Everything you need to know about the Windsor Half Marathon

Whether you’re running or spectating, here’s all the info.

windsor half marathon 2019
Windsor Half Marathon

With a little over a month to go until this year’s Windsor Half Marathon, whether you’re running or spectating, here’s what you need to know.

When is the Windsor half marathon?

The Windsor half marathon takes place on Sunday 26 September 2021.

What time does the race start?

The race starts at 10am, however runners should arrive earlier to ensure they have time to locate their start pen. Any runner who is more than 10 minutes late will not be allowed to start the race.

What is the route for the Windsor half?

The route for the Windsor half marathon can be seen on the event website map here. The course is all on road, with some hilly sections.

Where does the Windsor half start and finish?

The race starts and finishes on the famous long walk, with Windsor Castle as the backdrop.

When will I receive my number and timing chip?

Race numbers will be posted out approximately 3 weeks before the race. Runners who haven’t received their race pack by 26 September should get to the start line early to ensure they have time to pick up another at the Administration Marquee. The race pack includes your number, which also has the timing chip on the back.

What will the weather be like for the Windsor half marathon?

Looking ahead, the weather for Sunday is set to be sunshine and patchy clouds, with highs of 17 degrees celsius.

How can I get to the start line of the Windsor half marathon?

There are travel instructions for runners travelling by car and by train on the event website. It’s advised that runners travelling by car allow extra time for congestion and parking.

Will I be able to drop a bag off?

Yes, there is a free bag drop near the start line.

Are headphones allowed on the race course?

Although they are not recommended due to health and safety reasons, headphones are permitted on the Windsor half marathon course. The Windsor half marathon is a two lap course, so there will be points where race marshals will need to direct runners, so if headphones are used, runner should still be able to hear instructions.

Is there still time to enter the race?

Entries to the 2021 half marathon have now closed.

I’m injured, can I defer or give my race number to a friend?

Unfortunately, the window for runners to defer or transfer their race place in the event of injury has now passed and refunds cannot be offered to runners unable to attend. Any runner who competes in another person’s race will be disqualified. If you wish to contact race organisers, the number is 01782 388128.

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