

Baggage storage

Toilets at start finish and half way mark

Professional marshals at all key points on course

Officially measured Half Marathon distance

Pacers provided by The Xempo Team experienced racers

Location

Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1JS

Course Details

Starting in the famous Ancient Market Place, runners will then cover 5 miles through the historic Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames before crossing over Kingston Bridge and heading up the iconic three mile stretch of the Barge Walk beside the Thames. The race then reaches the magnificent Hampton Court Palace before continuing through Thames Ditton and back towards Kingston for the famous Market Place finish.

How To Get There

The event takes place in central Kingston, so there are plenty of public transport options available. However if you are local, please consider walking, jogging, cycling or getting a bus to the race.

Train – The nearest train station is Kingston Rail Station which is just 0.3 miles from the Start, approx a 7 minute walk.

Car – Our official car park partner is the Eden Walk Car Park which is just a 2 minute walk to the race HQ and Start.

Address: Union Street, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1BL.

The Car Park will open early for the race at 06:00am. The special rate for runners is £5 all day parking (usually £14). No need to book in advance. On the day, Car Park staff will issue you with a voucher at the entrance. You will then use the voucher to pay when you exit the car park later on.

Bag Drop

Baggage storage facilities will be available at Race HQ in the Market Place. Please note the organisers cannot accept responsibility for security and advise that competitors do not leave valuables in their bags.

Toilets

There will be portaloos available at the event, just a short walk from the race Start. These will be signed on the day.

There will also be a small number of portaloos available on route at Hampton Court Station (approx 8.5 miles).

Race Number Collection

Please note that we are not sending numbers out in the post in advance. You have the option of either:

Collecting your race pack from the Up and Running store in Surbiton. Collection dates will be confirmed in due course.

Or alternatively from race registration on the day. If you are picking up your number on the day please allow plenty of time for this. Only the person who has entered the race should collect the race number.

Pin your race number on the FRONT of your running vest or ‘T’ shirt, where it is most visible for race officials. Runners who do not have a properly displayed number or are identified as running under the wrong name will be liable to disqualification.

Please complete the form on the back of your number with your name, contact details and any medical condition. This will help in the event of an accident or illness.

Pre-Race Info

All competitors should try to arrive at least one hour before the start to allow time to collect your race number and timing chip from Race HQ. You will also need time for warming up and lining up. The Start is in Kingston Market Place. The race will start promptly at 08:30 am. Listen for the race marshals instructions to guide you to the start at the appropriate time.
Please be realistic about your expected performance, line up according to how fast you plan to run. Slower runners should move to the back of the group. The race cut off time is 3 hours.
Please pay attention to the pre-race instructions. These are for the benefit of all runners, and will help guide you through the course and keep you safe.This advice is for your own safety and that of other road users.
You must be certain to run over the matting at the start line to ensure that your chip is registered.

Other Information

First Aid

Professional First Aid cover will be available at the race to provide medical support if necessary. They will have an ambulance/marquee at race HQ in the Market Place.


Medical Conditions

If you have a medical condition that will need consideration should you be taken ill, during the race, please write the details on the back of your race number. If you feel unwell before the race, or have not been well for a few days prior to the event, please do not start; remember there is always another year and another race.


Prize List

Men Women

Open 1-3 Open 1-3

V40 1st V35 1st

V50 1st V45 1st

V60 1st V55 1st

V70 1st V65 1st

Teams

Men’s Team, Open (4 to score) 1st

Ladies Team, Open (4 to score) 1st


Race Discipline & Race Rules

The route runs on public roads. Keep to the left of the road, pavement or path during the race. Take care when overtaking and make way for faster runners. If you need to stop or walk for any reason, please move to the side of the course, so as not to impede other runners. Instructions issued by the Race Marshals, who will be wearing fluorescent yellow bibs, MUST be obeyed. They will advise you of any hazards.
In line with UK Athletics rules the organisers prohibit the use of headphones during the race, as these may prevent you from hearing instructions from Marshals.
Any runner not complying with these rules is liable to disqualification. The Race Referee’s decision is final at all times. This advice is for your own safety and that of other road users. Without your co-operation it is not possible to hold a race on public roads.

The race will be held under a UK Athletics licence (UKA) rules.


Refunds Referrals & Transfers

We regret that once you have entered the race we do not offer refunds.

We are involved in race organisation for a period of at least six months prior to the event taking place. Costs are incurred from the outset and your entry fee is invested into the cost of staging the event – everything from the start and finish venues, to printing, advance ordering of medals, race numbers, first aid, toilet hire and marketing and VAT. Additionally, KBC always make a direct contribution to charity from the entrance fees. For this reason we are not able to offer a refund if you withdraw or are unable to run. However if you inform us you are unable to run due to an injury or for medical reasons, or you contact us within 14 days of making your booking, we may at our discretion offer a deferral to the following year. No deferrals will be offered once we have reached 28 days from the race day. We do allow transfers to another runner if you follow the official procedure. You must find a replacement runner and email hello@findarace.com with all the details. There is an admin fee of £5.00 if we transfer your place. The number will then be transferred to the new runner.
Please do not run with someone else’s number, or pass your number to another runner unless you have officially transferred. Non registered runners are not covered under race insurance and in the event of Accident or illness during the race, we will not have correct information for medical personnel or contact details if we need to contact friends or family. Runners identified in unofficial transfer of numbers may be banned from future races.

If the race is cancelled or postponed. The race organisers will endeavour to ensure that the race takes place on the date and at the time advertised. If for any reason it is not possible for the race to take place, updates will be posted on the event website and all runners for whom we hold email addresses will be contacted. In the event of cancellation or postponement, runners will be given the option of transferring their entry to the revised date if it possible to reschedule. Because of the substantial costs incurred by the event prior to it taking place no refunds will be offered.

Course Variation. The race organisers have a policy of having all courses independently measured in advance, using an officially accredited measurer from the Association of UK course Measurers. In some circumstances the actual course may vary from the measured course, due to circumstances outside the organisers control. Should such variation occur, the organisers will give details. We regret that in these circumstances no refunds will be made, nor any recompensed offered.

Pacers

We are delighted to announce we will be working with Xempo to bring Pacers to this years event!

Pacers will cover a full range of finishing times to help you achieve your race target.

The Xempo team are all experienced racers who are trained to help you maintain a steady pace. If your goal is to finish a half marathon in 2 hours, for example, running with a 2-hour pacer will help you to maintain an average pace of 9 minutes 09 seconds per mile.

Pacer Groups:
1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30

All the pacers will be highly visible in the starting pen, wearing flags with “Xempo” and their target time written clearly on them. Simply find the pacer who is running the time that you are targeting and run with them!

5 · 3 Reviews

PB
Paramjit

·2 years ago

My first Half Marathon. Very well organised event, well marshalled, great route too.
Hester

·2 years ago

Scenic course and a well organised event. Highly recommended event! It was a fantastic day out running. Well done to all the organisers!
Donovan

·2 years ago

Great event. The race organisers have pulled off yet another top drawer event! Well done to Quicksilver Running. The course was well marshalled and everyone did a great job to make this a successful event.

Location

Kingston Upon Thames, SW London

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