Race Information

Leicestershire Half Marathon 2021
Sunday 18th April 2021

Address:Prestwold Hall, Prestwold, Loughborough LE12 5SH

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///safely.commuted.gifts for exact event village location)

Start Time: 9:30am

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!

Please listen closely to all marshal instructions and remember to keep a safe distance from the runners around you as you are guided to the start line.

Please note: you will be set off in waves based on the estimated finish time entered at the checkout. 

As you will be aware our events have been modified to ensure we can adhere to social distancing and the guidelines issued by RunBritain and UK Sport. You can see the full guidance issues by RunBritain online HERE.

Please familiarise yourself with the measures that will be in place at the event HERE.

Thank you for your cooperation with the new regulations in place at the event, these are necessary to ensure a safe environment and mean that we can continue to provide race opportunities.

If you have been in an affected place, been in contact with someone with coronavirus or had any symptoms in the last 14 days please refrain from attending the race. For further guidance please visit the NHS website HERE.

Race Packs 

If you entered before Friday 9th April, you will receive a race pack in the post. If you entered after, a pack will be waiting for you to collect on the day. If you are expecting a pack in the post and do not receive it by Saturday 17th April, please head to the information desk and we will issue you with another one.

CHECK ENTRY LIST HERE

You will not be able to run without a race number and chip.

NO CHIP MEANS NO TIME.

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!

Race Start 

The colour of your race number will relate to the wave you are starting in. This has been determined by the estimated finish time given when signing up.

Within the event village you will see the directional signage guiding to the start line. Each start area will be marked out to help prepare you all into your start formations with help from the marshals. When arriving please familiarise yourself with the start area.

Each wave will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with 4 runners, all 2m apart, being started every 10 seconds.

The first runners will cross the line at 9:30am and you can expect each wave to follow shortly afterwards.

Wave 1 – Red Bibs – Sub 1:29 mins
Wave 2 – Blue Bibs – Sub 1:40 mins
Wave 3 – Black Bibs – Sub 1:45 mins
Wave 4 – Yellow Bibs – Sub 1:50 mins
Wave 5 – Purple Bibs – Sub 2 hours
Wave 6 – Green Bibs – Sub 2 hours
Wave 7- Brown Bibs – Sub 2:10
Wave 8 – Orange Bibs – Sub 2:15
Wave 9- Pink Bibs – Sub 2:30
Wave 10 – White Bibs – 2:31+

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE WAVES.

Toilets

There will be portable toilets available to use. Please ensure social distancing measures are followed when queueing.

Hygiene Stations

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, wipes, spray, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.

During the race

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.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

Spectators

Please be aware that due to social distancing and restrictions enforced upon us we ask that you do not bring any spectators with you to the event.
Refreshments

There will be water stations at the following points throughout the race: 3.5 miles, 7.5 miles and 11 miles.
There will also be water available at the finish. In order to avoid congestion on the course, we recommend bringing your own water and staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

Baggage

There will be an informal bag drop within the event village. Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car.  This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff.

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 Kind Snack bar which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

We ask that once you have collected your medal, t shirt and water to leave the event as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Good Luck with the run on Sunday 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 alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! 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.

Results

Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk 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.

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.

Travel

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 there will be road signs and marshals to direct you into the car park.
There will be plenty of FREE parking available for all runners 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. 

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 Leicestershire Half Team 🙂