Race Information – Draycote Water Running Festival

Draycote Water Running Festival
Saturday 21st May 2022

Address: Draycote Water, Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, CV23 8AB

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///plugs.toasted.engraving for exact event village location)

Please be aware that dogs are NOT allowed at this event.

Start Times:
Half Marathon – 10am
10k – 10.45am
5k – 10.55am

Race Packs


Collection Times:
Half Marathon: 8:30 – 9:30am
10k: 9:15 – 10.15am
5k: 9:25 – 10:25am

All entries will be assigned a number. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Saturday 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 be attached to the bottom of your race bib. Please remove the strip and attach it to your shoe shiny side up 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).



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!


Draycote Water, Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, CV23 8AB

By Car

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///inspector.cleansed.decrease for the entrance to the car park and ///infinite.cleanest.expires for exact car park location.)

There is paid parking available at the venue. Car parking is charged at £5 all day or £3 for 2 hours.


For this event, we will use the toilets in the visitor centre. The exact location for the centre is ///lamps.also.legroom. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.


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 it 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 mile signs and arrows.

The course is a gently undulating loop around the reservoir (5k is out and back route, 10k out and back + 1 lap, HM out and back + 2 laps). The route is all on tarmac, with great views the whole way around.

The 5k course consists of 1 out and back route. You can download the GPX file for the 5k course HERE.

The 10k lap consists of 1 large lap and 1 out and back. You can download the GPX file for the 10k course HERE.

The Half Marathon consists of 2 large laps and 1 out and back. You can download the GPX file HERE.

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

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

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race are NOT permitted.


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


We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be available to view here 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 are more than welcome to come along and support runners. Please note that dogs are NOT allowed at this event.


Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be 2 water stations on the course. For half marathon runners, these are at miles 3, 5.5, 8 and 10.5. For 10k runners, the water stations will be located at kilometres 1.5 and 5. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.


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

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!