Draycote Water: June Half Marathon
Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, Draycote Water offers smooth, flat roads with stunning reservoir and countryside views.
Running alongside the Water, using dam wall pathways and a perimeter service road, you'll find mesmerising views of nature trails, wildlife and boats on the water as you notch up mile after mile. Some short inclines and downhill stretches keep the landscape changing around you, so you'll not get tired of your surroundings, even as you dig in to the later stages of a race towards a glorious home straight.
This secluded site is gloriously peaceful and breathtaking in all seasons. Get yourself out of the city and discover Draycote Water.
Half Marathon£17 BOOK
Draycote Water, Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire CV23 8AB
We are on the A426 between Dunchurch and Southam in Warwickshire
From the South take J17, M45 off the M1 and go through Dunchurch; or exit M40 J11 Banbury, follow signs to Southam.
From the East, go to the end of the A14 and go through Rugby, signpost Dunchurch.
From the M6 South exit junction 1, Rugby, follow signs for Dunchurch or M1 South exit J20, Lutterworth and follow signs to Rugby and then Dunchurch.
Please visit the reservoir website for further information on getting to the race.
On-site parking is available, please visit the reservoir website for further information and current charges.
All finishers will receive a medal
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females
Entry on the Day: Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).
Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 17 or over on the day of the race.
Registration: From 08:45 to 09:30.
Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.
Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.
The course starts a 15-20 minute walk from the race village, beginning close to the south-west corner of the reservoir. The route follows the lower perimeter road clockwise back to the race village followed by two complete laps of the reservoir. The race, predominantly on tarmac pathway but including loose gravel in places, is suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.
Spectators: Spectators are best placed around the finish area where they will see runners pass at the end of each of the the part/full laps.
Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race.
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