Dorney Lake, Court Lane, Off Lake End Road, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6FJ
The Maidenhead Half Marathon is moving to Dorney Lake for 2021 to ensure this special 10th anniversary edition can go ahead safely.
Due to fewer runners as running events return from pandemic restrictions, this year’s event is below the runner number threshold required to justify closing local roads with the inconvenience this causes for residents and businesses in our community.
Our friends at Dorney Lake have stepped in and we're thrilled that for this year only, the special 10th anniversary edition of the Maidenhead Half Marathon will take place on their superbly scenic, fast and flat course, with a slightly later start time than usual.
The celebratory atmosphere will be relocated to the perimeter of Dorney Lake, and the special souvenir medals, race bibs, training and fundraising will not go to waste.
Parking at Dorney Lake is free, and spectators are welcome throughout the course. Food and drink will be on sale at the Dorney Lake Cafe and mobile catering truck.
Join us at Dorney Lake and help us to keep the spirit of the Maidenhead Half Marathon not just alive but thriving in challenging times and ready to return to its usual setting in 2022.
If you’re participating this year, please consider running for Alzheimer’s Research UK to raise vital funds for dementia research. As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK is dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Their mission is to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia by 2025 and they need your support! Join #TeamARUK
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Make your club the pride of the Maidenhead Half!
Our club competition is a chance for club glory with a huge cash prize up for grabs by all England Athletics affiliated running and athletics clubs. Every runner counts.
Points are awarded for every club registered finisher - with bonus points for runners placing in the overall top 10, or age categories from V40 up to V70+ - so whether you bring your fastest flyers or mob Maidenhead en masse, your club could be crowned Maidenhead Half Club Champions 2021.
We all know we run better when we run with our mates - get your club involved and make sure each of your runners includes club details in their entry.
Participants must include their club during the registration process or ensure it is updated through their profile prior to midday on Thursday 2 September 2021. For consistency and validation, club names should be as officially recorded by England Athletics, a list of which can be found here (updated as of July 2021). It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure the club details they provide during registration are accurate.
All participants will be allocated 1 point for completing the event with additional points awarded, as detailed below, for both female/male participants.
Overall - 10pts for 1st, 9pts for 2nd, 8pts for 3rd…2pts for 9th, 1pt for 10th
Veteran categories* (V40, V50 V60, V70+) - 4pts for 1st, 3pts for 2nd, 2pts for 3rd
*Categories will be determined using a participant's age on the day of the event. Any points available to a participant in a veteran category, where they have also placed in the top 7 overall, will roll to the next position in their respective category.
A cash prize of £300 will be awarded to the highest scoring club, which will be notified within a week of the event (where a presentation is not possible on the day and/or once results are considered final).
In the event of a tie-break, the prize will be awarded to club represented by the highest number of finishing participants. This competition is open to active members of England Athletics affiliated clubs only.
Entry on the Day will not be available at the event.
This event will be Licensed with UK Athletics (UKA) and the results published by Run Britain shortly after the event.
These measures, together with other Covid-related requirements at our events, may still be in place and/or be subject to revision in response to any change in the current public health guidance issued by the government or regulatory bodies.
NHS Test and Trace may still be in operation at our events. Participants may be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after an event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full details of which will be communicated prior to each event.
One-way navigation and social distancing signage may be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers should be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.
Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there may be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event format.
This event is expected to start at 11:00 for all participants, with the start line remaining open for up to 15 minutes to allow those who would like more space to socially distance to do so separately.
Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and marshal directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) may be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.
Bib numbers are available for collection only, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail. Further details will be communicated prior to the event.
Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
All finishers will receive a Medal on completing their event.
Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.
Course Markings, including arrows, tape and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.
Pacers will not be offered at this event.
Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be available on our website and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.
Bag Drop will be available at this event. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us while they run using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib. They can then present their number after the event to retrieve their item(s).
Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available in the event village for use throughout the event.
Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event.
There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.
Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.
As a UK Athletics licensed event, the pushing of persons in any device is prohibited under the UKA Rules of Competition (including, but not limited to, a Wheelchair, Buggy, Pushchair, Stroller or similar).
Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during the event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.
Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones for those competing in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.
Further details with respect to planning your journey and available parking facilities will be communicated prior to the event to all-pre-registered participants.