Tonbridge Half Marathon Venue partner: West Kent College
 

Race Information

The race village will be based in Judd School, Brook Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 2PW.  The race will start immediately outside the school at 10.00.

The race includes:

  • an accurately measured course
  • full road closures round most of the course
  • water stations and toilet facilities on the course
  • indoor changing and supervised bag storage
  • electronic timing

The runners will receive:

  • a finisher’s medal
  • a bottle of water
  • a technical short-sleeved t-shirt (if pre-ordered)

West Kent College has extensive parking at its campus in Brook Street. Once this is full, competitors and visitors should park in the extensive car parks around the Angel Centre / Sainsbury's, behind the High Street, half a mile from the start.  The venue is a five minute walk from Tonbridge Station.  Check out the timetables for South Eastern and Southern Railways, both of which serve Tonbridge.

The race is open to runners of all abilities over the age of 17 years.  We regret that the course is not suitable for wheelchair athletes.  Runners are not allowed to compete with dogs or buggies.  Only one individual prize can be won by any one runner.

For the team competition, teams must comprise fully paid up members of the same club.  Best three places score, lowest overall gender-specific total wins.  Thus if, for example, the best 3 ladies in Team X are placed 7th, 34th and 95th overall, but that equated to 1st, 4th and 19th in the ladies' event, their total would be 24 points.

HEADPHONES    

From 1 April 2016 a new rule regarding the wearing of headphones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition. "The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.”  We have two sections of the race, either side of Leigh, where one lane of the B2027 is coned off for the runners but road is not wholly closed to traffic. We have also had problems in the past with runners not hearing emergency services vehicles with sirens on approaching from behind them down narrow lanes en route to major incidents. For these reasons, the wearing of headphones or similar devices will no longer be permitted in this event.  However, the new type of Bone Induction headbands may be worn, but please make sure you keep the volume down so you can hear marshals' instructions, and emergency vehicles approaching from behind you.

Overnight accommodation is available at the Best Western Rose & Crown Hotel and the Premier Inn in Tonbridge.

 
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