The Race Organiser : Royal Windsor River Trail Run
Find out more about our COVID-secure, contact-free event plans and how upcoming events are affected

Royal Windsor River Trail Run

Next Race: 29/11/2020

Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1QX

This event promises to be a memorable experience with breath taking views and a friendly atmosphere. Why not make a weekend of it with family and friends and stay in Windsor and visit the local attractions.

We are able to put on this event in an iconic setting which takes runners past the historical sites of Windsor, Boveney Lock, Bray, Dorney, Maidenhead and Eton, finishing with Windsor Castle in front of you!

Mainly run along river trail paths, the course incorporates many of the key landmarks that have made Royal Berkshire and its surrounding area so famous. It is an absolute must for anyone looking for a break from the pavement grind and a change of scenery.

The event is not designed to be a gruelling cross country through deep mud and puddles, but aims to be a fun, friendly and fast trail run along one of England's most historic courses.

Our waved-start format creates a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, limiting any participant congestion along the route. As this is a trail run – it does not have a certified distance, but is still accurately measured the same as all of our other events.

C-19 PLAN:

Following updated guidance from the UK Government and in turn the governing bodies who license our events, UK Athletics and British Triathlon, we’re confident that this event can go ahead in a modified format. We’re carefully adapting our event plans – from getting there to going home. We’re thinking through every detail and the safest way to deliver our events under the new guidance. 

Events: 10k, Half Marathon & Marathon

Event Location: Alexandra Gardens - Barry Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1QX

Car Parking: If you are traveling by car then please make sure you check all available public car parks & locations before planning your journey so you know where to go when you arrive in to Windsor. There are lots of car parks in the centre of town close to the venue where you will be able to park on the day. 

Travel By Train: Windsor has two train stations with easy access from London and surrounding areas. London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside Click here for train times. London Paddington to Windsor Central.

Registration: All running event participants will be sent their bib number, which includes their timing chip, prior to the event.  An enquiries desk will be set up at the front of the boat bay to allow for anyone whose number has not arrived.

Bag Drop: There will be a limited bag drop at the event in order to minimise the amount of contact between staff and participants and to restrict all activities to the outdoor areas. We advise competitors to come ready to run.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females. 

Bespoke Medals for all finishers and a selection of refreshments

Timings: Provisional schedule - each event will have a rolling wave start with participants starting individually at 15 second intervals.  This allows for 4 people per minute to start; 60 people per 15 minute period.  Longer distances will start earlier in the day with the shorter distances starting later.  This will ensure that there is sufficient time between each participant starting to allow for social distancing.  This should also ensure there is a steady number of people coming through the finish line, avoiding groups congregating.

Start periods will likely be allocated based on participant bib number e.g. numbers 1-60 starting at 15 second intervals between 08:00-08:15.

Please check your pre-race email for any changes to this schedule and notifications of your start times. 





Site Open to Competitors

Do NOT Arrive Before This Time

08:30 – 09:00

Marathon Start


09:00 - 10:15

Half Marathon Start


10:15 - 11:30

10k Start



Run Course Closes



Event Closes To Competitors


Covid-19 Measures: Measures put in place will include, but not be limited to, rolling start waves, one way systems around the site, hand sanitising stations, additional toilet capacity, regular cleaning, social distancing measures and provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to staff where necessary. Event information will be provided to participants prior to the event.  This will include information about COVID-19 symptoms and a declaration that they have read and understood the conditions of the event including being symptom free.

No briefings will be provided on the day unless important information has changed since the initial briefing was sent out.  This is so that participants are not required to gather in groups and to minimise their time at the venue.

There will be no on the day entries and no spectators will be permitted at the event.

NHS Test and Trace: In order to support NHS Test and Trace the following information will be collected from all participants and staff prior to the event and/or before they leave site:


·Contact phone number

·Dates and times of shift/event e.g. wave start time and chip finishing time

This information will be held for 21 days after the event.

Social Media: For further information about our races or any race updates, please check our social media accounts:- (@F3_Events) (@f3events)

Royal Windsor River Trail Run Nov 2020

  • 29/11/2020, 08:30


    26.2 Miles £35.00
  • 29/11/2020, 09:00

    Half Marathon

    13.1 Miles £35.00
  • 29/11/2020, 10:15


    10 Kilometres £25.00