Running GP at Bedford Autodrome
Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the World like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k or 10k, 16 or 20 miles, Half or Full Marathon, at the one and only Bedford Autodrome, and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course, or racing your way to a new chip timed personal best, on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!
The entire course is inside the Bedford Autodrome on the roads/paths, not on grass. 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 chequered flag finish.
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.
Post race goodies!
Bedford Autodrome, Thurleigh Road, Bedford MK44 2YP
Bedford Autodrome is located approximately 10 miles North of Bedford town centre and 20 miles East of Northampton. It is just over 3 miles to the East of the A6.
By train: The nearest train station to Bedford Autodrome is Bedford (20 minutes). Trains from London leave from either St Pancras or any Thameslink station approximately every 20 minutes. There is a taxi rank immediately outside Bedford Station.
Parking is available at the venue.
9.00am - Marathon (6 hour cut off time)
10.00am - Half Marathon
10:30am - 10k
10:45am - 5k
Marathon - 8 laps
Half Marathon - 4 laps
10k - 2 laps
5k - 1 lap
You will receive all race information, via email, in the week leading up to the event.
Please make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start so you have plenty of time to collect your Timing Chip and Race Number
Minimum age: 11 yrs for the 5k, 15 yrs for the 10k , 17 yrs for the Half Marathon.
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