Please read all our guidance below and watch our safety videos so you can know what to expect at the race.
We have approval from the Safety Advisory Group for Events (SAGE) for this new event format which is hugely exciting, and we feel is a real testament to the seriousness that we approach our events. This SAGE is local version of the national team that advises the government on safety. On the board are Public Health England, police, ambulance service and all council departments within Bath and North East Somerset Council. This is the highest level of approval an event can receive, it serves as the strongest signal that an event can have that we are doing things right.
We have been successfully holding events since 2nd May 2021 (as well as 3 events in 2020), so whatever the level of restrictions we may find ourselves in, we have successfully adapted our events to various wave sizes etc and we fully look forward to holding this event in August.
Following the 19th July relaxation stage, we expect to be able to go back to our pre covid race start size of ~75-100 runners every 10mins. We have always held this event with waves of this size as it fits the nature of the route. This means there is no need for people to be tightly packed and there is always plenty of space at the start line if people would rather hang back a few paces.
Runners select their wave at registration.
To keep inline with government guidance and our SAGE review, we have some easy to follow rules which I am sure you are all used to by now. Best summarised as; be socially distanced, apply hand wash/hand sanitiser and wear a face covering (not during your run), respect other users on the route. In more detail;
- Please do not attend the event if you have displayed any covid symptoms in the 14 days in the run up to the event.
- Runners and spectators are encouraged to take lateral flow tests regularly as part of general government guidance. Sight of a lateral flow test result is not required to enter the event.
- Please download the Track and Trace App to your phone...you know you will end up doing it eventually so lets do it now
- As we have the luxury of space, please allow plenty of space between people
- When overtaking, pass runners safely at a wide distance.
- Number collection, medal collection and bag drop may be self serve (but supervised)
- If you see hand sanitiser, please apply it.
Race numbers will be laid out on desks with a paper weight. You can pull your race number out from under the paper weight without handling the paper weight. Grab a few safety pins and you are set. A member of the Relish team will be there to help with any questions.
There will be a walk through baggage collection tent. Please drop and collect your own bag, showing the baggage tag which matches your race number to the Relish team member to be able to leave the baggage tent.
Medals and post race snacks will be laid on desks for you to collect. Members of the Relish team will be there to help with any questions.
For covid safety and environmental reasons there will be limited on course refreshments. We are no longer offering water in cups. At the drinks stations you can either refill your own bottle from our jerry cans (hand sanitiser provided) or grab a 250ml cardboard boxed water. Please only grab a 250ml box of water if you are going to drink it all. We are working on the basis of;
5km - no drinks station on route, no change. Water at the finish.
10km - no drinks station on the course, you need to be self sufficient. Water at the finish.
Half Marathon, Marathon, 50km - Drinks stations every 5km;jerry cans with water and high 5 electrolyte out on the course to top up your own supplies. Please apply hand sanitiser before using. Marshals will also wipe down the taps. Box water available at the finish.
On course drinks stations and the finish will also have snacks. They will be in sealed individual packets; chocolate, mini soreen loaves, haribo, tribe bars (vegan) etc. We will not be offering our usual selection of fresh fruit.
Whilst it feels like life is returning to normal, and we sincerely hope it is, there is the potential for further disruption which could come into play at any time. In this event we will still owe payment to our suppliers; medical cover, portaloos etc which we will honour. This means we will have to pay for these facilities twice, in full again on the rearranged date which will put a big hole in the funds. This does mean we won't be in a position to offer a refund, but we will honour your booking and transfer to our contingency date.
This means you need to keep the contingency date free when you book on to a race. If a race can not take place on the original date and you have made alternative plans on the contingency date, then we are not able to offer a refund.