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Race Information

The next Dirt Half Challenge will take place on Saturday 12th November 2016

Race starts: 10am

THE DIRT HALF CHALLENGE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN EARLY 2016

 

The race 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. The race is predominantly off road and crosses three minor roads. The route will be clearly marked and marshaled.


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

 

Race Route

Timing
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

 

Race Permit
TRA/ 85-15. The race will be run under UKA rules

 

Car Parking
Free car parking is available at the school: Click here for directions.

 

Baggage
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.

 

Changing
We recommend that you arrive in your running clothes. There are toilets, but you will need to pay entry to Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre (swim & shower £3.40) 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.

 

Refreshments
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.

 

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

 

Awards
All finishers will receive a Race Medal

Presentation of the race awards will take place after the race.

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

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 Grand Union at the Three Locks

The Globe Inn

 

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

 

Terms & 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 my participation in this race. No refunds under any circumstances. No dogs allowed.

 

2010 RESULTS HERE

2011 RESULTS HERE

2012 RESULTS HERE

2013 RESULTS HERE

2014 RESULTS HERE

2015 RESULTS HERE