Thames Meander Triple Crown Marathon (March, August & November) events.
A scenic winter run starting from the YMCA Hawker Centre (Kingston) proceeding along the Thames Path on an out and back flat and fast scenic riverside route that is very well marked and marshalled all the way along the course.
Runners World rated as one of the top 10 marathons in the U.K.
The marathon course starts just outside the HQ, near the Thames Path. The out / back route proceeds from the HQ and runs along the Thames Path past the Boaters Arms pub, out towards the far side of Canbury Gardens where the course then loops around at this marshalled turning point, returning past the race HQ and proceeding all the way along the Thames Path as far as the Barn Elms Rowing Club (Barnes) Aid Station. Marathon runners will then turnaround here repeating the same route in reverse, so returning along the Thames Path bypassing the race HQ again to the far side of Canbury Gardens which is the final turnaround point for this last 1.9 mile out / back section, and completion of the marathon course at race HQ. The route will be very well signposted with fixed Hermes Running pink and black signs marking the run-route, and there will be marshals at the full marathon turnaround points.The marathon runners will be given red race bib numbers, this is to make it much easier for our marshals / runners to distinguish between the full and half, so if you see a runner flying past you just check out his or her race bib before you decide to speed up !