Draycote Water: March 20 Mile
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.
You'll feel amazing energy from your fellow runners as you make your way around the Water 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.
20 miles£18 CLOSED
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.
On-site parking is available, please visit the reservoir website for further information and current charges.
All finishers will receive a medal
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.
Souvenir item of training kit
Entry on the Day: Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).
Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 18 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.
Route: The course starts a short walk from the race village, beginning on the lower perimeter road and heading back to the race village for approximately 1k, followed by two complete clockwise 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 part/full laps.
Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.
Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race.
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Beautiful scenery however it gets a little dull by the 3rd lap of 4.
The course was well signposted and marshalled.
They were out of the free gift in my size by the time I finished but have ordered me one which is a nice gesture, and I wasn’t expecting such a good gift in any event as the race was so cheap to enter.
Overall, great value for money and a good practice event before you do a full marathon. Would attend again.