Race Information

Cheshire Half Marathon – Sunday 20th September 2020

Address: Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY

Start Time: 9:00am

Car park open at 7am.

We recommend arriving by 7:45am. The car park will close at 8:30am due to the road closures in the surrounding area necessary for the race. Please give yourself plenty of time to park, get your bearings before the race.

Please note: you will be set off in waves based on the estimated finish time entered at the checkout.  

As you will be aware the event has been modified to ensure we can adhere to social distancing and the guidelines issued by RunBritain and UK Sport.

Please familiarise yourself with the measures that will be in place at the event HERE.

Thank you for your cooperation with the new regulations in place at the event, these are necessary to ensure a safe environment and mean that we can continue to provide race opportunities.

If you have been in an affected place, been in contact with someone with coronavirus or had any symptoms in the last 14 days please refrain from attending the race. For further guidance please visit the NHS website HERE
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Race Packs 

All entries made on or before Thursday 10th September will be sent race packs in the post.

If you DO NOT receive your pack by the end of the day on Thursday 17th September please get in touch and let us know at [email protected]

You will not be able to run without a race number and chip.

NO CHIP MEANS NO TIME.

Those that entered on or after Friday 11th September will need to COLLECT a race pack from the event village before the race. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desk between 7:30am – 8:30am. Please give yourself plenty of time to minimise queuing on the day.

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

Race Start 

Please be ready to run at 9:00am.

The colour of your race number will correlate to your starting area, marked out by a colour coordinated sign within the event village. This has been determined by the estimated finish time given when signing up.

There will not be a mass start.

The first runners will cross the line at 9:00am and groups of 4 people (all 2m apart) will be called to cross the start line every 10 seconds.

Our marshals will be on hand to guide you into the start area and ensure social distancing so please make sure you listen carefully to MC instructions and we will get you started as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please listen closely to all marshal instructions and remember to keep a safe distance from the runners around you.

As you can imagine, it will take longer than usual for everyone to cross the line and start their race, so we thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience with us on the day.

Travel

Address: Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY

By Car 

Capesthorne Hall is easily accessible by car off Congleton Road via the A34. There will be FREE parking next to the event village at the venue for all runners.

By Train

The nearest train stations are Macclesfield and Wilmslow, 5 miles from Capesthorne Hall.

Toilets

There will be portaloos within the event village.

Hygiene Stations

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.

During the race

There will be mile markers, signs and marshals alongside the course to point you in the right direction. There will be water stations at miles 2.5, 6 and 10.5 as well as at the finish. If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

Spectators

Please be aware that due to social distancing and restrictions enforced upon us we ask that you do not bring any spectators with you to the event.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal, t-shirt and Kind Snack bar which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

We ask that once you have collected your medal, t shirt, snacks and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Warm Up

Anytime Fitness Knutsford will be leading the warm up before the start of the race. Their 24 hour gym in Knutsford offers a wide range of facilities such as virtual classes and personal training. They will also be providing an exciting prize for our race winners. Head to their website HERE to find out more.

Charity

Dogs Trust will be joining us on the day! They are the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. They care for around 15,000 lost and abandoned dogs each year through their network of 20 Rehoming Centres. For more information, head to their website HERE.

If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Cheshire Half Team 🙂