Race Information | Warrington Running Festival

RUNNING GRAND PRIX AT OULTON PARK

Sunday 1st December 2019

The event village will be open from 7:45am

Address:Oulton Park Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley CW6 9BW

When you arrive, please follow signs for parking & the event village.

START TIMES

9.00am – Marathon (Please note there is a strict 6 hour cut off time)
9:15am – 20 Mile 
9:30am – 16 Mile 
10.00am – Half Marathon
10:30am – 10k
10:45am – 5k

If you are concerned about the 6 hour cut of time please do get in touch with us at [email protected]

Race Numbers

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All race packs are to be collected from the event village on the morning of the event! The event village opens at 7.45am. You are free to come collect your race packs from this point onward. 

However the ideal race pack collection times would be:

Marathon: 7.45am-8.30am
20 Mile: 8:00am-8:45am
16 Mile: 8:15am-9:00am
Half Marathon: 8:45am – 9:30am
10k: 9:15am – 10:00am
5k: 9:30am – 10:15am

It will take around 15 minutes to collect number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day. You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great, but we will have supplies if needed. Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number and chip on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

When you receive your race pack, 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, and there are pens available at the registration desks.

Baggage

We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We have tear off baggage labels at the bottom of your race number that can be attached to your bag. To collect, all you have to do is hand over your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your belongings.

Spectators

There are multiple points around the race track to watch the runners and cheer friends and family on during their races! There will be hot food and drink available throughout the day within the event village.

Refreshments

There will be a water station on every lap.

You will also be able to grab your bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line. ACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water. Through a unique ionisation process, purified water and a blend of electrolytes are supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH of 9.0+.

Thank you to Popchips for donating some of their delicious products for you all to try after your race. Their Popchips are a healthier and lighter alternative to your usual crisp. To find out more, head over to their website HERE.

During the race

The entire course is on the Motor Circuit itself. Each mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish.

The Miles for the Marathon, 20 Mile and Half Marathon distances will be marked out with countdown signs of how many miles you have left until the finish. Marathon runners you will see signs counting down from 26 miles to 1 mile to go. 20 Mile runners you are looking for signs counting down from 20 to 1 miles to go. 16 Mile runners you are looking for signs counting down from 16 to 1 miles to go. Half Marathon runners you are looking for signs saying 13 miles to go down to 1 mile to go. 

There will be green signs for each kilometer from 1-4 for the 5k and 1-9 for the 10k.

Each distance will have the following laps:
Marathon – 10 laps
20 Mile – 7 laps (with an out and back at the start)
16 Mile – 6 laps (with an out and back at the start)
Half Marathon – 5 laps
10k – 2 laps (with an out and back to start)
5k – 1 lap (with an out and back to start)

Results

Results will be available on www.RunningGrandPrix.com 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.

Travel

Address: Oulton Park Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley CW6 9BW

By Car

Situated next to Little Budworth and is best accessed from the A54 or the A49. 

From the north take junction 19 off the M6 and follow the A556 through Northwich towards Chester, from the south leave the M6 at junction 18 and follow the A54.

For maps and directions from where you live, please click here.

There is plenty FREE parking available in the main event car park, just a minutes walk from the event village. 

Social Media 

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Facebook page @RunningGrandPrix in the build-up to the race. If you #RunningGrandPrix on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!