FAQS

BEDFORD20 Finishers

 

Runners must be at least 17 years old to run the 10-mile race, and 18 years old to run the 20-mile race.

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.

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.

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

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.

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 regulations, participants will have the option of a deferral or a voucher code up to the amount of the entry ticket, to be used towards a future event.

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

We do not offer refunds. As an organiser we start to incur costs for the event from the moment the dates are booked. As the event draws closer, ever-increasing costs are incurred to the point where we cannot recover any of them, regardless of whether you race.

Sorry, but there is no option to defer race entries unless stated otherwise

You have the option to protect your booking with Active Protect for a small fee. Receive a full refund of the purchase price and processing fee should you be unable to attend the event due to a specified reason, such as:

  • Injury or illness
  • Vehicle breakdown or theft
  • Adverse weather resulting in travel warnings
  • Work relocation

Please note that cover is void if the event is canceled or postponed. You will be able to select this option at the checkout stage and download the latest coverage details. Registration protection is provided by Active.com, and you should contact them directly about your policy and how to claim. This insurance policy is not offered or sold by the event and is an agreement between yourself and Active.com.

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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 the event falls within your isolation period you will be offered a deferral to the following year.

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

 

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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