A gloriously scenic, flat, multi-terrain, point-to-point half marathon along the Thames towpath. Run in reverse directions each year; in 2019 it is ‘Down Tow' therefore starting in Marlow and finishing in Windsor, taking in Maidenhead, Cookham & Bourne End along the way.
Spectacular start/finish and brilliant for spectators, with plenty of spectator points along the way. Refreshments at the start & finish, so bring the family!
On entering this event you should receive a booking confirmation email within 10 minutes. If you fail to do so, please check your spam/junk folder. Further event details will be communicated by email (to the address provided during registration) in the week leading up to the race.
When: Sunday 28th July 2019 at 10:00 (To avoid congestion, runners will be released in waves several minutes apart. Your wave will be communicated to you in the week leading up to the race)
Start: Marlow Rugby Club, Riverwoods Dr, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1QU
Finish: Windsor Leisure Centre, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5JB
Pricing: £25 Unaffiliated, £23 Affiliated, £0 Gold Members
Entry on the Day: Subject to a £3 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).
Registration: From 08:30 to 09:45
Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed
Coach Transport: Since this is a point-to-point race, you may choose to park at the finish in Windsor and take the coach provided to the start BEFORE the race only (pre-registration required, there will be no availability on the day). On finishing the race your car will be available for collection. The coach transfer is available to book here, or during the order process, but must be booked by Sunday 21 July 2019.
Route: A multi-terrain route using mainly river towpaths & tracks with some road sections. Suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.
Spectators: Lovely start/finish areas for spectators. Maidenhead Bridge park, Cookham riverside & Bourne End (Spade Oak) are also great vantage points
Licensing: This race will be registered with the Association of Running Clubs (ARC)
Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race
Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number. Bags will be taken from the start to the finish for you
Toilets: Temporary toilets will be available at the start & finish. There are public toilets also mid-route at Cookham – please note these are approximately 100m off the race route
Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race
Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Mile markers
Water Stations: There will be 5 water stations on the route at (approximately) Miles 2, 4, 6, 8.5 & 11.5. Water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups
Goody Bag: All runners will receive a goody bag on finishing the race
Refreshments: Coffee, snacks & refreshments will be available at the finish
Changing/Showers: There will be no changing or shower facilities at this race
Lost Property: 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
Photography: Race photography will be provided, a link to which will be sent out in the post-race communication
Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and, where possible, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event
Medals: All finishers will receive a medal on completing the race
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females. Where possible, we will endeavour to present individual race prizes as soon as confirmed on the day.
Both Male and Female Half Marathon winners will receive a pair of running shoes provided by our sponsor Newton Running and all runners can enjoy 10% off any purchase with discount code theraceorganiser when visiting their website.
T-shirts are available for purchase during the order process and, subject to availability, at the race for £10 (cash only). Please note that pre-purchased T-shirts must be collected at this race and will not be available for collection at any other events.
Directions to the START venue: Please visit this link for further information on getting to the race
Parking: Parking will be available, please visit link for further information
Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs
Wheelchair Users: This race is not suitable for wheelchair users
Earphones/Headphones: 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 minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use
Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the finish area after approximately 3 hours to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time
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