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Click here for a profile showing the elevation along the Half Marathon route

 
Berkhamsted Railway Station is very conveniently situated for the start/finish line and, wherever possible, we strongly encourage runners and supporters to use the train rather than come by car. It's kinder to the environment; you will avoid problems with congestion and can simply walk to and from the station. Click here to access London Midland Timetables

However if you do arrive by road, we recommend you enter Berkhamsted from the A41 by-pass by taking the exit on to the A416 signed to Chesham!   Click here for a map designating the various car parking facilities in Berkhamsted

We will be operating a free car park at Ashlyns School ( address: Chesham Road, Berkhamsted HP4 3AE). This is a 15/20 minute walk from the start/finish lines but the potential benefit is that once runners return to their cars, they should avoid traffic congestion in the town centre.

  •  Ashlyns School is easily reached by cars approaching from either direction of the A41 by-pass (Junction 20 on M25). Leave the by-pass at the Chesham exit and then exit large roundabout in to Chesham Road. Ashlyns School is a few hundred yards on the right hand side opposite Berkhamsted School's playing fields. Look out for the Yellow Arrows and Signs!

  • You can approach Ashlyns School from Berkhamsted Town Centre via Chesham Road. Heavy traffic on the morning may, however, slow you down in the High Street.

  • The Ashlyns car park will take 300 cars and it is on a first come first serve basis. It will be open and manned from 0800 hours and will be free although there will be a bucket collection for those who would like to help offset our costs.

  •  Ashlyns School is a 15/20 minute walk away from the start/finish lines. It is downhill to the start and conversely a bit of a climb on the way back.  We strongly recommend that those who choose to utilise this new parking facility arrive in plenty of time both to park and transfer to the start. 

  • For those who prefer to park closer to the start, the available car parks are marked. In past years, the railway station has proved a popular parking spot and we are hoping that London Midland, as last year, will be able to provide free parking .  Car parking charges are expected to apply at all the other town centre car parks highlighted on the map so please come prepared with change.

Finally, we strongly recommend you arrive at least half an hour before your race starts. Those arriving at the last minute will find it difficult to park and transfer in time for the race starts.