The Henley Half Marathon Trail Run is now in its 6th year. If you have never visited the beautiful Henley On Thames, this could be the perfect opportunity. Take part in these scenic Trail Runs that start and finish by the Temple Island Meadows - The Official Start line for the Royal Henley Rowing Regatta.
If you have time, when you run, jog or walk to keep looking around, you will see some of the best views around Henley and the surrounding areas.
The event is not designed to be a gruelling cross country through deep mud and puddles, but aims to be a fun, friendly and fast trail run along one of England's most historic courses.
The official cut off time to complete the Half Marathon event is 3 hours 30 minutes, making the event achievable, even if you decide to mix walking with jogging along the course. There is a minimum participant age of 17 for this event. For participant health and safety, we also ask that there are no prams or dogs taken out on the course.
Following updated guidance from the UK Government and in turn the governing bodies who license our events, UK Athletics and British Triathlon, we’re confident that this event can go ahead in a modified format. We’re carefully adapting our event plans – from getting there to going home. We’re thinking through every detail and the safest way to deliver our events under the new guidance.
Events: 10k & Half Marathon
Event Location: Remenham Church Lane, Remenham, Henley on Thames, Oxon, RG9 3DB
Car Parking: On arrival to the site follow signs to the event car park.
Registration: All running event participants will be sent their bib number, which includes their timing chip, prior to the event. An enquiries desk will be set up at the front of the boat bay to allow for anyone who’s number has not arrived.
Bag Drop: There will be no bag drop or changing facilities at the event in order to minimise the amount of contact between staff and participants and to restrict all activities to the outdoor areas. We advise competitors to come ready to run and leave valuables in your car.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females.
Bespoke Medals for all finishers and a selection of refreshments
Timings: Provisional schedule - each event will have a rolling wave start with participants starting individually at 15 second intervals. This allows for 4 people per minute to start; 60 people per 15 minute period. Longer distances will start earlier in the day with the shorter distances starting later. This will ensure that there is sufficient time between each participant starting to allow for social distancing. This should also ensure there is a steady number of people coming through the finish line, avoiding groups congregating.
Start periods will be allocated based on participant bib number e.g. numbers 1-60 starting at 15 second intervals between 08:00-08:15.
Please check your pre-race email for any changes to this schedule and notifications of your start times.
Site Open to Competitors
Do NOT Arrive Before This Time
09:00 - 10:15
Half Marathon Start
10:15 - 11:30
Run Course Closes
Event Closes To Competitors
Covid-19 Measures: Measures put in place will include, but not be limited to, rolling start waves, one way systems around the site, hand sanitising stations, additional toilet capacity, regular cleaning, social distancing measures and provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to staff where necessary. Event information will be provided to participants prior to the event. This will include information about COVID-19 symptoms and a declaration that they have read and understood the conditions of the event including being symptom free.
No briefings will be provided on the day unless important information has changed since the initial briefing was sent out. This is so that participants are not required to gather in groups and to minimise their time at the venue.
There will be no on the day entries and no spectators will be permitted at the event.
NHS Test and Trace: In order to support NHS Test and Trace the following information will be collected from all participants and staff prior to the event and/or before they leave site:
· Contact phone number
· Dates and times of shift/event e.g. wave start time and chip finishing time
This information will be held for 21 days after the event.
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