Swallow, Lincolnshire

10:00 AM

Race overview

Be quick! Just 400 places in the 10k and 400 in the Half!

10k start 1030am

Half Marathon 11am

This race is a little gem!

We give you a fabulous race with a difference in that you need to run with a partner! Have a go at completing either the 10k or the half marathon with a running buddy…….choose your partner wisely!!

The undulating course is run over the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, deemed an area of outstanding natural beauty. Staring and finishing in the lovely village of Swallow, conveniently located just off the A46 with field parking on site.

Every finisher receives the famous Beanie Hat, which is great for winter running. You will also receive a pasty/sausage roll.

 

Race entry

10km Start at 10.30am;

Affiliated Runner £18.50; unaffiliated £20.50.  (plus small process fee)

Half Marathon start at 11am

Affiliated Runner £24.50; Unaffiliated £26.50  (plus small process fee)

Virtual Runner

Affiliated £13.50; unaffiliated £15.50 (plus small process fee); beanie hat will be posted out week commencing 11th October.

ALL NUMBERS WILL BE POSTED OUT SO THAT YOU RECEIVE THEM THE WEEK BEFORE THE RACE

Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Race HQ

Race HQ is in Swallow Village play park, which is also the finish area for both races. As you walk out of the car park entrance turn right and the park is ahead of you at the bottom of the hill.

Post Code LN7 6DE

Each year we make a donation to the group that manages the play park on behalf of the local community.

Race course

   

Both routes take in some of Lincolnshire’s finest scenic countryside. They are very much undulating multi-terrain events taking in grassland, quiet tarmac roads, public footpaths, trails and meadows.

The routes has been agreed with kind permission from Sutton estates, Yarborough estates and Beelsby farming company, who have kindly allowed us to use their  land for race day.

Water Stations

Half marathon at 3.75, 6.8 miles and 9.9 miles

10k at 4.5km

Half marathon

This course starts in exactly the same place as it did in 2015. It is around half a mile walk from race HQ and starts in a large field. Turn right out of the pub car park and follow the road until it becomes a footpath. After a short distance you will see signs taking you into a field. Follow these down until you arrive at the start flag.

Spectators

For the half marathon spectators must walk down to the field where the race starts. Please do not go beyond the first marshal point, as you may get trampled by the runners! Also, you will get a great view and photo opportunity at marshal 1 point.

Rothwell village is a great place to see the runners emerge from the back of the pub, around the 3.5 mile point.

Cuxwold farmyard, which is around 5.75 miles provides a good backdrop to see the runners emerging off the hill top. Please be mindful that farm machinery operates in this area.

There are other points on the course where you can see the runners, but please be careful where you park so as not to block the runners path.

The finish in the park at Swallow is excellent.

Course Maps

Click below to view the full course maps

HALF MARATHON ROUTE

10K ROUTE

Parking

Please lift share to ease congestion and assist in protecting the environment.

Do not park on the village streets. All parking is in a massive field on the right hand side as your drop into Swallow off the A46

Address is Limber Road, Swallow, Lincolnshire LN7 6DY

Prizes

These will be awarded for male/female/mixed teams.

Half marathon

1st Place £60 cash plus trophy per team

2nd Place £50 cash  trophy per team

3rd Place £40 cash plus trophy per team

10km

1st Place £60 cash plus trophy per team

2nd Place £50 cash plus trophy per team

3rd Place £40 cash plus trophy per team

FAQs

  • What is the minimum age?

    UK Athletics stipulate 15 years of age for the 10km and 17 for the half marathon

  • where are the water stations?

    Half marathon at 3.75, 6.8 miles and 9.9 miles 10k at 4.5km

  • Are dogs allowed?

    A condition of us using/hiring the park is that dogs are not allowed on there. Please respect this as we would like to continue hosting the race there for many years to come. thanks Due to the number of runners and some narrow tracks it is not possible to have a dog accompany you in the race as it would be too dangerous...and turn it into a 3 some!

  • My partner is unable to run can I run on my own?

    Yes you can, but your team will not appear in the results as it is a team event.

  • When will I receive my running number?

    All numbers will be posted out so that you receive them the week before the race.

  • Can I wear headphones?

    Sorry no. The roads are open to traffic so you need to hear what is going on around you. It is also a licence condition of UKA. You will be disqualified if you do so.

  • Can I transfer from the half to the 10k or vice versa?

    https://www.resultsbase.net/page/15 Yes...please e mail info@tape2tape.co.uk

  • Can I transfer my entry to another runner?

    Yes...please follow the instructions in your confirmation e mail. You can also find useful information HERE Transfers are only available up to the 7th October.

  • Can I defer my entry to next year or to another Tape2Tape race or have refund?

    Sorry no. We do not defer entries...please see terms and conditions.  We will however accept change of runner details up to 5pm on Thursday 7th October 2021. As soon as you enter the race we incur significant costs such as vat, entry processing plus many goods and services which we are unable to recover. For information on how to transfer your entry please refer to your confirmation e mail . You can also find useful information HERE

  • Why are we not getting a hot drink when we finish this year?

    To serve 800 runners hot tea and coffee takes some doing. We usually have 6 or more volunteers all working close together under a gazebo. In light of the ongoing Pandemic we want to ensure that we keep all of our volunteers safe so have decided not to include this year. Sausage/cheese roll and a bottle of water will be handed out with your Beanie!!

  • Start Lines

    10k start 1030am Half Marathon 11am It is approximately 0.75 miles from the car park to the start lines, which are in different places. Follow the well signed route.

Sponsors

Charity

Terms and conditions

I am a Participant and acknowledge that by participating in the Event, I agree to the Terms and Conditions set out below. I also understand that I am entering in to a contract with Tape2Tape Limited and not [England Athletics Limited and/or] [UK Athletics Limited].

 I hereby agree:

that any participation by me in the Event is solely and entirely at my own risk and (to the extent permitted by law) no person(s) or organisation(s) shall be liable for any accident, harm, injury, loss or damage to property, however so caused, arising out of or in connection with or, suffered during or as a result of, my participation in the Event, provided always that nothing shall exclude liability for death or personal injury caused directly by the negligence of the organiser or its employees;

consent to medical assistance and/or medical care being given to me in the case of illness, injury or an emergency situation, should this occur during  the Event, such assistance to be given by the organiser, its employees, contractors or other trained personnel conducting the Event (which may include the use of anaesthetics);

REFUNDS/DEFERRALS/TRANSFERS

As soon as you enter the race Tape2Tape incur significant costs for this year’s race from your entry fee which cannot be recovered. This includes on-line entry fees, vat, beanie hat plus a whole host of goods and services directly related to the race.

  • Refunds of entry fees will not be considered under any circumstances.
  • Entries cannot be deferred to future years.
  • Entries cannot be transferred to any other Tape2Tape events.
  • You CAN transfer your entry FREE OF CHARGE to another runner until 9am on Thursday 7th October 2021
  • I agree that I will not give my place in the race to anyone outside of the authorised transfer process.

Covid-19

At the time of opening entries into the race we have been given the go ahead by Lincolnshire Council that the race can take place. As a competitor I acknowledge that at anytime the council or Public Health England can make a decision on the grounds of public safety that the race cannot go ahead.

If this eventuality happens I acknowledge that Tape2Tape will post out my beanie hat to the address which I registered with, before 18th October 2021. There will be no new date for the race in 2021.

General Covid-19 condition of entry

UK Athletics have produced a code of conduct for runners who take part in this race. It is a condition of entry that you agree to

  • Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19 as outlined by the NHS
  • Consider voluntarily undertaking 2 lateral flow covid tests 3-4 days apart in the week before the race.
  • I will, if Public Health England dictate undertake 2 lateral flow covid tests 3-4 days apart in the week before the race.
  • Do your homework – make sure you are aware of and understand the pre-race briefing information offered by your event
  • Come ready to run – minimise your interaction with race staff, volunteers and participants by being as self-sufficient as possible
  • Under no circumstances swap your number or give your place to another participant
  • Be respectful to volunteers and participants
  • Observe social distancing wherever possible
  • Leave more time than you normally would to get to and from the event
  • Be aware of your personal hygiene e.g. avoid spitting and nasal clearance
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other participants, spectators, volunteers and the public.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer
  • If you experience COVID symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known through the government’s Track & Trace system
  • In the event that Tape2Tape are contacted by track and trace, I agree for my details to be shared to assist in contacting me about any posibble Covod-19 outbreak.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

The organisers will NOT be responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused because of our negligence.

Other unexpected or unforeseen circumstances

In the event that adverse weather or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the race cannot take place I acknowledge that Tape2Tape will post out my beanie hat to the address which I registered with, before 18th October 2021. There will be no new date for the race in 2021.

 

I acknowledge and agree that:

  • Running is an endurance sport.
  • I should only undertake such an activity to a level which reflects my level of fitness.
  • I am responsible for monitoring my own physical condition prior to and during participation in the Event; are advised to note the advice at runnersmedicalresource.com
  • understand the importance, for safety reasons, of obeying the rules, guidelines and instructions given by the Event Organisers officials, stewards, nominated representatives and other authorised personnel and hereby agree to abide by the same and to behave responsibly at all times during the Event and be mindful of the impact of my actions on others; and
  • agree that my participation in the Event is for recreational and/or charity fundraising purposes only and I will not participate in the Event for any commercial or business purpose.  The Event organiser will have no liability to the Participant for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or other loss of business opportunity.
  • The race is to be run in pairs, in any combination of male/female or age. Runners must cross the finish line together before you will be given a finish time/position.
  • UK Athletics rules will be adhered to throughout the race.
  • Minimum age for entry is 17 for the half marathon and 15 for the 10km, as per UKA rulings.
  • This is a challenging event over difficult terrain. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the required fitness to complete the race. You will need to make a sound judgement on what footwear you will need for the race. This is not the responsibility of the race organisers.
  • Please listen to and respond to the advice given by race officials and marshals. They are there to ensure that you and the general public are safe.
  • You enter this race entirely at your own risk. The organisers will not be liable for any injury to you, no matter how it was caused.
  • There will be event medical cover in place at the race. If you require any assistance, please notify a marshal/official and they will make contact with the medics.
  • Due to the nature of the course it is not suitable for wheelchair athletes. However, if a potential runner with disabilities wishes to enter, please make contact with the organisers to discuss the feasibility.
  • Water will be available at 3 stations for the half marathon and 1 for the 10km as well as at the finish. Please respect the countryside and dispose of your bottles in a sensible manner.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 male, female and mixed teams.
  • Please note that roads will be open to traffic on the course, so please take great care. As a result headphones are not allowed to be worn. Anyone found wearing them will be asked to remove themselves from the race, will not appear on the results sheet and will not receive their beanie hat, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • In the event that adverse weather or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the race is to be cancelled, details will be recorded on the web site and on the Facebook page. A message will also be left on the event mobile phone. Runners beanie hats will be posted out and the event run virtually.
  • The organisers reserve the right to change the routes if circumstances dictate that this is essential. Full explanation will be provided to all entrants.
  • Please ensure that you note any medical conditions on the rear of your running number. If you have any prevailing medical condition that you wish to make the organisers aware of then please notify by e mail.
  • Results will be posted on the event web site within 3 days of completion.
  • Refunds will not be granted under any circumstances
  • Entry deferral to future years will not be granted.
  • Do not run using any other runners number. We will accept change of runner details up to 2pm on Thursday 7th October.
  • By entering the race you give your permission for any photographs/video recordings to be used on the event web site.
  • Your data will be handled as per the conditions of the GDPR.
  • If you are a trophy winner it is your responsibility to collect it from the race presentation or ask someone else to collect it on your behalf.
  • Tape2Tape  will be taking photos at the race. These images will be used  to share news about the event and to publicise our next event.  Images may be used in press releases, printed publicity and published on the Tape2Tape webbsite, Flickr, Facebook etc . If you would prefer for you or your child (when photographing under 18s) not to be photographed, please speak to Tape2Tape.

 

Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Thank you for submitting your details.

We will be in touch with you if more places become available.

Race Timing

How on earth does this work?

Quite simply it is a race in pairs, so there is absolutely no point in one of the runners finishing ahead of their partner. The time for the team will be taken from the last of the 2 runners over the line.

Generally runners will want to finish together as they cross the line with their hands raised…that way we can see your numbers.

If you do find yourself ahead of your partner we suggest you wait for them in the lay by which is about 50m before the finish line. This way you can encourage each other and finish together, in the true spirit of the Gruesome Twosome race. (clue is in the race title!)

Whilst we use an electronic app to time the race, we do not use chip timing to keep the costs at a reasonable level for you all.

Help us to help you by making sure your number is clearly visible in front of you as you cross the line.

Inclusivity

The race is inclusive and we encourage entries from all runners, irrespective of their ability. We encourage anyone who has any concerns about the course and whether or not it is suitable for their individual circumstances to contact Nicola by e mail Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 01472 824894. We will be happy to meet with you on the course and discuss any areas of concern you may have.

Both courses

Both courses are run on undulating multi-terrain surfaces. It is our view that this would make it impossible for a wheel chair athlete to take part in the race. It has unfortunately not been possible to make reasonable adjustments to the route, as there are no alternatives.

You are encouraged, irrespective of your ability, to contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 01472 824894 to discuss your individual circumstances so we can jointly decide on the best start time or position in the field for you.

Age

We are bound by Run Britain rulings which state the minimum age for the 10km race is 15 and 17 for the half marathon.

Parking

There are plenty of parking spaces close to the start/finish area. Please contact the organisers if you need to reserve a space.

Visual impairment

Any visually impaired athlete is encouraged to run with a guide, who has a hi-viz tabard on denoting their role. Entry into the race is free for a guide, please contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 01472 824894.

guided-runner

Race information

If you wish to receive any race material in a format which meets your needs then please contact us.

Race Day assistance

If any athlete requires specific assistance on race day, we ask that you contact us as early as possible.

Volunteers

We actively encourage anyone to come forward and volunteer to assist at the race. We will work with you to provide the most appropriate role for your circumstances

Improvements

As race organisers we are keen to improve how we make the event truly inclusive. If you have any queries or suggestions on how to improve our inclusivity then contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 01472 824894.

Virtual Option

By popular request we are making a virtual option available for you. You can cover the 10k/half marathon distance on your own or with a partner anytime from 9th to 30th October at a time and pale of your choosing. We will post out your famous beanie hat to you week commencing 11th October.  To keep costs down and make it easy for you, there is no option to upload your results, just go out and enjoy your run and earn your beanie.

Covid-19

We continue to work closely with the event safety advisory group to ensure the event is both safe and enjoyable for you. We will keep you updated with any instructions we receive so you can comply with the latest health guidance. In general however we will do the following:

  • Provide sanitiser stations available upon arrival at the event and at the finish line
  • Encourage all runners to undergo lateral flow tests in the week prior to the race
  • Runners not to attend the race if they have tested positive, have to self-isolate or are experiencing Covid symptoms
  • Encourage runners to leave the finish area if it becomes too busy

POST RACE SNACKS

This year we will not able to be provide the usual hot drink for you at the finish as we normally do. This is due to the amount of people needed to work in close proximity to each other. It is a very busy task orchestrating 800 hot drinks as you all cross the line!

The good news is that you will still receive your sausage or cheese roll and a bottle of water. You may want to consider bringing a flask.

Runner Code of Conduct

We respectfully ask that you….

  • Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19 as outlined by the NHS
  • Do your homework – make sure you are aware of and understand the pre-race briefing information offered by your event
  • Come ready to run – minimise your interaction with race staff, volunteers and participants by being as self-sufficient as possible
  • Come alone if you can
  • Under no circumstances swap your number or give your place to another participant
  • Be respectful to volunteers and participants
  • Observe social distancing wherever possible
  • Leave more time than you normally would to get to and from the event
  • Be aware of your personal hygiene e.g. avoid spitting and nasal clearance
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other participants, spectators, volunteers and the public.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer
  • If you experience COVID symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known through the government’s Track & Trace system