Race Information – Chepstow Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Chepstow Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon
Sunday 23rd January

Address: Chepstow Racecourse, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6BE

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Start Times:
Half Marathon – 9.30am
10k – 10.15am
5k – 10.25am

Race Packs

**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**

All entries will be assigned a number. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday morning. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day. You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed.

Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this 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:

Half Marathon – 8:00 – 9:00am
10k – 8:00 – 9:30am
5k – 8:00 – 9:30am

ENTRY LIST HERE

IMPORTANT: 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!

Travel

Address: Chepstow Racecourse, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6BE

BY CAR

The racecourse is on the A466 Chepstow to Monmouth road, not far from the now toll-free Severn Bridge. From the M4 East (Junction 21) or M4 West (Junction 23), take the M48 and exit at Junction 2 (Chepstow). Then follow the brown racecourse signs.

BY TRAIN

Chepstow station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the town centre. There are direct trains to Chepstow from Birmingham, Cardiff, Cheltenham Spa, Derby, Gloucester, Newport and Nottingham. Connections are available at Newport for London (Paddington), Hereford, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Manchester, Swansea and all parts of Wales. Also, Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Salisbury, Portsmouth and all parts of South and West England.
Connections at Cheltenham Spa for Yorkshire, North East of England and Scotland.

Toilets

The toilets used for the event will be located in the Grandstand. If you live locally we recommend using the toilets at home.

Baggage

We will have an informal baggage drop for this event. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. 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.

During the race

There will be marshals all around the course as well as red KM markers for the 5k & 10k race and yellow Mile markers for the half marathon. The course is 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps for the half marathon.

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

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

COURSE MAP HERE

Results

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

Pictures

We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

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

Due to the change in COVID-19 restrictions across Wales spectators will NOT be permitted at the event and we ask you to refrain from attending.

Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a water station on course. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

COVID-19 NHS APP

We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

Free lateral flow tests are being offered by the Government for everybody in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These can be ordered to your home, further information can be found 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.

RUNTHROUGH KIT

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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!