Race Information – Richmond Park Half Marathon

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RACE INFORMATION

RICHMOND PARK HALF MARATHON – SATURDAY 18TH JANUARY 2020

START TIME: 10:00AM

Address: Sheen Gate, Richmond Park, London, SW14 8BJ

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Race Numbers

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All pre-entries will be assigned a number that will be listed on the RunThrough website on the entry lists by Friday evening. To collect your number, you will need to make your way down to the numbers desk between 8:30am – 9:30am on Saturday morning. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day. We start the race at 10:00am sharp. 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. 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).

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, and there are pens available at the registration desks.

You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):

Chip Instructions

Baggage

We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number. Simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, just hand over your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your belongings.

Toilets

Toilets are available at Richmond Park at the Sheen Gate entrance.  If you think you’re going to be using the loos then please give yourself plenty of time.

Refreshments

There will be water provided at 5k, 10k, 15k and at the finish. We have also ordered plenty of bananas/flapjacks for your post race recovery.

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.

TENZING will be available for you all to try after your race! TENZING Natural Energy is a plant-based, natural alternative to a market that is flooded by sugar and artificial ingredients. Here is a message from the team:  Planet conservation is at the forefront of the brand. Last year we created the TENZING Clean Air Tracker (http://tenzingcleanairrunclub.com/) which syncs with running tool STRAVA to show the live Air Quality Score of the user’s route. We hope to raise awareness about the issue of air pollution in the capital as well as offering a solution to the growing running community. Head to their HERE website to find out more.

During the race

We will have a lead bike and plenty of marshals as well as mile signs and arrows all around the course . The course is 4 laps. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public walking around the park on their Saturday walk. See the course map below – please familiarise yourself with it before you start, there is a mixture of trail paths, well trodden pathway, and grass.

 

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Spectators

The start and finish will be easily accessible for anyone wanting to come and watch the event. You are free to wander around the park and the course map is available on the website HERE for anyone who would like to watch.

Results

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

Travel

We are starting right next to Sheen Gate. The nearest postcode we have for here is SW14 8BJ. This is not the exact postcode but should give you a close enough location with a sat nav. Sheen Lane is the street that takes you directly in to the park.

Sheen Gate
Richmond Park
London
SW14 8BJ

Car – There is car parking here with toilets situated on the right immediately as you enter the Park. Please note that the carpark has limited space as this is open to the public. You can also park just inside Roehampton Gate next to the Colicci Cafe which has plenty of parking space and is a 10 minute walk from the event village. As it is a Saturday there will be parking available within the surrounding roads.

Train – Richmond mainline station is about 30-40 minutes walk and Mortlake is about a 20 minute walk away.

Getting there from the Tube/Train station will need careful planning. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time!!

By foot – The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available.

You can see a map of Richmond Park HERE

For further information on the Park, see HERE

Things to note!

There WILL be pedestrians on the course, so please be aware of this. There will also be wild deer in the park! Please do your upmost to respect the park and it’s deer, don’t feed or pester them. If there are deer on the course you must give them lots of space. We recommend you do not use earphones as you need to pay close attention to everything around you.

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