420 runners maximum – The site is open to other users and the courses use public footpaths. Having more than 420 runners is unfair on other visitors. In addition our car park can only get in 320 cars. We have an overflow car park but as it is situated on the banks of the river it is often to soft and muddy to use especially in winter. We also have to cater for other visitors and staff on run days.
Sign In – Is open from 8.15am, on arrival you need to sign in at the Sign In Desk which is situated behind the start and finish line at the wood barn.
Each race 5k, 10k and 1/2 Marathon will be allocated a separate line to sign-in so please look out for the signage
We operate a ‘chip timing system’ so all runners will receive a chip band to wear on their ankle. These chips will be given out at sign-in along with your race number, which needs to be displayed on your chest. Safety pins will be provided.
Please ensure you are signed in and at the start line by 10.15am, as final instructions will be announced at this time. We will then start the individual races shortly after announcements.
Due to the number taking part we will stagger each run group to avoid congestion at the start of the run but remember you are individually timed so you don’t need to worry if you start at the back of the group.
We will start with the 1/2 Marathon then the 10k and then the 5k.
Ear Phones – We know that a lot of you like to run with music to help pace yourself and motivate your run and therefore we allow headphones to be worn. It is IMPORTANT however, to be able to hear race instructions, other runners and the general public who will also be using the course at the same time. So it is your responsibility to ensure you don’t endanger yourself or others.
Dogs – We are happy for anyone that wants to run with their dog to do so. You will have to start behind everyone else and you must have your dog on a short lead attached to you in a manner that does not cause issues to you or anyone else. There are other dog walkers on site and also wildlife. We can NOT accept responsibility if your dog decides something else is more interesting!
- HM age limit is 18 years+
- 10K age limit is 15 years+
- 5K age limit is 12 years+
Age limits are set by UK Athletic Rules.
Maximum Running Time 3 Hours.
Car Park Charges – Car park charges apply to all runners.Charges change throughout the year so make sure you check – Stanwick Lakes Car Park Charges
Terms and Conditions – You will need to tick a box to say you have read the terms and conditions when you register. Please read them so you understand our policy on cancelling your place, cancelled events etc. We aim to play fair and the best way to do that is to explain our rules.
Photo’s – Photo’s can be accessed at the photographers web site. A link is on the Partners and Sponsors page.