Race Information – Wimbledon Common Half Marathon

Wimbledon Common Half Marathon
Sunday 29th May 2022
Address: Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale, London, SW15 3PQ

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///dates.weep.shapes for exact event village location)

Start Time:
9:30am

Race Packs

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

Collection Times:
8:00 – 9:00am

Your race number will be assigned to you at registration. 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. 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

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

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///dates.weep.shapes 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.​

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.

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 it to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.

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.

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.

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

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race are 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 on Facebook 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. 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.

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!