Windsor Half Marathon FAQ's
Overseas Entrants Windsor Half Marathon. Please collect your race number from the administration marquee on the day of the race. There is a special designated area marked as ‘Overseas’ within the Administration Marquee for you to collect your number from.
In the event of injury which prevents a registered runner from taking part in the WHM, we offer deferral to the 2021 event. This must be supported by a note from either a Doctor or Physiotherapist. To defer you entry you must complete the following steps.
- To defer your entry you will need to email email@example.com before 5.00pm on Friday 28th August 2020 with your supporting note, you will be added to the list and receive a confirmation email. Unfortunately we are unable to defer any runners after this time.
- Once added to the deferral list it is your responsibility to email firstname.lastname@example.org between 1st January 2021 and 14th February 2021 to request your deferral entry code for the 2021 event. This will be emailed to you so you are able to re-enter again through the online entry system.
- Deferrals are granted at the absolute discretion of the event organiser. A deferral permits one standard entry to the same race as previously entered for the following year. Deferrals are only valid for the following year’s event and will not be ‘rolled over’ or extended. Deferrals may not be transferred to another runner.
2019 deferral to 2020 information
- If you are on the deferral list to defer from the 2019 event to 2020 it is your responsibility to email email@example.com between 1st January 2020 and 10th February 2020 to request your deferral entry code for the 2020 event. This will be emailed to you so you are able to re-enter again through the online entry system.
There is no official cut off time but please be aware that the roads are closed with in Windsor Great Park until 1pm after which the roads will be open, there will be minimal traffic on the roads and water stations will remain open until the last runner has gone through the finish.
The Windsor Half Marathon produce two times. The first is what is called the Gun Time. It’s the official race time and is the time that the runner takes to complete the course from the time the gun was fired. Of course if you take say thirty seconds to cross the line this additional time is part of your race time.
We also produce a Chip Time (or Chip to Chip Time as it’s sometimes referred to). This is the time that the runner actually takes from the time they crossed the start line (even if they took thirty seconds to do so from went the gun was fired) to the time they crossed the finish line. However, this time has no relevance to the results whatsoever and is used for information purposes only.
As far as the rules of athletics are concerned the Gun Time is the important time, and this is what the results and prizes are based on, otherwise the race becomes a time trial where the winner need not be the first person to cross the finish line.
No you don’t have to run for a Charity you can run as a normal entry
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.”
The Race Pack will include your timing chip which is MyLaps Bib Tag which will be attached to the back of your race number and a luggage label to be used if required in the Baggage Area. The Information for Runners PDF information booklet can download from here.
If you need to contact us for any reason, the Hotline number is 01782 388128 or use the contact us form.
No, there is no waiting list for the race as it is already oversubscribed.
Yes, you are allowed to raise funds for your own nominated charity.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. If this is not done, we cannot guarantee that you will receive all race communications.
For advice, please go to The Training section, where you will find a training programme.
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.
Entries are open now and will close when we have reached 6000 entries.
We have a limit of 6000 entries.
No Refunds are offered if you are not able to run. No refund can be given if the race has to be cancelled or postponed due to circumstances outside our control, for instance by order of the government due to foot and mouth. Your entry fee is invested in the cost of staging the event, and the main costs to contractors, suppliers, administration etc are already committed well before race day.
You can check by clicking the ‘Am I In’ section on the website.
Using the online system, but if you do not have access to a computer, you can enter by post.
Transfers of an entry to another person are permitted with the organisers consent up until 4th September 2020. 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, 64 Wildacres, Wollaston, Stourbridge, West Midlands. DY8 3PH. 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 email@example.com for the details.
Race numbers will be posted out approximately 3 weeks before the race.
Pin your number to the front of your vest, one pin in each corner.
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.
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.
No, you do not have to register on the day.
Although not recommended, personal stereos, IPods & mp3 players can be used at the Windsor Half Marathon. WHM follows UKA standards and strongly advise that you DO NOT wear in ear headphones or use audio devices during the race for your own safety, especially on road sections The Windsor Half is a 2-lap course and runners need to be able to hear our marshals who will ask the main field to move over as the faster runners and accompanying vehicles overtake them at speed on their second lap. We also occasionally need to get emergency vehicles along the course too. If you really can’t run without headphones please use common sense and show a duty of care to others. However, we endorse the use of Aftershokz and similar bone conduction headphones as these provides a safe solution allowing participants to hear their surroundings as well as their music.
You will not be allowed to start if you arrive ten minutes or more after the start of the race.
Yes, there are prizes for the first 6 runners, male and female and also age group category awards.
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.
You will receive a commemorative medal and a race finishers t-shirt
It depends upon the individual, but usually 2 – 3 hours.
Your chip time is accurate for you personally as it is only activated when you cross the start and finish mats.
Results should be online late on Sunday evening after the race.
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.
Yes there are.
Unless you are injured in any way and need ambulance transportation, there is no possible means of getting you back to the start./finish.
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.
No, pushchairs are NOT allowed on the course during the race.
You should wear appropriate clothing that is suitable to run in and also take into account the weather conditions on the day.
The Half Marathon starts at 10.00am, the Sprite Sprint starts at 9.00am and the Glynn Shefford Memorial Run starts at 10.15am.