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

You will receive your race number with integrated timing chip before the day of the event. This will be mailed to you approximately two weeks prior to the event and sent via Royal Mail to the postal address you provided in the booking system.  If your race number has not arrived 7 days before the run, please let us know by email.

My postal address has changed.  How do I update my booking details?

You can change your address by logging into the booking system.  You will need your email address and password to log in.  If you have forgotten your password there is a facility to create a new one.

Where and when will I receive my goody bag, t-shirt and medal?

In Tamworth Castle Grounds after you have finished the race.

To which charities do the proceeds from this event go?

Local charities in Lichfield and Tamworth selected by each of the 4 Rotary Clubs in Lichfield and Tamworth.

For example, the following charities have been supported as a result of money raised in previous C2C events:

  • Local food banks
  • Pathway Project
  • Lichfield Police Cadets
  • Kids Out
  • Talking Newspaper
  • Riding for the Disabled
  • St Giles Hospice

How do I get my race finish time?

The timing chip in your Race Number will activate when you pass through the Starting Arch and record your individual time when you pass through the Finish Arch.

Your Race Time will be available on-line on the racetimingsolutions website.  A direct link will be published nearer the event.

Is there a race clock at the finish?

Yes, there will be a race clock at the finish line in Tamworth Castle Grounds.  Please refer to above where you’ll be able to find your times.

What time do I need to arrive in Beacon Park?

Due to Covid-19,  we are planning a staggered rolling start rather than the mass start of prior years.  This is to help maintain social distancing at the start, during the run and at the finish.  The staggered start times are as follows:

8.30am – for runners expecting to complete in less than 80 minutes

8.40am – for runners expecting to complete between 80 – 90 minutes

8.50am – for runners expecting to complete between 90 – 95 minutes

9.00am – for runners expecting to complete between 95 – 100 minutes

9.10am – for runners expecting to complete between 100 – 110 minutes

9.20am – for runners expecting to complete between 110 – 120 minutes

9.30am – for runners expecting to complete in more than 120 minutes

We request that runners arrive at Beacon Park no more than 10 minutes prior to their start-time.  Runners should select their start time according to their own estimation of run time for the 10 miles.

If you think that you are likely to finish the run in one of the first three male or female places, it is essential that you start at 8.30am.

Please remember to bring your race number with integrated timing chip with you as this is essential to participating in the event – this is posted to you prior to 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 coaches laid on to take runners to the start of the race at Beacon Park in Lichfield. Booking for this service has closed.

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 (except for the NCP one).

Nearer the day, runners using the coach service will be notified where to park in Tamworth

Where can I park near the start in Lichfield?

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

Click here to view the latest information on the location of Licfield City Centre Parking.

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

Covid-19 presents additional challenges for managing a bag drop with issues such as handling of belongings and queue management at the start and finish.  Nevertheless, we recognise that runners will most likely have need for some sort of bag drop and therefore we will operate a Key Drop (minimal items such as keys, wallet, phone).  We will operate two collection points:

  1. For those using the coach transfer service from Tamworth to Beacon Park, we will collect keys before you board the coach.  You will be provided with a small sealable jiffy bag on to which we will write your runner number and into which you can place your car keys.
  2. There will also be a Key Drop in Beacon Park.  This will be located at the Bunkers Hill car park entrance to Beacon Park.

We request that runners minimise the use of the Key Drop as far as possible.  We would appreciate if runners can make their own arrangements for their belongings.

Once the run is completed, Key Drop bags will be collected at the finishing area in Tamworth Castle Grounds.  Run Numbers must be worn to facilitate appropriate identification of each Key Drop bag so that it can be returned to the appropriate runner.

Is the run affiliated with UK athletics?

No, but we will keep under review for 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, of course, a fantastic 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 are 3 Water Stations along the route:

  1. Beginning of Sandy Lane (3 miles)
  2. Near Hopwas School (6 miles)
  3. Wiggington Park (9 miles)

and one at the finish in Tamworth Castle Grounds. There are signs to inform the distance to next Water Station.  (100 yards to the Water Station).

Are there any distance markers?

Yes.  Distance markers are placed every mile indicating the distance so far completed.

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.

Will I be able to enter on the day?

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

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.

We have arranged a professional event photographer and photos will be available to download free of charge.

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.

We have an official transfer process (see below for a link).  Transfer applications are accepted until 30 days prior to the event.

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 you can transfer your place to another runner here.  We can only accept transfer applications until 30 days prior to the event.  Alternatively you can defer your place to next year up to 30 days prior to the event. To apply for a deferral please email to transfers@c2crun.co.uk with your name and reason for deferral.

 

The Cathedral to Castle 10 Mile Multi Terrain Run – or ‘Cathedral to Castle’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the most exciting urban and country road events in the UK.

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