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Cheltenham Running Festival
This event offers you the unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon around the famous Cheltenham Racecourse! Each mile will be accurately marked out and we will have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you all the way to the finish line. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!
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 themed medal
Chip timed results
Free official race photographs
Post race goodies
Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4SH
The nearest mainline station is Cheltenham Spa.
Trains run every hour from Bristol, every half an hour from Birmingham and every hour from London. When you arrive at the station, you can catch a taxi and get to the racecourse in 10 minutes.
10.00am - Half Marathon
10.50am - 5k
11.00am - 10k
The entire course is inside Cheltenham racecourse on the roads/paths, not on grass. The race involves laps of the course. There will be 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps for the Half Marathon.
Are your events chip timed?
Yes, all of our events are chip timed and accurately measured.
What is the minimum age to enter an event?
11 years old for a 5k, 15 years old for a 10k and 17 years old for Half Marathon.
I can't make the event, can I have a refund?
Sorry, we don’t offer refunds. However, if you let us know 14 days in advance of the event we can transfer your entry to a friend or to a later event.
Where can I find my results after the event?
Your results will be live on the website www.runthrough.co.uk during the event. If you have any questions or queries with your results please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Am I allowed to wear headphones?
We’d strongly advise against it – the nature of the events means that you need to be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshals instructions.
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