RACE

Twin Lakes 20 Medal 2022

The TWIN LAKES 20 is a stunning 10-mile and 20-mile race (2-lap) that will prepare you for your Spring half/marathon experience without having to run on your own. You can enjoy the incredibly scenic, superfast, and traffic-free course through the stunning Milton Keynes countryside. Lapping two beautiful lakes, following the picturesque River Ouzel and the Grand Union Canal, you’ll never be far from the water! The course is multi-terrain with about 80% on cycle paths with some gravel paths and the remainder on the canal towpath.

ENTRY COST 10-MILE:

  • £30:00 Non-Affiliated Runner
  • £28:00 UKA Affiliated Runner
  • £28:00 Virtual Runner
    • Affiliation means a member of a club affiliated to a National Association (e.g. England Athletics, Scottish Athletics, etc.)

ENTRY COST 20-MILE:

  • £34:00 Non-Affiliated Runner
  • £32:00 UKA Affiliated Runner
  • £30:00 Virtual Runner
    • Affiliation means a member of a club affiliated to a National Association (e.g. England Athletics, Scottish Athletics, etc.)

EVENT DATE: Sunday 20 March 2022

RACE START: 09:00 am

REGISTRATION:

  1. Enter before Monday 28th February at midnight to receive your running number in the post.
  2. Enter before Tuesday 15th March at midnight to have your number ready for collection at the Race HQ.
  3. Enter on the day @ £35.00 (cash only).

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MINIMUM AGE: 18 on race day.

HQ: Willen Lake, V10 Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, MK15 0DS.

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HQ OPENS: 07:30

EVENT VILLAGE: you can view the plan here

RACE ROUTE

The 20-mile race will be two laps.

The TWIN LAKES 20 (previously known as the BEDFORD20) is a friendly event organised by Dirt Running with 11 years of running event experience, making sure you have the best day possible.

This race is an ideal training run for anyone running a Spring half/marathon.

COURSE ELEVATION
This course is predominantly flat.
TWIN LAKES 20 course profile

TIMING
This event will be chip timed using state-of-the-art disposable timing chips attached to the reverse of your running number.

LATE STARTERS
Sorry, no late starters.

RACE TIME LIMIT

The time limit to complete the 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.

RACE PERMIT
Permit Reference TRA/4534. The race will be run under UKA rules

Race Number: Your Race Number incorporates a timing chip inside the foam on the reverse.
PLEASE DO NOT TAMPER WITH THE TIMING CHIP.
Attach your number to the front of your running top where marshals can see it. Complete any medical information and emergency contact details on the reverse of your running number. You must not allow anybody else to run with your number. Safety pins will be available in the Race HQ if required.


GETTING TO WILLEN LAKE

ADDRESS: Willen Lake, V10 Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, MK15 0DS

BY CAR: Use the postcode MK15 0DS in your Sat Nav.

If you are on the M1, exit at Junction 14 and follow the signs to Central Milton Keynes until you pick-up the signs for Willen Lake.

BUS: Catch the number 8 bus from Milton Keynes centre to Woolstone Roundabout West.
Walking down from the bus stop, take the first right at the Redway junction under the main road, then take your first left into Willen Lake.

CYCLING: If you are local then take the stress out of race day and cycle to the venue.

PARKING: You can view the latest car park details [ here ]

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BAGGAGE
There will be a managed baggage tent at the event.

CHANGING
You will be able to use the toilets at Splash N Play and at the new Watersport Centre to change.

TERRAIN
The course is multi-terrain with about 80% on cycle paths with some gravel paths and approximately one and a half miles on the canal towpath.

REFRESHMENTS
There will be a mobile coffee van selling hot and cold drinks as well as snacks before and after the race.
The new Benugo Bar & Kitchen at Willen Lake will also be open from 08:00.

WATER STOPS

We will have regular Aid Stations.

  • Aid Stations 10-MILE: Mile 3, 6.5 and at the finish
  • Aid Stations 20-MILE: Mile 3, 6.5, 10, 13, 16.5 and at the finish
  • Aid Stations will offer water in cups
  • Portable toilets will be available at each water stop

LITTER
Please put all the rubbish in the bins provided and only drop litter at the Aid Stations or give it to a course marshal. Portable toilets will be available at each water stop.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY LITTER OR GEL WRAPPERS ON THE COURSE.

TOILETS
There will be portable toilets in the event village. You can also use the toilets at Splash N Play and at the new Watersport Centre.

MERCHANDISE
You will be able to purchase merchandise during the registration process or up until 13 August at midnight, by logging back into your Active account here: myevents.active.com. Merchandise purchases will be posted out monthly. We will be selling merchandise on Race Day.

iTAB
iTab purchases will automatically be posted a few days after the event. You do not need to do anything.

EVENT REGISTRATION
Need to update your registration, check you have entered, change your address, or purchase merchandise after you have entered? Then visit myevents.active.com to manage your event registration.

FINISHERS T-SHIRT
All finishers will receive a TWIN LAKES 20 Technical T-Shirt from Ladies size 10 to Unisex 2XL. Select your size when you enter. 2022 design will be rvealed soon!.

Twin Lakes 20 technical finishers tee


FINISHERS MEDAL
We are so excited to unveil our 2022 TWIN LAKES 20 medal 🏅

We are so excited to unveil our 2022 TWIN LAKES 20 medal


AWARDS 10-MILE
Award categories are:

  • First 3 Men
  • First 3 Ladies
  • Awards will be presented at 10:45

AWARDS 20-MILE
Award categories are:

  • First 3 Men plus MV40, MV50, MV60, MV70
  • First 3 Ladies plus FV35, FV45, FV55, FV65
  • The first team of 5 runners (can be mixed) from the same club
    Runners may win more than one award.
  • Awards will be presented at 10:45

RUN FOR CHARITY

Run the Twin Lakes 20 and raise money for Willen Hospice

Willen Hospice is a charity that puts patients and their families at the very heart of everything that we do. Our staff and volunteers give constant care in a considerate, peaceful environment where patients coming to the end of their lives and their loved ones can really make the most of their time left together. We’re close to so many people’s hearts because of the compassionate, personal end-of-life care we provide for free – both at our hospice at beautiful Willen Lake and also in people’s homes.

We are so proud to be part of a thriving community that supports each other but with increasing cuts and more people than ever needing our services

Find out more: www.willen-hospice.org.uk


NUMBER TRANSFERS
Please see FAQS

SPECTATORS
Spectators are welcome on the course but are reminded to follow the latest UK Government social distancing guidelines.

REGISTRATION PROTECTION

You have the option to Protect your booking with Active Refund for a small fee when you register. This is an insurance policy with a 3rd party and nothing to do with our event. You could 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
And more

You will be able to select this option at the checkout stage. Active Refund is provided by Active, and you should contact them directly about your policy and how to claim and not the Dirt Running team. You can find the details here.

TRAIL RUNNING ASSOCIATION
The Twin Lakes 20 is organised by Dirt Running under a license from the Trail Running Association (TRA). The TRA is an associate member of UK Athletics (UKA). The TRA supports UKA in the management and regulation of trail running, and through this association with UKA, the TRA is able to issue permits to race organisers on behalf of UKA.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
All runners must be medically fit to compete and enter at their own risk and the organisers will in no way be held responsible for any injury, accident, loss, or damage that may arise before, during, or after the event as a consequence of their participation in this race. We do not offer refunds or deferrals under any circumstances. You can transfer your place – please see FAQS. No dogs or pushchairs are allowed.

IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY
The race director and the emergency services reserve the right to cancel or stop the race at any time if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.

If the weather is particularly bad during the week leading up to the event, then please check Facebook or this website for updates.

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