Race number and chip are to be collected on race day.
- The full marathon and 20 miler will start at 9am.
- The half marathon will start at 10.30am.
- The fun run starts at 9.30am.
Parking – Race day will be very busy, please plan ahead before arriving.
There is no designated Run Wales parking, the closest car park is at Waterworld Leisure Activity centre a 2 minute walk to the start and finish: Sat Nav post code LL12 7BP
Water World Car park will fill up early, Once full you will need to look for alternative parking around the town.
Additional parking can be found around the town centre, http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/travel/car_parks/town_centre_carparks.htm
Note: parking is Pay & Display in Wrexham, please have change as Race HQ will not be able to hand out change on race day
Race HQ / Enquiries
Opens 7.30am for 20 Mile & Marathon Runners.
8.45 am for Half Marathon Runners.
Is at Water World Leisure Activity Centre, park your vehicle in the designated parking areas and make your way to Race HQ to collect your race number.
Drink / Feed Stations
There will be drink stations 500ml bottles every 3 -4 miles approximately. On drink station 4 & 5 for the 20 mile & marathon runners( approx. mile 11.5 +17.5 & 16+22) there will be energy sweets, and on station 3 +5 for the half marathon runners approx. mile 6+9
Toilets / Changing
Toilets are located next to the start /finish . There will also be a porta toilet at approx.: Half marathon mile 6 + 9 / 20miler at approx. mile 6. 11.5 + 16 / Full marathon approx. at mile 6/ 12/ 17.5 + 22
Sorry, there are no changing facilities.
First Aid cover will be provided by a professional medical team. A 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. It is your responsibility to arrange transport back to the start.
T-shirts / Medals / Prizes
There will be a Tshirt and Medal for all runners to collect at the finish.
Presentation of prizes will be made at approx 12.45pm near the finish.
Prizes for Male/Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall and 1st in each age category.
You must be at the presentation to claim your prize, we will not post it out.
Baggage – Located by the start/finish
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 may be refused or left at your own risk.
Are available on runwales.com later in the day.
Are available at www.mickhall-photos.com
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 available on race 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.
Pre & Post Race Massage
Available on the day From £10.00 payable to the sports masseurs cash only
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.
Please be mindful and respect local residents and DO NOT throw your bottles, energy gels in gardens or over walls etc. Where possible please leave your litter at the nearest water station or with the nearest marshal where possible when a bin is not available.
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
There will be some planned road closures for the event as mentioned below, however, please be aware that most roads will be open to traffic and you must listen to marshals as vehicles have the right of way. When crossing a road please listen to marshal instructions on crossing points and keep on the Left at all times unless instructed different.
Please be aware that we must maintain access to residents and emergency vehicles, it is your responsibility to stop for a car approaching a junction.
06:30am – 16:00pm Chester Street, Yorke Street, Hightown Road
06.30am – 13:00pm – Cefn Road to Bedwell Road
06:30am – 16:00pm Cefn Road, 1 lane from Greyhound roundabout to Queensway in this direction only
06:00am – 16:00pm Salop Road at the roundabout, back of eagles meadow, controlled by traffic management stop/go system
Where there are road closures these will re-open to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis at an approximate pace of 15min mile
Cut off times
Time limit – We ask runners to be able to keep a pace of 12- 15min mile and complete a half marathon in 3-3:30 hours and a full marathon in 5:30 hours. If you are running slower than this pace, you will still be able to finish, however, when directed to do so you will need to run on pavements and run as a pedestrian obeying all signals and the highway code. 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.
Where there are any road closures these will re-open to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis at an approximate pace of 15min mile.
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