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2024sun12may8:30 amRanelagh Harriers Richmond Half Marathon (Race 2, Surrey Road League)8:30 am Rose of York PubAge:Minimum 17 years on race dayTerrain:MixedCLICK FOR QUICK ENTRY >


(Sunday) 8:30 am


Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 6UY

Event Details

Ranelagh Harriers’ annual half marathon race, which dates back to 1980, is a fast and flat course which runs through Richmond and Twickenham, down to Hampton Court Bridge and back up along the Thames towpath to Ham.

The race forms part of the Ranelagh Harriers’ Summer Road Grand Prix and is its half marathon road championships race. It is also the Surrey Half Marathon Championships and forms part of the Surrey Road League.

  • Roads will not be closed to traffic. While running you must keep to the left-hand side of the road, run on the pavement where possible, and observe the Highway Code.
  • Unfortunately the course is not suitable for wheelchairs. Blind or partially sighted runners may be accompanied. All other runners must not be accompanied or followed by non-race participants (eg a runner or bicycle).
  • Dogs, except where an exemption has been granted by the Race Director for a medical assistance dog, are not permitted.
  • UK Athletics rules do not permit buggies, pushchairs or similar. Headphones and earphones are also not allowed under the rules.



The race starts on Petersham Road, just up from the junction with Star and Garter Hill, and head initially to Richmond Bridge. Runners cross the bridge joining Richmond Road which they follow into Twickenham before joining the river opposite the famous Eel Pie Island.


By Diamond Jubilee Gardens the route leaves the river and follows Cross Deep past Radnor Gardens and then proceeds along Twickenham Road all the way to the left hand turn down Ferry Road near Teddington Lock. The course then heads right along Broom Road which becomes Lower Teddington Road. The route passes under Kingston Bridge after which it follows Hampton Court Road all the way to Hampton Court Bridge.


At the bridge runners turn left onto Barge Walk and then follow the towpath, with views to the left of majestic Hampton Court Palace and the golf club too, back to Kingston Bridge. The course passes under Kingston Bridge a second time and then over it before heading around the back of John Lewis where it rejoins the towpath once more.


From there the route passes through Canbury Gardens and it then follows Lower Ham Road passing in front of the main entrance to the Hawker Centre, the site of the former aircraft factory. Runners head left along Dukes Avenue and then left again onto Dysart Avenue before a right turn onto Burnell Avenue.


There is then another right turn onto Beaufort Road, a left onto Hardwicke Road before rejoining Dukes Avenue on the left. This becomes Riverside Drive, alongside Ham Lands, with a right hand bend which leads to the finish on grass near the post race HQ, Richmond and Kew FC.