Race Information – Oulton Park – Sunday 8th August 2021
Oulton Park Races – Sunday 8th August
Address: Oulton Park Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley CW6 9BW
9.00am – Marathon (Please note there is a strict 6 hour cut off time)
9:15am – 20 Mile
9:30am – 16 Mile
10.00am – Half Marathon
10:30am – 10k
10:45am – 5k
Thank you for your cooperation with the new regulations in place at the event, these are necessary to ensure a safe environment and mean that we can continue to provide race opportunities.
If you have been in an affected place, been in contact with someone with coronavirus or had any symptoms in the last 14 days please refrain from attending the race. For further guidance please visit the NHS website HERE.
**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 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).
We will have queue markers on the floor, so please ensure when queuing you are 2m from another runner.
20 Mile: 8:00am-8:45am
16 Mile: 8:15am-9:00am
Half Marathon: 8:45am – 9:30am
10k: 9:15am – 10:00am
5k: 9:30am – 10:15am
CHECK ENTRY LIST HERE
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!
After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with 2 runners, 2m apart, being started every few seconds.
Address: Oulton Park Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley CW6 9BW
Situated next to Little Budworth and is best accessed from the A54 or the A49. From the north take junction 19 off the M6 and follow the A556 through Northwich towards Chester, from the south leave the M6 at junction 18 and follow the A54.
For maps and directions from where you live, please click here.
There is plenty FREE parking available in the main event car park, just a minutes walk from the event village.
There will be portaloos available within the car park, a very short walk from the event village. See map HERE.
There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.
During the race
The entire course is on the Motor Circuit itself. Each mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish.
The Miles for the Marathon, 20 Mile 16 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 19 to 1 miles to go. 16 Mile runners you are looking for signs counting down from 15 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 KM signs from 6-9 for the 5k and 1-9 for the 10k.
Marathon – 10 laps
20 Mile – 7 laps (with an out and back at the start)
16 Mile – 6 laps (with an out and back at the start)
Half Marathon – 5 laps
10k – 2 laps (with an out and back to start)
5k – 1 lap (with an out and back to start)
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.
Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a limited amount of water at the water station on every lap. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.
The car park is right next to the event village so we advise leaving valuables within your vehicle. However, we will have an informal bag drop area where you can safely leave minimal belongings whilst you run. This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff.
Due to trying to limit the numbers gathering within the event village area, we please ask that you refrain from bringing spectators to the event.
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, t-shirt, Kind Snack bar and Love Corn snack which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.
We ask that once you have collected your medal, t shirt, snacks and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.
Good Luck with the run on Sunday from Team ACTIPH. ACTIPH 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.
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.
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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!
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 Running GP Team 🙂