Half Marathon
Sun 29 Sep 2024 Windsor, Berkshire, UK 25% off

Windsor Half Marathon | Half Marathon

An inspiring half marathon in Windsor Great Park, starting and finishing on the Long Walk with Windsor Castle as the backdrop - probably the most iconic of all road race finishes in the UK.

  • Sun 29 Sep 2024
  • 25% off
Windsor Great Park, Windsor

Half Marathon

Black Friday 25% discount



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running


Welcome to the 40th edition of the Windsor Half Marathon!

Set in 4800 acres of sweeping parkland and award-winning gardens and with over 6500 entries every year, the Windsor Half Marathon is one of the UK's most prestigious and longest-established half-marathons.

You are invited to come and join this special occasion and enjoy the pleasures of running in the grounds of Windsor Castle - the oldest continuously occupied palace in the world!

The start and finish are within the confines of the Deer Park and seeing the deer is a beautiful sight to behold as you run along.


  • Well-established, much-loved half marathon
  • Enjoy the Great Windsor Deer Park
  • Windsor Castle as the spectacular backdrop
  • Run past many Royal sites of interest
  • See the Copper Horse Statue
  • Pay your respects at the Queen Elizabeth II Statue
  • Enjoy a day out with food, drinks and children's entertainment

This event is part of Windsor Half Marathon.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators

2024 timings to be confirmed.


  • 09:15 | Sprite Sprint
  • 10:00 | 40th Windsor Half Marathon
  • 10:10 | The cut-off time for starting the Half Marathon (if you're running late)
  • 11:08 | Expected winner finish time
  • 12:00 | Presentation of first three men and women

  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • Free parking
  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Windsor Great Park

By car

Please allow at least 1 hour on top of anticipated journey time.

From the north

Join M4 and travel westbound to J10. Take A329M to Bracknell.

At Twin Bridges roundabout continue on to the A329 signposted to Ascot.

At Heatherwood Hospital roundabout (near racecourse) turn left onto A332 towards Windsor.

The route will be AA signposted - from the West, Leave M4 at J10 and follow directions as above.

From the south

Leave M3 at J3 and follow A322 towards Bracknell.

At first major roundabout, get in offside lane and take A332 to Ascot.

At Heatherwood Hospital roundabout (near the racecourse) continue on A332 towards Windsor. The route will be AA signposted.

These routes have been pre-planned in consultation with the Police in order to alleviate traffic congestion. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated. Please exit by the same route.

From the east

Leave M4 at J6 towards Windsor then follow AA sign for Windsor Half Marathon.


Over 4000 cars can be accommodated on race day. You'll receive detailed notes in your information booklet.

By rail

From Paddington

Change at Slough for Windsor & Eton (Central).

From Waterloo

To Windsor (Riverside) via Staines. On leaving stations walk up High Street into Park Street to the castle gates, then down the Long Walk to the start (about one mile).

Make a weekend of it

  • Visit Windsor Castle, the oldest continuously occupied palace in the world
  • See the magnificent restoration of the state apartments following the horrendous fire in November 1992, which destroyed or severely damaged more than 100 rooms
  • Tour Eton College, Savill Gardens and Berkshire Vineyards and Wineries
  • Take a boat trip down the River Thames

On site facilities

  • Free, secure bag drop
  • Traffic-free course
  • Food and drink franchises
  • Toilets on site and on course
  • Staffed drinks stations
  • Marshals
  • 1st class medical support
  • Children's entertainment including bouncy castles and face painters

  • 2 laps
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • No headphones
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Water stations

The course itself is all on road and quite challenging with plenty of hills spread around the route, but remember: what goes up must come down! All this coupled with beautiful scenery and traffic free roads makes for a wonderful experience.

Route map

Windsor Half Marathon route map
Through the Deer Park with the backdrop of the historic castle as the backdrop.

Route highlights

  • Copper Horse Statue
  • The Royal Lodge
  • The Royal Chapel
  • Cumberland Lodge
  • The Royal School
  • Prince Consort Statue
  • Virginia Water
  • Queen Elizabeth II Statue
  • Windsor Castle

Route description

The race takes place close to Windsor Castle within the confines of the Windsor Great Park. The course is two laps, one of approximately 4 miles, the other of about 7.5 miles with the remainder made up by the 1.5 mile Long Walk at the start and end of the race.

The course is best described as undulating. It has many flat stretches, but there are some hilly sections to make the race a bit more interesting. The final 1.5 miles Long Walk is particularly impressive. The impressive sight of Windsor Castle in the distance beyond the finish line is quite outstanding and not something many will forget quickly. 

Historic sites
Including the Queen Elizabeth II Statue.


At each timing gate from 1h 45min onwards there will be pacer runners, these are experienced runners who are able to run at the pace required - so just follow them! They will be clearly identifiable. 

  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Trees not tees

There will be waste zones after each drinks station on both sides of the road to help try and keep Windsor Great Park clean and tody.

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Training plan
  • T-shirt

Prize money

Top 3 Men/Women plus additional categories:

  • 1st £500
  • 2nd £350
  • 3rd £250


All competitors who cross the finish line will receive a commemorative medal.


  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Valid to 31/12/2023

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Valid to 31/12/2023

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Valid from 01/01/2024

Entry fee (Affiliated)


Valid from 01/01/2024

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Age 5-9

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