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Frequently asked questions

We've covered off the common questions below. If your question is still unanswered then please email or message through the Facebook event page.

What happens if COVID cancels the event?

If there are new restrictions imposed that force the cancellation of the event, you will be offered one of the following:

1. Deferral to next years race on May 8th 2021
2. Deferral to another Runaway Racing event
3. A voucher to be used at any time in the future on a Runaway event, for 100% value of the entry fee
4. A refund of 75% of your entry fee

What COVID safety measures will be in place during the event?

We are constantly monitoring the situation and will share a full event safety plan closer to race day.

I am no longer able to attend the event, what can I do?

Transfers are now closed. For withdrawals before midnight on 20th September we will offer a 50% refund.

I would like to downgrade/upgrade distance?

With both races now at full capacity, distance requests are closed.

After I've made my booking, what should I expect?

You will receive a confirmation email with a receipt of your booking.

We will send you a digital copy of the event manual prior the race.

Will I be sent anything in the post?

No, you will pick up your timing chip and race number at the registration desk on race day.

Do I have to wear trail running shoes?

Yes, it is compulsory to wear trail running shoes. The course is predominately off-road on public footpaths where the ground will be soft and uneven.

What time should I arrive for registration?

Registration for the Ultra is between 07:30-08:30.

Registration for the Half is between 09:15-10:15.

Can I run with my dog?

No, unfortunately we are not insured to allow dogs on the course for this event.

Can I listen to music during the race?

Yes, headphones are permitted, however it is essential that you remove them for the start of the race and at any road crossings.

How is the course marked?

The course will be fully marked with arrows and orange tape.

As a back-up all runners will be required to carry a route map, this will be provided by the organiser at event registration.

To print your own map or download the GPX data, visit the event information page.

What will be available at each aid station/checkpoint?

The aid stations will contain the following:

  • Water
  • Electrolyte drink
  • Coke
  • Fresh fruit
  • Sweets
  • Crisps

Will there be toilets available on route?

There will be toilets available at the event base aid stations.

How difficult/technical is the course?

The course is predominately off road on well maintained public footpaths and isn't particularly technical.

Most of the course is undulating but with very few prolonged climbs, making the course tough but very runnable.

What type of terrain is encountered on the course?

The majority of the route is on dirt footpaths or on grass through fields. There are some connecting sections on country lanes.

What kit is mandatory?

Please check the ultra and half event page for mandatory kit list for each race.

How are road crossings navigated on the course?

All busy road crossings will be marked by signage in advance. Each runner is responsible for their own safely while crossing roads, and if necessary runners will need to stop to allow traffic to pass. We will not have right of way.

Are pacers allowed?

No, there are no pacers allowed on the course.

Is there someone where to leave a bag at the event base?

Yes, there will be a gazebo at the event base to leave bags. Items are left at the owners risk and we recommend leaving bags in your car if possible.

What happens if I'm injured or need to withdraw during the race?

If you sustain a serious or life threatening injury in the first instance you should contact the emergency services. Once you have done this you should also contact our event medical team using the event mobile number (provided closer to race day).

If you voluntarily withdraw it is essential you alert the race staff and return your timing wristband to event HQ.

Alternatively if you withdraw at or near a aid station you can alert the marshals and we can arrange transport back to the event base.

What is the additional unattached entry fee?

Under UK Athletics Rules (Rule 3) any Competition Provider granted a Trail Running Licence by UKA must impose, in addition to the basic entry fee, an additional fee of £2 (to be known as the 'Additional Unattached Entry Fee') on every entrant in a Senior Open Trail Running race who is not a member of a Club affiliated to a National Association or is not a registered member of the TRA.

Useful information

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