Run: 8.2 miles £22
Run: 16 miles £25
Run (Individual): 24 miles £26
Run (Relay): 24 miles £30
ENTRY DEADLINE: 9PM MONDAY 7th OCTOBER 2013 (OR EARLIER IF FULL)
Running on the success of the inaugral 2012 event – the Garmin Kingston Run Challenge is back in 2013!
A festival of running for Kingston-Upon-Thames
This festival of running has something for absolutely everyone - from children and beginners through to experienced runners and marathon veterans. The centre of the picturesque town of Kingston-upon-Thames will be closed to traffic as thousands of runners and spectators come together to celebrate getting fit and being active in the great outdoors.
The centrepiece of the day are three running events following a flat, scenic route that takes in the banks of the River Thames, Hampton Court Palace, the centre of Kingston itself and some of the most famous sights in the Royal Borough.
Something for everyone with three distances on offer!
Whether you are preparing for an Autumn marathon or just looking for a running event with a difference, there is something at the 2013 Garmin Kingston Run Challenge for you.
The Garmin Kingston Run Challenge still features the traditional 8 and 16 mile races made so popular by the Whole Foods Market Breakfast Run in March and there is now an added 24 mile event for those looking to take on something a little longer.
Take on the challenge as a team in the Garmin Kingston Run Challenge Relay
In the Garmin Kingston Run Challenge Relay teams of three runners will take on eight miles each to complete a 24 mile, three lap course in the quickest time possible. There will be team prizes across a whole range of categories including male, female and mixed.
Train while you Race at the Garmin Kingston Run Challenge
The Challenge isn’t just a great race in its own right, it is also the perfect event if you are training for a marathon, a half-marathon, a long-distance triathlon, an Ironman, an ultramarathon or any of the endurance events on the Human Race 2014 calendar! The 8 mile event is a perfect primer for a half-marathon (or even as an over-distance training run for anyone looking to do a fast 10k) while the 16 and 24 mile versions are both great confidence boosters for those taking on an Autumn or Spring marathon. With the nutrition stations on course and chip-timing, they are the perfect way to make one of your longer runs easy to organise while simulating race conditions. Plus, for the rare breed known as ultra-marathoners the 24 mile event constitutes a great little training run – especially as part of the course follows the River Thames along the same path used in the infamous Thames Path 50 and Thames Path 100 races...
PROVISIONAL START TIMES: 8:00am 8.2 mile & 24 mile (Individual & Relay), 8:30am 16 mile
8.2 mile - Minimum Age 16 on Event Day
16 mile - Minimum Age 18 on Event Day
24 mile Individual - Minimum Age 18 on Event Day
24 mile Relay - Minimum Age 16 on Event Day
CUT OFF TIMES:
16 milers - Must be starting the 2nd lap by 10:10am (1 hour 40 mins). This equates to covering 8.2 miles in 1 hour 40 mins, running 12 min per mile pace.
24 milers - Must be starting the 3rd lap by 11:00am (3 hours). This equates to covering 16 miles in 3 hours, running 11 min per mile pace.
MP3 PLAYERS ETC: Human Race strongly discourages the use of any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration when competing. This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones, personal stereos and MP3 players. Human Race can not be responsible for accidents resulting from racing with such equipment.