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Race Information – Hampton Court Palace10k

RACE INFORMATION

HAMPTON COURT PALACE 10K

Address:

Hampton Court Palace, KT8 9AU

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///email.pure.sheep for exact event village location and  ///option.valve.bucked for access to the Palace grounds.)
Please be aware it is an 8-10 minute walk from the front of the Palace to the event village. Please take this into account when planning your arrival time.
Please be aware that dogs are NOT allowed at this venue.

Start Time:

9am – Wave 1 Start
9:05am – Wave 2 Start
9:10am – Wave 3 Start
9:15am – Wave 4 Start

You can see your Wave on the Entry List HERE

 

Race Pack Collection

If you’ve entered before Monday 7th November you should receive your race pack in the post.

If you entered after this date (or haven’t received your race pack in the post before the race), please make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday Morning.
It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number, so please arrive early.

You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt.

Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib and needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race.

At the finish, you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

 

Collection Times:

10k- 7:30 – 8:30am

When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

See Entry List Here

Race Start

The Race will have a warm up in the event village, 15 minutes prior to the race start time.

Please note you will be set off in waves based on the estimated finish time. After the warm up, each wave will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation.

PalaceHM2022 Start

The first runners will cross the line at 9:00am and you can expect each wave to follow shortly afterwards in 5 minute intervals.

9am – Wave 1 Start
9:05am – Wave 2 Start
9:10am – Wave 3 Start
9:15am – Wave 4 Start

You can see your Wave on the Entry List HERE

 

 

During the Race

There will be marshals all around the course as well as markers for each km. The Palace 10k is a flat and picturesque course which starts and finishes inside Hampton Court Palace.

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.

Please discard any water bottles or rubbish near the course signs and bins during the race.

You can see the course map HERE.

 

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal, Love Corn, and Bounce protein ball which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

The Medals

You may notice we are trialling an eco friendly wooden medal at the finish line alongside our usual palace 10k metal design. If you pick a wooden medal instead of the metal version, you will be entitled to a free eco medal tab (rrp £6.50). This will get sent in the post to you after the race and can be attached to your ribbon.
To claim this, send us a photograph of you and your eco friendly Henry VIII medal with your time and we will arrange this for you.
Wooden Medal I Tab

 

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners, We recommend visiting the event village where we’ll have stalls, refreshments and entertainment whilst the race is going on.

Pleas note, If spectators wish to come and support during the race and see you start and finish within the palace grounds, they will need to arrive before 10am.

Please also be aware that if you would like to visit and take a tour of the inside of Hampton Court Palace, you will need to purchase a ticket on the official website HERE.


Please be aware that dogs are NOT allowed at this venue.

 

Toilets

For this event we will use portable toilets in the event village. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home. 

 

Refreshments

There will be water at the half way point on the course, please help yourself to this as you pass.

There will also be a bottle of Actiph water waiting for you at the finish line.

We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

 

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event.
There will be an informal bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.

Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.

 

 

Results

Results will be available on https://results.runthrough.co.uk/ after the race.

 

Pictures

We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race, which will be made available on our Photos page after the race.

 

Event T-shirts

A comfortable, sweat-wicking fitted T shirt made for your daily workouts. This will probably be your favourite fitted activewear top made with a soft and lightweight polyester fabric, this T-shirt is made to keep you comfortable and  fresh on your run.

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If you have purchased an event T-shirt with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!

If you’ve not pre-ordered a T-shirt, but would like to purchase one, these are available HERE.

RT Kit

Powered by RunThrough, RT Kit provides the level of quality and style in its running clothing that you’d expect from a brand that has become synonymous with running over the last decade.

If you have purchased any other item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!

 

Travel

Hampton Court Palace, KT8 9AU

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///email.pure.sheep for exact event village location)

By Train

35 minutes from London Waterloo – calling at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden, Berrylands, Surbiton and Thames Ditton before arriving at Hampton Court. Trains run every half an hour.

You could also get a train to Kingston and then a bus (111, 216 or 411) from there to Hampton Court Gardens. Or a train to Richmond and the R68 bus to Hampton Court.

The service is run by South West Trains. Information on planned engineering works is on their website Southwest Trains.

Plan your journey using the TFL journey planner or Google Maps.

Hampton Court is in Zone 6 and you can use Oyster Pay as You Go on trains to Hampton Court.

By Bus

Bus routes from Kingston: 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, 513.

From Richmond: R68*

*These services accept Oyster cards, LT cards, bus passes, Travelcards, Freedom Passes and Saver Tickets. For further information about bus routes please go to the Transport for London website.

By Taxi

Visitors arriving by taxi may drop off at the gates. There is a mini-cab firm at Hampton Court station for those wishing to go home by taxi or are heading to Heathrow or Gatwick Airports.

By Car

The palace postcode is KT8 9AU

Hampton Court Palace is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads; drivers should follow the brown tourist attraction road signs.

From the M25 take either exit 10 on to the A307 or exit 12 on to the A308.The palace is also accessible via the A3 and then the A309.

THERE IS NO PARKING INSIDE THE PALACE GROUNDS ON RACE DAY

 

​​Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThroughUKChat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK and #Palace10k on Instagram with your race day favourites, the best ones will feature on our page!

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

The RunThrough Team 🙂