RACE INFO

RACE INFORMATION


RACE NUMBERS- All race numbers and race chips will be ISSUED ON THE DAY in the Community Centre.  Please pin the number to the front of your vest and use the ties to secure the race chip on your laces.

DIRECTIONS - Issued by email with race entry confirmation.


CAR PARKING- Parking is available at various places around the village. Marshals will be on hand to direct traffic.


CHANGING- There are changing facilities for both men and women in the Community Centre (Sorry no showers)


THE START- Will be on the Common at 11.00am prompt.

(3 minutes walk from the Community Centre)


Please position yourself in the start area relative to your expected time and allow the quicker runners to the front.

Athletes must not be accompanied by dogs or followed by supporters on cycles, and we politely request that no headsets be used during the race.


THE COURSE- A map of the course can be found elsewhere on this site. The route is mainly through rural areas and is testing in places.  It is fully mile marked and will be controlled by both the Police and marshals.  

PLEASE OBEY THEIR INSTRUCTIONS AT ALL TIMES


There will be 3 drink stations at approximately  4, 8 and 11 miles.

If for any reason a runner drops out, they will be picked up by a sweep vehicle which will follow the last runner.


ST JOHN AMBULANCE WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE


THE FINISH- Will be on the Common.


REFRESHMENTS- Water will be available at the finish to all runners.  Food and drinks will be on sale in the Community Centre.




PRIZES


Prizes will be awarded to the following:


1st 5 Men   1st 5 Women

 Male Vets     Female Vets

3 over 40  3 over 35

3 over 45  3 over 40

3 over 50  2 over 45

2 over 55  2 over 50

2 over 60  1 over 55

2 over 65  1 over 60


ONLY ONE PRIZE PER INDIVIDUAL WILL BE AWARDED

(Excluding team prize)

Trophies to 1st Male & Female Team (3 to count)

The wining team will be the one with the lowest aggregate score on finishing position.  Ladies will be scored in their own category.  In the event of a tie, aggregate times will be used.

PRESENTATION- the presentation will take place in the Community Centre at approximately 1.00 pm.


This year, prizes will be in the form of SMK vouchers.  SMK is a specialist running retailer based in Cleckheaton and will have a stall in the Community Centre on race day.


SMK SPORTS

RUNNING SPECIALIST

Castle Mills

Saddleworth Road

ELLAND

Phone 07790 654750



CAR PARKING


To all runners


Unfortunately, we are once again very restricted in the parking we can provide and whereas I am confident we can find a parking space for all competitors, we would appreciate your help in this regard and ask you to share cars if possible.



 Car parks are somewhat spread about the village, though none are more than ½ mile, and an easy walk, from the start/finish area.  There is very limited on-street parking and the Police will issue fixed penalty tickets, or even remove vehicles parked in contravention of parking restriction, or causing an obstruction.  We apologise for, but can do nothing about this situation.


All car parks will be signposted and marshals will be on hand to assist you with any problems.  Should you pass one of the car parks on your way to the race, please use it; car parks nearer the start may already be full.


Finally, please be aware that our staff are needed elsewhere at the start, and throughout the race, the car parks will not be staffed from 10.45am onwards.

PLEASE BEAR THIS IN MIND WHEN PLANNING YOUR JOURNEY


Thank you for your assistance in this matter.





IMPORTANT NOTICE

Marshals and Road Safety


Your safety whilst competing in the Liversedge Half Marathon is of paramount importance to us.


To this end, the start and finish area, together with all parts of the course are staffed by our own Officials and Marshals.  They are fully briefed and able to assist you with any enquiries you may have.


Please follow the directions of race officials and marshals at all times.  That way you can concentrate on what you have come to do, ie run the Liversedge Half Marathon.   We will, as far as possible, look after your safety.


Many of our staff are volunteers, who are not members of Roberttown Road Runners, they are therefore giving of their time freely.  To that end, and with regard to the time of year, the race committee has decided not to expect staff to remain on the course for long periods; we will therefore start to withdraw our staff (in stages) from the course approximately 2½ hours after the start.


If you feel it will take you longer than 2½ hours to complete the course, please speak to our staff at race registration where you pick up your race number before the race starts.  We will provide you with a map and directions on completing the race and WILL have a staffed and equipped vehicle on the course to assist you should you require it.


Roberttown Road Runners welcome and encourage ALL runners, whatever ability they have.  The finish area will remain open until the last runner crosses the line, regardless of the time.  The final competitor will get the same reception as the first, together with the now famous Liversedge Half Marathon tee shirt.


Thank you for your co-operation.