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Grand Union Canal Spring Half Marathon

Quick facts

Location Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Distance Half marathon

About Grand Union Canal Spring Half Marathon

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak***


Lovely point-to-point race from Cowley Recreation Ground, Uxbridge along the Grand Union Canal to Cassiobury Park, Watford.

A flat, scenic, unusual, multi-terrain course. Traffic-free apart from one minor road crossing.

As this is a point-to-point race, you can choose to leave your car at the finish and use the bus to get to the start - your car will then be waiting for you when you've finished. You can book and pay for your seat on the bus when you register. Great spectator-friendly start at Cowley Rec & finish in Cassiobury Park!

Distances

Half Marathon

  • 21.098km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

There will be 4 water stations on the route at (approximately) Miles 2, 4.7, 7.5 & 10.5. Water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Award Medals

Grand Union Canal HM Prize List:-Trophies for 1st, 2nd 3rd Male & Female overall in each race. Trophies to 1st MV/WV 40/50/60/70+ in each race. A Finishers Medal for every adult runner!

Equipment Storage

You can leave your belongings with us at the start.  Bags will be taken from the start to the finish for you

Refreshments

 Coffee, snacks & refreshments will be available at the finish.

Timing

Chip-timed

Transport

You can choose to park at the finish in Cassiobury, Watford and take the bus provided to the start – before the race only.  £8 per seat, to be booked.

Grand Union Canal Spring Half Marathon Route Map

Grand Union Canal Spring Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Cowley Recreation Ground

Cowley Hall Recreation Ground, 47 Bullrush Grove, Uxbridge UB8 2JW, UK

Finish:

Cassiobury Park

Central Ave, Watford WD18 7BY, UK

Overview

The race takes you along the canal towpath from Cowley Recreation Ground, Uxbridge, to Cassiobury Park, Watford. As a multi-terrain route, it will provide you with different challenges along the way. The route follows the canal towpath and you will meet other users, whether on foot or bicycle or angling – please be considerate to other users. We will do all we can to warn other users in advance and to facilitate your run. There is one minor road crossing over a small bridge just after the start - please take care here and cross only when you can see it is safe to do so. Some of the bridges you will be running under are quite low – please take care. The footpath is narrow and rutted in places – please take extra care on these stretches. Don’t get frustrated if you can’t pass someone – remember there will be a wider section coming up when you can make your move! Above all, enjoy the route, the countryside, and all that entails

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.