The Golden Ball 20m Lancaster is flat and fast and we and we look forward to seeing you cross the line!
A flat and fast course is suitable for all abilities and excellent training if you have a marathon planned!
The race starts & finishes close to the 3-1-5 Lancaster Health Club and using the network of paths the route around Lancaster.
Flat, fast, out & back and spectator friendly.
Supporting a number of charities this event is designed to be a pre marathon event for all abilities.
The Golden Ball 20m is mainly made up of a network of paths with the majority traffic free. The road sections will be in very quiet areas which will be marshalled, signed and arrowed for the safety of the runners and public.
Route (please note this is the 10mile route, 20miles is two laps)
Please use for direction and not exact mile placings.
Where is the race start?
The race start is two minutes away from the race HQ and finishes in the same place!
Where is the race HQ?
Numbers collection and Baggage will be at 315 Health Club.
Where can I park?
Parking for competitors and supporters will be available at 3-1-5 Health Club. 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.
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.
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 run the Trimpell 20 miles you must be 18 on race day.
When do I get my race number?
Race numbers are to be collected on the day of the race from 9.30am.
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?
We will have a baggage room but the Health Club also has lockers (you must provide your own padlock)
Can i use the facilities at the 315 Health Club?
There are ample toilets in the Health club and you have full access to the toilets, changing and the sauna/steam/hydro before & after the race.
When will the results be available?
Results will be posted online soon after the race on www.lancaster-race-series.co.uk
This is a gun timed event.