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Joining Instructions

START TIME: 9.00 am

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for entering our Two Castles Run and supporting Rotary funded charities and projects. We hope you enjoy the experience and will want to do it again.

Your race number (with pins), electronic timing chip and a Kenilworth Castle entry ticket admitting 2 has been posted to you. If you have not received yours by Wednesday 10th June please contact FRSYSTEMS at matt@frsystems.co.uk. NO CHIP NO NUMBER = NO RACE

You will not be sent a hard copy of these joining instructions. Please print off a copy and bring it with you for reference if required for you and/or your supporters. Please ensure that all those who will be present at the Start or Finish are made aware of the relevant contents. Parking can be difficult at both places and there will be road closure notices on ALL roads along the route from Warwick Castle to Kenilworth Castle but these roads will be opened once the runners have passed through and it is safe to do so. 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.

STOPPING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN BANBURY ROAD AND ENTRY TO WARWICK CASTLE IS ONLY AT THE STRATFORD ROAD ENTRANCE.

Access will not be possible via the front entrance, opposite St Nicholas Church, nor the Stables car park in Castle Lane, as they will be shut. 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 and chip to gain entry into Warwick Castle.

As last year the route for runners into Kenilworth Castle is through the Brays car park and then along the Tiltyard. BUT please note that

the only access for pedestrians and supporters, using the complimentary tickets to Kenilworth Castle, is via the Silver Gate opposite Castle Green and the Queen and Castle public house, and only until 10.00 am. There will be no spectator access to Kenilworth Castle via the Brays Car Park entrance.

Health & Safety 

The Race Director, Race Referee & the Emergency services reserve the right to stop the Run at any time if deemed necessary.

This would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds can be made.

Runners are responsible for their own health and safety. Participation is at your own risk. Please take care before during and after the run.

The Start

Parking - Warwick

Warwick: There is time limited on-street parking in Smith Street. Please note that Castle Lane and the Stables car parks will be closed

Please be aware that there may be road works in and around Warwick which will delay you getting to the start.

Warwick Castle’s Stratford Road car park can be used for dropping off and limited parking is available but usual charges (£6 at time of writing) apply after 9.45am.

Owing to the restricted (pay) car parking at Warwick Castle, you are advised to use the public car parks located at:

We stress it is important you allow ample time to get into Warwick Castle from your car. It is a 15/20 minute jog from these car parks and another 5 minutes to the start

The Route

Start Timing starts at the exit from Warwick Castle, Warwick

The Run leaves the grounds of Warwick Castle, heads through Warwick, towards Leek Wootton via Hill Wootton Road and then right on to the Warwick Road. There it turns left at the Anchor pub, and heads up Woodcote Lane. At the end of Woodcote Lane it turns right into Rouncil Lane and heads into Kenilworth. Turn left from Rouncil Lane into Rounds Hill and then into John O’Gaunt Road, Fishponds Road, Castle Road  and left into Brays Car Park to finish inside the grounds of Kenilworth Castle.

Finish inside Kenilworth Castle

Cut-Off times: We are required by the Police to clear roads after set times. You will be out of time and regarded as a normal pedestrian if you have not reached the Anchor Public House in Leek Wootton by 10.15am, Roundshill by 10.40am and the Finish by 11.15am. This is equivalent to just over  3mph, walking pace. Marshals  & Signage will be progressively removed. Slow participants are encouraged to use the pavement and the courtesy vehicle at the back of the Run, if necessary. Please be aware that there are safety issues if you continue because of the lack of marshals so PLEASE take care if you personally decide to continue and bear in mind that some if not all marshals may have left their post.

Parking - Kenilworth

There is no parking at The Brays or Castle Green Car Parks beside Kenilworth Castle on race day.

Public car parks are located

If spectators using any of these car parks they should allow at least 20 minutes if they intend to be at the finish inside Kenilworth Castle. Entry with the complimentary ticket is up to 10am only after which a charge will be made by Kenilworth Castle.

There will be restricted parking available in Malthouse Lane and High Street and we ask you use the designated parking areas to avoid congestion and inconvenience to local residents

Please note roads closures will be in place on the approaches to Kenilworth Castle from 8.50 – 11.30 am approx. so spectators should allow ample time to park and get to the finish. There is no free ticket access to Kenilworth Castle after 10.00 am.

Finish 

Spectators: There is no spectator entrance to the Castle from the Brays Car park and the Tiltyard.

Spectator entrance to the Castle is through the SILVER GATE ONLY opposite Castle Green (by the Queen and Castle Public House) AND before 10.00am (after which entry charges will apply). Please ask your supporters to allow sufficient time to get into the Castle or at a vantage point in the streets leading to the Castle. The Tiltyard will be closed to spectators. Exit is through the double wooden gates opposite the Queen & Castle.

Race Numbers/electronic timing chips: The chip timing device is disposable so please discard in the bins provided at the finish. Please keep your Race Number on your vest until you have collected your T shirt and medal.

  • No number = no prize/medal/T Shirt No chip = no time.

Presentations: Presentations commence at 10.00 a.m or shortly after. and will be made by the Mayor of Kenilworth accompanied by the President of the Rotary Club of Kenilworth, VIPs and representatives of our main sponsors

Free Transport back to Warwick and will drop you at the Start Point (not Stratford Road Car Park) at Warwick Castle to allow more time for coaches to return to Kenilworth.

GENERAL POINTS

Personal Sponsorship: Participants are invited to obtain personal sponsorship from friends and family in support of their favourite charities. If you do not have a charity in mind we would ask you to support the Rotary „END POLIO NOW‟ campaign. See www.rotary.org/EndPolio

For a sponsorship form, please see http://www.twocastlesrun.org.uk/ and follow the “sponsorship form” link.

Gift Aid: IMPORTANT INFORMATION

If your sponsor is a taxpayer, Rotary can only recover the tax paid on their donation if, on the Sponsorship Form, the donors name is legible and is accompanied by their signature, address and ticked Gift Aid box. The Sponsorship Form must be sent together with the cheque if Rotary is to recover the tax on the donations.

Please send your sponsorship form and money to:

The Treasurer, Rotary Club of Kenilworth, 1A Glasshouse Lane Kenilworth CV8 2AH

(cheques payable to Rotary Club of Kenilworth) by 31 July 2015 please.

If you are raising money for your own chosen charity, it would be appreciated if you would advise us of the Charity and the amount raised for record purposes. organiser@twocastlesrun.org.uk

Photographs: Our official photographer for the 2015 event will be yourraceday.co.uk

Results: Are available from FRSystems at www.frsystems.co.uk. These should be available within a short time after the race is completed..

Feedback

Feedback is always welcome. We like to tell those who help us, and without whom there would be no Two Castles Run, the nice things that you say about them. We also want to improve the experience for next year. Constructive criticism is always welcome so we can improve the race for both runners and spectators.

Please therefore let us have your comments. We always take them into account. We want to make the Run bigger and better so what you say helps a lot. Send it to organiser@twocastlesrun.org.uk

Thank you for your support, enjoy yourself and good luck.

Philip Southwell

On behalf of the 2CR organising committee.

The Rotary Club of Kenilworth is supported by many organisations in making this event a success and we sincerely thank them all.

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