The Palace Half is the Official Half Marathon held at Hampton Court Palace. The event starts in the grounds of one of the UK’s major tourist destinations. Running along the banks of the River Thames and then back into the Palace Green for the finish The date of the event, March 20th 2016, is ideally placed so that if you’re running the London Marathon it fits into your programme perfectly. The course is completely flat! There is a train station only a 2 minute walk from the front of the Palace.