The River Thames Half Marathon will take place at 8.30am on Sunday 25th October 2020. The race will start in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 1BT.
There is a cut off time of 2 hours 45 minutes. We request that you do not enter unless you are capable of running 12 and a half minutes per mile for 13.1 miles.
The route follows roads and towpath from Walton Bridge to the War Memorial near to Hampton Court Bridge. The route then follows the towpath to the finish under Walton Bridge.
The route is flat, fast and scenic. The race is suitable for all standards of runners.
Entry fees are £32 for unattached runners and £30 for attached runners
(plus a processing fee per entry)
The race will be chip timed from the time you cross the start line to the time you cross the finish line.
Every finisher will receive a bespoke medal and goody bag. The closing date for entry is 10am on Friday 23rd October 2020, or earlier if the entry limit is reached. No entries on the day.
Race packs containing your race number, timing chip and final instructions will not be sent out to you but will be available for you to collect on 17th October and from 19th October to 4pm on 24th October at Rochills Estate Agents,
69 High Street, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1DJ (about half a mile from the race start).
They will also be available from the Race HQ under Walton Bridge from
7am on race day.
The History of the Course
The route passes Molesey cricket pitch. This picture is from 1780 — at East Molesey Cricket Club.
The race finishes at Walton Bridge — in Walton-on-Thames.
Hurst Park Race Course, open from 1890 to 1962 — at Hurst Park.
Hurst Meadow (Minor)
First World War Memorial in East Molesey. This is the point the race route transfers from road to towpath. — in East Molesey.
Just after 5 miles, the race passes what used to be Hurst Park Race Course 1890 to 1962. The gates remain today.
The course goes along Hurst Road, hopefully the water won't be quite as deep on race day!
The race finishes at Walton Bridge. This picture shows the first one in 1754.
The race route passes the home of Olympic Silver medalist Sonia O'Sullivan.
Moulsey Hurst at about 7 miles. It is one of England's oldest sporting venues and was used in the 18th and 19th centuries for cricket, prizefighting and other sports.
Molesey Boat Club has been on the towpath since 1866. Over the years, several Olympians have trained there.
The towpath at Molesey, early 20th century.
Towpath at 6 miles
If you look to the right at about half way, you'll be able to see Garrick's Villa and Temple. Photo taken in 1783.
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