Race information

THORPE AND EGHAM 10K & HALF MARATHON
SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2020

ADDRESS: Egham Cricket Club, Vicarage Road, Egham, TW20 8NP
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS STRICTLY NO PARKING WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF THE EVENT VILLAGE (See below for further travel information)

EVENT VILLAGE OPEN @ 7AM

START TIMES:

Half Marathon @ 9AM
*PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A STRICT 3 HOUR CUT-OFF TIME DUE TO ROAD CLOSURES*

10k @ 9:30 AM

RACE NUMBERS

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All entries on or before Tuesday 21st January will be sent race packs in the post. If you DO NOT receive your pack by the end of the day on Thursday 30th January please get in touch and let us know at [email protected] There will be a £5 charge for lost chips payable on the day that will go to the event charity.

Please be sure to check your race pack contains your race number with detachable baggage label, race information leaflet and chip (as pictured below).

Those who entered after Wednesday 22nd January will need to collect your race pack from the information tent in the event village. To collect your race pack, you need to make your way to the information desk between 7.30-8.45am. It will take around 10 minutes to collect number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.

You only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great, but we will have spares at the information tent if needed. Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip.

Please make sure you keep your number and chip on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief Runner Information Form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

BAGGAGE

We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. There will be a detachable baggage label at the bottom of your race number that you will need to attach to your bag.

To collect your bag after the race all you have to do is show your race number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your belongings.

TOILETS

There will be plenty of Portaloos within the event village for you to use before and after the race. There will also be toilets located around the 9 mile mark on the course for the half marathon to use during the race.

REFRESHMENTS

There will be 3 water stations for the half marathon along the course at miles 2.5, 7, and 11, and 1 water station for the 10k at the 6km point, as well as at the finish line where you can collect your medal, t-shirt and goodie bag.

Good Luck for the run from Team ACTIPH. ACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water. We surcharge purified water through ionisation and add a unique blend of electrolytes to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH of 9.0+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. Grab your bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line!!

TENZING will be available for you all to try after your race! TENZING Natural Energy is a plant-based, natural alternative to a market that is flooded by sugar and artificial ingredients. Here is a message from the team:  Planet conservation is at the forefront of the brand. Last year we created the TENZING Clean Air Tracker (http://tenzingcleanairrunclub.com/) which syncs with running tool STRAVA to show the live Air Quality Score of the user’s route. We hope to raise awareness about the issue of air pollution in the capital as well as offering a solution to the growing running community. Head to their HERE website to find out more.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

KIND® is more than just a name. It’s a commitment: to making snack bars that don’t compromise. Just the very best ingredients. Full of wholesome nutrients. And always packed with flavour. They have kindly donated some of their delicious bars for you all to try after your race! To find out more about KIND and their products, head to their website HERE.

Thank you to VIT HIT for donating some of their low calories vitamin drinks for you all to try after your race! Don’t forget to grab one! Head to their website HERE for further details about their yummy products.

Mission will be sampling within the event village. MISSION is a range of unique performance improving teas (Energise, Focus, Perform, Endure, Recover and Sleep).
If you’ve been struggling with energy spikes and crashes, these teas are perfect for you. They contain Yerba mate and other plant based ingredients that create a slow, sustainable release of energy compared to coffees and sugar based energy drinks. This week MISSION are giving away a free sample bundle of their range – you just need to cover p+p. https://missionuk.com/pages/try-our-tea-for-free. (Use code RunThrough for10% off site wide).

THE COURSE 

The race will start and finish in the same location next to the event village. There will be yellow signs marking each mile, and blue signs marking each KM, along the course and along with arrows to direct you along the way there will be plenty of marshals to keep you going all the way to the finish.

As this is a road closed race we strongly advise against wearing headphones to ensure that you are alert to all marshal instructions throughout the race.

You can see further course information HERE

Maps: Half Marathon (below left), 10k (below right)

WARM UP 

The Thames Club will be getting you all warmed up on Sunday morning!

The Thames Club offers the best all round health, fitness and wellbeing experience in the area. We believe that the goal of a healthy mind and body should be for everybody. We understand that everyone is different and so are their goals. So whether it’s an early morning swim, a mindful hour of Hot Yoga or a high octane indoor cycling class, our friendly team will welcome you, guide you and support you every step of the way. Call us on 01784 463100 or email [email protected] to book a complementary 3 day trial, just quote ‘thorpe half’.

MASSAGE

Synergy Physio, our performance and injury partner, will be providing post-race massage in the event village.  Synergy specialise in all sporting injuries, treating them with Physiotherapy, Sports Massage and Gait Analysis.  The Synergy Running Lab caters for all types of runners, where they deliver comprehensive, technical running analysis and training for all calibres of runners. To find out more about Synergy Physio, head to their website HERE.

RETAILER

Up & Running are proud sponsors of The Thorpe & Egham 10k & Half Marathon! Up & Running will be retailing within the event village along with HOKA ONE-ONE products so do head over see what they have got.
Find out more and see the products stocked on their website HERE.

HOW TO GET THERE

Address: Two Rivers Retail Park, Mustard Mill Rd, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4WB
There is strictly no parking available at the Cricket Club or within close proximity to the Event Village.

The Event Village will open from 7am on race day. For those wishing to travel by car, there will be a free shuttle bus service from Staines Retail Park (address above) to just outside the Cricket Club, just 2 minute walk to the event village. This shuttle bus service will be running before and after the race at various times throughout the day. PLEASE NOTE: the final shuttle bus will depart from the Cricket Club to the Retail Park at 12:45pm.

There will be lots to do for runners and spectators within our event village: stage with live performances, covered bag storage, charity stalls, food and drink vendors, plenty of toilets.

TRAIN

Regular South West Trains run from Waterloo direct to Egham, which is the recommended railway station for travelling to the event.

You can see Egham Railway station on Google maps here, and zoom out to see where it is in relation to us.

Trains run from London Waterloo, with a journey time of between 30 to 50 minutes. Egham can also be reached directly via other mainline stations:

Reading: Trains run approximately every 30 minutes with a journey time of 46 minutes, and a less frequent service running on Sundays.

Weybridge: Trains run approximately every 30 minutes with a journey time of 29 minutes, and a less frequent service running on Sundays with 1 train every hour.

You will need to plan your journey carefully – Egham train station is 0.6 miles from Egham Cricket Club, and can be walked within 15 minutes.

CAR

For those wishing to travel by car, there will be a free shuttle from Staines Retail Park that will take you to and from the event village.

Address: Two Rivers Retail Park, Mustard Mill Rd, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4WB

The Shuttle Bus service will run between 7am and 8:15am before the race and again between 11am and 12:45pm after the race. The service will run between Staines Retail Park (TW18 4WB) and just outside Egham Cricket Club.

There are also a number of public car parks in close proximity to Egham Rail Station in the town centre with adequate spaces which are recommended if you would like a gentle walk (roughly 15 minutes) to the event village before and after the race.

We’re just 20 miles from Central London, with plenty of transport links between Junctions 11 and 13 of the M25 (but for reasons unknown to us, you can’t get here from J12).

The best way to get here if you use a smart phone is to download the Google Maps app.

Lead Vehicle Sponsorship

From everyone here at Maranello Maserati in Egham we would like to send our very best wishes to everyone participating in the run on Sunday 2nd February. Maranello Maserati are an official Maserati Dealership, providing Sales, Servicing and Parts. Located at both the iconic Tower Garage Showroom in Egham and Thorpe Industrial Estate, Maranello have represented Maserati since 1998. We are delighted to be one of the sponsors for this fantastic local event, one that not only sees thousands of runners chasing a personal best along some beautiful Surrey roads but one that also supports some wonderful worthwhile charities. We would be delighted to welcome you to our showroom if you are in the Egham area.

Spectators

Due to the course consisting of a large 13.1 mile loop taking place on closed roads around Surrey this course is difficult for spectators to navigate. Therefore we suggest spectators remaining within the event village to see the start and finish. There will be a band on stage as well as hot food and drink vendors throughout the day. You can see the course map HERE.

Results

Results will run live on the ThorpeHalf.com website so you can see your official time as soon as you cross the finish line! If you have any questions or queries regarding your time please do contact us at [email protected].

Pictures

We will have a couple of photographers taking a few snaps of the race, which will be uploaded to the Thorpe Half Facebook page shortly after the race, so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself. All race photos are free for you to save and share as you wish!

Things To Note!

We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you and remain alert to all marshal instructions throughout the race.

We have marshals and signs around the course, but please pay very close attention to where you are going.

Social Media 

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook @ThorpeHalf and follow us on Instagram @ThorpeHalf use the hashtag #ThorpeHalf in the build up to the race

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