Wye Valley Tunnel Run (Marathon, Half, 10km, 6km, Colourburst) Wye Valley Tunnel Run (Marathon, Half, 10km, 6km, Colourburst) Wye Valley Tunnel Run (Marathon, Half, 10km, 6km, Colourburst) Wye Valley Tunnel Run (Marathon, Half, 10km, 6km, Colourburst) Wye Valley Tunnel Run (Marathon, Half, 10km, 6km, Colourburst) Wye Valley Tunnel Run (Marathon, Half, 10km, 6km, Colourburst) Wye Valley Tunnel Run (Marathon, Half, 10km, 6km, Colourburst)

Wye Valley Tunnel Run (Marathon, Half, 10km, 6km, Colourburst)

Sedbury, Gloucestershire

Wyedean School & Sixth Form Centre, Beachley Road, Chepstow NP16 7AA, UK

Sun 16th July 2023

Starting at 10:00

6 races

£10.00 - £45.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

We have been holding events over the last year so we have a flexible event plan to allow the event to go ahead in an array of situations.

You can find out more about our covid secure event plan here https://www.relishrunningraces...

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

Organiser's Description

Run along the newly opened Wye Valley Greenway, an old railway line that runs along the river Wye.

The highlight of the route is the 1.1km long Tidenham Tunnel, part of the old railway line, now a newly opened shared use path.

All finisher's receive a unique custom medal and a feast of tasty treats.

Races

  • Colour 500m

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Colour 2km

    £12.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 6k

    £20.00

    Min Age 12yrs

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10km

    £25.00

    Min Age 15yrs

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon

    £35.00

    Min 17yrs

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Marathon

    £45.00

    Min 18yrs

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • Colour 500m

    £10.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Colour 2km

    £12.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 6k

    £20.00

    Min Age 12yrs

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10km

    £25.00

    Min Age 15yrs

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon

    £35.00

    Min 17yrs

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Marathon

    £45.00

    Min 18yrs

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Unique finisher's medal and a buffet of tasty treats at the finish line.

  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Buffet of delicious post race treats
  • Really friendly, inclusive atmosphere, perfect for your first race

Course Details

All our courses are very comprehensively marked and well marshalled so you can relax and enjoy your run. The vast majority of the route is on old railway track, a flat and solid surface. It is not perfectly smooth, but it is a good surface

The race starts at Wyedean School and heads along the rail path towards Tintern. Tidenham tunnel is 3km into the race and is itself over 1km long. There are great views along the wye valley as the two routes head to their turn around points before retracing their steps back to the finish line at the station

FAQs

  • Can I run with a dog?

    No, sorry, not at this event.

  • Can I run with a buggy?

    Runners with buggies are very welcome. Please note the terrain is a mix of compact stone path, road, forest path and tarmac for the 6km and 10km. The Half Marathon and Marathon routes are not suitable.

  • Do I get a medal?

    YES! All finisher's take home a medal unique to this event.

  • Is there a cut off?

    There is a 3hr cut off to start lap 2 of the marathon Please note the event is not open to people would like to purely walk the event, but if you need to do a mix of running/jogging/walking to complete your distance then we are very happy with that.

Prizes

All our finishers receive a top of the range custom medal as well as a buffet of fresh fruit and other tasty treats. We also recognise a few of the speedy runners on the following basis.

Prize Categories

Top 3 male and top 3 female
First U20 male and female
First 20-39 male and female
First 40-49 male and female
First 50-59 male and female
First 60-69 male and female
First 70+ male and female

The final number of prizes awarded is determined by the number of finishers for each gender in a given race distance. If there are more than 100 finishers then the full range range of awards are made as shown above. If there are less than 50-100 finishers then the top 3 finishers overall will be awarded a prize. If there are less than 50 then only the winner will be awarded a prize. We do not have any winner's prizes for any of the children's events as would like to keep this participation focused.

There is no on the day prize giving because of the multi wave, multi start time format of the events. Prize winners will be contacted mid week via email.

colourburst

We have a 500m and a 2km Colourbust event which is on laps of the Wyedean School football pitch, a great spectator friendly environment which lets us maximise the number of colour stations. There are medals for all our little runners too!

We strongly recommend that you bring goggles or sun glasses to keep the colour powder out of your eyes. We also encourage mums and dads to consider a change of clothes and shoes for the journey home :-)

These events are open for runners of all ages, particularly runners who would be too young to do our 5km race (min age 12). There is no minimum age for these colourburst runs and they are not timed events!

The colourburst is infact 100% food grade corn starch with coloured dye, it is 100% safe, edible but not at all tasty so eating it is not encouraged, and 100% biodegradable.

6km

A 1 lap course. We walk the 6km runners out together approximately 1 mile from the main start area. This gives the runners 1km before the tunnel to settle into their running, 1km out and back through the tunnel, and a final 3km back to the main finish area.

10km

A 1 lap course. This is an out and back route, predominantly on the old railway line so it is lovely and flat and benefits from a lot of tree shading which is great on a warm day. This route has 2km in the tunnel which comes mid way on each length of the route.

Half Marathon

A 1 lap course. This is a very flat, essentially out and back route following the railway line all the way from Sedbury on the outskirts of Chepstow, all the way to Tintern. This route has 2km in the tunnel, lots of running along the riverside trails and has a turnaround point at Tintern Old Station with a feast station stop along the old platform.

Marathon

A 2 lap course. This is a very flat, essentially out and back route following the railway line all the way from Sedbury on the outskirts of Chepstow, all the way to Tintern. This route has 2km in the tunnel, lots of running along the riverside trails and has a turnaround point at Tintern Old Station with a feast station stop along the old platform.

There is a 3hr cut off to start the second lap.

Reviews

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4.5

2 reviews

AB
Andre

·6 months ago

Lucky me to have joined this race. The tunnel was quite an experience. Well organized run, many thanks!
HW
Hannah

·6 months ago

We did the colour burst 2k. Everyone was very friendly and there was a good atmosphere. It would be nice, for next time, if the route could be a little more interesting instead of just running around a field.

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Steve Nicholson

Leanne Darbyshire

Andy George

Samantha Jenkins

Sina Sherman

Stephen Nott

Stuart Boston

Thangam Debbonaire

Location

Sedbury, Gloucestershire

16 Jul 2023

£10.00 - £45.00

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