Frequently Asked Questions

All The Answers In One Place!

If you have a question about the event then please take a look through this page where you will find the answer to most of our frequently asked questions. If you do not find the answer on this page or you have a specific question then feel free to contact us by emailing

Event FAQ’s

Half Marathon Trail Run: Participants must be 17 years or older as of the day of the event.

10km Trail Run: Participants must be 15 years or older as of the day of the event.

09:00am: Half Marathon Start (Rolling Start)
09:30am: 10km Start (Rolling Start)

The event will be a rolling start with participants heading off in small waves every few minutes. Our rolling start creates a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, limiting any participant congestion along the route. If you are looking to win your event then please make sure you are at the front of the first wave of runners that head off.

We recommend that you arrive at least 1 hour before the start. You should leave yourself enough time to park, register, drop any bags off, warm up and walk to the start which is a short 500m walk from the main event village.

(Please check your journey and travel plans before heading to the event.)

If you miss your start time – we may be able to start you in the next available wave. However, if there are no more waves available or you arrive more than 10 mins after the last wave then you will not be allowed to start.

There is a cut-off time of 4 hours for the half marathon trail run making the event achievable, even if you decide to mix walking with jogging along the course.

(Water stations will remain open until the last runner has crossed the finish.)

The event village and finish line will be located in Alexandra Gardens:
Alexandra Gardens, Barry Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1QX

The start line is a short 500m walk over Eton Bridge just before the Brocas.

Participants can leave essential belongings with us in our competitor baggage area located in the main event village. However as space is limited a baggage fee of £2.50 per bag will be applied. This can be purchased online with your entry or on the day.

To retrieve your bag at the end of the event all you have to do is show your race number at the baggage area.

Yes, all participants will have to register on the day to collect race numbers from the main marquee in the event village.

Your timing chip is attached to the back of your race number, so this is all you will need to start the event.

The event registration will open from 7:30am on the day of the event. This is where you will sign in and collect your race number.

The timing chip is already attached to the back of your race number so just attach your race number to the front of your running vest or clothing. It is important that your race number is clearly visible at all times during the event. Do not bend, twist or fold your race number as this could damage the timing chip.

Your race number must be clearly visible on the front of your running vest/ clothing. You can secure your race number with a race belt or by attaching it to your vest/ clothing using some pins (one pin in each corner).

Safety pins will be available in the main marquee in the event village.

You should wear appropriate clothing that is suitable to run in and also take into account the weather conditions on the day.

(Trail running shoes are recommend.)

Although not recommended, earphones/headphones can be used. However, noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and must not be used during the event for your own safety, especially on road crossing sections. All participants need to be able to hear our marshals for instructions. If you really can’t run without earphones/headphones please use common sense and show a duty of care to others.

No, for participant health and safety, we ask that there are no dogs taken out on the course.

No, for participant health and safety, we ask that there are no prams taken out on the course.

(This event is not suitable for buggies, pushchairs or strollers due to the nature of the terrain.)

Yes, there will be a lead cyclist for the first wave.

Yes, there are multiple drink stations throughout the course and at the Finish.

Unfortunately, there are no toilets out on the course. However, toilets will be available at the main event village before and after the event.

There will be medical cover in the main event village with first aid points at all drinks stations and mobile medics on bicycles.

We do not have an official event photographer for this event. However, if we do capture any photos then these will be shared online across our socials after the event.

Unless you are injured in any way and need an ambulance or medical assistance, there is no possible means of getting you back to the main event village.

You will receive a bespoke finishers medal and a refreshment.

Results will be online and available to view straight away. However, please allow a few hours for any adjustments which will be checked by the timing officials after the event.

Your finish time is accurate for you personally as it is only activated when you cross the start and finish mats.

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male & Female overall finishers for each event.

Bespoke Medals for ALL finishers.

Yes, there will be onsite traders serving hot and cold food and beverages.

Course FAQ’s

Details can be found under the ‘The Course‘ section on our website.

You view and download all of the course maps under the ‘Course Maps‘ section on our website.

Read the full story of the course under the ‘The Course Story‘ section on our website. Take a guided tour of some of the best landmarks that have made Royal Berkshire and surrounding areas so famous.

10km Trail Run (approx. 6.09 miles / 9.80km*)
Half Marathon Trail Run (approx. 13.5 miles / 21.73km*)

*Approx. distances due to trails.

Please note: The run route follows nature trails therefore distances are as accurate as can be, but has a 3% tolerance on 100% distance.

The course is a fast and flat route following nature trails across grass, gravel and tarmac.

(Trail running shoes are recommend.)

Travel/ Parking FAQ’s

Windsor is served by two train stations, Windsor & Eton Central and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

The Official Event Car Park is located at The Windsor Boys’ School (1 Maidenhead Rd, Windsor SL4 5EH), and is the best place to park for the event only being a short 300 meter walk from the event village in Alexander Gardens – as you drive into Windsor you will be directed by event car park signs and marshals.

The car park will be managed and organised by students from The Windsor Boys’ School with all money being donated to the School to support their sports department.

The Official Event Car Park will be open from 7:00am and will cost £10 all day (until 4pm) which is cheaper than any other parking located centrally in the town.

For all accommodation information, please go to the ‘Accommodation’ section on our website.

Charity FAQ’s

You can run for any Charity. To find some amazing charities and support groups, both local and national, please go to the ‘Charities‘ section on our website.

No, you don’t have to run for a Charity you can take part as a normal entry. However, raising money for a great cause no matter how big or small can really help grow awareness and fun towards new developments and studies.

Booking FAQ’s

  • Awesome bespoke finishers medal.
  • Water stations around the course.
  • Fully signed route.
  • Incredible trail run experience you won’t forget!
  • Accurate chip timing.
  • Medical support.
  • A royal start and finish at the foot of Windsor Castle (following stunning trail paths).
  • Online results.

Online entries are now open and will close 2 weeks before the event date (if not sold out before).

To book an event, please go to the ‘Events‘ section on our website.

Yes, you can manage your registration at using the email address and password you supplied during your booking. Once logged in you will be able to amend your details up to 4 weeks before the event date.

If you have any problems then please email us at

Yes, you can transfer your entry to another person (up to 4 weeks before the event date) for a fee of £10. Login to your registration at, and select “transfer the registration to another athlete”.

Please note: once you select to transfer your entry to another person, they will receive an email to accept the transfer. The new participant needs to complete the registration process, including payment. This payment will also include any price increases to event entry. Once this has been completed, the original participant will receive the refund, less the £10 transfer fee & booking fees.

No refunds are offered if you are unable to run. Your entry fee is invested in the cost of staging the event, and the main costs to contractors, suppliers, administration etc are already committed well before the event.

Our withdrawal/ cancellation policy can be found under clause 4. in our terms and conditions, please click here.