The River Thames Half Marathon will take place at 8.30am on Sunday 29th October 2017. The race will start in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1BT.
There is a cut off time of 2 hours 45 minutes. We request that you do not enter unless you are capable of running 12 and a half minutes per mile for 13.1 miles.
The route follows the road from Walton town centre to the Xcel Leisure Centre.
It then follows the towpath to Hurst Park where there will be a section of approx. 2 miles on road to the War Memorial near to Hampton Court Bridge. The route then follows the towpath to Weybridge and finally back along Walton Road to the finish under Walton Bridge
The route is flat, fast and scenic. The race is suitable for all standards of runners.
Entry fees are £29 for unattached runners and £27 for attached runners (plus a processing fee of £2.70 per entry) until 31st March 2017. Enter before 31st March 2017 and pay the early bird rate!
Sport Systems will be providing chip timing and every finisher will receive a bespoke medal and goody bag. The closing date for entry is 10am on Friday 27th October 2017, or earlier if the entry limit is reached. No entries on the day.
Race packs containing your race number, timing chip and final instructions will NOT be posted out but will be available to collect from The Weybridge Health Club & Spa, Walton Lane, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8QA from 21st October 2017. They will also be available to collect from 7am at the start on race day.
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The route passes Molesey cricket pitch. This picture is from 1780 — at East Molesey Cricket Club.
The race finishes at Walton Bridge — in Walton-on-Thames.
Hurst Park Race Course, open from 1890 to 1962 — at Hurst Park.
Hurst Meadow (Minor) at about 5.5 miles
First World War Memorial in East Molesey. This is the point the race route transfers from road to towpath. — in East Molesey.
Just after 5 miles, the race passes what used to be Hurst Park Race Course 1890 to 1962. The gates remain today.
The course goes along Hurst Road, hopefully the water won't be quite as deep on race day!
The race finishes at Walton Bridge. This picture shows the first one in 1754.
The race route passes the home of Olympic Silver medalist Sonia O'Sullivan.
Moulsey Hurst at about 7 miles. It is one of England's oldest sporting venues and was used in the 18th and 19th centuries for cricket, prizefighting and other sports.
Ash Island at about 6.5 miles
Sunbury lock at 9 miles
Molesey Boat Club has been on the towpath since 1866. Over the years, several Olympians have trained there.
The towpath at Molesey, early 20th century.
Towpath at 6 miles
Molesey lock at 6 miles
If you look to the right at about half way, you'll be able to see Garrick's Villa and Temple. Photo taken in 1783.
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