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Two Tunnels Railway Races - Ultra & Relay

Two Tunnels Railway Races - Ultra & Relay

Brickfields Park, Bath

1A The Hollow, Bath BA2 1LX, UK

Sun 16th August 2020

Starting at 08:30

3 races

£50.00 - £105.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

WE ARE BACK!!

Our event plans have been officially signed off by the Safety Advisory Group for Events. Public Health England, the police, ambulance service and all council departments have shown their full support for our new event format, and the event as a whole follows all government guidance on social distancing and hygiene practices.

The format is new, the feel is a little different, but these are still going to be great events and we couldn't be more excited to be bring you safe and enjoyable events once again.

C-19 PLAN
Relish Running races has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

--- Bookings for this event are on hold due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event. --- An opportunity to run a 50km ultra as a solo runner, as a pair, or in a relay, through Bath's Combe Down and Devonshire Tunnels - disused railway tunnels which until 2013 were sealed and inaccessible. This unique and truly special race takes in many of Bath's beautiful attractions, and also has the longest underground sections of any running race in the UK! Start and finish will be in Brickfields Park in the middle of the City - a green park with children's playground, a great spot to sit and enjoy a picnic after the race.

Races

  • 50 Km Solo

    Min Age 20

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £50.00 CLOSED
  • 50 Km Pair

    Price Per Pair

    £60.00 CLOSED
  • 50 Km Relay

    Team of 5 People

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £105.00 CLOSED

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  • 50 Km Solo

    Min Age 20

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £50.00 CLOSED
  • 50 Km Pair

    Price Per Pair

    £60.00 CLOSED
  • 50 Km Relay

    Team of 5 People

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £105.00 CLOSED
Location

Brickfields Park, 47 King George's Rd, Bath BA2 1LX

How To Get There

The Two Tunnels events are being staged at Brickfields Open Space (BA2 1LX) in the city of Bath.

If you live in Bath please consider walking or cycling to the site in the spirit of our event partner Sustrans. We will provide bike racking for cyclists.

If you are driving to Bath please park at Odd Down Park & Ride (BA2 8PA) and catch the Two Tunnels bus to the race site. From here it is a 500m walk to the race site which will be signed with pink or orange signs.

Oldfield Park train station is approximately 800m from Brickfields.

What's Included

All our runners receive a top of the range custom medal, as well as a buffet of fresh fruit and other tasty treats.

Running vest

Toilets

Bag Drop

A number of prizes are awarded, determined by the total number of finishers (male and female combined) in a given race distance.

A green park complete with children's playground and table tennis table, a great spot to sit and enjoy a picnic after the race.

Ultra & Relay Details

This event will be held over 50km (31.125 miles), on an accurately measured course. The event will be held on loops of the 10km course and there will be two feed stations per lap, each with a selection fresh fruit, cakes, cookies, jelly beans, water and other refreshments. The event will be electronically timed at the 10km turn around point at each lap.

The races will start at 8:30am. There is a cut off of 8.5hrs for the 50km but please note that walkers are not eligible for this event.

There are 3 formats depending on if you are covering the 50km solo, as a pair, or as a 5 person relay.

Solo: 50km Solo runners complete the whole 50km as an individual and will certainly get a strong feeling of tunnel vision as 20km of their race will be underground! Solo runners will each take home FOUR medals.

Pair: 2 runners will alternate 10km legs to cover the 50km distance. 10km legs can be run in any combination but all change overs must take place in the Start/Finish area after a multiple of 10km has been covered eg 10km, 20km. For example 50km as Runner 1, Runner 2, Runner 2, Runner 1, Runner 2. Only one runner can be actively running at once (both runners can not run 10km together and have it count as 20km). Each member of the relay pair will take home FOUR medals.

Relay: 5 runners team up to run the 50km in a relay, covering 10km each. Change overs must take place at the Start/Finish area after 10km has been covered. Each person cover 1 x 10km leg. Each runner takes home one 10km medal.

Competitor information

Please read through all the information carefully below ahead of time so you are familiar with how to arrive on site.

Please bring your own water for the before the race. We are set in a field and cannot top up our water, which is needed for runners after their race. There will be caterers on site, and there is also a corner shop nearby. Thank you for your understanding.

The event takes in some fantastic city centre sites. We are making use of public footpaths and not closing any roads. Therefore there are places where runners will have to cross potentially busy roads. All major crossing points have either Zebra or Pelican Crossings and will also be marshalled. The marshals do not have the power to stop the traffic. You must wait and make your own decision as to when to cross the road. You may have to wait a few seconds for a light to change so please be patient and take the opportunity to catch your breath. Anyone deemed to make an unsafe road crossing by one our marshals will be disqualified. Whilst this is a race, your safety is our highest priority and the same rules of the road apply during the race as at another time – do not put yourself or others runners at risk for the sake of a few seconds!

All paths used by the race are open to the general public, many of whom use the routes as their regular walking routes. Please make the event a success by being polite and courteous to the others users of these paths so that has a positive impact on everyone involved.

Please do not run with music players which have in-ear headphones, only bone conducting headphones are permitted in line with UK Athletics rules who license these events. It is very important that you can hear the marshals instructions, be aware of other users in the tunnels (think cyclists ringing their bells to come past you!) and traffic on the sections of the course that cross roads. Thank you!

Two Tunnels Code of Conduct

We are working closely with out partners Sustrans and the Two Tunnels Group who worked on the reopening of the Two Tunnels over a 7 year period! Please read the Code of Conduct they have developed as we will be using it during our event, thank you!

All Users please - Share the path so that everyone can enjoy it - the path will remain open to the public during the event. - Keep to the left and please keep in single file where possible and unless overtaking - Leave no litter - please leave empty cups or energy bars at the feed stations. If you can run with a full wrapper, you can run with an empty one :-) - Respect the privacy of adjoining properties and landowners- Be courteous and patient with other path users, particularly children. Please make yourself known if you are approaching another use in the tunnel - Be aware that mobility scooters may use the path. Motor cycles and horses are prohibited

Walkers please - Avoid spreading out across the width of the path - be aware that others may wish to overtake you

Cyclists please - Control your speed: our shared use path is for sharing not speeding- Be careful on downhill sections- Take care when passing other users- Slow down on narrow stretches or if you cannot see clearly ahead- Be particularly careful at junctions or places where visibility may be poor- Use a bell to let other users know that you are approaching- Do not assume people can see or hear you approaching- Use lights when visibility is poor

Dog Walkers please - Keep dogs under control- Keep dogs on a lead when using the tunnels- Clear up after your dog

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Location

Brickfields Park, Bath