Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon

Frequently asked questions

We've covered off the common questions below. If your question is still unanswered then please email [email protected].

What happens if COVID cancels the event?

If there are restrictions imposed that force the cancellation of the event, you will be offered one of the following:

  1. Deferral to the following years race.
  2. The option to run the event virtually and receive a 50% discount to a future event.
  3. Transfer to another Runaway Racing event, if space allows.
  4. A refund of 70% of your entry fee.

What COVID safety measures will be in place during the event?

Until further notice all Runaway Racing events will operate a start window rather than a mass start.

Participants will receive a full COVID event plan prior to the race, based on restrictions in place at the time.

I am no longer able to attend the event, what can I do?

Please visit out withdrawals page to see the options available to you.

After I've made my booking, what should I expect?

You will receive a confirmation email with a receipt of your booking.

We will then send you a digital copy of the event manual prior the race.

Will I be sent anything in the post?

No, you will pick up your timing chip and race number at the registration desk on race day.

Can I run with my dog?

No, unfortunately we are not insured to allow dogs on the course for this event.

Can I listen to music during the race?

Yes, headphones are permitted, however it is essential that you remove them for the start of the race and at any road crossings.

How do I navigate the route?

The course will be marked with arrows and orange tape.

It is the runners responsibility to successfully navigate themselves around the route, so remember to keep you head up and lookout for our signage.

If you are not confident of doing this, please ensure you can follow the route via your phone/watch or have recced it before hand.

All runners will receive a printed Ordnance Survey map, marked with the route, which they are required to carry during the race.

Will there be toilets available on route?

There are toilets available at the on-route checkpoints (6 & 16km). There are also public toilets available a short walk from registration.

There are no toilets directly at the finish, you will need to return to Wendover for this.

How difficult/technical is the course?

The course is entirely off road on well maintained public footpaths and isn't particularly technical.

What type of terrain is encountered on the course?

The route is on mixture of dirt tracks, woodland footpaths and country lanes.

What kit is mandatory?

Please check the race info page for mandatory kit list.

How are road crossings navigated on the course?

Each runner is responsible for their own safety while crossing roads, and if necessary runners will need to stop to allow traffic to pass. We will not have right of way.

Are pacers allowed?

No, there are no pacers allowed on the course.

Is there somewhere where to leave a bag at the event base?

Yes, you can drop of a small bag at registration and collect it at the finish line.

What happens if I'm injured or need to withdraw during the race?

If you are not seriously injured and want voluntarily withdraw please do this at one our checkpoints. In all instances you must alert a race marshal in person or via phone call before leaving the event.

If you sustain a non-serious injury and are unable to withdraw at a checkpoint, you should call for assistance using the 'race director phone number'. If you sustain a serious or life threatening injury you should immediately call the emergency services.

What is the additional unattached entry fee?

Under UK Athletics Rules (Rule 3) any Competition Provider granted a Trail Running Licence by UKA must impose, in addition to the basic entry fee, an additional fee of £2 (to be known as the 'Additional Unattached Entry Fee') on every entrant in a Senior Open Trail Running race who is not a member of a Club affiliated to a National Association or is not a registered member of the TRA.

Useful information

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