Chepstow Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Join us for the brand new Chepstow Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon on Sunday 30 May 2021 - a unique chance to run our first event at Chepstow Racecourse and our first ever event in Wales!
Chepstow Racecourse opened its gates in the early 1920s and has since blossomed into a bustling track that is home to the Welsh Grand National – the biggest race day in Wales!
Come and join us for a unique race you will not forget! The race is flat and quick and involves laps around the circuit - 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps for the Half Marathon. Each mile 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.
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 event photographs
Chepstow Racecourse, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6BE
The racecourse is on the A466 Chepstow to Monmouth road, not far from the now toll-free Severn Bridge. From the M4 East (Junction 21) or M4 West (Junction 23), take the M48 and exit at Junction 2 (Chepstow). Then follow the brown racecourse signs.
Chepstow station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the town centre. There are direct trains to Chepstow from Birmingham, Cardiff, Cheltenham Spa, Derby, Gloucester, Newport and Nottingham. Connections are available at Newport for London (Paddington), Hereford, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Manchester,Swansea and all parts of Wales. Also, Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Salisbury, Portsmouth and all parts of South and West England.
Connections at Cheltenham Spa for Yorkshire, North East of England and Scotland. Connections to London airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead. Other airports with good conections include Birmingham international, East Midlands, Exeter, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff International and Southampton.
A shuttle bus service provided by Newport Transport operates from Chepstow Train Station to the Racecourse via the town's bus station. The service also operates from Newport Train Station direct to the Racecourse.
9.30am – Half Marathon | 10.15am – 10k | 10.25am – 5k
The entire course is inside the racecourse on the roads/paths - not on grass.
5k - 11yrs
10k - 15yrs
Half - 17yrs
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