How old must I be to compete?
Runners must be at least 17 years old to run the 10-mile race, and 18 years old to run the 20-mile race.
Can I make a change to my entry?
Changes before March...
You can change distance by logging into your account.
Changes during March...
- If you want to change from the 20-mile to the 10-mile distance then you don't need to do anything. Simply run one lap and your result will automatically be adjusted to the 10-mile distance.
- If you wish to change from the 10-mile to the 20-mile, then go to the Race HQ and pay £5 and they will allocate you a new bib.
If I enter the 20-mile event and only run 10-miles do I still get rewards and a time?
Yes, if you enter the 20-mile event and only run one lap (10-miles), then you will still get a finisher t-shirt, medal, and a 10-mile time on the results.
What footwear should I wear for the races?
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.
Can I raise money for charity?
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.
Are the races suitable for beginners?
Yes, this is a predominantly flat course and suitable for beginners.
Can I transfer my place onto someone else?
Yes, you can transfer your place to someone else until 28th February 2023 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.
Can I run with someone else’s number?
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.
Are there drink stations?
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.
Is there a cut off time for finishing the race?
The time limit to complete the 10-mile or 20-mile race will be 5 hours. This is based on 15 min/mile pace.
If a 20-mile runner does not reach the halfway point in 2.5 hours then they will be asked to withdraw from the race.
When do I receive my running number?
- Enter before 28th February at midnight and you can collect your bib in advance of the event. Details to follow.
- Enter during March to have your number ready for collection at the Race HQ.
I purchased an iTab, when will I receive it?
Your iTab will automatically be posted to you after the event. You do not need to do anything.
Can I enter from overseas?
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.
Is the race distances exact?
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.
Can I enter on the race day?
Subject to availability. We will post on FB if we have any spare places.
Can I wear headphones?
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.
Can I get safety pins on race day?
Safety pins will be available from the Race HQ.
Can I defer my entry?
Sorry, but there is no option to defer race entries unless stated otherwise.
Can I take out insurance when I enter?
Yes, you can make your registration refundable by adding ACTIVE REFUND at checkout. Receive a refund if you are unwilling or unable to attend the event for any reason. Submit a refund request 48 hours prior to the start of the event. You will see the option to purchase ACTIVE REFUND during registration checkout. Visit refund.active.com/event to submit a Refund Request and view the Terms & Conditions.
Can I buy merchandise on the day?
Yes, we will be selling bobble hats (£10) and hoodies (£30) at the Race HQ.
Do I have to pay a service fee on top of the entry price?
Yes, there is an Active booking fee of 6.5% which goes directly to Active Networks to cover card processing for all entries.
How can I check to see if I have already registered for an event?
Visit myevents.active.com to confirm your race registration.