Race Information – Chase The Sun Coventry 5k & 10k


Wednesday 24th August


War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, Coventry, CV3 6PT

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///races.boat.dimes for exact event village location)

Start Times:

7:00pm -10k
7:10pm – 5k

Race pack Collection


All entries will be assigned a number at registration.
To collect your number, make your way down to the collection desks on Wednesday evening.
It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number, so please arrive early.

You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt.

Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib and needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race.

At the finish, you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

Collection Times:

10k – 5:30-6:30pm
5k – 5:40-6:40pm


When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

Race Start

Each race will have a warm up in the event village 15 minutes prior to the start time.
After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation.

During the race

We will have marshals all around the course as well as KM signs and arrows. It will be 2 laps for the 5k and 4 laps for the 10k.

Please be aware that there will be members of the public using the park – be aware of people walking, dogs & bikes.

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner or member of the public in front of you.

Please discard any water bottles or rubbish near the course signs and bins during the race.

You can see the 5K course map HERE.
You can see the 10K course map HERE.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.


War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, Coventry, CV3 6PT

By Car:

Coventry Ring Road, exit at Junction 6. Follow Warwick road (A429).

Parking is free but limited. We would strongly recommend getting here via train (a 15 min walk away).
By Bus:
– Via Kenilworth Road – 16, 49, 18A, 87, Park & Ride south, U17, X17.
– Via Warwick road – 9, 9A, 49, 539.
By Rail:

Coventry Station, (London to Birmingham Line). 10 minutes walk along Warwick Road or Park & Ride South from the top of the Station steps, Warwick Road.


There will be portable toilets available within the event village.


Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event.
There will be an informal bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.
Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.


There is a water station that you will run past on each lap of your race. Please help yourself to this as you pass this.

There will also be water available at the finish. In order to avoid congestion on the course, we recommend bringing your own water.


Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.


We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race, which will be made available on our photos page after the race.

Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!


Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners from the event village.

RunThrough Kit

Powered by RunThrough, RT Kit provides the level of quality and style in its running clothing that you’d expect from a brand that has become synonymous with running over the last decade.

If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!

We look forward to seeing you there!

The RunThrough Team 🙂