There are a number of questions that seem to crop up time and time again. So rather than hunting for information, please find below answers to those simple, everyday questions:
Q. What is the date of Cheltenham's Half 2020?
A. Sunday 20th September 2020.
Q. What time does the race start?
A. 9:00 AM.
Q. Where is the start/finish?
A. The half marathon will start and finish at 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 Community Mile.
Q. How much does it cost to register?
A. Before 6th August - Entries cost £43 for runners not affiliated with a running club and £41 for runners that are affiliated with a running 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 you have not received a confirmation email, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. When do entries close?
A. Entries close at midday on Monday 14th September 2020.
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. If you haven't received your then please arrive at the event early to visit the helpdesk who can issue a new number.
Q. Can I run wearing an iPod, MP3 player or other personal stereo device?
A. We advise against the use of iPods, MP3 players or other personal stereo devices to ensure runners are able to hear any announcements or medical alerts. As per UK Athletics rules Bone Conduction type headphones are allowed.
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 is at Cheltenham Racecourse.
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. The cut-off time for 4 miles is 1 hour 10 minutes. At 3 hours 30 minutes, any participants remaining on the course 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 minutes intervals up to 2 hours 30 minutes.
Q. Is there parking onsite?
A. Yes - plenty of parking for runners or spectators. You can find information about the best access for you personally by checking our parking map on this page.
Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. No dogs are allowed on the half marathon course. Spectators around town are allowed to bring their dogs and we ask kindly that they keep them out of the path of runners. If you are coming to the racecourse there are no dogs allowed at the racecourse. We understand some people have brought dogs to the event there in the past and we would advise against this, and that the racecourse staff are within their rights to ask you to take any dogs home.
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 no refunds are offered.