Race Information – Richmond Park Half Marathon

Richmond Park Half Marathon
Sunday 17th April 2022
Address: Sheen Gate, Richmond Park, London, SW14 8BJ

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Start Time:
10:00am

Race Packs

**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**

Collection Times:
8:30 – 9:30am

All entries will be assigned a number. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday 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 be attached to the bottom of your race bib. Please remove the strip and attach it to your shoe shiny side up 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).

ENTRY LIST HERE

IMPORTANT:

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!

Travel

Sheen Gate, Richmond Park, London, SW14 8BJ

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The event village is located next to Sheen Gate. The nearest postcode we have for this location is SW14 8BJ. This is not the exact postcode but it should give you a close enough location when using navigation services. Sheen Lane is the street that takes you directly into the Park.

Sheen Gate
Richmond Park
London
SW14 8BJ

Car

There is parking available at both Sheen Gate & Roehampton Gate. As it is a Sunday there will also be parking available within the surrounding roads, please check any relevant signage displayed.

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

Toilets

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

Baggage

We will have an informal baggage drop for this event. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. 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.

During the race

There will be marshals all around the course as well as mile signs and arrows.

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 familiarise yourself with the course map before you start, there is a mixture of trail paths, well trodden pathway, and grass. Please keep count of your laps during the race.

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

Please be mindful during the race of other park users as the park is a public space and the race route utilises shared paths.

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

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

SEE COURSE MAP 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 available to view here after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

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 RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.

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

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners.

​Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a water station on course. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

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.

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 Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

RunThrough 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 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!