Cheltenham Half Marathon

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of questions that seem to crop up time and time again. So rather than hunting for the information, please find below answers to a few key questions.

Q. What is the date of Cheltenham's Half Marathon 2017?
A. Sunday 1st October 2017

Q. What time does the race start?
A. 9 am

Q. Where is the start/finish
A. Cheltenham Racecourse

Q. How old must I be to enter?
A. You must be 17 years or older on race day. Younger runners can take part in the fun run; more information will be available soon.

Q. How much does it cost to register?
A. Entries cost £36 for runners not affiliated with a running club and £32 for runners that are affiliated with a club. 

Q. I have entered the race, how do I know my entry has been received?
A. If you entered online you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If this did not happen please contact us.

Q. How do I alter my personal details?
A. The deadline for this has now passed.

Q. When do entries close?
A. Entries close at midday on Monday 4th September.

Q. When will I receive my race pack?
A. Race packs will be sent out during the last two weeks leading up to the race.

Q. Can I run wearing an IPod, MP3 Player or other personal stereo device?
A. We advise against the use of IPods, MP3 players to ensure runners are able to hear any medical alerts.

Q. Can I sign up on the day?
A. No, we cannot accept entries on the day.

Q. Do I need to register on the day after I’ve signed up?
A. No, just come along and line up in your allocated start pen.

Q. Where is the race village?
A. The race village iis at Cheltenham Racecourse

Q. Is there parking available at Cheltenham Racecourse?
A. Yes, there is parking available.

Q. Can I run in fancy dress?
A. Yes, as long as it is not obstructive to other runners.

Q. Is there a cut-off time for runners?
A. Runners falling behind the pace to finish within 3 hours 30 minutes will be asked to move onto the pavement.

Q. Will there be pacers?
A. Yes. We have pacers from 1 hour 30 minutes at 15 minute intervals up to 2 hours 30 minutes.

Q. Where can I find the Terms & Conditions?
A. Please click here to see full T&Cs for Cheltenham's Half Marathon.

Q. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
A. You must not, under any circumstances, give your race number to anyone else. Among other potential problems, doing so may cause problems of identification for the event medical services in the event of any accident or injury.

Q. Can I have a refund if I can no longer take part?
A. You are entitled to a refund within the first 7 days of signing up (the cooling off period). After this period the follow applies:
• Withdrawing 121 days+ before the event: you will be offered a 50% refund or 50% credit to be used against an entry into the 2018 Cheltenham's Half Marathon.
• Withdrawing 61-120 days before the event: you will receive a 50% credit to be used against an entry into the 2018 Cheltenham's Half Marathon.
• Withdrawing 31-60 days before the event: you will be offered a guaranteed place in the 2018 Cheltenham's Half Marathon, you will need to pay the full entry price at the time of entry.
• Withdrawing 30 days or less before the event: you will receive no refund or credit.

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