Grand Union Canal Half Marathon: Spring - Sunday 7 April 2019

13.10 M
Race Date:
Sun, 7 April 2019 - 10:00:00 am GMT+1
Closing Date:
Thu, 4 April 2019 - 11:59:00 pm GMT+1
Current Price:
£23.00 UK Athletics members
£0.00 Gold Club members

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Grand Union Canal Half Marathon

Lovely point-to-point race from Cowley Recreation Ground, Uxbridge along the Grand Union Canal to Cassiobury Park, Watford.

A flat, scenic, unusual, multi-terrain course. Traffic-free apart from one minor road crossing.

On entering this event you should receive a booking confirmation email within 10 minutes. If you fail to do so, please check your spam/junk folder. Further event details will be communicated by email (to the address provided during registration) in the week leading up to the race.

Race Details

When:  Sunday 7th April, 2019 at 10:00 (To avoid congestion, runners will be released in waves several minutes apart. Your wave will be communicated to you in the week leading up to the race)


START venue: Cowley Recreation Ground, Uxbridge, UB8 2EA

FINISH venue: Cassiobury Park, Watford, WD18 7HY

Pricing: £25 Unaffiliated, £23 Affiliated, £0 Gold Members

Entry on the Day: Subject to a £3 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability)

Registration: From 08:30 to 09:45

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed

Timing: Chip-timed

Route: A multi-terrain route using mainly canal towpaths.  Suitable for runners of all abilities.  Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way

 Bus Transport: As this is a point-to-point race, you can choose to park at the finish in Cassiobury, Watford and take the bus provided to the start – before the race only.  Once you've finished the race your car will be there waiting for you.  £8 per seat, to be booked at point of entry

Spectators: : Lovely start & finish areas for spectators. Cassiobury Park at the finish is a wonderful park with big open spaces and café for spectators.  Follow the Grand Union Canal between Cowley & Watford on any map and you will find road crossings, etc, where you can catch the runners as they pass through. It is quite possible to drive to one or more points along the course and still get to the finish in time

Licensing: This race will be registered with the Association of Running Clubs (ARC)

Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race


Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us at the start venue while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.  Bags will be taken from the start to the finish for you

Toilets: There will be temporary toilets at the start & finish venues.  There are no race toilets along the route

Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race

Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Mile markers

Water Stations: There will be 4 water stations on the route at (approximately) Miles 2, 4.7, 7.5 & 10.5. Water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups

Goody Bag: All runners will receive a goody bag on finishing the race

Refreshments: Coffee, snacks & refreshments will be available at the finish

Changing/Showers: There will be no changing or shower facilities at this race

Lost Property: Lost property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.

Photography: Race photography will be provided, a link to which will be sent out in the post-race communication


Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and, where possible, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event

Medals: All finishers will receive a medal on completing the race

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females. Where possible, we will endeavour to present individual race prizes as soon as confirmed on the day

Getting to the Race

Directions to the START: Please visit this link for further information on getting to the race start

Parking: Parking is not available at Cowley Rec – the race car park is at GallifordTry, Cowley Business Park, High St, Cowley, UB8 2AL - please visit this link for further information

Further Information

Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs

Wheelchair Users: This race is not suitable for wheelchair users

Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use

Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the finish area after approximately 3 hours to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.

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Organiser Details

The Race Organiser
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Contact Details
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: 02076847185

Race Info

Grand Union Canal Half Marathon
Race Date
07 Apr 19 - 10:00
Entries Close
108 days


Standard Price
£25.00 (No processing fee)
UK Athletics Price
£23.00 (No processing fee)
Gold Club Price
£0.00 (No processing fee)