The Thames Meander Course
A ﬂat scenic riverside trail marathon starting and ﬁnishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre HQ.The course meanders along the Thames Path out to the far side of Canbury Gardens and then returns past the HQ and along the Thames Path trail as far as the Barn Elms Rowing Club turnaround point, returning past the HQ again to the far side of Canbury Gardens which is the ﬁnal turnaround point, returning to ﬁnish at the YMCA HQ.
Half Marathon Route:
A ﬂat scenic riverside trail half marathon starting and ﬁnishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre HQ.The course starts in the opposite direction to the marathon and meanders along the Thames Path out to the ﬁrst turnaround point at the Kew Gardens car park, then returning past the race HQ and on towards Canbury Gardens just past the Boaters Inn Pub which is the ﬁnal half marathon turnaround point, returning to ﬁnish at the YMCA HQ.
Both routes will be very well marked throughout with Hermes Running yellow / black chevron ﬁxed directional signage and pink ribbons all along the run routes.The courses will be also be well marshalled at both turnaround points and at the respective check points which will be well stocked.These courses are both ﬂat and fast so we’re expecting some great PB’s.
These are our flagship races of the trail marathon series, and will start / finish at the YMCA Hawker Centre in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey. Due to the overwhelming demand the popular Triple Crown Series will be hosted again in the spring, summer and winter, in addition to our individual events.The Thames Meander is a flat and scenic riverside run route along the Thames Path on an out / back course with awe inspiring views all along the riverside trail. These races can be entered collectively as the Triple on a discounted rate basis, or as individual events.
There are two variations to the course, the half and the marathon:
The Half Marathon is 13.1 miles
The Marathon is 26.2 miles