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Chair’s Welcome

I am delighted as Chair of the Friends to welcome you to our website. Bushy Park and Home Park are two wonderful large green oases in the south west corner of London. Feeling wild, they are natural places with ancient histories, fascinating heritage and superb wildlife. Both are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) containing rare species. These are places to be enjoyed and conserved. Which is why the Friends exist, campaigning, supporting and protecting the parks, and enhancing visitors’ enjoyment with information, advice and guidance.

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Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon Sunday 17 March 2019

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon Sunday 17 March 2019

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

The ‘Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon’ will be taking place on Sunday 17 March 2019.

The race consists of a 13.1-mile route, starting and finishing within the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. There will be 3,600 runners taking part on the day.

The full route will be marshalled with stewards and traffic management teams. Please note, the event will not be closing any public highways however, footpaths around the route will be busier than normal.

Runners and spectators will be encouraged to arrive via public transport, including trains to Hampton Court and Kingston, and buses from Kingston and Richmond.

There will be some noise on the day due to the number of runners and their supporters, a PA system and live music. The majority of the live music will at the top of Barge Walk by Kingston Bridge, where there will be a Rock Choir, cheering and singing.

Additional information on the race can be found on the official website.

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Latest report

On Saturday 8 June 2019 from 11am to 3pm members of the Friends of Bushy and Home Parks will be at the SHAEF memorial (near SHAEF Gate) and at Teddington Gate to help you envisage the scene 75 years ago when General Dwight D Eisenhower and his staff in Bushy Park were planning the campaign to liberate occupied Europe.

Full report...