Race Information - Oulton Park - Running GP - Goodwood House, Bedford & Oulton Park Cheshire

Oulton Park Races – Sunday 28th November

Address: Oulton Park Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley CW6 9BW

START TIMES:

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

**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.

Collection Times:
Marathon: 7.45am-8.30am
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!

 
Race Start 

After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation.
 
 

Travel

Address: Oulton Park Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley CW6 9BW

By Car

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.

Toilets

There will be portable toilets available within the car park, a very short walk from the event village. There are also toilets available to use while on the course, see map HERE.

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.

Refreshments

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.

Baggage

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.

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome to come and support runners. Please note that dogs are not allowed at the venue.

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

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! 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.runninggrandprix.com 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.

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 Running GP Team