Race Information – Goodwood Running Grand Prix

Goodwood Running Grand Prix

Sunday 4th December 2022

Address:

Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester , West Sussex, PO18 0PH

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Start Times:

Marathon – 9:00am (Please note a 6 hour strict cut off)
20 Mile – 9:15am
Half Marathon – 10:00am
10k – 10:30am
5k – 10.45am

Race pack Collection

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

All entries will be assigned a number at registration.
To collect your number, make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday Morning.
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:

Marathon – 7:30-8:30am
20 Mile – 7:45-8:45am
Half Marathon – 8:30-9:30am
10k – 9:00-10:00am
5k – 9:30-10:30am

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 15minutes prior to the race 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

The entire course is on the Motor Circuit itself. There will be marshals all around the course as well as distance signs and arrows.

The Miles for the Marathon, 20 Mile and Half Marathon distances will be marked out with countdown signs of how many miles you have left until the finish. Marathon runners you will see signs counting down from 26 miles to 1 mile to go. 20 Mile runners you are looking for signs counting down from 20 to 1 miles to go. Half Marathon runners you are looking for signs saying 13 miles to go down to 1 mile to go.

There will be red KM signs from 1-4 for the 5k and 1-9 for the 10k.

Marathon – 11 laps

20 Mile – 8 laps

Half Marathon – 5 laps

10k – 2 laps

5k – 1 lap

All distances will have an out and back section at the start of each race before completing the laps stated above.

Please discard any water bottles or rubbish during the race within the litter zone.

SEE 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.

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Chichester foodbank will be joining us at this race in the event village. We welcome all runners who are able to, to bring a donation to leave with stall.
(A note from the foodbank: We currently have plenty of: cereal, baked beans, tea, rice & pasta at the moment, but anything else is more than encouraged. Sadly, we cannot accept home-made items, and all items need to be un-opened and in date.)
Thank you in advance for your kindness this Christmas!

Travel

Address: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester , West Sussex, PO18 0PH

VISIT GOODWOOD MOTOR CIRCUIT WEBSITE HERE

By Car

Goodwood is located just outside Chichester, only 60 miles from London, and 30 miles from Brighton and Southampton. There is parking available for all competitors in the field opposite gate 2 at Goodwood Motor Circuit. There is disabled parking available inside the track.

From London: Follow the A3 (Junction 10 on the M25) south towards Guildford. About 3 miles past Guildford, at the Milford turning, take the A283 to Petworth, then the A285 to Chichester for about 6 miles.

From the East: Follow the A27 towards Chichester. At the Tangmere roundabout before Chichester, go straight over. Take the exit signposted Guildford/Petworth. Go right at the first roundabout, and straight over the second roundabout.

Follow the road until you reach the second left, signposted Lavant. Turn left here and follow the road down to the second cross roads. Turn right, following the brown signpost for the Goodwood Motor Circuit.

From the West: Follow the A27 to Chichester. At Chichester, stay on the A27 bypass/ring road. After the only set of traffic lights, take the second exit at the next roundabout signposted Goodwood. At the next roundabout take the second exit.

By rail

Nearest station: Chichester

There is a regular service from London Victoria to Chichester (1hour 40 minutes), plus the coastal service from Brighton and Portsmouth. Buses or taxis are available at Chichester Station.

Local Taxi numbers:
​Station Taxis – 01243 774948
Premier Cars Chichester – 01243 779366
ABC Cars Chichester – 01243 778855
Starline Sussex – 01243 531666
GOGO Taxis – 01243 282820

By bike

Goodwood Motor Circuit is easily accessible by bicycle and there will be bike racks available at the venue for you to lock up your bike during the race.

Toilets

There will be toilets available within the event village.  There will also be toilets available to use during your race, right next to the race route.

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event. The car park is located close to the event village, we therefore recommend leaving any belongings in your car.
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.

​Refreshments

There will be a water stations on the course. which you will pass on each lap of your race, please help yourself to this. You are also more than welcome to leave any gels, or your own drinks here or with a marshal should you choose to bring your own hydration and aids.

There will also be a bottle of Actiph water waiting for you at the finish line.

We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

 

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, which will be made available on our photos page after the race.

 

Event T-Shirts

A comfortable, sweat-wicking fitted T shirt made for your daily workouts.

 This will probably be your favourite fitted activewear top made with a soft and lightweight polyester fabric, this T-shirt is made to keep you comfortable and  fresh on your run.

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

If you’ve not pre-ordered a T-shirt, but would like to purchase one, these are available HERE.

If you would like to pre-order a Christmas T-shirt, you can do so HERE

Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our  Twitter @runthroughuk and 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 or #RunningGrandPrix on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners from the event village. Please be aware that spectators cannot walk around the inside of the circuit as it’s a live airfield. Please also note that dogs must be kept on leads at this event.

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!