Race Day Information

Race starts at 9:30am

RACE HQ – Opens at 7:30am

Is next to the start and finish line, next to the castle.

Number and chip collection

Please pick up your number and chip from race HQ , the chip will need to be attached to your shoe, this is easily done using a small cable tie which will be provided in your envelope.

The chip will need to be returned when collecting your T-shirt and Medal.

Bib number list on the link below

Here are your bib numbers for the 2021 Caernarfon half marathon, please make a note of your number or take a photo with your phone.

On race day go straight to the number pick up at race hq, if you forget your number then please go to the display board to find it again.

Click this link: Caernarfon 2021 Bib Number List

Getting to the Start

Follow signs for the castle or look up, the castle is visible from all over the town.

Parking

There is plenty of public car parking in and around Caernarfon town (charges apply). Link below from Gwynedd Council with further information Or google maps.

Please be aware that the Maes Parcio Cei Llechi/Slate Quarry Car Park is £5.50

https://www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/en/Residents/Parking-roads-and-travel/Parking-and-permits/Car-parks.aspx

You can also view the parking locations on the route map: https://www.runwales.com/events/caernarfon-half-marathon/route/

Changing and showers

There are No changing or shower facilities available at this event.

Water

Water will be available approximately every 3-4 miles and at the finish.

First Aid

First Aid cover will be provided by a professional medical team. First Aid station will be located at the start and finish and on course. In order to help our medical team, help you it is critical you fill out the medical history information on the back of your race number. If you are injured or unwell to carry on at any stage please notify the nearest marshal who will call for First Aid assistance. It will be the discretion of the medical team if they transport you back to the finish.

If you retire from the race please return your timing chip, & if you plan not to return to the finish, it’s really important that you let the nearest Marshal to you know and give them your race number & Timing Chip. This is so we can account for you at the end of the race.

Pulling Out

If you retire from the race please return your timing chip & if you plan not to return to the finish, it’s really important that you please let the nearest Marshal to you know and give them your race number & Timing Chip. This is so we can account for you at the end of the race.

It is your responsibility to arrange transport back to the start.

T-shirts/Medals/Prizes

T-shirts and medals are handed out at the finish line, presentation will be at the finish line for the first 3 men and women to cross the line.

Vet prizes will be posted out.

Merchandise – Open from 8am

If you ordered a Technical T-shirt or hoodie online, these can be picked up from the merchandise trailer before or after the race, we will also have some race day merchandise available to buy on the day (cash only).

At each race we have a huge jumble sale of old stock from past races, these items are on a cash only sale

Baggage – opens 8am

Please label your bag clearly with your number on a prominent part of your bag. Tags will be available but it speeds everything up if you do this at home.

You may leave a small bag (50cmx30cmx20cm) at the baggage area during the race where, if possible it will be manned , and although every effort will be made to securely store your baggage, Please DO NOT leave any valuables, cash. Jewellery etc in your bag as we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage. Items not in a bag maybe refused or left at your own risk.

Due to limited space, we encourage you to leave your baggage in the car, car parking is very close

Results

Are available on runwales.com later in the day.

Photos

Are available at http://www.mickhall-photos.com

Headphones

Headphones are not allowed during this race in accordance with UK Athletics rules as the course does not have a full road closure with the exception of bone-conducting headphones.

http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/competitions/rules/ and is Rule 240 S 5 UKA SUPPLEMENT HEADPHONES.

Litter

Please Respect the local area and leave your litter, energy gels at the nearest water station or with the nearest marshal where possible. All Marshals will be provided with bin bags. Runners will now be disqualified and taken off the results if seen discarding their rubbish outside of a water stop or not with a marshal.

PLASTIC AND ITS USE IS AN INCREASING PROBLEM

Cut off times

Time limit – We ask runners to be able complete the half marathon in approx. 3-3:30hours. If you are running slower than this pace, you will still be able to finish, however, we cannot guarantee volunteer marshals will continue to be on course and therefore it is your responsibility to look at the route and follow the course signs.