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  2019 Gloucester Marathon Race Day Instructions and Information- Please Read

Please take the time to read all the race day instructions below. A copy of the 2019 Race
Day Instructions and information will also be available to download from our websites
https://Gloucestermarathon.co.uk   and www.beyondthelimitations.org.uk
Please make sure you read through the instructions thoroughly

Race Venue Registration and General Enquires located at Severn Vale Sports Centre
School Lane, Quedgeley Gloucester. GL2 4PR between 8.30am to 10.00am your race
Pack with your running number and chip will be sent to you two weeks prior to the race

If you have not received your race pack 10 days prior to the race please Email:
Wilsonanne691@aol.com There will be no entries on the day. The course is Traffic
Free.

Anyone who has lost there race number and chip or did not receive there race pack in
the post will need to go to the help desk at registration and General Enquires on the day
of the race between 8.30am to 10.00am.

Runners must be 18 Years of age on the day of the race

Baggage can be left at Severn Vale Sports Centre, School Lane, Quedgeley, Gloucester
GL2 4PR

Race Briefing

This will take place in the Severn Vale Sports Centre at 10.00am

The Race Start His just past the main entrance Severn Vale Sports Centre School Lane
Finish is just before School Lane 150 metres from Severn Vale Sports Centre

The course Just under two laps in Quedgeley followed by a one mile section to the main
loop then 4 laps of 5.5 miles then 1 mile to the finish. The course has a UKA Certificate
of Course Accuracy

Mile Markers   There will be 1 Mile Markers from 1 mile to 26 miles

At the end of each lap you will be given an arm band once you have 4 arm bands on
Your wrist you head to the race Finish

Medical support

First Aid and emergency cover is provided by Local Medical Services. There will be
Staff on duty on the course and first Aid station at the Finish.

Feeding Station

This will be situated every 5K there will water and at every other feed station High 5
Finish just before School Lane there will be water and High 5 available to competitors

All Finishers will receive a specially designed medal and a special Tech T-Shirt at
The Finish.

There are changing rooms and hot showers available to competitors

Results   These will be put up on the wall by race registration and where the prizes giving
will take place these results will be put up in intervals. Full results will be available  
Our Websites www.beyondthelimitations.org.uk and https://Gloucestermarathon.co.uk  

Refreshments will be available in Severn Vale Sports Hall Race HQ Tea, coffee,
Soft drinks, Sandwiches and cakes

Presentation of awards

This will take place in Severn Vale Sports Hall Race HQ at 1.30pm Individuals
and any veterans who have finished and won there age category.

The remaining Veteran age categories will be awarded at 2.15pm

The prizes are as follows first three Individuals Men/Women First Female Vet 0/40
and Male Vet 0/40 and then in the subsequent 10 year age groups up to 80 years of age

No competitor will be able to win two prizes. If a veteran athlete finishes in the first three
Positions they will receive the Individual prize. You must collect your prize on the day
of the race. No prizes will be sent out in the post to your home address

Photographer Charles Whitton photography Sports Event will be taking pictures of the
Runners in the event you will be able to order your photos online through a link on the
Front page of our websites or go onto www.charleswhittonphotography.com
Mobile 07798 735455

Road Closures

We have had to employ Management Highways contractors to under take the road
Closures for the Gloucester Marathon Road Race which as necessitate the entry fee.

Marshals
Will be situated at all significant turning points to look after the runner’s safety so
Please follow and comply with their requests at all times.

Personal and Medical details

As a condition of entry to this event you are required to complete your personal and
Medical details in the boxes on the back of your race number. You also agree that these
may be made available, along with any other personal details to the event organisers and
relevant medical race services. In the event of an emergency part of the event terms and
Conditions are that you agree to supplying your contact details to these bodies. By
displaying your number you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this event. Your
Next of kin/emergency contact should be someone who will be contactable on the day of
this event.

For reasons of health and Safety

Your race number must not be transferred to another person doing so without the
Permission of the event organisers will result in disqualification.

Feedback After the event please tell us about your experiences by contacting us by
Email: wilsonanne691@aol.com

Postponement   In the unfortunate postponement of the event through circumstances
beyond the control of the race organisers or in the event of extreme weather conditions
The organisers reserve the right to postpone the race at any time due to the safety of the
runners. For either reasons above there will be no refunds but the race organisers will
hold the race at the earliest possible date

Car Parking
A car park will be allocated to you two weeks prior to the race. You will receive an
Email with the details of the car park with the name of road or street and post code. If
You have not received any information of the car park you have been allocated 10 days  
Prior to the race please Email: Wilsonanne691@aol.com

Travel Information
By road from the M5 Junction 12 follow signs to Gloucester B4008 at the first roundabout from the M5 take the second exit A38 and then take the next exit left up the slip road (B4008) signed Hardwicke follow the B4008 to the next roundabout take the third exit off this roundabout into Naas Lane. You have been allocated a car park with the companies name the road name or street and post code. This will be forwarded to your email address
 From the A40/A417 ring road roundabout 
Follow signs to Gloucester over causeway at the first traffic lights turn right A430 Castle Meads Way/Llanthony Road follow A430 after 4kms you join the Bristol Road A38 follow this road for approximately 2.4 kms at the first roundabout take the first left into Waterwells Drive. You have been allocated a car park with the name of the road or street and companies name and post code. This will be forwarded to your email address

                                           OUR THANKS GO TO
We give our very grateful thanks to the Gloucestershire AAA the local running groups
and clubs the Royal British Legion Hardwicke Branch, Neil Meynell Sports
Development Officer Tewkesbury Borough Council all these organisations are
providing marshals and undertaking other roles for the event and Local Medical
Services providing medical cover for the race to ensure the race goes off smoothly on
race day.

Thanking you for entering the Gloucester Marathon

We wish everyone an enjoyable and successful run.

The event organisers

Beyond the Limitations