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

RUNNING GRAND PRIX AT OULTON PARK

Sunday 1st March 2020

The event village will be open from 7:45am

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

When you arrive, please follow signs for parking & the event village.

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

If you are concerned about the 6 hour cut of time please do get in touch with us at [email protected]

Race Numbers

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All race packs are to be collected from the event village on the morning of the event! The event village opens at 7.45am. You are free to come collect your race packs from this point onward. 

However the ideal race pack collection times would be:

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

It will take around 15 minutes to collect number and drop your bag off. 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 and chip 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 pack, 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, and there are pens available at the registration desks.

Baggage

We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We have tear off baggage labels at the bottom of your race number that can be attached to your bag. To collect, all you have to do is hand over your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your belongings.

Spectators

There are multiple points around the race track to watch the runners and cheer friends and family on during their races! 

There will be hot food and drink available throughout the day within the event village.

*Unfortunately due to restrictions at Oulton Park, dogs are NOT allowed at the venue.* 

Refreshments

There will be a water station on every lap. There will also be a fuel station powered by VitaSports, with energy gels for you to grab on each lap if you need that extra boost!

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

Pics Peanut Butter have kindly donated some goodies for you all to try, so don’t forget to pick grab one of these after the race! To find out more about Pics Peanut Butter, take a look at their website HERE.

Thank you to Indie Bay Snacks for donating some of their delicious goodies for you all to try! Their snacks are vegan friendly, a great source of fibre and protein and contain natural ingredients! To find out more about them and their products, head to their website HERE.

Joe & Seph’s have kindly donated some of their popcorn pouches for you all to have after your run! Their gourmet popcorn is the perfect snack at anytime!! Head to their website HERE to find out more. 

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 blue KM signs from 1-4 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
Half Marathon – 5 laps
10k – 2 laps (with an out and back to start)
5k – 1 lap (with an out and back to start)

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.

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. 

Social Media 

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Facebook page @RunningGrandPrix in the build-up to the race. If you #RunningGrandPrix on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!