THE START – WARWICK CASTLE
GATES OPEN AT 07:30AM – GATES CLOSED AT 08:45AM
Please note that the only runner access to the start line in Warwick Castle is through the Stratford Road car park of the Castle. The front gates of the Castle, Castle Lane and the Stables car park are all closed. There are no other entrances to the Start. No spectators will be able to enter the grounds of Warwick Castle.
Please follow the signs to the Start. For map please see below. Allow at least 5 minutes to jog from Stratford Road car park and 20 minutes from any other parking. Please note the gate from the car park into Warwick Castle will be closed at 8.45 am. No entry can be allowed after this time. Without your race number you will not be allowed into the Warwick Castle grounds. If you have found a substitute he/she MUST have your number to gain entry into Warwick Castle.
- Ample time should be allowed for drop off, parking and getting to the start, finish or vantage point. It is suggested you aim to arrive within the grounds of Warwick Castle via the Stratford Road entrance ONLY by 8.15am.
- Ensure appropriate clothing is worn to allow for adverse weather conditions.
- Drop-off is best in Stratford Road or in the Warwick Castle car park which is accessed from Stratford Road and which is free until 10.30am from which time usual charge of £6 will apply.
- The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club will again provide staff to help you with the warm-up.
- The disposable electronic timing chip will be attached to your bib number. Please dispose of this if you wish in the bins provided outside the finish compound.
- Bags with labels will be available to transport tracksuits, etc. to the finish. Please put your Run number on the label provided and stick it firmly to the plastic bag also provided. The vans will be located in Warwick Castle and well-marked. At the finish, the location of the kit in Kenilworth Castle will be marked. We regret that we are unable to transport cycles to Kenilworth Castle. You should leave these in the car park securely locked.
- Free Bus transport is available from Kenilworth Castle back to the island by the Start entrance to Warwick Castle.
- Locations of toilets will be signposted.
- Please allow serious/faster runners to line up at the front and comply with the signs that indicate your estimated finish time.
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