After a successful test event last year, the Kempton Park Marathon is back on Sunday the 29th of May with an improved course. This flat course starts and finishes outside the large main stand and we have reduced the laps to only 5 laps (1 small lap and 4 laps of 5mile distance).
All of the races across the two days start and finish outside the racecourse grandstands so the music and atmosphere will be electric as your round the Clubhouse turn and head into the Home Stretch! With our famous cheer points on the Back Stretch and our DJ at the start and finish, you'll struggle not to feel the adrenaline rush as you make your way around the course.
Run under licence from UK Athletics, the events results will be recorded and eligible for inclusion in Power of 10 Athletes rankings. As well as a commemorative medal, all finishers will be able to download a personalised certificate recording their time and position.
Kempton Park offers masses of car parking and boasts its own rail station, with trains every hour on the Sunday service, to London Waterloo and Shepperton.
Please expect to run on flat path, road, gravel during the 26.2 miles. The course is flat as a pancake and will be looped. We will be releasing the course soon.
Full professional cover in place throughout the course.
The entire course will be fully marshalled. Marshalls are volunteers so please say thanks to these amazing people!
A sweep Marshall will be present to assist athletes who do not complete the course and will be transported to the finish line.
Due to Covid-19 and social distancing, all runners will be given an arrival time to avoid congestion. We will be updating you very soon as to whether friends and family can spectate at Kempton.
Please take weekend public transport timetables and delays into consideration.
There will be a bike park area at the venue for you to safely leave your bike while you take part in the event.
Kempton Park is located on the A308 between Sunbury on Thames and Hampton Court, less than one mile from Junction 1 of the M3 via Junction 12 of the M25. If you are planning to drive to the event, please choose the entry option with a free car park permit.
Kempton Park Station is 200 yards from the North entrance of the racecourse. Trains run every half an hour direct from London Waterloo with a 40-minute journey time, the service runs once an hour on Sundays. Please note that, due to social distancing measures, the eight-carriage trains can only accommodate up to 150 passengers, so do not travel by train unless absolutely necessary.
I want to run with my friend who lives with me, how can we make sure we start at the same time?
Start waves will be carefully allocated based on predicted time. While we cannot guarantee two runners will be in the same start wave, entering the same race and giving the same predicted time will increase your chances.
What is the course like?
The course is a fast, flat route with a few turns on hard-packed paths.
Will there be somewhere to leave bags on the day?
Yes, you will be able to leave small bags in our baggage area on Event Day, however this is likely to be very busy so we would encourage you to leave items with one of your supporters if possible. You will need your phone to access the event, so please plan to run with it if possible.
What happens if I do not receive my race pack prior to the event?
If you do not receive your race pack before the event, you will be able to collect a replacement pack from one of our Info Points on Event Day. We’ll email all runners further details on this in the week before the event.
Will there be results?
Yes, there will be results published within 12 hours of the completion of the event. Please come back to this website.