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Before you enter Salisbury Half Marathon 2020
USING HEADPHONES WHILST RUNNING
The use of personal stereos, iPods, phones or other music devises is not allowed under UKA rule 240 S5 – the wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.
The wearing of such equipment may prevent you from hearing instructions from marshals and other event staff as well as the hearing of sirens/horns from emergency services and other vehicles. By wearing such devices you are putting yourself and those around you at risk.
Rule 240 S5 also accepts use of conductive headphones, however the final decision lies with the Event Organiser, and we DO NOT allow their use as it is impossible for marshal to differentiate between them and other types of headphones when runners pass them.
The Event Organisers will have no responsibility should this rule be ignored. Please do not risk our ability to be granted a future licence.
Runners seen to be wearing headphones will be disqualified by the Event Organisers
We have taken the decision to stop giving away free t-shirts at our large half marathon events to be proactive in lessening the environmental impact at our events.
We have already moved away from disposable plastic cups at drinks stations and bottled water at the finish line.
The type of technical t-shirts given away at running events (ours included) are for the most part very cheaply made products, using materials derived from oil based plastics, which are polluting to the environment during their manufacture, and every time they are washed distribute small amounts of microplastics into our water supplies.
Not only that, but we are well aware that those of you who take part in lots of races have drawers full of these types of t-shirts which may be worn once or twice but will soon be replaced by the newest giveaway item that is received.
With these factors in mind, we have chosen to offer a good quality, lower impact t-shirt to our runners as we do realise that some of you do love your race t-shirts and we wouldn’t want to take that away from you. Sadly, we are currently unable to offer these sustainable t-shirts as giveaways as production costs involved in making sustainable products is currently prohibitive, but we hope that given time the demand for sustainable products throughout the textile industry will mean that we’ll be able to review this.
To make up for the loss of the t-shirts we will be offering FREE OF CHARGE event photographs for every single runner, as well as a sustainable memento and of course a fantastic medal!
We hope that you will understand the reasoning behind our decision.
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About Salisbury Half Marathon 2020
The 23rd Salisbury Half Marathon, the 5th year of the new city centre route.
2020 will see Race HQ in Guildhall Square, Market Walk, Salisbury SP1 1JH, with a closed road start on nearby New Canal. The route is then two laps with virtually zero elevation change, ensuring it suitable for those chasing a personal best, or equally suited for first timers at Half Marathon distance. Lap one will include a run through the Cathedral Grounds, with the race finishing on the Sports Field within the Cathedral Grounds. Ensuring a great finish experience for both athletes and spectators alike.
- Partially closed roads
- Flat and fast course
- Bespoke medals
- Sustainable Finishers Memento
- Water stations every 3 miles
- Parking near city centre
- Catering facilities
- Fantastic finish atmosphere
- Stunning location
12.00hrs New Canal, Salisbury SP1 2AA
UKA LICENCE: T.B.C
Team of 5: £116.00
Team of 10: £232.00
Race numbers will be posted to all runners approximately 10 days before the race.
NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY
Guildhall Square, Market Walk, Salisbury SP1 1JH
Ample parking is available at the car parks close to the City Centre see www.en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/salisbury/
The Start/Finish area is a great safe area for spectators. Refreshments are available from our Caterers and from outlets in the City Centre
Location:New Canal, Salisbury SP1 2AA
Race Director: Steve Elliott
Tel: 01935 315 470