This is a brand new race for 2019 and returns in 2019 for hopefully and will hopefully be a great day which also includes a family fun run & a visit from Father Christmas!
The race starts just a short walk from the historic Lancaster Castle and will finish by the Castle.
The route will be rural taking in the Luneside countryside and will be relatively flat so suitable for new runners and pb hunters! But.....this race has a tough final 1/4 mile finish!
This race also includes a post race Christmas Buffet option!
10km route - Mainly flat course but with an uphill finish.
Please use map for route and not exact mile placing.
When is the race in 2019?
The 2019 race is on the 15th December
Start time 12 noon (fun run 11am)
Where is the race start?
The race start is located approx 600m from the race HQ and will be signposted.
Do you accept entries on the day?
Yes, inside the race HQ. The race HQ is the Royal Kings Arms Hotel.
PRE ENTRIES - NUMBERS COLLECTED ON THE DAY!
Where can I park?
Parking around the Castle itself is P&D but Lancaster has a number of carparks that are within a 10minute walk. Please follow the carpark link to work out the best carpark for your pre-race preparation.
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 www.lancaster-race-series.co.uk
The course is fast with one hill at the very end! The majority of the route is 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 at approx 3miles.
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 10km, you must be 15 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 are to be collected on the day of the race.
How do I get my race number?
You can collect your number on the day at the race HQ.
I can't run - What is your refund policy? Can I transfer my number?
Unfortunately, there is a no refund policy and we are now unable to transfer numbers.
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 roads and 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?
Due to Castle regulations please do not leave bags unattended around the Castle walls but a room will be available in the Kings Arms.
Where are the toilets?
There are a number of toilets in the Royal Kings Arms Hotel, there are no additional change facilities.
When will the results be available?
Results will be posted online soon after the race on www.lancaster-race-series.co.uk
There is a buffet?
We are working with the Royal Kings Arms Hotel to provide a Christmas Buffet for runners but this is an optional extra which can be paid for on entry.