COMPETITOR and Race pack information
Harrow Half Marathon and the Sir Roger Bannister Family Mile
Thank you for entering the Harrow Half Marathon & Sir Roger Bannister Family Mile, which are permitted by, and run under UKA rules. Please read all the notes! Before we get into the detail we want to say a special thanks to all the race sponsors for making this race a possibility.
The Race Pack is available to view and download below:
Please collect your numbers and timing chips for the half marathon and family mile between 7.30 and 8-45am from the Race HQ at the Harrow School Playing Fields. There will be signs in place directing you to the registration desk. Please fill in the medical requirements on the back, and then pin your number securely on the front of your vest and without folding, so that it is clearly visible to officials during the race, and at the finish. Please attach the timing chip to your shoe as indicated on the instructions.
NO CHIP/DAMAGED CHIP = NO TIME.
PLEASE TAKE CARE TO NOT BEND THE CHIP IN HALF AS IT WILL DAMAGE THE CHIP.
Start and Finish
Playing Fields at Harrow School, Entrance off Watford Road, Harrow, HA13TZ.
Parking & Travel
Harrow School is easily reached by public transport and the nearest train station is Harrow on the Hill. There will be signs in place to direct you from the station to the Race HQ. Please check the train times before you travel.
If you are arriving by foot then the best way to access the school playing fields is off Peterborough Road and down either Garlands Lane or Football Lane (these roads will not be accessible by car).
If you are wanting to come by car then parking is available at the Playing Fields of Harrow School. Please see the map (Watford Road, Harrow, HA13TZ):
Marshals will be in place to direct you into the parking area. The car park in on grass and you park at your own risk.
The car park gate will only be open from 7.15am to 8:30am before the race! The car park gate will only be open from 10:30am until 1pm after the race! All cars must have left the car park by 1pm. You will only be able to turn left when exiting the car park.
There will be no access to the School Playing Fields via Peterborough Road as this forms part of the race course!
Half Marathon Course
The race is held under UKA rules. The race starts and finishes at the Harrow School Playing Fields with the fantastic back drop of Harrow School and Wembley Stadium. The course is run on closed roads around Harrow. Although the roads will be closed for the race there is a possibility cars could be on the course as residents in the area will be able to drive out of designated access points. Please take care and obey the course marshal’s instructions.
Sir Roger Bannister Family Mile Course
The family mile will take place within the grounds of Harrow School and will be entirely traffic free. A map of the 1 mile course will be available at Race HQ on the morning of the race.
The Harrow Half Marathon on Sunday September 15th will be a ‘Single Use Plastic Water Bottle Free’ event. Runners will be able to refresh and rehydrate themselves at water stations along the course with Notpla (formerly OOHO). It’s water in a biodegradable sachet, and the sachet is made using a 100% seaweed based membrane. Runners just have to ‘nip and sip’ the sachet. Removing single use plastic bottles and cups from the course is a big step towards achieving our goal of becoming a more sustainable half marathon.
There will be information and samples available before the race starts. Then with each of the three water stations on the course being passed twice, runners will have six opportunities to take on water in this ground breaking and environmentally friendly way. At the end of the race, water will be available at the start/finish area thanks to our sponsors AFFINITY WATER, who are again supplying reusable water bottles.
Professional medical staff will be on duty to offer medical assistance if required. If you feel unwell or sustain an injury please notify the nearest marshal or first aider. If you see someone in trouble on route, please tell the next marshal you see so that help can be initiated. If you feel unwell before the start please consider carefully whether you should participate in the race.
The wearing of headphones and similar devices is not permitted during the race as competitors need to listen out for the marshal’s instructions and motor vehicles. The bone type headphones are permitted under UK Athletics rules but any competitor seen wearing headphones that cover or partially cover the ears, will be disqualified from the race.
Changing & Toilets
We advise you to come changed and ready to run. Toilets will be provided at the event village. There are also toilets on the course which will run close to at around Mile 4 and Mile 10.
Clothing and Valuables
Left at your own risk in the baggage area at Race HQ. Harrow AC and ActiveTrainingWorld will not be held responsible for any lost items.
Everyone gets a medal for both races and Half Marathon finishers will also receive an event T Shirt. Additional prizes are available for the winners of each race. The Family mile presentation will take place before 10am. The Harrow Half prize presentation will take place before 11am at the Event Village.
Results & Photos
Results will be available on www.eventchiptiming.co.uk/results live during the race.
Photos will be available to view and purchase after the race at My Sports Photos clink link below.