Harry Hawkes Summer Raceday
Giggs hill green, thames ditton, July 18th 2021
NEW HALF MARATHON DISTANCE FOR 2021
For one year only, the Harry Hawkes will become the Harry Hawkes Half Marathon!
Run over a fast, flat and scenic multi-terrain course that offers great PB opportunities, the event combines a perfect English village atmosphere with professional race management.
The race will follow the original Harry Hawkes 8 mile loop with additional sections in Thames Ditton and North Kingston to make the full 13.1 mile distance. The route incorporates open road sections with a fantastic stretch through woodland, riverside park and the superb three mile Barge Walk section stretch along the River Thames, making for a scenic run which is fast, flat and fun.
The organisers have made the decision to move from 10 miles to a half marathon in 2021 as a response to the Covid restrictions which have led to race cancellations and postponements. We believe a big demand has built up from runners who had intended to run in Half Marathon events in 2020 and early 2021, and this summer special will meet their requirements for one of the great races on the South West London calendar.
The race will be run under any Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines that remain in place at the time of the event.
All finishers will receive a super race medal and personalised certificate showing there time and place.