Where and when will the race start and finish ?
The Marathon will start and finish on the waterfront in St. Peter Port on Sunday 26th August 2018. It’s a 9.00 am start for the Marathon. You should aim to be at the Marathon Village in St. Peter Port at least 45 minutes before the Start.
When and where do I register ?
Registration will be in the Marathon Village on Saturday 25th August and open from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm. Please bring some form of identification with you.
What am I given when I register ?
You will be given your Registration Package, which will contain your Race Number, safety pins, a baggage label and your Final Instructions.
Will there be parking in St. Peter Port ?
There will be parking on North Beach and at Salerie Corner. The earlier you arrive, the more likely you will be able to park. The St. Peter Port waterfront will be closed to traffic from 7.00 am on Race Day.
Where do I put my race number ?
On the front of your race vest or T-shirt. Safety pins will be provided in your Registration Package. Every race number will have emergency information on the back. Please complete the necessary details before the race. Marathon numbers will be blue on a white background. Please do not swap numbers as this may compromise medical treatment should an emergency happen.
Are there any other races on the day ?
Yes. There are Relay Races for teams of five and two over the same course. The Relay Races will start at the same time, 9.00 am. There will be four Change Over Points along the course for the relay runners. There will be signs indicating 500 metres to each of the Points.
Are any roads going to be closed ?
The St. Peter Port waterfront will be closed from 7.00am all day. Fountain Street, La Bordage, La Charroterie and Colborne Road will be closed to traffic until all runners have passed along them. All other roads will be open to traffic. Route de la Charruee will be one way to traffic coming up from the coast. As your safety is of paramount importance, you must run on the left hand side of the road. This means that you will be running with the traffic. There will be Marshals and Police around the course and it is imperative that you comply with any instructions they may direct at you. They are there for your safety.
How will the relay race be timed ?
Times will be recorded by Gun time, which is the time from the Starter's Gun to the time when the runner crosses over the Finish Line.
How will I know the results ?
Results will be shown at the Race Office and time results will also be available on the website within 48 hours.
How will winners be decided ?
Gun time will determine who wins and how prizes will be awarded.
Who will win a prize ?
The Race categories will be :
1st, 2nd and 3rd male runner.
1st, 2nd and 3rd female runner.
1st male and female runner over 40.
1st male and female runner over 50.
1st male and female runner over 60.
1st male and female runner over 70
1st male and female virgin marathoners
1st Guernsey runner.
1st Channel Island runner.
When will the prizes be given out ?
All prizes will be presented at 1.30pm, on the podium, within the Marathon Village. Should the weather be unsuitable, they will be presented on the stage in the Athlete’s Foot.
Can I run with an ipod or other device ?
No. This is for your safety, for if you are listening to music you may not hear traffic or instructions from Marshals or the Police. If you do decide to use an ipod, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Can my friends follow me on their bikes ?
No. Apart from being dangerous, it could be construed that the cyclist would be acting as a pacer and you could be disqualified from the race.
Can my dog run with me ?
No. Pets are not allowed on the course.
Will there be medical assistance if required ?
St. John Ambulance is providing medical assistance for the event.
Will there be water stations along the route ?
Yes. There will be a water station every 5 kilometres along the course. If you want to take on water, please be prepared and considerate, do not cross in front of other runners, do not stop suddenly, carry on running – there are others behind you. Water will be provided in cups or bottles - there will be no energy drinks or bars, however if you wish to bring your own, our marshals will be pleased to place them at your nominated stations.
Are there toilets on the course ?
Yes. There are toilets for female and male runners at each of the Change Over Points and also within the Marathon Village. There are also public toilets along the course.
What do I do with my bag ?
There will be a Baggage Tent in the Marathon Village. Please mark your bag clearly with your race number, on the tag provided in your Registration Package. Don’t leave any valuables in your bags as the organisers cannot accept responsibility for bags left in their care.
Do I have to raise any sponsorship money ?
No. However, we have adopted the local charity for our event, Bowel Cancer Guernsey. We are asking all runners to raise a minimum of £26.20 each (geddit?). Should you feel so inclined, we would be delighted for you to help our charity. A sponsorship form is available for download from the website.
When do I have to give in my sponsorship money ?
It is always best to get money from sponsors at the time of asking, prior to the event. When you have collected all your money, please give to the Race Office at Registration or make cheques payable to Bowel Cancer Guernsey and send to La Pepiniere, Route de Vaugrat, St Sampson, Guernsey, GY2 4TA. We would appreciate all sponsorship money to be received by 30th September.