Charities FAQ's (1)

How do we apply for a Charity Place?

You have to contact one of the partnered charities which are listed on www.runwindsor.com/charities  

To find out more information about the Charities click on the links provided on www.runwindsor.com/charities

On Site (12)

Are there refreshments available for family and friends?

Yes, there is a refreshment area for friends and relatives and also entertainment for the children.

Can I wear headphones?

It is a Run Britain rule that all running races in Britain must not permit their runners to wear headphones/earphones, which prevent the wearer hearing vital safety instructions. Our Marshall’s will ask you to remove headphones/earphones. If you ignore this, you are doing so at your own risk and the race organisers, sponsors and partners will not be held accountable and you run the risk of disqualification.

Race T-shirt

Race T-shirts are free to all race finishers – please collect from the T-shirt Marquee at the end of the race.

Are there any showers/changing facilities?

There are no showers and very limited changing facilities.

Is there wheelchair access?

Yes, there is a designated car parking area for wheelchairs, but please note that this whole area is within the Deer Park and the going underfoot may cause a few problems (long grass).

Am I allowed to bring a dog?

It is not advisable to bring a dog, but if you do they must be kept on a lead at all times.  Dogs are NOT allowed on the course during the race.

What should I wear?

You should wear appropriate clothing that is suitable to run in and also take into account  the weather conditions on the day.

Is there anywhere I can leave my bags while I’m running?

There is a Baggage Marquee with security volunteers.

If I lose any of my belongings, is there a designated area for lost property?

Lost property is located in the Administration Marquee.

Am I allowed to bring a BBQ?

No, BBQ’s are NOT allowed within the grounds

Will there be meeting points at the finish for family and friends?

The finish area is one fairly large arena and it is really up to you to identify a place to meet your family and friends.

Can I bring a pop-up tent or gazebo?

No personal Gazebos /pop up tents are allowed within the Windsor Great Park site and any unauthorised ones will be asked to be removed from the site.

We do offer corporate hospitality Marquees if you wish to hire one. Please click here for more information

The Course (9)

Is there a lead car?

Yes, there is a lead car.

Are there photographers on the course?

Yes, there will be photographers on the course.

How long is the course?

A Half Marathon is 13.1 miles.

What is the course like?

Details can be found on the website under ‘Course‘.

Are there any First Aid points on the course?

There is a Field Hospital at the Start / Finish together with First Aid points at all drinks’ stations and mobile medics on bicycles and motorbikes.

Are there toilets available on the route?

Yes, toilets are located at the drinks stations.

What sort of terrain is the route?

The course is tarmac throughout.

What refreshments are available out on the course?

There are water stations at 2.25 miles, 4 miles, 6.5 miles, 9 miles, and at the Finish

What should I wear?

You should wear appropriate clothing that is suitable to run in and also take into account  the weather conditions on the day.

The Glynn Shefford Memorial Run (5)

What time does the Race start?

The Half Marathon starts at 10.00am, the Sprite Sprint starts at 9.00am and the Glynn Shefford Memorial Run starts at 10.15am.

Do the Glynn Shefford Memorial Runners receive numbers and are there prizes?

Yes, all  Runners receive numbers  and there are 2 trophies in each of the following 3 young athletes age groups, awarded to the fastest boy and fastest girl every year:

  • U13 Boys & Girls
  • U15 Boys & Girls 
  • U17 Boys & Girls
  • Age as at 31.08.2015

All finishers receive a medal.

Can anyone take part in the Glynn Shefford Memorial Run?

The Fun Run is for  ages 10 – 80 + year olds.

Travel and Car Parking (5)

Is the car park free?

Yes, the car park is free to both spectators and participants. Users of this car park do so at their own risk. The WHM will not accept responsibility for damage, accident or loss.

Where is the nearest train station to the race?

Windsor & Eton (Central) and Windsor (Riverside).  On leaving the stations, walk up High Street into Park Street to the Castle Gates, then down the Long Walk to the start (about one mile).

Where can participants and spectators park on the race day?

All competitors and spectators can park in the large car parks provided on site.  Car park directions will be included within your race pack (please note it is not a car park pass). Users of this car park do so at their own risk. The WHM will not accept responsibility for damage, accident or loss.

Is the event clearly signposted?

Yes, there are AA signs through Windsor.

How do I find local accommodation?

For all accommodation information, please go to The Event – Accommodation.

Windsor Half Marathon FAQ's (35)

Do I have to run for a Charity?

No you don’t have to run for a Charity you can run as a normal entry 

I am unable to run can I give my number to someone else?

No Your running number is unique to you and enables our safety team to access the personal details you have supplied to us quickly, if needed on race day. Giving your bib to another runner will result in both you and them being disqualified from this race. UK Athletics rules state: 

“Numbers are issued to the individual athlete completing the application form except with the specific authority of the Race Organiser. Athletes who receive transferred numbers without permission will be disqualified from the race. Both runners will be subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate National Association.”

What will the race pack include?

The Race Pack will include your timing chip which is MyLaps Bib Tag which will be attached to the back of  your race number, race number with tear off  luggage label to be used if required in the Baggage Area. The  Information for Runners PDF will be available for download from the website.

How can I get in contact with you?

If you need to contact us for any reason, the Hotline number is 01782 388128 or use the contact us form.

Do you have a waiting list?

No, there is no waiting list for the race as it is already oversubscribed.

Am I allowed to raise money for a nominated charity other than ‘The Prince Philip Trust’?

Yes, you are allowed to raise funds for your own nominated charity.

I have changed my address since entering, can I change my contact details?

Yes please, it is important to notify us if you change your address as soon as possible.  You have access to your registered data.  To change any details please go to the link which you will find on your confirmation email that you received when you entered online or email: joanne@running4women.com. If this is not done, we cannot guarantee that you will receive all race communications.

Where do I find advice on pre-race training?

For advice, please go to The Training section,  where you will find a training programme.

What do I do if I haven’t received my race pack?

If you do not receive your race pack, please email us via the contact us form to  inform us that your pack has not arrived. Then please arrive early on race day and go to the Administration Marquee where you will be issued with a new Race number and timing device.

When will entries open and close?

Entries are open now and  will close when we have reached 6000 entries.  From experience this is around the end of April.

 

Am I able to have a refund or deferral if I am unable to run?

No, we do not give refunds and we cannot offer a deferral.

I have entered by post, how do I know if I have been accepted into the race?

You can check by clicking the ‘Am I In’ section on the website.

Which is the best way to enter the race?

Using the online system, but if you do not have access to a computer, you can enter by post.

Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

Transfers of an entry to another person are permitted with the organisers consent up until  1st Sepetmber 2017.  Please download an substitution entry form, the substitute must fill it in and send it with your name and address with a cheque for £10 made payable to Running4Women Ltd/Windsor Half Marathon and send it back to Windsor Half Marathon, PO Box 2070, Stourbridge, West Midlands. DY8 1WX.  Please note entries to the Windsor Half Marathon are personal to the applicant.  Any runner who competes in another person’s race number will be disqualified and also if part of a team, this will result in the team being disqualified. If you would like to pay by Bank Transfer please contact joanne@running4women.com for the details.

When will I receive my race number?

Race numbers will be posted out approximately 3 weeks before the race.

Where do I wear my race number and with what?

Pin your number to the front of your vest, one pin in each corner.

Do I have to wear my timing device?

Yes, it is very important that you wear your timing device, it is the only way that we know that you have started the race.

Where do I wear my timing device?

The timing device is MyLaps Bib Tag this device is already attached to the back of your number so just attach your number to your running vest/t-shirt and off you go.  It is very important to wear your number clearly visible on the front of your running vest/t-shirt. Your number must not be altered in anyway or covered by any clothing/tri belt. Do not bend twist or fold your number.

Do I need to register on the day?

No, you do not have to register on the day.

Can I wear headphones?

It is a Run Britain rule that all running races in Britain must not permit their runners to wear headphones/earphones, which prevent the wearer hearing vital safety instructions. Our Marshall’s will ask you to remove headphones/earphones. If you ignore this, you are doing so at your own risk and the race organisers, sponsors and partners will not be held accountable and you run the risk of disqualification.

If I arrive late for the start, can I still compete in the race?

You will not be allowed to start if you arrive ten minutes or more after the start of the race.

Are they any prizes/awards?

Yes, there are prizes for the first 6 runners, male and female and also age group category awards.

Where do we go at the end of the race?

You will be guided through the finishing funnels at the end of which you can collect your baggage and enjoy the rest of the day.

What do I get at the finish?

You will receive a commemorative medal and a race finishers t-shirt

How long before the race should I eat/drink?

It depends upon the individual, but usually 2 – 3 hours.

Will I get an accurate finish time?

Your chip time is accurate for you personally as it is only activated when you cross the start and finish mats.

When will I find out my finishing time and position?

Results should be online late on Sunday evening after the race.

What should I do if I lose my race number or timing device?

If you do lose your number and timing device, then please arrive early on race day and go to the Administration Marquee where you will be issued with a new Race number and timing device.

What happens if cannot finish the race?

Unless you are injured in any way and need ambulance transportation, there is no possible means of getting you back to the start./finish.

What time should I arrive for the start?

You should leave yourself enough time to be at the venue at least 1 hour before the start.  Please remember there may be road works, traffic problems en-route together with other events in and around Windsor.

Am I allowed to run with a pushchair?

No, pushchairs are NOT allowed on the course during the race.

What should I wear?

You should wear appropriate clothing that is suitable to run in and also take into account  the weather conditions on the day.

What time does the Race start?

The Half Marathon starts at 10.00am, the Sprite Sprint starts at 9.00am and the Glynn Shefford Memorial Run starts at 10.15am.