Race Information

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RACE INFORMATION

LEICESTERSHIRE HALF MARATHON – SUNDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2020

Race address: Prestwold Hall, Prestwold, Loughborough LE12 5SH

Start Time: 9:30am

*Please note that due to the road closures in place, there is a 3 hour cut off time for this race*

The Event Village will be open from 7:30am and the car park from 7:15am. We recommend you arrive as early as possible, as with many large sporting events there will be traffic coming into the venue. Please plan your journey accordingly!

Race Numbers

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All entries received on or before Monday 10th February will be posted a race pack for delivery during the week leading up to the race. If you DO NOT receive your pack by the end of the day on Thursday 20th February please get in touch and let us know at [email protected]

Please be sure to check your race pack contains your race number with detachable baggage label, race information leaflet and chip (as pictured below).

Those who entered on or after Tuesday 11th February will need to COLLECT your race pack on the day. To collect your race pack, you need to make your way to the collection desks between 7:45 – 9:00am. 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 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 collect 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!

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Chip Instructions

Refreshments

Good Luck for the run from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water. We surcharge purified water through ionisation and add a unique blend of electrolytes to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH of 9.0+. 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. Grab your 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.

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.

Thank you to Popchips for donating some of their delicious products for you all to try after your race. Their Popchips are a healthier and lighter alternative to your usual crisp. To find out more, head over to their website HERE.

During the race

There will be water stations at the following points throughout the race: 3.5 miles, 7.5 miles and 11 miles.

See the course map and elevation profile HERE. Each mile will be accurately marked out and there will be plenty of marshals to keep you on track.

Please note that there are some sections of uneven terrain and the start/finish area is on loose stones. Please be careful on these sections.

Getting there

The postcode for the venue is: LE12 5SH​

If you have a sat nav or mapping device we recommend simply popping the postcode into that and following the instructions given. As you get closer to Prestwold Hall here will be road signs and marshals to direct you into the car park. There will be plenty of FREE parking available for all runners and spectators a 10 minute walk from the event village (approximately a KM). The car park will close at 8:45 due to the road closures in place, so please plan your journey accordingly. 

Things to note!

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/LeicestershireHalf/ and ‘Check In’ on race day :-)

If you #LeicestershireHalf on Instagram with your race day collages and the best ones will feature on our page!

Please email [email protected] with any questions.