Final Race Day Information

Please see our Runners Guide 2017 for an online copy of the race pack details.

Race Packs

Many of you will have received your race pack and details in the post by now. If not please find your posting date below:

1)      If you registered before Monday 25th September then you should expect yours to arrive by the end of this week.

2)      If you registered after Monday 25th September, but before 10:00am on Thursday 5th October then your pack will be part of our final mail out and arrive by the middle of next week.

3)      If you have registered after 10:00am on Thursday 5th October, then your pack will not be posted and you will need to arrange to collect your pack from either of the following places. Please print out and bring your email confirmation with you as proof of entry.

a.       The Phoenix Cinema, 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG the day before the event on Saturday 14th October, between the hours of 10:00am and 14:00pm.

b.      The registration desk on the morning of the event at Victoria Park. Please allow extra time for this. The registration desk will open from 7:30am.

4)      If for some reason your pack has not arrived in the post, if you have moved house or if you have recently swapped from the full to the half marathon, then you will be able to pick up your race number (or a replacement race number) for the full or half at either The Phoenix on Saturday or the registration desk on the park on Sunday. Again please bring your confirmation email as proof of entry.

International runners with an address outside of the UK please note that your packs will not be posted and you will need to pick up your pack as outlined above. We apologise for any inconvenice caused.

On the day

Please see the runners guide for all the details on the day regarding bag drop and timings. Free parking is available around the edge of the park, with further event parking at The University of Leicester Sports Centre car park (LE1 7RH), and the Freemen’s Common Welford Road car park (LE2 6BF) available payable with a donation to LOROS Hospice. Please note that the Granville Road car park is reserved for volunteers only, and will not be accessible for general event parking due to road closures. There will be no exit from this car park before 3:30pm.

Headphones

Please note that headphones are forbidden at this event, and anyone seen to be wearing them will be disqualified. In line with UKA ruling you may wear the new bone conducting headphones which do not restrict your hearing. You are welcome to wear an armband and play music out loud if you so wish.

Transfers / Deferrals

The closing date for any transfers and deferrals is 10th October. For instructions on how to transfer your place please see https://resultsbase.net/ContentPage.aspx?Id=21 or for deferrals please send us an email to leicestermarathon@gmail.com.

The Route

Runners are asked to make note of the split point of the half marathon and full marathon routes roughly around the 5.5 mile mark. Half marathon runners should keep left, whilst full marathon runners should keep right. This will be sign-posted and marshalled so keep an eye out. We would like to remind full marathon runners that there are two railway level crossings on the marathon route at miles 12.5 and miles 15.5. In the unlikely event that the crossing is activated please do not attempt to cross whilst the barriers are down. Marshals will direct you to a holding pen and make note of the time during which you are stationary and this will be deducted from your finish time. Any runners crossing the railway when the barriers are down do so at their own risk and will be disqualified from the race.

That’s all for now!

If you have any further questions please refer to the runners guide, take a look at the routes or FAQ on our website, or follow us on Facebook for all the up to date info. Finally don’t forget that you can always get in touch with us at Leicestermarathon@gmail.com, otherwise we look forward to seeing you all Sunday 15th October!

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