Enter the Dirt Half Challenge 2015

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The Dirt Half Challenge will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017

Race starts: 10am

Entry Fee
England Athletics Affiliated Runner – £23.00
Non-EA Affiliated Runner – £25.00

  • Plus booking fee which goes to Active Networks


Cedars Upper School, Mentmore Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 2AE

Map Reference – Latidude: 51.90791, Longitude: -0.67391

Race Route
The Dirt Half Challenge will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017. The race starts in Leighton Buzzard and follows the canal towpath north to Stoke Hammond with stunning views, climbs through beautiful countryside to Great Brickhill then passes through the scenic Stockgrove Country Park before following the Greensand Ridge back to the start via the canal towpath. 2017 will see the 8th staging of this popular trail race which sells out every year. The route will be clearly marked and marshaled.

This event will be chip timed. Timing mats will be at the start and finish. Sorry, no late starters.

Race Time Limit
Time limit is 3 hours 15 minutes

Race Permit
TRA/1285. The race will be run under UKA rules

Car Parking
Free car parking is available at the school: Click here for directions. Use postcode: LU7 2AE

Latidude: 51.90791, Longitude: -0.67391

Baggage can be left in the school hall at your own risk. You can pay to use a secure locker in Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre next door.

We recommend trail shoes or trainers for this event. The course is NOT suitable for spikes.

We recommend that you arrive in your running clothes. There are toilets, but you will need to pay entry to Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre next door to use their showering facilities.

Sport Massage
The Sports Therapy Room will be providing massages for a small fee. Proceeds to go to charity.

There will be a kiosk in the school hall offers hot & cold refreshments from 8am. We also have a cake stall which will be open before and after the race so bring pocket money.

There will be water at approx mile 3, 7 and 10 miles and again at the finish.

You will be able to purchase merchandise when you enter the event and again on race day. Merchandise purchases will be posted out monthly.

iTab purchases will automatically be posted out a few days after the event. You do not need to do anything.

Pace Pocket
Your Pace Pocket will be sent directly to you 10-12 days before the race. Should you change your target time between now and the race, and would like to swap for a different time, please email info@pacepockets.run at least two weeks before race day to advise on your new target time.

Event Registration
Need to update your registration, check you have entered, change your address or purchase merchandise after you have entered? Then visit the My Events page on https://myevents.active.com/ to manage your event registration.

All finishers will receive a Race Medal.

Dirt Half Challenge medal 2017

Dirt Half medal 2017

Presentation of the race awards will take place after the race @ 12:15

Award categories are: First 3 Men, plus MV40, MV50, MV60, MV70. First 3 Ladies, plus FV35, FV45, FV55, FV65. Plus first team of 5 runners (can be mixed) from the same club.

Runners may win more than one award.

Number Transfers
We don’t offer a number transfer service for the Dirt Half Challenge. Places are non-refundable, can’t be transferred or deferred under any circumstances.

Spectators are welcome, but are reminded to stand clear of the route at all times. There are a couple of nice pubs on the course offering a relaxed view of the runners.

The Three Locks

The Globe Inn

Minimum age
The minimum age for participants is 17 on race day.

Terms and Conditions of Entry
All runners must be medically fit to compete and enter at their own risk and the organisers will in no way be held responsible for any injury, accident, loss or damage that may arise before, during or after the event as a consequence of their participation in this race. No refunds, deferrals or transfers under any circumstances. No dogs or pushchairs are allowed.

In the Interest of Safety
The race director and the emergency services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.

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