Half marathon entrants must be 17 years or older on the day of the race.
The cost for runners to enter the half marathon is £30. Lower early bird rates apply to runners who sign up before the published early bird deadline.
All runners who have been accepted into the race will be sent a race pack which will include race information and a race number. This should arrive 7-10 days before the race.
If you entered online you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If you did not receive an email, please contact us.
No refunds will be issued. You can transfer your place to another participant up until 14 September. Any transfer to another participant will be subject to a transfer fee of £7. Transfers are conducted through the online registration system by the withdrawing participant. Entries cannot be deferred to the following year.
No entries will be accepted on race day.
Don’t worry! We will check your name against our database and if you produce photographic ID, we will issue you with a new number.
The half marathon is 13.1 miles or in metric – 21.1km.
The race starts and finishes in Salt Hill Park, starting at 9am.
We will provide a staffed baggage area. Please note we cannot accept responsibility for valuables left in the baggage area and you leave these at your own risk. We recommend leaving your valuables at home or using a running belt/arm band to keep your items safe.
Medical provisions will be in place on the day of the race should you need them. They’ll be situated near the start/finish line and at various points along the race route.
The half marathon course is flat/undulating. While the race is run predominantly on the road, there are areas that are rougher and occasionally uneven. You may wish to consider the type of running shoes you wear, particularly if it is wet.
No. There won’t be pacers at this year’s half marathon.
Water stations will be situated around the half marathon course. Please ensure you stick to your pre-race hydration routine and don’t feel like you have to drink at every station. Water will also be available on the finish line to help you rehydrate and kick start your recovery process post-race.
No, but there will be toilet facilities stationed in Salt Hill Park.
Yes. Marshals will be stationed at key points along the route to ensure you go the right way and to cheer you on. Please note our marshals are volunteers.
Yes. We have a legal obligation to reopen roads by a certain time. This is approximately 4 hours after the race has started. If you are still running when we need to reopen the roads you will be asked to move to the footpath. If you think you will be longer than 4 hours, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help assist you further.
Yes, of course! However, we recommend practising in your costume beforehand. If your outfit includes equipment other than clothing/shoes please get in touch with us as there may be other requirements to ensure the safety of other participants.
We know runners enjoy listening to music while running, however we encourage you not to use earphones on race day to ensure you hear any medical alerts and instructions from marshals. We also don’t want you to miss the crowd support along the route!
No, we’re afraid you can’t. It’s a safety thing. Participants are not permitted to use any of the above or similar in the event and those attempting to do so will be prohibited from starting. Likewise, anyone attempting to start or join the race in any outfit we deem unsuitable and/or dangerous to other competitors or spectators, will not be allowed to start the race.
Yes. Finishers in all races who cross the finish line will get a medal.
Results will be made available online on the evening of 14 October. Should you have any queries regarding your provisional result then please contact us immediately.
Car parking will be available on the day at a location to be confirmed shortly, but why not use public transport to get to the race and avoid the traffic? Slough train station is just a few minutes walk away and we have a great network of buses to get you to the race on time.