FAQS

BEDFORD20 Finishers

 

Runners must be at least 18 years to run 20-miles on the day of the event.

You can make changes to your entry until 28th February 2022 at midnight by logging into your account.

The course is multi-terrain with about 80% on cycle paths with some gravel paths and the remainder on the canal towpath. We recommend you wear your normal running trainers. Runners should expect some uneven paths.

Of course, you are also welcome to raise money for a charity of your choice by asking people to sponsor you for the race, in which case you will need to contact your chosen charity for a sponsor form or to set up an online sponsorship page.

Run the Twin Lakes 20 and raise money for Willen Hospice

Our charity partner is Willen Hospice, so please consider fundraising for them.

Yes, this is a predominantly flat course and suitable for beginners.

Yes, you can transfer your place to someone else until 28th February 2022 at midnight. You can make the change [ HERE ]. Once the new runner has registered, signed the waiver, and paid the entry price the original entrant will receive a refund minus a £5 admin fee and the original booking fee.  No further changes can be made after this date.

Yes, we will be taking on-the-day entries at £35.00 subject to availability.

No. Any runner found running with a number in another runner’s name or without a valid entry will be disqualified and may be banned from future events. This is in accordance with UKA guidelines.

We will have regular Aid Stations.

  • Aid Stations: Mile 3, 6.5, 10, 13, 16.5, and at the finish
  • Aid Stations will offer water in cups.

There will be water and coke at the finish.

The time limit to complete the 20-mile race will be 5 hours. This is based on 15 min/mile pace.

If a runner does not reach the halfway point in 2.5 hours then they will be asked to withdraw from the race.

Enter before 28th February at midnight and we will post your number on Monday 7th March.

If you enter after this time you will need to collect your running number from the Race HQ on race day. The Race HQ will open at 07:00.

Your iTab will automatically be posted to you after the event. You do not need to do anything.

We often welcome runners from overseas to our races. You may enter online and will need to collect your running number from the Race HQ on the day of the event. The Race HQ will open at 07:00.

The race is being run under UKA rules and has permits from the Trail Running Association. The course is approximately the distance stated or slightly longer. This also assumes that the runner is following the race line at all times.

We do not recommend the use of personal MP3 players on the course as you need to be aware of other runners and to hear marshals instructions. If you do wear headphones then it’s at your own risk.

Safety pins will be available from the Race HQ.

In the event, an in-person race cannot take place, all registered participants will automatically be transferred to the Virtual Twin Lakes 20 event.

No problem. Even though we’re excited about the virtual race experience, we understand that it may not replace the in-person experience for everyone. If you’re not interested in the virtual race, you would have two weeks after the cancellation date to defer your entry free of charge to the following year, or request a refund.

If you’re unable to participate but still want your medal and shirt, you may transfer your registration to the virtual event. Log into your Active account at myevents.active.com.  This can be done up until 21st February at midnight.

We are developing a number of different and flexible event plans to suit a range of possible scenarios, which may include…

  • Reducing the number of entries
  • Social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser stations
  • Reducing or removing ‘contact points’ at the event

In the event, an in-person race cannot take place you will have two weeks to claim a refund. We do not provide refunds if you are unable to attend.

Yes, you can transfer your place to a virtual race until 28th February at midnight. You can make the change [ HERE ].

Please do not attend the event if ANY of the below applies to you:

  • You have received a positive test result
  • You are displaying symptoms for COVID-19
  • You have displayed symptoms for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, leading up to the event

Symptoms can include:

  1. A high temperature
  2. A new continuous cough
  3. A loss or change to your sense of smell
  4. Headache, muscle pains, or cold-like symptoms
  5. Diarrhoea

If you are experiencing symptoms, have a positive test result, local area restrictions, or contact tracing then we will defer your place to 2022 free of charge.

Please email run@twinlakes20.com to arrange this.

Please include proof of a positive test result/contact tracing if applicable.

Yes, we will be selling bobble hats (£10) and hoodies (£30) at the Race HQ.

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