The route offers a good mix of terrain with open meadows and woodland trails, lots of flat with the occasional climb and descent as you go around the route. The races are very beginner and experienced runner friendly alike. Trail or off road shoes would be a definite advantage, though many runners slide their way around in road shoes.
There is a large custom medal for all finishers along with our usual buffet of fresh fruits, cakes and other tasty treats at the finish line. There is a water stop at the 5km point on the 10km course. Results will be posted to our website within a couple of hours of the final finisher crossing the line.
We will have caterers serving hot food and drinks before and after the race. There are on site toilets and bag drop, but there are no changing rooms so a warm layer of clothes to put on top after your run would be recommended.
There is free parking on Saturday and Sunday for all participants in our designated event car park. Please note there may be parking charges in place at the other parts of the University. The University of Bath plays host to this event, their facilities being home to the British Paralympic Team, Bath Rugby and a huge host of other international athletes.
As there are some narrow and technical sections will be starting the event in waves so everyone has a clear run. There will be waves of about 100-150 runners setting off at 5min or 10min intervals. All waves are open to all runners. Canircross runners will have an individual time trail start in an order decided by the runners on the day.
Please confer with friends and family before you register to ensure you select the same wave, if you wish to start together. The different start times are fully accounted for in the results so you can pick any wave and get an accurate finish time. Please see the Race Day page for a provisional schedule.
There are no hidden booking or processing fees. Prices are £2/person extra on the day. There are great group discount rates for groups of 10 or more, the runners can cover any range of distances on the race day and be eligible for the discounted rate. 10-19 runners save 15%, 20-49 runners save 20%, 50+ runners save 25%. All bookings must be made in advance of race day to qualify for the discounted rate. We ask all groups to be registered 4 weeks in advance of the day if all possible so can order additional medals if required.
Recognised as one of the Top 50 races in the country by Runners World.
All our finishers receive a top of the range custom medal as well as a buffet of fresh fruit and other tasty treats. We also recognise a few of the speedy runners on the following basis.
The final number of prizes awarded is determined by the number of finishers for each gender in a given race distance. If there are more than 50 finishers then the full range range of awards are made as shown above. If there are less than 50 finishers then the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers overall will be awarded a prize. We do not have any winner's prizes for any of the children's events as would like to keep this participation focused.
There is no on the day prize giving because of the multi wave, multi start time format of the events. Prize winners will be contacted mid week via email.