Start: There are a large number of hotels in Richmond. Simply search in proximity to the starting postcode TW9 1TP.
Finish: There are NO sleeping facilities at the finish line. Queen's College will not allow camping on the sports field or sleeping in the pavilion so if you do not have a crew to transport you, you are strongly advised to book local accomodation in Oxford. Within walking distance (just a few hundred yards) of the finish line, are the following hotels and b&bs. The Falcon and Newton House look out over the finishing grounds. The Spires is a more comfortable hotel which can be accessed via a 500 metre walk back down the Thames Path.
With the finish on the edge of Oxford City Centre there are lots of hotels within easy reach. Some more central options are the Royal Oxford Hotel, Central Backpackers, Oxford Malmaison, the YHA Oxford and the Westgate Hotel.
There is no official transport from the finish back to Richmond either before or after the race, due to public transport options being abundant and frequent.
From Oxford Station back to Richmond Station after the race the rail journey is also around 2 hours.
There is NO arrangement for sleeping at the finish line so please book a self catered accommodation, if you do not have anyone to collect you. Do not attempt to drive home immediately after the race.
The nearest rail station to the start is Richmond Station which is a half a mile or a ten minute walk from Richmond Town Hall where Registration will take place. Richmond is also served by tube and is on the district line, with the underground and rail stations coming in to the same point.
The race start and location of race parking is at Richmond Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, London, TW9 1TP. The race starts at the town hall. If arriving by car, the best place to park is at Richmond Station in the NCP, The Quadrant, Kew Road, TWP 1DN or at Friars Lane Car Park, TW9 1NL. The alternative is to park on Richmond Green in the metered spaces of which there are many just a short walk from the start area.
The finish location is Queen's College Recreation Ground, 86 Abingdon Road, OX1 4PP - just a few hundred yards from the city centre. Runners will turn left off of the Thames Path just before the Head of the River Pub which looms over the Thames Path from Oxford City Centre, and turn directly in to the finishing chute in front of the pavilion. We are very privileged to be allowed to finish in the grounds of Oxford University. Runners are permitted to have one vehicle come to the finish to greet/ collect them if they wish, due to the lack of space at the Sports Ground.
Start: For runners coming from further afield, the nearest airport is London Heathrow. The race start is 10 miles from the airport or a thirty minute drive. London is also served by Gatwick which is approximately 40 miles from the race start or just under an hours drive. London Stansted and London Luton are much further afield.
Finish: The finish in Oxford is 50 miles from Heathrow or a one hour drive.