Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Bisham Village, Marlow Road, Bisham, MARLOW. SL7 1RR
Enjoy a superb, scenic multi-terrain Half Marathon or 10k route starting at the prestigious Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre and following the Thames between Marlow & Henley before looping back through beautiful countryside.
With fantastic facilities and a magnificent spectator-friendly start/finish by the river, your family & friends can enjoy a morning in the Abbey grounds with food and refreshments available all morning.
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Entry on the Day will not be available at this event.
All of our events are organised following government and governing body COVID-19 guidance. We will continue to ensure that we deliver safe and enjoyable events.
Bib Numbers will only be available for collection at the event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.
To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.
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 the event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall, and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both females and males. Winners will be notified via email by the end of the following week where a presentation is not possible on the day.
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.
Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
Suitable Medical Cover will be provided at the event 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 the event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.
Self-service Bag Drop will be available. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave essential belongings with us while you run using the tear-off baggage strip on your bib number. You can then present your bib number after the event to retrieve your item(s).
Portable Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the Start/Finish area 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 part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised throughout our events, we are not currently permitting participants to run with Buggies, Pushchairs, Strollers or similar.
As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised throughout our events, Spectators are strongly discouraged at this event.
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.
This event is not suitable for Wheelchair Users due to the nature of the terrain.
Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, 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.
Since this event takes place at a venue open to the public, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.
Whilst there is no strict Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at approximately 14:00 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. Participants will need to be able to complete their event by this time.
For details on planning your journey, please visit https://www.bishamabbeynsc.co.uk. Free parking will be available, the details of which will be communicated to all partiicpants prior to the event.