To do our bit for the environment and thanks to your feedback, free finishers t-shirts are no longer given out at the event. Each one is equivalent to around 12 plastic bottles, with many runners telling us that their draw full of unwanted finisher t-shirts add to the 300,000+ garments going to landfill each year in the UK.
If you are someone who makes the most of their runwear, souvenir limited edition event t-shirts are available for purchase here, along with a range of other race day and training swag like training tops and beanie hats.
Anything you order will be sent to you ahead of the event for you to train in, race in and wear whenever you want to brag about your Swindon Half story.
Bib numbers will be mailed to all participants that have entered by midnight on the Sunday (12th) prior to the event and provided a valid UK address during registration. When a bib cannot be mailed due to an incomplete/invalid address – and in cases where it does not arrive – participants will be able collect a new/replacement bib at the event. Participants need not contact us with respect to non-receipt of their bib but should be prepared to show their booking confirmation on arrival if requested.
To be fastened to the front of your top using the safety pins provided in your pack, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.
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 pedestrians on both sides.
Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from any event official can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.
In order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement and road closure schedule, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at approximately 13:00 to facilitate our departure from the premises – and re-opening of roads – by the agreed time. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.
Water will be available for runners on the route, approximately every 2 miles.
Toilets will be available at the start (when active) & finish areas for use throughout the event. No toilets re available on the route.
Swindon Town Centre provides free parking for several thousand cars. The new car parks in Princes Street, or to the rear of Debenhams, are just a 0.4mile walk to the start and a 0.3mile walk from the finish. Here is a list of car parks located within a short walk from the start and finish areas. If you are driving, please allow yourself plenty of time to get parked and get to the start line in time for the race and any last minute checks.
A timing chip on the reverse of your number will activate the timing system as you cross the line, and again at the finish line.