Newbury Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
NEWBURY RACECOURSE 5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON – SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2020
Join us for the unique chance to run our first ever 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at Newbury Racecourse - one of Britain’s leading horse racing venues!
The race involves laps around the circuit - 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps for the Half Marathon - and the course is flat and quick. 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. Come and join us for a race you will not forget!
10.00AM – HALF MARATHON
11.00AM – 5K & 10K
NB - This is the re-scheduled event from September 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Fruit & Flapjack
The Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7NZ
BY TRAIN: Newbury Racecourse has its own station, one stop from Newbury Station, with direct trains from London Paddington and regular connections from the West.
BY CAR: The racecourse is clearly signposted and just minutes from Junctions 12 and 13 of the M4, also easily accessible from the M3. The course is clearly signposted from the M4 and from the A34 South of Newbury.
The racecourse is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available.
There is ample FREE on-the-day parking.
10.00am - Half Marathon
11.00am - 5k & 10k
5k - 11yrs
10k - 15yrs
Half - 17yrs
The entire course is inside the racecourse on the roads/paths not on grass.
When do entries close before an event? Can I enter on the day?
Entries normally close when the event sells out or on the Thursday before the event. Entries on the day is dependent on the capacity for the event, please refer to the specific event page after online entries have closed to see is there are entries on the day.
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.
When will I receive more information about the event?
You will receive all race information, via email, in the week leading up to the event. For a weekend event you will receive it by Wednesday, and for a mid-week event, you will receive it by Monday.
Will I receive anything through the post?
No, nothing is posted. You will receive all race information by email and you will collect your race pack on the day of the event.
I didn't choose whether I am running 5k or 10k, did I need to?
No, unless the different distances show as an option on the event webpage when entering, you can decide whether you run 5k or 10k on the day.
Do we collect our Timing Chip and Race Number on the day of the event?
Yes, that is correct. Please make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start so you have plenty of time to collect them.
Are there water stations?
Yes, every event has water stations – where and how many depends on the course and the distance.
Do you have a baggage drop? Do you charge for it?
Yes we will have a baggage drop, and it is FREE to use. We have a member of staff managing the station while you run.
What do I get at the end of the race?
You can help yourself to fruit and a flapjack when you finish. You will also receive a medal!
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 email@example.com
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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Good late-notice amendments to the plan!
The organisers decided to go ahead however and, once I had concurred my initial suspicions that they were putting financial gain ahead of runner safety, I decided to give it a go. I am glad I did.
The conditions were truly awful and among the worst I have encountered in 35 years of running. That said, the organisers had done everything they possibly could to deliver the event. They moved registration into the Racecourse Buildings, to offer shelter (and because the normal inflatable tents would have blown away), and came up with some sensible alternatives such as holding the briefs indoors and limiting the time spent outside for the warm-up).
What really made the race was the positive approach of the marshals and race coordinators. As the conditions worsened to storm-force winds, biting rain and lightning, the enthusiasm of the marshals seemed to grow in inverse proportion to the awfulness of the weather. For their support alone, this race deserves a 5-star review!
The goody-bag was the usual high quality, with a themed medal, delicious flap-jacks and drinks to replenish stocks, the parking was plentiful and free, and the toilets were well-placed and acceptable... even for an emergency stop during the race!
All in all, I am glad the organisers went ahead... as I now have a new "That's nothing... one time, at Newbury Racecourse..." story to bore all more fellow runners with!
Well organised event albeit Storm Ciara was there to make it more challenging!
Great event considering the weather
Well organised despite the storm!
The Marshals were bright and encouraging!