The only half marathon to boast the iconic Hampton Court Palace start line is back for another exciting race.
Its electric atmosphere, buzzing runners village and a remarkable route that takes you through the historic home of Henry VIII is invitingly flat and starts in front of the iconic Tudor Palace. The event is just five weeks before spring marathons such as the London marathon, making it the ideal preparation event to test yourself over the half distance.
If you need some motivation for your running goal then there's nothing more rewarding than running for a charity of your choice. You'll not only receive support in the lead up to race day with training plans and motivation, but also on the big day itself with your fellow charity runners.
On race day your family and friends will have exclusive access to the gardens which are open for free on this day only. After you’ve finished your race you can visit the famous maze and the world’s largest grape vine.
Starting on the driveway of the Palace itself, the run proceeds down Barge Walk alongside the beautiful River Thames before crossing over Kingston Bridge. Runners will then proceed down the river on the east side before passing through Thames Ditton and re-entering Barge walk for a second time after crossing over Hampton Court Bridge. The final stretch of the run will take you into Home Park, running through the beautiful parkland and finishing inside the Palace Gardens with the actual Palace within touching distance of the finish line. The course is flat, and there will be a mixture of terrain.
Click here to view the route map
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Every day three people in the UK are paralysed due to spinal cord injury.
As the UK’s leading charity, Spinal Research funds medical research around the world to develop effective treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.
Clinical treatments and tools are developed to help understand the injury caused, and improve the devastating effects on breathing, hand movement, bladder and bowel control, and daily living.
Our innovative research has funded many experimental treatments to restore movement and feeling in a research laboratory setting and we are determined to see these treatments transferred to the clinic - transforming the lives of paralysed people.
Not only does our medical research benefit people with a spinal cord injury but also other conditions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, dementia and motor neurone disease.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at Spinal Research will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Just click 'Find out more now' and fill in the enquiry form to get their contact details - if you put your question in, someone from their team will get back to you.
Registered no: 1151015.
Providing free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally.
Smile Train has changed the lives of more than 1.5 million children in 90+ countries through training and support given to medical professionals worldwide to enabling them to provide free cleft surgery.
Over 200,000 babies a year are born with a cleft but it can take only 45 minutes to perform the surgery. £150 raised can pay for a cleft surgery or even £30 can cover the cost of an overnight stay in hospital.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at Smile Train UK will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Registered no: 1114748.
Helping refugees build safe, hopeful and productive new lives in the UK.
At Refugee Action, we help refugees who’ve survived some of the world’s worst regimes. We get them the basic support they need to live again with dignity. Then we help them build safe, happy and productive lives in the UK.
This is a common concern but once you get signed up and start fundraising the team at Refugee Action will have plenty of tips for reaching (and smashing!) the target. If you think you're going to struggle, the best thing to do is have a chat with them as each charity has its own approach.
Registered no: 283660.
There are 2 ways to secure your place in Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
Click here for the full selection of charity places.
Places are available direct from the event organiser - just pay your entry fee and you're in!
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