Trimpell 20m FAQ


When is the race in 2015?

The 2015 race is on the 22nd March at 11am


Where is the race start?

The race start is at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, LA1 5JS


 Salt Ayre Sports Centre is conveniently situated half way between Lancaster and Morecambe and is easily accessible by car, bicycle and public transport.


• Public transport - The number 6A bus from Lancaster and Morecambe stops at the ASDA supermarket. We're a 2 minute walk from the bus stop.
• By car - Follow the signs to Salt Ayre Sports Centre from the A683.
• Bicycle - We're on the Greenway cycle path between Lancaster and Morecambe and there's plenty of safe cycle racks outside our main entrance.


Registration is not in the centre, please come to the Athletics clubhouse on the track.


Where can I park?

Parking for competitors and supporters will be available at the Salt Ayre Leisure Centre. There are currently no parking fees in place but please make available a small fee in case there is a change before the day (these will not be enforced by Lancaster Race Series). After the race there may be queues at busy times, please be patient whilst we work to help everybody leave as quickly and safely as possible.


Where can I stay in Lancaster?

Lancaster has a number of hotels and B&B’s in the centre and outskirts of the city. Please contact us for more information with your requirements and we’ll do our best to match you to appropriate accommodation.


What is the race route?
The race takes in some scenic Lancaster Lune Valley countryside and route maps can be found on


The course is very flat and 99% traffic free.


What are the rules for the event?

This race has been measured and certified permitted under UKA Rules.

How far apart are the drinks stations?
The drinks stations will be 2.5 to 3 miles apart and will have cupped water.


What else will be available on the course?

A number of marshals and community groups will be on the course providing runners with jelly babies and Vaseline if required!


Will there be start zones?


Will there be mile or km markers?
There will be mile markers, every mile.


How old do I need to be to run?

To enter the Trimpell 20, you must be 18 or over on race day.


Where can I find my race info?

If you live in the UK and entered by post, this race info will be posted out to you explaining the details for race day. If you entered online your information will be sent to the email stated in the online application. Please check your spam as sometimes emails go into this folder instead of standard email inboxes. Numbers and chips are to be collected on the day of the race.


How do I get my race timing chip?

You can collect your timing chip and number on the day at the race HQ.

I can't run - What is your refund policy? Can I transfer my number?

We do not offer refunds or deferrals. However, you can transfer your entry to another runner. To do this, at no extra cost, please contact us asap on

What if I am ill, injured or unfit before the race?
We recommend that you do not run if you feel ill, injured or have not trained for this event. If in doubt, consult your doctor.

Can I run in Fancy Dress?
Yes we welcome runners in fancy dress. Please take care with your choice of fancy dress as cycleways are NOT closed to the public.

Can I wear an iPod or music player?
It is not recommended. For your own safety you need to be aware of what is around you, and to be able to take instructions from marshals.


Is there a baggage store?

No, both Salt Ayre Leisure Centre and Lancaster & Morecambe AC buildings have lockable lockers and secure areas.


Where are the toilets?
There are ample toilets and changing at both the Leisure Centre and Lancaster & Morecambe AC building.

What food and drink will be available?

There will be food and drink available in the Lancaster & Morecambe AC building and the track is approximately 5mins walk to ASDA.

When will the results be available?
Results will be posted online soon after the race on

Where is a good place to spectate?
The course has excellent spectator areas but please be aware that cyclepaths are not closed to the public so please take care if out on the course. For more detailed information on the best places to spectate please use the contact us page on the race series website.

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