FAQ

  • When will I receive my race pack?

    No information is sent out in the post for this race. All race numbers and timing chips are collected on the morning of the race, simply make a note of your race number and head to the appropriate collection desk. Collection desks will be open from 08:00am at Outwood Academy Portland. Please follow the clearly marked one way system in operation to avoid congestion inside the school.

  • Where can I park?

    For parking locations please click here. There is NO parking at Outwood Academy Portland. Please use the designated car parks only and do not park in the neighbouring streets.

  • Will there be a secure baggage drop facility?

    There will be a secure baggage facility kindly run by volunteers from Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice inside the school dining area. Please attach the tear off strip on your race number to your bag before handing it in.  You MUST produce your race number to retrieve your bag after the race.   Donations for use of this facility will be very gratefully received by the charity.

  • What if I can no longer take part?

    All information regarding refunds, deferred entries and entry transfers can be found here: Refunds and Cancellation Policy

  • Is there a closing date and can I enter on the day?

    The closing date for all half marathon entries is October 25th at 12pm, or earlier if the entry limit of 3,000 has already been reached.  There will be NO half marathon entries on the day. Entries on the day will be for the fun run only.

  • Can I wear headphones?

    We strongly advise against wearing headphones or using ipods/smartphones etc during the race. Runners do so at their own risk. If you choose to use such equipment, we please ask that you be vigilant at all times and to please turn the devices off before the start of the race so that you are able to hear any announcements.

  • Is there an entry limit for the half marathon?

    Yes, this race is limited to 3,000 entries. Entries will close on October 25th, or earlier if the limit has already been reached.

  • Do I need to buy a separate entry for the fun run if I am accompanying a child?

    No, you only need to buy a separate entry if you would like a medal and a recorded time for yourself.

  • Why can't I select my club name from a drop down list on the entry form?

    Try typing in the first 3 or 4 letters of your club name and wait a few seconds, a drop down list should then appear for you to select from. If your club still isn't listed, please let us know here.

  • I am on the entry list but why don't I have a race number or age category?

    These may not show immediately but will appear within a few hours of your entry being placed. The system updates itself periodically, which is when the race numbers and age categories are assigned.