Race the Sun 50km
Maidenhead, BerkshireSL6 8SP Summerleaze Road, Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Sat 1st June 2024
Starting at 12:00
With sunset due at 9:12pm, the task sounds simple; just Race The Sun and make it back to the finish before darkness falls! The generous cut off time makes this perfect for newcomers to the world of ultra running and experienced runners alike.
Full signed course, Medal, race mementoes & Free Photos.
Beautiful multi terrain course - provisional course map HERE. Flat & single lap route taking in the Thames Path, Jubilee River, the Green Way & Burnham Beeches.
4 feed stations on course at approx. 10km intervals
Feed stations stock cola & water, & sweet & savoury snacks
Personal nutrition drop available & nutrition can be taken to the 3rd & 4th checkpoints for you
Minimum age - 20
Free downloadable race photos
Entries close on May 20th if capacity isn't reached beforehand
Race instructions emailed out & found online from May 1st
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- Fully signed & flat course
- Amazing scenery
- Personal nutrition drop
How to Get There
Flat & single lap route taking in the Thames Path, Jubilee River, the Green Way & Burnham Beeches
Mandatory kit - fully charged phone, foil blanket, full 500ml bottle/vessel for fluids.
Recommended kit - waterproof/showerproof jacket, cup, method of payment, Google course map (to be provided).
Is there car parking?
Yes, there is free car parking onsite. Car share where possible.
Can I start with friends?
Yes, you can select your own start time between 12:00 & 12:30 as you'll be setting off in small groups.
Is the Kit List mandatory?
Some of the items of the kit list are marked as mandatory and are non-negotiable; other items are listed as 'recommended'. If you are found to not be carrying a mandatory item during the event, the organisers may add 1 hour to your time.
Are there toilets?
There are toilets at the start/finish venue and some are available around the course too.
ON THE COURSE
What's the course like?
It's scenic and largely flat, taking in a variety of surfaces throughout. The ground is firm and we recommend using road shoes.
Is it well signed?
Yes, you can follow the course marked by our A4 size yellow arrows. You are also provided with a GPX version of the route within a week of race day.
Can I run with a pacer?
Yes, as the route takes part on public trails.
Can I run with my dog?
Yes, although all dogs must be attached to a harness and you will be exempt from winning a prize.
How strict is the cut off time?
We will stick to the cut off times as they are in place for your safety. You must make the checkpoint cut off times around the course, which allow for even paced progression around the course to finish in time for the 9:12pm finish time.
What happens if I need to pull out?
If you can no longer continue, or are asked to stop following missing a cut off time just must inform a marshal or Race HQ. You will need to be self sufficient in returning to the Finish.
What if I'm injured?
We have event medics, both stationed at the Start/Finish and out around the course. Contact them directly if you are able in the instance of a serious injury to yourself or another runner.
Are there marshals?
Yes, at the checkpoints and at key positions on the course.
How far are the checkpoints?
There will be four checkpoints on the course, at approximately 10km intervals.
What will I find at the checkpoints?
Our marshals will check you in, and you'll find toilets, food & drink. The food available will be snacks such as biscuits, crisps, chocolate, cereal bars, sweets, flapjack and bananas. On offer to drink will be water, squash and flat cola.
What if I have dietary preferences or needs?
You should use our personal nutrition drop service. You can have your own nutrition sent on to the checkpoint at halfway - just drop if off at race registration pre start and it'll be taken there for you. You can of course carry your own supplies until then.
Will there be cups available at the checkpoints?
No, the event is free of single use cups, so if you'll want to drink from a cup on the course, you'll need to bring your own.
AT THE FINISH
What do I get at the finish?
A medal, a Race The Sun T-Shirt and event memento. There are also drinks and snacks. You'll be able to have a sports massage and the sports club has a fully licensed bar and a bar menu available.
Are there prizes?
Yes, there will be prizes for the first three female & male finishers overall, and for the female and male age category winners.
Are UTMB points available?
No, that's not planned for this year.
What are my options if I enter then get injured and can't run?
If more than 3 months to go, you can opt to defer your entry or to swap your place to another runner. Within 3 months of race day, you can swap your place to another runner, marshal in exchange for a deferral or forfeit your place in exchange for a 50% off voucher for a future race. See the event terms & conditions for full details.
Is there anything for spectators to do?
Spectators can follow the course easily enough, however we cannot allow spectators into the checkpoint areas.
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