The Tonbridge Half Marathon
The Tonbridge Half Marathon returns in 2021, celebrating its 10th anniversary.
The route is an accurately measured pan shaped course starting in South Tonbridge. It will take runners along closed roads with plenty of crowd support, especially through the attractive village of Leigh, both on your way out and again on the way back, and when you finish back in Tonbridge.
The race will once again be looking to attract runners of all abilities, from experienced athletes to those new to half marathon running.
Please note the following changes for the event and please read the codes of conduct below.
1. The first change you will notice is the start time. Rather than a single start time for all runners, we are operating a pre-booking system with start times available in 3-minute slots. People will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line.
2. Please arrive ready to run. There are no changing facilities and no facilities for left baggage – this is in line with UKA Guidelines.
3. A sterile area will be in force around the start line with strictly no access to anybody other than participants and race officials. Once you enter this area you will not be able to leave until your race begins. NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED WITHIN THIS STERILE AREA.
4. Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, water, in sealed bottles, will be available at the finish and you will be required to collect it yourself from an unmanned water table – hand sanitiser and gloves will be available for you to use. There will not be a water station on the course. Please dispose of the bottles and other litter in the bins provided.
5. Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, no results, race prizes or awards will be available on the day. Results will be uploaded immediately to our website and emailed to participants. Race and age group winners will receive a trophy in the post after the event. Medals will be available to be collected at the event.
6. There will be toilet facilities at the start / finish area and these will be sanitised regularly. Please play your part by washing your hands thoroughly and using hand sanitiser before and after use.
7. Hand sanitiser will be available – please use it regularly.
8. You must maintain social distancing at all times – before, during and after the race. When overtaking another runner please be mindful of the space available.
9. Spectators are not encouraged to attend – but if they must do so, they should not congregate around the race start or finish areas.
10. Once you finish your race please continue to walk through the finish funnel and return direct to your vehicle – do not wait for friends or family.
11. Please read the Participants and Spectators Code of Conduct - Please observe the ‘Rule of 6’ and do not gather in large groups to discuss the race or take team photos.
All finishers will receive a bespoke medal plus a special 10th Anniversary Souvenir
Prizes/trophies awarded to leading runners and age group winners
The Judd School, Brook Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 2PN
By car: Tonbridge is situated on the A21, nine miles south of the M25. Coming from the North, turn off the A21 on to the A26, descend Quarry Hill towards the town centre and follow the signs to the town centre car parks. From the South, turn off the A21, descend Pembury Road towards the town centre, turn right at the first roundabout and follow the signs to the town centre car parks. From the Wwest, follow the A26 through Tunbridge Wells to Tonbridge. From the East, follow the A26 through Tonbridge High Street and follow the signs to the town centre car parks.
By train: Tonbridge Station is a five minute walk away, with services from London Charing Cross, Dover, Ashford, Hastings and Reading.
There is plenty of car parking available at the Town Centre car parks, a 5 minute walk away.
The route uses an accurately measured pan shaped course starting in South Tonbridge. The route will take runners along closed roads with plenty of crowd support especially through the tranquil village of Leigh, both on your way out and again on the way back before you finish back in the town. There will be four water stations on the course with toilet facilities.
Baggage Drop Off
St John Ambulance will be in attendance on the day
The course will be marshalled to provide assistance.
There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
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