Q. Is there somewhere that I can park my car?
A. Yes, there is limited free parking at and around the venue; you will be directed to a designated, free of charge car parking area on site in and around the Racecourse.
Parking will be first come first served, so we’re encouraging as many people as possible to use public transport. Please note: the half marathon route crosses the car park exit, there may be a delay in exiting whilst we allow runners past.
Q. I don’t drive – can I get to the venue by public transport?
A. Worcester Foregate Station is 10 minutes walk from Croft Road and Start/Finish area, and also to Worcester Shrubhill Station is a 20 minute walk or 5/10 minute taxi ride from the Racecourse.
Q. If I have been sent my race number, do I need to register on the day?
A. No. Assemble at the start 20 minutes before your race start time, wearing your race number (incorporates your timing chip) and join the crowds by the start line.
Q. What if I forget my race number?
A. Please go to RACE INFORMATION at the venue. One of the team will check your entry and issue you with an alternative race number.
Q. What time does the race start? Subject to change – please keep an eye on the website and event emails in the run up to event day.
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Q. Roughly how long will it take to complete the course?
A. We would expect the majority of runners to complete the:
10k: 30 minutes – 1 hour 40 minutes
Half Marathon: 70 minutes – 3½ hours
Remember – it’s not a race…. you can take your time.
Q. Does the course go on any public roads with traffic?
A. Yes the course does take you along public roads, but they will all be closed/segregated to traffic for the duration of the race.
Q. How will I know which way to go?
A. There will be course signage and marshals at all key junctions to ensure you don’t get lost.
Q. Will there be any other activities available?
A. Yes there will be a range of activities available including sports massage, refreshments and music along the route and at the start and finish!
Q. Will there be any refreshments?
A. Water stations will be available throughout the route for all runners and each runner will be provided with water on completion of the course.
Isotonic energy drinks will be available at regular intervals from 10km in the Half Marathon.
Q. I’m injured can’t run what should I do?
A. Oh no and after all that hard work too! We are sorry you are missing out on the event.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inform the event team of your withdrawal.
DO NOT PASS YOUR RACE NUMBER on to anyone else, it potentially puts them at a medical risk, we have no medical information or emergency contact details for them. The entry fee is non-transferable and non-refundable, however there could be the possibility of deferring your entry to the following year on production of an official letter from your doctor or physio. The deadline for medical deferrals is 4 weeks prior to the race date.
Q. What happens if it rains?
Some of the most successful events have happened in the rain. Our events will only be cancelled if there are severe weather conditions. Make sure you are suitably dressed for the event. If it is drizzling or cold in the morning bring a bin bag to put over your head it will keep you warmer and dry before you set off.
Q. How difficult will the course be?
Take a look at the event information on the website which has a map of the route and a course description. The courses have been designed to be fast and as flat as possible, this will make it great for those wanting to post a fast time and also for those first timers too!
Q. Do I have to run the course?
We advise participants to run /jog or combine that with fast walking because of the length of time it would take to walk the course. However, there is no restriction at all if you would like to enter and walk. There is a 3 ½ hour limit for the Half Marathon, after which time the event team will ask you to leave the course or run on the paths at your own risk. Please make sure you mention this on your entry form or contact the event team. You’ll be positioned accordingly on the start line.
Q. What facilities will be available?
A. Toilets will be provided at the start/finish and at each water station on the route. Refreshments will also be available in the start/finish area for runners and spectators at a cost. Secure bag drop will be available for all runners. First aid and sports massage are located at the start/finish. Unfortunately we are unable to provide showers or changing facilities.
Q. When will I get my running time?
A. Your race will be chip timed. The timing chip will give you an accurate start and finish time, so there’s no rush to be first over the start line when the gun goes!
Q. I need to collect my race number on the day where do I collect it from?
A. You must collect your race number from Race Information at least 45 minutes before the start of the race.
Q. Can someone take my place?
A. No. For health and safety reasons we need to ensure that the event organiser has all the details of the runners on the day in case of a medical incident. This is also against UK Athletics rules.
Q. Can my dog run alongside me?
A. For health and safety reasons we cannot allow any pets to participate in any of the events.