Chase The Sun Coventry 5k & 10k
We are so excited to announce a brand new Chase The Sun event in 2021! Come and join us for our first ever Coventry Chase The Sun in the War Memorial Park, and choose between a 5k or 10k.
Coventry War Memorial Park is the biggest park in Coventry, and this year it is celebrating its 100th year since opening in 1921! The Park is now listed as a Grade II park by English Heritage and the War Memorial itself is listed as Grade II by English Heritage.
Battle to get around the course to the finish line before the sun goes down – play it safe and fly round the 5k to finish before sunset or go for the extra challenge of the 10k. Come and join us for a unique race you will not forget!
All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.
As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.
There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email email@example.com.
There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.
You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.
There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.
DURING THE RACE
The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.
There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.
If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.
AFTER THE RACE
Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.
Unique venue themed medal
Chip timed results
Free official event photographs
Post race goodies and refreshments
War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, Coventry, Warwickshire CV3 6PT
Use postcode CV3 6PT for your Satnav. From the Coventry Ring Road, exit at Junction 6 and follow Warwick road (A429).
Via Kenilworth Road - 16, 49, 18A, 87, Park & Ride south, U17, X17.
Via Warwick road - 9, 9A, 49, 539.
Coventry Station, (London to Birmingham Line) is 10 minutes walk along Warwick Road, or Park and Ride South from the top of the Station steps, Warwick Road.
Venue parking is free but limited
ONCE YOU ENTER YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE TO COLLECT YOUR NUMBER WILL BE SENT DURING THE WEEK LEADING UP TO THE EVENT.
Each kilometer will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that finish line.
The course will be 1.5 laps for the 5k; 10k will be 3 laps
We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.
There will be plenty of portaloos brought on site for the event.
There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish. We have also ordered some flapjacks and fruit for when you finish :-)
During the race
We will have marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows. The course is 1.5 laps for the 5k and 3 laps for the 10k. The course is on the roads/paths in the park.
Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park.
In terms of spectating, this park could literally not be any better, the fields are open and every area of the park is accessible to see people running round.
Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
Things to note!
There WILL be pedestrians, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. We have marshals around the course and signs but this is not a road race, you have to pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.
For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Twitter @runthroughuk and use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build up to the race :-)
If you use #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!
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