Bedford Harriers Half Marathon
Rural, road half marathon, accurately measured & certified to IAAF standard.
Highly rated by previous competitors, Bedford Harriers are once again running this popular event. Expect friendly marshals, great organisation, an "undulating" course and a free memento for all finishers. Excellent value for money at £23 affiliated.
Competitors must be 17 or over on race day
Individual Entry 17yrs and over£25 CLOSED
Race memento to all finishers
Incorporating Bedfordshire AAA County Championship
Cash prizes, age group and team awards
Course records: Male - Paul Martelletti 1:07:53 2009Female - Tracey Morris 1:16:36 2005
Chip timing start to finish
Course measurement certificate no. 15/449
Showers and changing facilities
Hot & cold refreshments
Sports Hall Race HQ that can accommodate all runners
The race headquarters will be at Wootton Upper School & Arts Centre, Hall End Road, Wootton, Bedford MK43 9HT however there is no competitor parking in the locality. Please use the competitor parking and transfer facilities as detailed in Travel information & vehicle parking.
Roads will be closed in the vicinity of the race, please do not attempt to gain access to the area or park on the run or coach routes.
Follow Post Code MK42 7PN
Travel information & vehicle parking:A dual carriage way links junction 13 of the M1 in the west with the A1 at the Black Cat roundabout in the east. This dual carriageway passes just south of Bedford and provides easy access to the race car park. Leave the A421 at the Marsh Leys exit and follow signs for A428 Bedford/Bromham and local signs for Kempston. Free vehicle parking has been arranged at the Woburn Rd Industrial Estate; follow Post Code MK42 7PN for satellite navigation purposes. The car parks will be signed and marshalled from 07:45hrs. Please park as directed by marshals. Vehicle owners/drivers/passengers are advised that vehicles and contents are left at the owners/drivers/passengers risk and that the race organisers and other third parties will not be liable for losses or damages whatsoever.
Free coach transfer to the race HQ will begin at 07:45hrs and run continuously until 09:20hrs. Coaches will be waiting immediately outside the parking area and will set down close to the Race HQ.Transfer back to the car parks will begin at 12:00hrs and run continuously until 14:30hrs, coaches will be waiting at the at the set down point for the return to the car park..When boarding the coaches please fill from the rear in order to facilitate prompt departure; coaches will depart when full.
Headphones, Earphones and Similar Equipment:
Bedford Harriers, along with many other race organisers, has endeavoured to persuade runners not to wear head/earphones (including bone conducting head/ear phones)* or similar equipment during races.
These efforts have failed and consequently we have no alternative but to reluctantly adopt a strict disqualification practice for any runner seen wearing head/earphones (including bone conducting head/ear phones) or similar equipment. In respect of this race it is important that runners can hear the verbal warnings and instructions issued by race marshals.*Medical or prescription device to aid hearing excepted
Race Number and Timing Chip
Your race number, timing chip and baggage label will be available for collection from the Race Headquarters on race day, 1st December 2019, from 08.00. Your timing chip and baggage tag will be attached to your race number and collection points will be in alphabetical order by surname. Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your number, timing chip and baggage tag, complete your details on the reverse of the race number, attach your race number to the front of your running top, your timing chip to your running shoes and baggage tag to your bag; please remove any old number tags to avoid confusion. Ties for the running chip will be in the envelope containing your timing chip. Please display your race number on the front of your running top; please do not fold, cut, or mutilate your race number and secure with a safety pin in each corner - remember to bring safety pins.
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