Frequently Asked Questions

I’m registered for this event – How will I get my race number and timing chip?

You will receive your race number and timing chip before the day of the event. These both will be provided to your approximately 7-10 prior to the event and sent via Royal Mail.

What time do I need to arrive in Beacon Park?

Our suggested arrival time is between 7.30am and 8:00am to allow time for you to register and collect your race pack. You must arrive and be checked in before 8:40am. This includes getting your race number and timing chip which are essential to participating in the event.

As the race is linear is there transport laid on either at the start or the end?

We are encouraging runners to park in Tamworth and there will be buses laid on to take runners to the start of the race at Beacon Park in Lichfield. Please note the bus service will be available for booking closer to the event.

Where can I park near the finish in Tamworth?

Follow the link below to see the location of car parks in Tamworth town centre. It is free to use the Tamworth Borough Council car parks on a Sunday.

Where can I park near the start in Lichfield?

Follow the link below to see the location of car parks in Lichfield City Centre. There is a charge for using the car parks on a Sunday. The Shaw Lane car park will also be closed. Please be aware that we are not providing transport back to Lichfield at the end of the race

Do you offer a baggage shuttle service to take kit etc. from the start to the finish?

You will be able to check bags and kit in at a bag drop in Beacon Park, Lichfield. These items will then be taken to Tamworth Castle grounds where you’ll be able to collect them at the end of the race.

Is the run affiliated with UK athletics?

No, as this is the first time the race has been run, it has not been registered with UK Athletics. We hope to do this in future years.

What’s included in my race entry?

  • Race number and timing chip
  • Bag tag and transport
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Goodie bag on completion
  • Water along the route
  • Snack and water at the end of the race
  • And, for the first time, a medal! 

Where does the route take us?

This is a multi-terrain event which uses the roads, paths, tracks and canal towpaths to take a varied route between Lichfield and Tamworth. We start off in Beacon Park and through the City Centre before leaving Lichfield by going down Darnford Lane. We then take the local paths around Whittington Heath and make our way to Whittington School. We work our way round Hopwas Woods and onto the canal until we reach Hopwas village. There is a short section on the roads before we enter Wiggington Park in Tamworth. The final section of the race takes us through the streets and into Tamworth Castle Grounds. A map of the course will be loaded onto the C2C website.

What type of running shoes do I need to wear?

Although the run uses paths not just pavements, the route sticks to well used paths and ordinary road running trainers can be worn.

Is there water provided along the route?

There will be three water stations along the route, the locations will be marked on the route map at the start of the race. Water will also be provided at the race finish.

What is the minimum age to enter the run?

For the main event, the minimum age to enter is 16 although 16-17 year olds must run with an adult.

We do however have a junior race available suitable for children and teenagers. The details of this race will be released shortly.

Will I be able to enter on the day?

There will be no entries on the day and all entries must be made online.

My confirmation email didn’t arrive, what now?

It should come through within 1 hour of completing registration, if not give it 24 hours and check again. Also check your junk mail. Failing that you contact us via our contact page.

When will I get my race t-shirt and medal?

As the race is linear, you will be able to collect your t-shirt and medal in Tamworth Castle Grounds after you have finished the race

Can I take photos and videos?

Yes, providing spectators keep off the course and that the photos/videos are for personal use only and not for commercial use

Can I give my place to someone else?

No, for health and safety reasons and insurance purposes it is strictly forbidden to give your place to anyone else. We need to know exactly who is taking part in our events. Any person found to be taking part that has not registered will be disqualified and banned from any future events, as will you.

What if I get injured during the race?

There will be qualified first aiders and emergency response teams and physios along the route on race day. Alert a marshal and they will ensure you receive the necessary attention and treatment.

Can I get a refund?

We don’t offer refunds however it’s free to transfer your entry to another person provided we are given 14 days’ notice via email.