Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

Date:
Add to Calendar 2020-03-15 00:00:00 2020-03-15 00:00:00 Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon Run for WaterAid in the only Half Marathon to be held at this famous and historic royal home. The race will start inside the gates of Hampton Court Palace and finish in its beautiful gardens. Hampton Court, Molesey WaterAid UK [email protected] Europe/London public
Where:
Hampton Court, Molesey
Distance:
Half marathon (13.1 miles)
Minimum sponsorship:
£300
Registration fee:
£30
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Event information

Run for WaterAid in the only Half Marathon to be held at this famous and historic royal home. The race will start inside the gates of Hampton Court Palace and finish in its beautiful gardens.

The Palace Half offers a flat and picturesque course along the banks of the River Thames. Running at this historic venue offers not only a perfect opportunity to run a personal best but to visit one of the UK’s major tourist attractions.

Plus, when you run for WaterAid you'll be joining the mission to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere within a generation.

Apply for a place on Team WaterAid

How we'll help

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company RunningWithUs to provide you with a special training package.

As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • Email helpline – ask a coach your training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask-the-coach services and webinar sessions.

That's not all. We'll also hook you up with:

  • A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Fundraising and event resources like balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
  • The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid tap and toilet costumes
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team.

Above all, we love hearing from you! If you have a question or just want to chat about your training, get in touch.

Resources

We've got a whole host of online plans, produced by RunningWithUs, to help you prepare for the race.

FAQs

I have my own place in this event, how can I join Team WaterAid?

Congrats on securing your own place – we'd love to have you on board!

To join Team WaterAid you can either pop us an email at [email protected] to let us know you’d like to join our team, or you can set up an online fundraising page on JustGiving. They'll tell us you’re fundraising for WaterAid and we’ll get in touch to say thank you and send you a fundraising pack.

I’m taking part in this event for WaterAid, how can I get a WaterAid top or cycling jersey to wear on the day?

If you’ve registered for a charity place or got your own place in any of our events, you'll receive your very own WaterAid running vest a few weeks before the race.

If you're taking on a different event for WaterAid and would like us to send you a vest or jersey, please contact us at [email protected].

What training advice and support do you provide?

We've teamed up with leading sport and training coaches RunningWithUs to provide expert training plans, tips and advice.

We have bespoke training plans, put together by RunningWithUs, and you'll get direct access to the expertise of our professional coaches. Whether you’re brand new to running or a seasoned cyclist, we have a training plan to help you. If you have any specific training questions, you can contact RunningWithUs directly by emailing [email protected]

How much do I need to fundraise?

If you get a place on the WaterAid team we ask that you commit to raising £300. It might sound like a lot, but we'll be on hand with loads of tips and support to help you reach it - you'll get there in no time!

If you have your own place and decide to run for WaterAid, there's no minimum sponsorship amount.

I have an injury and now I can't take part in the event I signed up for. What should I do?

We're really sorry to hear that – please contact our events team at [email protected] to let us know you won’t be taking part.

I’m stuck for fundraising ideas. Can you help?

You’ve come to the right place! Check out some great fundraising ideas and inspirational stories.

Once you’ve registered for an event, we’ll also send you a fundraising guide as part of your welcome pack. This has lots of great fundraising tips to get you off to a flying start.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

If you've raised money on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.

If you've raised money offline, you pay your fundraising in online, or can send it in by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, or paying in your money over the phone.

If you’re making a bank transfer please use the following details:

WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746

If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:

WaterAid
47-49 Durham Street
London
SE11 5JD

Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!

If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.

Contact us

Have a question about the event you've signed up to? Or do you need some help choosing your next challenge?

Contact Bob in our Events team and he’ll be happy to help.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7793 4594

You can also join the WaterAid Events Facebook group to get answers to any questions you may have.

Bob from the events team, who you can contact about Hampton Court Half Marathon
WaterAid/Billy Barraclough