The River Thames Spring Half Marathon will take place at 8.45am on Sunday 4th March 2018. 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 roads and towpath from Walton Bridge to the War Memorial near to Hampton Court Bridge. The route then follows the towpath 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).
SportSystems will be providing chip timing and every finisher will receive a medal. The closing date for entry is 10am on Friday 2nd March 2018, 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 sent out to you but will be available for you to collect on 24th February and from 26th February to 4pm on 3rd March at Rochills Estate Agents, 69 High Street, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1DJ (about half a mile from the race start).
They will also be available from the Race HQ under Walton Bridge from 7am on race day.
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The History of the Course
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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