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WESTON SUPER HALF
Weston-super-Mare, North SomersetGrand Pier, Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, UK
Sun 27th March 2022
Although we cannot predict where we will be as a nation by October, we have put well thought out, flexible and responsive measures in place to ensure that the Weston Super Half 2021 is a COVID-secure event, as other events have already started to show is possible. Read more here. We will do everything we can to ensure that the event will go ahead, but if COVID-19 stops this from happening we will be offering refunds or transfers to all runners.
It will take in the glorious sites of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding picturesque Somerset villages and countryside in this single lap, closed road, fast half marathon event.
And the pièce de résistance, a totally unique opportunity to finish quarter of a mile out to sea on Weston's Grand Pier.
The Community Mile takes place alongside the half marathon. The-mile-long fun run is designed to encourage first time runners, families, friends, colleagues and teams to come together and challenge themselves to get active for a fitter, healthier life.
FAST INTERESTING COURSE USING CLOSED ROADS
ON ROUTE ENTERTAINMENT
WATER & ENERGY STATIONS
UNIQUE FINISH OUT TO SEA ON THE PIER
How to Get There
• If you intend to use public transport please take into consideration road closures and the early start.
• Important: There isn’t an official race car park and no parking will be available at the race start – if you have to drive to the event we advise using pay and display car parks (see below for further guidance).
• If you live within 2-5 miles, please consider cycling. Please car share where possible.
The route is fully signed and marshalled – please follow marshal instruction.
Aid stations are along the route with water, toilets and medical support.
Participants will be asked to move onto the pavement if they fall behind the road re-opening schedule - on sections where there is no pedestrian footpath, participants will be re-routed.
Runners must reach the 10 mile point by 1.00pm to be able to do the full 13.1 mile route. Any participant after this time will be turned around to follow the remainder of the race route. We will have to enforce this cut off time due to us having to adhere to a strict road closure reopening schedule.
Everyone will be greeted at the finish with their medal and other rewards.
*Please note this route is provisional and could be subject to change
The Sovereign Centre car park will be accesible via a diversion route during the race road closure period. View Access & Exit Map
Access and Exit will be maintained during the event to Melrose Car Park (Sea Front). View Access & Exit Map
Nearby parking unaffected by the route and closures Carlton Street (BS23 1UA - 381 spaces) and Locking Road (BS23 3DE - 325 spaces)
No parking available on Marine Parade.
race day timing
08.30: Village Opens
09.45: Start Assembly - Make your way to the appropriate timing pen
10.00: Words of encouragement from our sponsors and partners
10.15: RACE START
11.25: Onwards: Race Finish
- **CUT OFF POINT: Runners must reach the 10 mile point by 1.00pm to be able to do the full 13.1 mile route. Any participant after this time will be turned around to follow the remainder of the race route. We will have to enforce this cut off time due to us having to adhere to a strict road closure reopening schedule.
Race packs will be sent out two weeks before race day. This will include your:
This will have your timing chip attached.
You MUST attach your race number to your FRONT with 4 safety pins.
It should be clearly visible to marshals and medical team.
Please fill in your personal details on the reverse of the number.
Take some time to read the race instructions prior to the day, this can significantly reduce pre race stress!
Registrations are not yet open for this event
TRAINING & WELFARE:
Your personal commitment is to train for the event appropriately – making sure you are fully prepared for the day.
For more information visit: http://www.runnersmedicalresource.com/en/
If you have been unwell or injured in the days leading up to the event then we would advise you not to take part.
PHOTOS & RESULTS:
Photos and results will be available via the website as soon as possible after the race.
PRESENTATIONS & PRIZES:
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place men & women will be awarded on the main stage post race.
Prizes for 1st place in each age category will be posted out in the following week. Please note: One prize per winner.
In accordance with UK Athletics Rules ALL PRIZES will be awarded based on Gun Finish Time.
Q. Where is the start/finish?
A. The half marathon will set off from Marine Parade - the finish will be at the end of the Grand Pier.
Q. How old must I be to enter?
A. You must be 17 years or older on race day. Younger runners can take part in the Community Mile.
Q. I have entered the race - how do I know my entry has been received?
A. If you entered online, you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If you have not received a confirmation email, please contact us at [email protected]
Q. When will I receive my race pack?
A. Race packs will be sent out during the last two weeks leading up to the race.
Q. Can I run wearing an iPod, MP3 player or other personal stereo device?
A. We advise against the use of iPods, MP3 players or other personal stereo devices to ensure runners are able to hear any announcements or medical alerts.
Q. Can I sign up on the day?
A. No. We only accept entries for the Community Mile on the day.
Q. Do I need to register on the day after I've signed up?
A. No. Just come along and line up in your allocated start pen.
Q. Where is the race village?
A. The race village is on Marine Parade.
Q. Can I run in fancy dress?
A. Yes, as long as it is not obstructive to other runners.
Q. Is there a cut-off time for runners?
A. At 3 hours 30 minutes, any participants remaining on the course will be asked to move onto the pavement.
Q. Will there be pacers?
A. Yes. We have pacers from 1 hour 30 minutes at 30 minutes intervals up to 2 hours 30 minutes.
Q. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
A. You must not, under any circumstances, give your race number to anyone else. Among other potential problems, doing so may cause problems of identification for the event medical services in the event of any accident or injury.
Q. Can I have a refund if I can no longer take part?
A. You are entitled to a refund within the first 7 days of signing up (the cooling off period). After this period no refunds will be offered.
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