Draycote Water Santa Dash 5 Mile

Draycote Water, Rugby, Warwickshire, UK
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The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

This is your chance to take over the spectacular Draycote Water site dressed as a real running Santa! Yule be sorry if you miss it! Like no regular run, this seasonal celebration sees hundreds of runners get together, dress up in identical Santa Suits (complete with beard, hat and belt!) and complete a chip-timed (approximate) 5 Mile/8k. Ideal for runners of all abilities whether you need to walk, jog or run for deer-life.

Every runner receives a Santa Suit, a chipped race number and a brilliant supported run around the beautiful Draycote Water. But wait, there's myrrh. After the run, you'll be rewarded with a mince pie, goody bag and a unique Santa-themed souvenir finishers' medal!

You won't get a better chance to take a Christmas (s)elfie. Enter online before we sell out!

Start Time

09:45am

Registration

08:45 to 09:30

Races

NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

What to expect at events that go ahead:

Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts

Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.

Simplified bag drop measures where available

Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks

Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.

Draycote Water, Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, CV23 8AB

Timing: Chip-timed.

Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.

Toilets: There are free toilets in the Visitor Centre for use throughout the event.

Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.

Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Km/Mile markers where necessary.

Water Stations: There will be water stations on the route at the finish and the mid-lap point, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Goody Bag: All runners will receive a goody bag on finishing the race.

Medals: All finishers will receive a medal on completing the race.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories

The course starts next to the race village and is one complete clockwise lap of the reservoir (approximately 5 Miles). 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.

On-site parking is available

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