Below is a list of the locations that crews are welcome to meet runners. Runners must not be crewed at any other point than those listed below. More detailed rules for crews can be found in the infopacks. (Please note this list is subject to change at any time. Organisers reserve the right to add or remove locations without any prior notice. Removal of a location between now and race date will be noted at the top of this page).
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD RUNNERS BE SUPPORTED OR CREWED (EG. MET) ANYWHERE IN THE VILLAGES OF GORING AND STREATLEY.
Please see the video here for details on what the terms crews, pacers and supporters mean and where and when the three groups are permitted at our events.
Cut off times apply only at aid stations. Listed cut offs at crew only locations are simply a guide and will not be enforced.
The race starts on the river itself, adjacent to the Town Hall on the new Richmond Waterfront. The best place to park is at Richmond Station in the NCP, The Quadrant, Kew Road, TW9 1DN. There is no parking in Whittaker Avenue or in Heron Square adjacent to the Town Hall. This thoroughfare will be kept clear for drop off only.
Park anywhere along Mill Meadows Road (pay and display). The aid station is at the far end of the meadows, on the path itself and adjacent to the water, directly opposite the Rowing Museum.
Runners can be crewed in the small park adjacent to the Waterfront Cafe. Free parking is available along the road just off of the A4074, prior to the cafe and Benson Waterfront. There is also parking available at the Waterfront cafe, but please make sure to patronise the cafe if there during opening hours/ you are awaiting final runners. (Cafe opening hrs: 0800 - 1800).
Runners can be crewed in the area immediately adjacent/ either side of Tolgate Road where it crosses the river/ the Thames Path. This is just a few yards from the car park given in the address field. Please keep noise to a minimum so as not to disturb the residents.
Located on the west side of the A415 – Culham Road, which enters Abingdon in a northerly direction. Heading towards Abingdon Town Centre on the A415, crews may attend to their runners in the meadow directly on the left before they cross the Thames. The Parking facilities are on the left hand side, after the football/ cricket club but before the meadow/ bridge.
To access the Queens College Sports Ground, you must take the signed turning off of the Abingdon Road leading to and from Oxford town centre and the ring road. You enter the sports ground via a single lane tarmac drive that meanders left and then banks sharply right. Follow this road all the way to the end to the parking by the field & the finish line. Parking at the finish line is limited so please only bring one car per runner down to the ground. There is plenty of parking nearby to leave other cars otherwise other runner support won't be able to get in to see their runners finish.