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Run Alton Towers 10k & Half Marathon
Come and join us for the brand new Run Alton Towers 10k & Half Marathon at the UK’s largest theme park, on Sunday 14 November 2021. You are guaranteed a great day out, with theme park entry and access to all the rides included in your entry!!
Each distance will be accurately marked out with KM flags and mile markers and there will be plenty of helpers along the course to keep you on track and encourage you all the way to the finish line.
**Please note there is a strict 3 hour cut off for the Half Marathon**
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 email@example.com.
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.
FREE Alton Towers Theme Park Access (RRP £34)
Unique themed medal
Free official race photos
Chip timed results
Post race water and goodies
Alton Towers Resort, Farley Lane, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST10 4DB
Alton Towers Resort is located between the M1 and the M6 and is well signposted from both motorways. Depending on your direction, the nearest motorway exits are:
M1 Northbound – Junction 23a
M1 Southbound – Junction 28
M6 Northbound – Junction 15
M6 Southbound – Junction 16
Please drive with care when you’re in the area, as there are many walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and the roads can be very thin in places.
Some Sat Nav systems may take you down a local farm track (especially if you’re coming from the B5417). Please follow the road signs for the last few miles.
Visitors can travel to Alton Towers Resort by train, via several popular destinations. Visit thetrainline.com to search for train times and prices.
Uttoxeter Train Station: Uttoxeter station is the nearest train station to Alton Towers, just 10 miles from the resort. Uttoxeter station is just a 20 minute drive away from the resort or 30 minutes by bus.
Stoke on Trent Station: Stoke on Trent rail station is 15 miles from Alton Towers Resort. A local taxi would take around 25 minutes to the resort.
Derby Train Station: Derby train station is around 25 miles from Alton Towers. From there you will need to order a taxi or a car service to arrive at the resort in around 50 minutes to one hour.
D&G Bus are operating two services to Alton Towers Resort.
The X41 is a daily bus service from Stafford & Uttoxeter to Alton Towers Resort.
Departing Stafford railway station at 9.30am each day, the bus route includes Weston and Uttoxeter on the way to Alton Towers Resort. The X41 departs Alton Towers at 17.30.
Bus times are estimates and may vary throughout the year. Please check prior to travelling.
We also have bicycle racks close to the theme park entrance, for local visitors and keen cyclists to utilise free of charge.
Start Times: Half Marathon – 9am, 10k – 9:30am
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