Quibell Park Scunthorpe

9:00 AM

Race overview

This will be the 9th North Lincs half marathon. The race has grown over the years into one of the most popular half marathons in the region, with runners now travelling from all over the country to join in the great atmosphere.

Highlights are

  • Totally closed roads
  • Amazing race medal
  • Fantastic tee shirt
  • Cake…yes cake for every finisher
  • Great stadium finish
  • Free parking
  • Free photographs

 

 

Race entry

Entries will open at 0001 on New Years Day.

Prices are  Affiliated £27.50; Unaffiliated £29.50

Race HQ

Quibell Park, Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

We are delighted to be working with North Lincolnshire Council for the fourth year to use their excellent facilities at Quibell Park. Set in lovely woodlands this setting allows us to make the race day experience even more special for our runners.

This is less than 5 minutes drive from the M181 motorway, which makes the race extremely accessible for the whole of the motorway network.

It is a 5-10 minute walk to the start line.

Spectators

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Quibell Park is a perfect venue for your family and friends to watch you start and finish the race. The finish is excellent as runners will finish by running clockwise around the athletics track for around 250m. The concourse around the track is big enough for literally hundreds of family members to cheer you in as you speed around the track. With the rousing sound of our commentator on the PA system, this will be a really rousing finish to a fast, flat and friendly race.

Showers/Changing

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There are showers and changing rooms at Quibell Park as well as a small number of lockers.

Food

We will be bringing in food vendors to make sure there are plenty of refreshments available for the runners and their spectators alike.

Toilets

There will be plenty, but don’t leave until the last minute!

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Baggage

There will be a baggage truck where you can leave your bag for the duration of the race. Please note that we do not recommend you leave items of value. Just attach your tear off baggage label from your runner number to your bag.

Road closures

Road Closure & Traffic Management Information As race organisers our number one priority is safety. We have a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order in place for the race. This is legally binding and prevents traffic from entering the race route and some surrounding streets before and during the race.

We acknowledge that this may cause some disruption to some people, but respectfully ask you to plan ahead, making minor adjustments to your normal routine. You will see lots of people in hi viz jackets at all road junctions. These are volunteers who are giving up their time to make the event safe and enjoyable for all. We ask that you are kind and respectful of these super volunteers.

 

We will be going to significant lengths to advertise the road closures

  • Hundreds of letters delivered to residents and businesses on the route
  • Local media awareness
  • Social media posts
  • Advanced signage on the route a week before race day
  • Signed diversionary routes

The race route can be found >> race route

Scotter Road from viaduct to Lichfield Road

This will be closed to all traffic from 7am until 1230.

The remainder of Scotter Road will be closed from around 8am until around 930 am.

Scotter Road South to Butterwick Road

This will be closed from around 8am until around 10.30am. It will be however be opened up in stages to allow access from Asda roundabout out of town.

Butterwick Road

This will be closed from around 8.15 am until 10am

East Butterwick village

No vehicular movements will be permitted from around 8.30 am until 1045 am

 

Nuddocks Lane

This will be closed from around 8.15am until 12.30

Asda roundabout to Burringham.

This will be totally closed from around 8.15 am until around 9.30am. From there on it will partially re-open to allow access to houses and businesses up to the motorway bridge. There will be no access into Burringham until around 1145am.

Brumby Wood Lane

This will be closed except for access to Quibell Park from 7am until around 1230pm.

Prizes

The extensive prize pool really spreads the love in terms of who can potentially win a prize.

1st,2nd,3rd places as well as the team prizes will be presented on the day.

Vets prizes(vouchers) will be posted out approximately a week after the race. 

Male/Female individual

1st £300

2nd £150

3rd £100

Team Prizes

1st place; 4 team members to count for the separate male/female prizes. Trophy and voucher.

Vets Prizes

There is a massive spread of vets prize winners, with a voucher being awarded to the first place runner in each. Vets prizes(vouchers) will be posted out approximately a week after the race to save runners having to wait around for a long time after completing their race. 

Female: V35,40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80

Male: V35V40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80

Male/Female under 20

Vouchers will be posted out approximately a week after the race to save runners having to wait around for a long time after completing their race.

 

Competition Rules

The Gun Time is the official time used for results
All awards are based on GUN TIME – the time from the start of the race (gun) to when you cross the finish line as per IAAF, Athletics Canada, BC Athletics, USATF, AIMS and International Awards standards. UKA also work in accordance with this.

IAAF Road Race Handbook — Pg 196 RULE 240. 
Note: For road races and road walking events, the official time will be the time elapsed between the start gun and the athlete reaching the finish line. However, if an athlete crosses the start line after the start gun, his time elapsed between the start and finish line can be made known to the athlete but will not be considered as official time. The order in which athletes reach the finish line will be considered as the official finish position.
Run Britain Road Race Directors Handbook Page 33 2nd Paragraph –

When a chip (transponder) timing system is used, the official time is that of ‘Gun Start’, although published results may show, in cases, both Gun and Chip results if desired. Even though chip timing may be used, key race positions should be confirmed on a ‘first-past-the post basis’ by the Race Referee or Line Judge.

 

Team Prizes

We will strictly adhere to rule 143 S1(3) which states that to be eligible for club prizes you must wear your club vest. If there are different designs then that will still count. We will take the first 4 from each club as per who is registered on the on-line entry system.

 

FAQs

Sponsors

Charity

Thank you for submitting your details.

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

Environment

Some of the ways that we ensure that we maintain a positive environmental impact at our event

include:

  • Encouraging car sharing
  • Ensuring all rubbish is removed from the route
  • Using drinks containers that can be re-cycled
  • Any discarded clothing left at the start line by runners in collected and then donated to a local charity
  • Key information is emailed to participants instead of being posted.
  • We do not give away goody bags.
  • Left over tee shirts and medals are given to the charity Operation Christmas child, who give them to needy children around the world

Inclusivity

The race is inclusive and we encourage entries from all runners, irrespective of their ability. To minimise community impact, the cut off timer is 3h 15 mins, which is achievable if running.

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.

Half Marathon Course

The  course itself is flat, on wide tarmac roads, which should make it suitable for athletes in wheelchairs.

You are however 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 half marathon is 17.

Parking

There are plenty of parking spaces close to the start/finish area.

Access

Quibell Park has a large car park with easy access to all facilities. There is a ‘disabled’ toilet based in the main building.

 

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.

 

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.

Spectators

We are always asked where the best places are to watch the race. The main advice we offer is that you must be aware that the roads will start closing down just after 8am, so you must plan around not being able to drive on the course until the race has finished.

The start line and finish in the stadium are a short walk away so you will be able to see both.

The finish area around the stadium is magnificent as you can cheer your loved ones in as they do their lap of honour!

Scotter Road at its junction with Butterwick Road(at the traffic lights ) is always a popular spot.

Burringham village can be accessed from the Gunness end and provides a great location to watch close to the River Trent.

All we ask is that you totally respect the road closures and make as much noise as you can to cheer the runners home!

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