RACE DAY INFO
Here you can find plenty of information for Race Day. You can also download our Competitors’ Information Pack here. If you have general questions, please view our frequently asked questions page.
There is NO street parking in or around St Ives Road. Free parking will be available at Hines Meadow Carpark and Nicholsons Walk Carpark. Both car parks are a short walk away from the start/finish area. Click here to see the map.
The race starts and finishes outside the Town Hall in St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.
Please line up on the start line according to your ability, if you expect to be competitive in your race head to the front so you don’t get held up on the start line, if this is your first event please start a little further back. The race starts at 09:30 – please arrive early.
The race route is on road and is a flat, fast and traffic free, officially measured course. It is a two-lap course taking you alongside the river to Cookham, before returning to Maidenhead. A detailed route map can be found on the race website. The race is well signed by marshals and run on closed roads. The front runner in each event will be lead around the course by a highly qualified and experienced lead motor vehicle marshal. Click here to see the map.
We have first aid points out around the courses and in the race village. Please alert a marshal if you or any other runner is having difficulties. Our first aid providers will be mobile over the whole course.
The race finishes where it started – Maidenhead Town Hall. You will be handed a medal and water by our finish line volunteers. First aid will be available here if you need it.
RACE NUMBERS AND TIMING CHIPS
Pick up your race number on Saturday 1st September 2018 at Nicholsons Walk Shopping Centre, Maidenhead SL6 1LB between 11am and 3pm, or Sunday (event day) at the race village at Maidenhead Town Hall. Secure your race number to the FRONT of your running top using four pins. If you have a medical condition that will need consideration, please mark the front of your number with a cross and write details on the back. Race numbers must not be passed on to another runner. Your chip will be on the back of your race number – be sure not to tamper with it in any way or your time may not be recorded.
There will be a baggage drop in the Town Hall. A baggage tag will be on the bottom of your race number – just tear it off and tie the tag to your bag before taking it to the baggage room. Be prepared to show your race number in order to retrieve your bag afterwards.
There will be portable toilets in the Race Village. There are no race toilets along the route, however, there are public toilets in Cookham as you turn left into School Lane (please note – they are 100m past the School Lane turning, meaning they are off the course).
We do not advise that you wear headphones – it is important that you can hear marshals’ instructions and are aware of other runners and your surroundings. However, we do not ban them. We recommend bone conduction headphones.
There will be 4 water stations along the course, at approximately 3/6/9/12 miles. You will also be given water at the finish. There will be no water at the start, so please bring your own supply if you need a drink beforehand. Please dispose of your cups in the bins provided after each water station. Water only will be provided at the water stations.
Results will be posted on the event website shortly after the race.