Race Information – Wimbledon Common Half Marathon

Wimbledon Common Half Marathon
Sunday 31st October

Address: Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale, London, SW15 3PQ

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///flown.offer.trades for exact event village location)

Start Time: 9:30am

**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 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 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).

Collection Times: 8:00-9:00am

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!

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.

Toilets

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

There will be no toilet facilities available within the Clubhouse.

During the race

We will have a lead bike and marshals all around the course as well as mile signs and arrows. The course is two big laps of the outskirts and inside the park. Please stay on the paths at all times, and follow marshal instructions during the race.

Please be aware that there will be members of the public using the park during the race and that we ask you to be considerate with them in mind during the race and ensure you maintain social distancing at all times please.

See course map HERE.

Please familiarise yourself with it before you start, there is a mixture of trail paths, well trodden pathway, and grass. The first 1.5 miles of the loop are rather hilly, flat for around 3.5 miles and then downhill for the final 1.5 miles. The course itself has a few long stretches where there may be lots of pedestrians and by then the race will have spread out, all you need to do is run straight, if you have to turn anywhere there WILL be signage and tape or/and marshals.

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

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.

Refreshments
Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course. There will be water provided at the 4 mile, 6 mile, 10 mile and 12 mile spots as well as at the finish. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

There will also be high quality coffee, tea and biscuits supplied by Scotties Coffee Van (https://www.facebook.com/scottiescoffeevan ), and a hot food stand so bring a little change if you want a hot drink.

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car. 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, Love Corn, 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, goodies and water to leave the event as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Good Luck with the run 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. 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.

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!

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.

Free lateral flow tests are now being offered by the Government for everybody in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These can even be ordered to your home, further information can be found HERE.

Travel

Address – Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale, London, SW15 3PQ

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///flown.offer.trades for exact event village location)
Getting there from the Tube/Train station will need careful planning. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time!! You can get an 85 or a 265 bus to the start of the race,  you will need to get off at the Roehampton Vale Campus (Kingston Univesity Roehampton Campus).
Use TFL to help plan your journey.
The race will be starting/finishing on Richard Evans Memorial Playing Fields
By Foot
The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available at the pavilion.

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 🙂