Harry Hawkes Summer Raceday

RETURNING JUNE 2021

The race was initially due to take place on 14th June 2020 but was subsequently moved to 23rd August 2020 due to COVID-19.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and government advice the race has now had to be moved to June 2021. All entries have been rolled over to this new date.

A classic 10 mile run over a fast, flat and scenic multi-terrain course that offers great PB opportunities. Runners will enjoy a route on road, river path and woodland that takes them through the historic Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames marketplace, the picturesque village of Thames Ditton, and a three mile stretch of the Barge Walk beside the Thames. The event combines a perfect English village atmosphere with professional race management.

The eight mile course will follow the majority of the ten mile route without the first two mile loop, so runners will get the full benefit of a fast, flat course with excellent views along the way. Approach Kingston alongside the river, cross Kingston Bridge, follow Barge Walk to Hampton Court Palace and come back to Thames Ditton, with a delightful cut through Ditton Woods.

Eight miles forms a perfect entrée for runners looking to graduate into longer distances and a natural step up from the 10k distance. It will also suit more experienced runners currently on a lighter schedule who feel that 10 miles will be a push.