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

NEWBURY RACECOURSE 5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON
Saturday 30th October
Address: The Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7PN
(Postcode to use for parking = RG14 5AW. Please see further travel information below)

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Event village location pictured below:

START TIMES:
10.00am – Half Marathon
11.00am – 5k & 10k
**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**

Race Pack Collection

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 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).

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!

Collection Times:

Half Marathon – 8:30-9:30am
10k & 5k – 9:30-10:30am

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

Race Start 

Within the event village, you will see the directional signage guiding to the start line. Each start area will be marked out to help prepare you all into your start formations with help from the marshals. When arriving please familiarise yourself with the start area.

Toilets

The toilets used for the event will be located in the Grandstand. We will have adequate facilities available for you but there will be an entry and exit system in place, managed by marshals. We advise leaving plenty of time to use the toilet before the race where necessary. If you live locally we recommend using the toilets at home.

During the race

There will be marshals all around the course as well as KM markers for the 5k & 10k race and 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. You can see the course map and live course video HERE.

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

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, if you are not able to do so, there will be a water station on route. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car.  This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff. There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.

Spectators

Spectators are welcome to come along and support runners.

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, Love Corn and Kind Snack bar which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

We ask that once you have collected your medal, goodies and water to leave the event as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Good Luck with the run from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.

KIND® is more than just a name. It’s a commitment: to making snack bars that don’t compromise. Just the very best ingredients. Full of wholesome nutrients. And always packed with flavour. They have kindly donated some of their delicious bars for you all to try after your race! To find out more about KIND and their products, head to their website HERE.  Please be aware this product contains nuts.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

Runners Need

RUN FOR YOU, FOR MIND, FOR BODY, FOR LIFE.

At Runners Need we run to feel alive. To leave behind whatever holds us back and find that release, that calm and clarity, that focus. We all know a run changes your day – but it also has the power to change your life. We wish you a great race full of fun and enjoyment. Let’s run together.

If you need a last minute item before the event we are delighted to be able to offer all participants of RunThrough events in 2021 a 15% discount* at Runners Need which can be used in-store with your race entry confirmation or online using the code AF-RT15. T’s & C’s can be HERE.

Macmillan

Make your miles count, and run for Team Macmillan. Click here to set up your JustGiving page and help us do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.

RT Kit
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!

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.

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 now being offered by the Government for everybody in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These can even be ordered to your home, further information can be found HERE.

Travel

Address:  The Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7PN
(Postcode to use for parking = RG14 5AW).

BY TRAIN

Newbury Racecourse has its own station, one stop from Newbury Station, with direct trains from London Paddington and regular connections from the West.

When you arrive at Newbury Racecourse station, please follow wayfinding signage to access the event village.

BY CAR

The racecourse is clearly signposted and just minutes from Junctions 12 and 13 of the M4, also easily accessible from the M3. The course is clearly signposted from the M4 and from the A34 South of Newbury. There is ample FREE on-the-day parking for all competitors in Car Park 4 of Newbury Racecourse, right next to the event village. If travelling by car, please ensure you use the postcode RG14 5AW and follow brown signs to the Racecourse from all major junctions. The above postcode will take you very close to the Racecourse, and then you just need to go over the bridge and you will arrive at the Racecourse.

There will be no access possible to the Car Park from the West of Racecourse Road so please ensure you use the above directions to reach the Car Park.

The racecourse is easily accessible by both foot and cycle.

Cycle parking is available.

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 RunThroughUKChat group on Facebook.

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

​If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you there!

The RunThrough Team 🙂