Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, Draycote Water offers smooth, flat road with stunning reservoir and countryside views.
Perfect training for autumn marathon runners, this 20 mile event provides an opportunity for a race day rehearsal and supported long run, with fuel stations, chip-timing, finisher's medal and goody bag with supplies for replenishing and rehydrating.
Running alongside the water, using dam wall pathways and a perimeter service road, you'll find mesmerising views of nature trails, wildlife and boats on the water as you notch up mile after mile. Some short inclines and downhill stretches keep the landscape changing around you, so you'll not get tired of your surroundings, even as you dig in to the later stages of a race.
You'll feel amazing energy from your fellow runners as you make your way around the Water towards a glorious home straight, where we'll be waiting with a finishers' medal, goody bag and a souvenir item of training kit - anything from a technical t-shirt to cold weather headgear.
Situated three miles south of Rugby and less than 15 minutes from the M1, this secluded site is gloriously peaceful and breathtaking in all seasons.
Get yourself out of the city and discover Draycote Water - enter online to guarantee your place.
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When: Sunday 8 September 2019 at 09:45.
Where: Draycote Water, Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire. CV23 8AB.
Pricing: £18 Unaffiliated, £16 Affiliated, £0 Gold Members.
Entry on the Day: Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).
Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 18 or over on the day of the race.
Registration: From 08:45 to 09:30.
Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.
Route: The course starts a 15-20 minute walk from the race village, beginning on the lower perimeter road and heading back to the race village for approximately 1.75km followed by four complete clockwise laps of the reservoir. The race, predominantly on tarmac pathway but including loose gravel in places, is suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.
Spectators: Spectators are best placed around the finish area where they will see runners pass at the end of each of the the part/full laps.
Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.
Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race.
Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.
Toilets: There are free toilets in The Visitor Centre for use throughout the event.
Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.
Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Mile markers where necessary.
Water Stations: There will be water stations on the route at the finish and around the lap half-way point, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.
Goody Bag: All runners will receive a goody bag on finishing the race.
Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in the Waterside Restaurant, above the Visitor Centre, throughout the event.
Changing/Showers: There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.
Lost Property: Lost property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.
Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
Medals: All finishers will receive a medal on completing the race.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females. Where possible, we will endeavour to present individual race prizes as soon as validated on the day.
Directions: Please visit the reservoir website for further information on getting to the race.
Parking: On-site parking is available, please visit the reservoir website for further information and current charges.
Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs. You will be asked to sign a disclaimer, start at the back of the field and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.
Wheelchair Users: This race is suitable for wheelchair users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.
Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.
Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) after approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.
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