FAQS

BEDFORD20 Finishers

 

Runners must be at least 17 to run 10-mile and 18 years to run 20-miles on the day of the event.

You can make changes to your entry until 5 September at 5pm 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. 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 5 September at 5 pm. 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. After this date, the Race Packs will be prepared and posted and no further changes or refunds can be made by us.

No, we are not taking on the day entries in 2021.

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.

Please bring your own hydration and nutrition to the event, using bottle belts and hydration backpacks, etc. We will have Aid Stations every 5 miles and volunteers will refill water bottles using jugs and will also offer water in cups.

Aid Station 10 Mile: Mile 5 and the finish
Aid Refill Station 20 Mile: Mile 5, 10, 15, and the finish

Aid Stations will only have water.

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.

You will need to collect your running number from the Race HQ on race day to get a replacement. The Race HQ will open at 07:30.

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 07:30.

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. Find your 2021 event and follow the prompts to transfer to the Virtual Twin Lakes event. This can be done up until 5 September at 5 pm.

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.

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