Below we do our best to answer the most common questions received to date.
You will get your race pack in the post around 2 weeks before the race.
Yes, the Course is completely closed roads, so no cars or pedestrians will be allowed on the run course. The town centre finish will be fenced from Regents circus right down to the finish line. There will be ample space on both sides of the fenced area for spectators and pedestrians on both sides.
There will be a bag drop area at the start line, and these bags will be taken to the finish line where you can collect them after you finish. Within your race pack, there will be a baggage label. Please ensure you attach this to your bag as we cannot take unmarked bags.
You are welcome to run wearing headphones, but we will be providing some great music and atmosphere stations around the course, so you might miss out on the good stuff.
Unfortunately, no runners can compete in the race under someone else’s name. This is an issue with both the medical details stored for each runner should they become unwell, and they would also be running uninsured.
We do have limited deferral policy, so please see the terms and conditions on the race website.
The race website has a variety of training plans available to download that range from absolute beginners, right up to seasoned competitors.
We will allow 20mins for all competitors to cross the start line from the time of the starting horn. Once the last person has crossed the start line, there is a 4hour allowance to finish the race. After this time, we will need to start reopening roads.
There are some great spectator spots out on the course, not just the start/finish lines. Please see the spectators info on the race website.
We will have three fairly equally placed aid stations on the course for all runners. The full menu and exact locations of these Aid Stations will be shown on the race website soon.
Yes, is the short answer. The course is 90% very flat, and only has one gradual climb towards the 12 mile mark, before a downhill finish into the Town Centre.
We will have mobile toilets positioned at each of the Aid Stations as well as the finish.
There will be starting sections marked out in the start chute based on certain expected times. These are clearly marked for you to see when you arrive. You don’t need to worry if you start bay is 50m from the start line, as your race time will commence at the point you cross the start line, not the time from the starting horn.
There are several large car parks between the Start and the finish. These will be marked in the race information pack and signposted on the day. Please allow lots of time to park, as it can become congested in the morning of the race. The race start is around 0.3miles from the main cars parks, and will be signposted on the day.
The roads will be closed from around 90mins before the start of the race, and will reopen as the course is taken down behind the last runner, so we will have the roads reopened as soon as we possibly can to minimize disruption to traffic.
Yes, we have a professional pacing company coming in, who will be have runners for a variety of different paces. These will be clearly identifiable on the morning and will be positioned within the starting pens for their corresponding times.
The Surface is 100% Tarmac or Paving for the entire course.
Yes, we have a number of charity spots available, which will be launched in due course.
We use a sophisticated timing chip that will kick off the timing system as you cross the line, and again at the finish line. We will also have intermediary timing stations that will record your splits for distances along the way. This will be available for viewing live on our tracking system, so your supporters can tell where you are on the course and how your pace is looking in order to be able to time themselves to see you at various points.