Race Information – Wimbledon Common Half Marathon

 

Wimbledon Common Half Marathon

Sunday 7th August 2022

Address:

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 Times:

9.30am

Race pack Collection

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

All entries will be assigned a number at registration.
To collect your number, make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday Morning.
It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number, so please arrive early.

You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt.

Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib and 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

The race will have a warm up in the event village 15 minutes prior to the start time.
After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation.

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, the course then flattens 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.

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

See course map 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.

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.

Toilets

There will be portable toilets available within the event village. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home. There will be no toilet facilities available within the Clubhouse.

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event.
There will be an informal bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.
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.

​Refreshments

There will be water provided at the 4 mile, 6 mile, 10 mile and 12 mile spots as well as at the finish.

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead-up to the event.

 

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, which will be made available on our photos page after the race.

 

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.

 

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!