Devizes Half Marathon - Sunday 4th 09:30 - Sunday 4th October 2020 13:30

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Devizes Half Marathon

Before you enter Devizes Half Marathon

Event postponed from Sunday 5th April to Sunday 4th October - due to COVID-19 Pandemic and enforcement by UK Athletics.

Please note a revised event format will take place and will be published once we have finalised the details and re-written the event information. 

This event will be following social distancing measures and delivery guidelines set out in the guidance document published by UK Athletics and following the UK Governments advice. 

Mandatory:

  • If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 14 days prior to the event you MUST NOT turn up unless you have tested negative from an official NHS test. 
  • There will be strict limitations to a maximum of one spectator per competitor for this event, any spectators MUST pre register and the athlete MUST nominate you as their spectator. If you have not pre registered then you will not be permitted to enter the premiss. 
  • All persons will be required to provide contact details for the NHS Track & Trace system. 

Several changes may take place during now and the event, as such we will not be posting updates every time something changes as this will cause confusion, we will be outlining our event plan and notifying of any essential changes prior to the event. 

Headphones including bone conductor headphones are not permitted to be used during this event. 

Cancellation 

  • If this event is forced to cancel due to a local council or national government lockdown, your entry will be automatically transferred to the 2021 Devizes Half Marathon event and a refund will not be provided under any circumstance. 
  • If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 14 days prior to the event you MUST NOT turn up unless you have tested negative from an official NHS test. If you test positive, we will provide the option of a deferral to the 2021 event with evidence of an official NHS test with a positive result dated no later than Wednesday 7th September. 

Raising money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The minimum age to take part in this event is 17, this age is set by UK Athletics and we are unable to override this.

A cut of time of 3 hours 30 minutes is set for this event.

Devizes Half Marathon sign up

£17.89
Virtual Half Marathon Entry
£ 17.00
Virtual Half Marathon Entry, you will not attend on the day (Ages 17 - 130)
+ Transaction fee £ 0.89


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About Devizes Half Marathon

Event postponed from Sunday 5th April to Sunday 4th October - due to COVID-19 Pandemic and enforcement by UK Athletics.

Entries will be open between 1st September 2020 (midnight) - 15th September 2020 (12noon), unless full prior to this.
This event will be strictly limited to 500 places, 400 were carried over from the April event. 

Event Accolades

Achieved Silver Award in the 2019 scored by Racecheck.
Achieved Bronze Award in the 2018 scored by Racecheck.
Voted top UK road race in 2016 by Racecheck.
Voted race of the year in 2016 by Wiltshire Athletics
Runner up race of the year in 2015 by Wiltshire Athletics

NHS Test & Trace and Spectators

All persons will be required to provide contact details for the NHS Track & Trace system. This will be collected electronically prior to the event. If this information is not provided, you will be denied access to the event site. 

We strongly ask you to consider whether you need to bring spectators, if you do, please limit them to one per entrant to help us control the maximum numbers at the event. 

Virtual Event - Option

For the first time ever, we will be making this event a combined event with both a physical and a virtual option. 

The virtual event will take place at any time throughout September, you must sign up no later than 15th September and results will be published alongside the physical results. 

With your virtual event, you will still receive a finishers medal, memento and also £10 for every virtual entry will be donated to Wiltshire Air Ambulance. 

You must not attend the physical event if you sign up for the virtual event. 

Wiltshire Road Race League

Unfortunately the league has been cancelled due to the pandemic. 

2020 County Championships

Unfortunately the championships have been cancelled due to the pandemic. 

Pace Makers

Unfortunately pacers will not be available at this event due to the coronavirus measures in place. 

Water Stations

Please note that there are reduced water stations in 2020. If you will require fluids more frequently, you will be requested to carry your own drink. Please note that as always, littering anywhere on the course is prohibited. 
Water stations are located at 7 & 11 miles and the finish line.
Water station 1 at 7 miles will be covered by:
Water station 2 at 11 miles will be covered by: 
Water station 3 at the finish line will be covered:

Distance

13.1 officially measured course (21 kilometres) with mile markers, (min age 17).

Fundraising

If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to The Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

 

Wiltshire Air Ambulance provide an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) throughout the county and beyond. The crew works alongside SWASFT (The South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust) land crews and other emergency services to deliver the best medical care possible to anybody who lives, works or travels in Wiltshire.

 

The air ambulance can scramble in just two minutes and reach anywhere in Wiltshire within nine minutes. The speed of our helicopter, along with the skill of our crew, can make the difference between life and death.

 

We fly up to 19 hours a day and attend, on average, 3 potentially lifesaving missions in that time. We are called to all kinds of emergencies, from road traffic collisions to cardiac incidents, child-related emergencies to horse riding and cycling injuries. These incidents are not just in Wiltshire but in neighbouring counties as well.

 

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity and relies on donations to keep saving lives. It is not funded directly by the Government and receives no National Lottery grants. It costs £3.75 million a year to keep the air ambulance flying, that’s just over £10,000 per day.

Sponsors

Unfortunately we have declined sponsorship at this event due to the coronavirus measures in place. 

Event Course

An interactive map of the course can be found here via Strava.

Please note there is a new layout and event format for 2020. 

The Devizes Half Marathon will start on Nursteed Road, next to The Green. The route will go down Nursteed Road and head towards Monument Hill before looping off into the surrounding villages. There will be a mid way timing point and first aid station on the course. The finish line will be on The Green with a spectator friendly loop around the field. There are 2 water stations, all of which will provide bottled water only. 

Race Number & Timing Chip Collection

To be confirmed. 

Parking

Ample parking is available around the town of Devizes. Currently many of the car parks in Devizes offer free parking on a Sunday, please ensure you check tariffs before leaving your car. LPS Events Ltd will not be held liable for any parking infringements.

Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J14-J17 on the M4. 
Salisbury - 0hr 45
Cardiff - 1hr 30
London - 1hr 55
Birmingham - 2hr 05
Exeter - 2hr 10

Massage

Unfortunately massage will not be available at this event due to the coronavirus measures in place. 

Refreshments

Unfortunately food & refreshments will not be available at this event due to the coronavirus measures in place. 

Photography

Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.

Live DJ

This year we will have DJ Disco Dion live on the finish line to encourage you around the final 400m. DJ Disco Dion is a professional DJ with many years experience in entertaining a wide variety of events. 

Post Event

Unfortunately presentations will not be possible at this event due to the coronavirus measures in place. Trophies will be posted out on Monday 5th October. 

Winners trophies will be awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th & 5th male and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th female overall. 

1st - 3rd in the following age categories: male junior, male 40+, male 50+, male 60+, male 70+, female junior, female 35+, female 45+, female 55+, female 65+.*

1st placed male team (top 3 accumulated positions) & 1st placed female team (top 3 accumulated positions), runners must be from the same club.

In addition there is a £50 cash prize for setting a new course record (men & women).

Results will be available the evening of the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also.

Online Entry

You can enter through our partner RaceNation where you can update your entry if anything changes closer to the event. If you require a postal entry, please contact us. Entries on the day for this event will not be accepted.

A copy of the UKA rulebook can be found here. We will have a UK Athletics Race Adjudicator present on the day of the event.
Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.
The minimum age to take part in this event is 17, this age is set by UK Athletics and we are unable to override this.

A cut of time of 3 hours 30 minutes is set for this event.
If you have not made the 2 mile point in 0 hour 40 minutes then you will be withdrawn from the event.
If you have not made the 7 mile timing point in 1 hour 50 minutes then you will be withdrawn from the event.

What's Included?

For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. You will also receive a finishers memento. Electronic timing is available for the event and you will receive gun & chip start times, and a 7 mile split time for the event. You will have access to a free online training programme and also you will be part of the 2020 Devizes Half Marathon.

Event Cancellation

As soon as we receive your entry for this event, the money is budgeted towards the successful delivery of this event. For this reason refunds will not be permitted once you have entered. You can view our policies here. By signing up to this event you are agreeing to these policies and understand that refunds are not possible. 

In the event that this event is cancelled due to severe weather or other causes outside our control, we will be advertising an alternative date of Sunday 11th April 2021. Although we do not anticipate any cancellation of this event, your entry will be automatically transferred to this date and no refund will be provided.

In addition to our standard terms, the following will apply for this event, if you do not agree to them, please do not enter as we will not negotiate these terms;

  • If this event is forced to cancel due to a local council or national government lockdown, your entry will be automatically transferred to the 2021 Devizes Half Marathon event and a refund will not be provided under any circumstance. 
  • If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 14 days prior to the event you MUST NOT turn up unless you have tested negative from an official NHS test. If you test positive, we will provide the option of a deferral to the 2021 event with evidence of an official NHS test with a positive result dated no later than Wednesday 7th October. 

Venue Information

The charming historic market town of Devizes lies at the very heart of Wiltshire. Founded in Norman times at the boundaries (the Latin 'ad Divisas') of surrounding villages, the town grew up around the castle. The outline of the town walls shows in the 'D' shape of the centre which retains its mediaeval street plan. The town is compact and, being on the level, easy to walk round. Some buildings survive from the 16thC including the renowned hat shop in St John's Alley. 

Devizes is lucky to have kept many small independent shops offering a wide range of goods not found elsewhere - with service to match. Weekly general and collectors' markets and regular farmers' and continental markets bring added colour.

The spectacular Caen Hill flight of 29 locks leading up to Devizes was a major engineering feat when built at the end of the 18thC. The tow path from the Wharf leads to the locks and provides excellent views of the countryside. Boat hire and trips on the canal are available in the summer.

The surrounding countryside offers stately homes, picturesque villages, great pubs, attractive waterways and fantastic walking and cycling in stunning scenery.

Training for this event

You should ensure that you train your body for endurance road running events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. As you will be running for a long period of time, you should ensure that you train for the event by undertaking some longer running sessions. We also recommend that you trial your race nutrition prior to race day.
Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.

Tags

Running, Run, Road Running, Road Run, Race League, Half Marathon, Marathon, Wiltshire, Wiltshire Race League, Scenic.

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance


Registered Number: 1144097