Join Water of Life Half Marathon
Enjoy a superb scenic multi-terrain 10k or half marathon route starting and finishing in the prestigious Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre. The course follows the Thames between Marlow & Henley, before looping back through beautiful countryside. Fantastic facilities and magnificent spectator-friendly start/finish by the river.
Your family & friends can enjoy a morning in the Abbey grounds, by the river, with food and refreshments available all morning. Children's races to keep the young ones occupied while the main race is on. Sorry, dogs are not allowed in Bisham Abbey grounds
Both races take you along a mixture of road, trails and off-road footpaths, some of which go across fields that may be muddy, depending upon the weather. Trail shoes are recommended, especially during or after wet weather. You will follow the towpath from Marlow towards Henley, before looping back to Marlow. As a multi-terrain route, it will provide you with different challenges along the way. You will occasionally come across kissing gates, bridges and steps. The route follows public footpaths and you will meet other users, whether on foot or bicycle – please be considerate to other users. We will do all we can to warn other users in advance and to facilitate your run, but we have to share the towpath. The footpath is narrow and rutted in places – please take extra care on these stretches. Above all, enjoy the route, the countryside, and all that entails.
directions_runStart Address: Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow Rd, Marlow SL7 1RR, UK
flagFinish Address: Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Marlow Rd, Marlow SL7 1RR, UK
There will be water stations at approximately 3, 5, 8 & 10 miles. Please dispose of your cups in the bins provided after each water station. There will also be water available at the finish. If you require water before the race, please bring a bottle with you.
Finishers' Medals: Each finisher will receive a medal commemorating the event.
There will be a baggage drop close to the start/finish area. Please look for the ‘Handy Moves’ van(s). You should attach the baggage tag found in your race pack before heading off to the baggage vans. Be prepared to show your race number in order to retrieve your bag afterwards.
There is NO parking in the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre. Event parking will be in the farmer's field opposite Bisham Abbey (unless there has been very wet weather, in which case you will be advised either beforehand or on arrival). Please follow the car park marshals' instructions. Please note that once you have driven down the lane to the car park, you will not be able to drive back up until both races are underway. Therefore, if you are dropping off only, please drop off elsewhere. There will be NO parking in Temple Lane as it is part of the race route. Once you have parked, please follow direction arrows to the race HQ - please take care crossing the road from the car park to Bisham Abbey.
Hot and cold drinks and great food will be available at the start/finish throughout the morning.
Your timing chip will be attached to the back of your race number - you should not remove it, and you do not need to do anything with it. When attached correctly, timing chips will be detected as you cross the start and finish lines, and your time and race number will be recorded automatically. Do not be concerned if your chip number and race number do not tally! You must not pass your race number and/or timing chip to another runner.
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