Running GP at Bedford Autodrome
Sunday 27th March 2022
Address: Thurleigh Airfield Business Park, Thurleigh, Bedford, MK44 2YP
If using the app What3Words, use the words ///confusion.actual.fancy for exact event village location.
(When you arrive, please look out for & follow signs to the Autodrome for parking & the event village).
Marathon – 9:00am (6 hour cut off time)
20 Miles – 9:15 am
16 Miles – 9:30am
Half Marathon – 10:00am
10k – 10:30am
5k – 10:45am
Please note that there is a 6 hour cut off time for the marathon. If you have any concerns about the cut off time, please get in touch with us at [email protected]
**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**
Marathon – 7:30-8:30am
20 Miles – 7:45-8:45am
16 Miles – 8:00-9:00am
Half Marathon – 8:30-9:30am
10k – 9:00-10:00am
5k – 9:15-10:15am
Your race number will be assigned to you at registration. 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. 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!
Address: Thurleigh Airfield Business Park, Thurleigh, Bedford MK44 2YP(If using the app What3Words, use the words confusion.actual.fancy for exact event village location)
Bedford Autodrome is located approximately 10 miles North of Bedford town centre and 20 miles East of Northampton.
Please note that the postcode MK44 2YP will not take you all the way to the event village. Once you reach the postcode destination please look out for and follow the signs to the Autodrome for parking & the event village. Please ensure you are looking out for and following all signage & marshal instruction to get you parked as quickly and safely as possible.
You can see more details on how to get to Bedford Autodrome HERE.
Nearest station: Bedford
Bedford train station is around 20 minutes from Bedford Autodrome. Trains from London leave from either St Pancras or any Thameslink station approximately every 20 minutes.
Bedford Autodrome 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.
For this event we will use portable toilets. Lining up for these toilets will be socially distanced.
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 to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.
During the race
The entire course is on the Motor Circuit itself.
We will have distance markers throughout the course and 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 red KM signs from 1-4 for the 5k and 1-9 for the 10k.
The laps required for each race distance are detailed below:
Marathon – 8 laps (+ mini-lap at the Start)
20 Mile – 6 laps (+ mini-lap at the Start)
16 Mile – 5 laps (+ mini-lap at the Start)
Half Marathon – 4 laps (+ mini-lap at the Start)
10k – 2 laps
5k – 1 lap
All distances other than the 5k & 10k will have an out and back section at the start of each race before completing the laps stated above.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.
Results will be available on www.runninggrandprix.com after the race.
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.
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.
Runners are welcome to set up their own hydration and fuel stations at the event. We encourage runners to bring their own water in order to minimise litter and to be more eco-friendly. There will be water provided on every lap of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.
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.
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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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!