Frequently asked questions

We've covered the common questions below. If your question is still unanswered then please email [email protected].

What happens if COVID cancels the event?

If there are restrictions imposed that force the cancellation of the event, you will be offered one of the following:

  1. Deferral to the following years race
  2. Transfer to another Runaway Racing event

I am no longer able to attend the event, what can I do?

Please visit out withdrawals page to see the options available to you.

After I've made my booking, what should I expect?

You will receive a confirmation email with a receipt of your booking.

We will then send you a digital copy of the event manual prior the race.

Will I be sent anything in the post?

No, you will pick up your timing chip and race number at the registration desk on race day.

Can I run with my dog?

No, unfortunately we are not insured to allow dogs on the course for this event.

Can I listen to music during the race?

Yes, headphones are permitted, however it is essential that you remove them for the start of the race and at any road crossings.

How is the course marked?

The course will be fully marked with arrows and orange tape.

As a back-up all runners will be required to carry a route map, (provided at registration) and encouraged to have access to the route via your watch or smart phone.

Will there be toilets available on route?

There will be toilets available at the event base and aid stations.

How difficult/technical is the course?

The course is predominately off road on well maintained public footpaths and isn't particularly technical.

What type of terrain is encountered on the course?

The majority of the route is on dirt footpaths or on grass through fields. There are some connecting sections on country lanes.

What kit is mandatory?

Please check the ultra event page for mandatory kit list.

How are road crossings navigated on the course?

All busy road crossings will be marked by signage in advance. Each runner is responsible for their own safely while crossing roads, and if necessary runners will need to stop to allow traffic to pass. We will not have right of way.

Are pacers allowed?

No, there are no pacers allowed on the course.

Is there someone where to leave a bag at the event base?

Yes, there will be bag drop available at the event base to leave bags. Items are left at the owners risk and we recommend leaving bags in your car if possible.

What happens if I'm injured or need to withdraw during the race?

If you sustain a serious or life threatening injury in the first instance you should contact the emergency services. Once you have done this you should also contact our event medical team using the event mobile number (provided closer to race day).

If you voluntarily withdraw it is essential you alert the race staff and return your timing wristband to event HQ.

What is the additional unattached entry fee?

Under UK Athletics Rules (Rule 3) any Competition Provider granted a Trail Running Licence by UKA must impose, in addition to the basic entry fee, an additional fee of £2 (to be known as the 'Additional Unattached Entry Fee') on every entrant in a Senior Open Trail Running race who is not a member of a Club affiliated to a National Association or is not a registered member of the TRA.

Useful information

FAQ Terms & Conditions Race rules Withdrawals Volunteers

If you have a question please email [email protected]