Where and when will the race start and finish ?
The Relay Races will start and finish on the waterfront in St. Peter Port on Sunday 26th August 2018. It’s a 9.00 am 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 are we given when we register ?
You will be given your Registration Package, which will contain your Race Number, safety pins, a baggage label, your Final Instructions and your relay wrist band.
Will there be parking in St. Peter Port ?
There will be parking on Albert Pier, 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.
Will there be parking at the Change Over Points ?
There will be no parking facilities at the Change Over Points. We have to limit the amount of traffic on the course – the Change Over Points are on the course.
How do I get to my relay Change Over Point ?
There will be free bus transport provided from outside the Hojo/Coco Restaurant which is approx 600m south of the Marathon Village and just past the main Bus Terminus.
Please do not use your own transport – the dropping off and picking up of people at the Change Over Points will cause problems for other runners and may cause you to be delayed. The Change Over Point for teams of two is at Vazon at the start of the lane to Fort Hommet.
Please refer to the course map. For the relay race, there are four Change Over Points, 4.9, 8.8, 13.1 and 19.7 miles. There are ‘500m to go’ markers on the course, before each point.
Transport to the Change Over Points is free.
These times are when the buses leave, please don’t miss them. The buses will be clearly marked as to which Point they are going. Buses will collect you from the Point at which you finish your leg, and will bring you back to the St Peter Port.
As it’s a relay race, do I have to carry a baton ?
No ! There will be a wrist band in the Registration Package. It will be worn by the first runner in your team and it will be passed onto successive runners in your team at each Change Over Point.
What happens if I loose the wrist band ?
You can still run but you may not be eligible for a prize. The Race Director will decide after your team has finished. If you do loose your wrist band, inform a Marshal at the Change Over Point at the end of your leg.
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. Relay runner numbers will be green on a white background. Please do not swap numbers as this may compromise medical treatment should an emergency happen.
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.
Can our team compete if one of our members drops out at the last moment ?
Should this happen and you cannot find a replacement, one of your team may choose to run two legs of the race. You must inform a Marshal at your Change Over Point. However, your team would not be eligible for a prize.
Can we make a substitute at the last moment ?
Yes – it will be your Team Captain’s responsibility to inform the Race Office before the start of the race.
What if a team member drops out on the course ?
They must inform a Marshal or the Police. Should medical assistance be required, the Marshal will arrange this and will also inform a Marshal at the next Change Over Point. The team can continue to run but will not be eligible for a prize.
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 Relay Race categories will be :
When will the prizes be given out ?
All prizes will be presented at 1.30pm, on the podium in the Marathon Village. Should the weather be unsuitable, prizes 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. Should you decide to wear 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 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. There will also be water available at the Chang Over Points. 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 and bottles.
Are there toilets on the course ?
Yes. There are toilets for female and male runners at each of the Change Over Points and also at the Marathon Village. There are also public toilets along the course.
What do I do with my bag ?
The runner of the first leg can leave their bag in the Baggage Tent at the Marathon Village. There will be a Baggage Tent at each of the Change Over Points. The incoming runner should collect the bag of the departing runner. Don’t forget to ensure that you have sufficient clothing in the bag for two runners and please mark all bags clearly with your team race number. 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.