Race Information – Kempton Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

KEMPTON PARK 5K, 10K, HALF MARATHON
Saturday 7th August

Address: Kempton Park, Staines Rd East, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5AQ

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///part.cubs.hats for exact event village location. For car park access: ///shout.amused.dangerously)

Event village location pictured below:

Start Times:

Half Marathon – 10:00am
10k – 10:50am
5k – 11:00am
**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**

Race Pack Collection
All entries will be assigned a number. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Saturday morning. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day. You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed.Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this 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).We will have queue markers on the floor, so please ensure when queuing you are 2m from another runner.Collection Times:
Half Marathon – 8:30-9:30
10k – 9:20-10:20
5k – 9:30-10:30

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!

CLICK HERE TO SEE ENTRY LIST

Race Start 

After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with 2 runners, 2m apart, being started every few seconds .

Toilets

There will be toilets available & signposted within the Grandstand next to the Festival Enclosure car park for use during the event, a short walk from the event village area.

Hygiene Stations

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, wipes, spray, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.

During the race

There will be 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps (plus a mini-lap at the start) for the Half Marathon.

There will be marshals all around the course as well as distance markers and arrows. For the half marathon, we will have ‘miles to go’ markers counting you down around the course. And for the 5k and 10k we will have KM signs.

The race involves laps around the circuit, the course is flat and quick.

You can see the course map HERE.

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

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

Spectators

Due to trying to limit the numbers gathering within the event village area, we please ask that you refrain from bringing spectators to the event.

Dogs are NOT permitted at this event.

Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, if you are not able to do so, there will be a water station that you will pass on every lap with bottled water available. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car.  This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff. There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.

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 and Kind Snack bar which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Good Luck with the run on Saturday from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.

KIND® is more than just a name. It’s a commitment: to making snack bars that don’t compromise. Just the very best ingredients. Full of wholesome nutrients. And always packed with flavour. They have kindly donated some of their delicious bars for you all to try after your race! To find out more about KIND and their products, head to their website HERE.  Please be aware this product contains nuts.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

Runners Need

RUN FOR YOU, FOR MIND, FOR BODY, FOR LIFE.

At Runners Need we run to feel alive. To leave behind whatever holds us back and find that release, that calm and clarity, that focus. We all know a run changes your day – but it also has the power to change your life. We wish you a great race full of fun and enjoyment. Let’s run together.

If you need a last minute item before the event we are delighted to be able to offer all participants of RunThrough events in 2021 a 15% discount* at Runners Need which can be used in-store with your race entry confirmation or online using the code AF-RT15. T’s & C’s can be HERE.

Results

Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.

Pictures

We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

COVID-19 NHS APP

We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

Macmillan

Make your miles count, and run for Team Macmillan. Click here to set up your JustGiving page and help us do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.

RT Kit

If you have purchased an 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

Address: Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Rd East, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5AQ

​For car park access: ///shout.amused.dangerously

Driving – Kempton Park is located on the A308 between Sunbury-on-Thames and Hampton Court, less than one mile from Junction 1 of the M3 via Junction 12 of the M25.
Parking for the event is free, and the event car park will be in the Festival Enclosure car park (map at the top of the email). Please head for the North Entrance to Kempton Park Racecourse, and follow the Race Parking signs to the right once inside the Racecourse for the Festival Enclosure car park. Traffic marshals will also be available to assist and get you parked in the car park.
The racecourse is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available at the venue.
Train – Kempton Park Racecourse boasts its own train station on-site – Kempton Park – which is situated 200 yards from the North entrance. Trains run every half an hour direct from London Waterloo with the journey time being just 40 minutes. We recommend planning your journey in advance.

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 on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!

If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you there!

The RunThrough Team 🙂