For general entries, when you complete your entry online, you will be offered the option to have your pack posted or to collect your pack in advance of race day. VIP, Charity and Business Challenge entries will be posted.
If you opt to collect, please note that collection is only available from Midsummer Common on Friday 1 March 1-6pm or Saturday 2 March 10am-4pm.
There is NO race pack collection on the day of the race.
If you can't guarantee that you will be able to collect from Midsummer Common on the Friday or Saturday before the event, please select postage.
If you live outside of the UK mainland (including Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland), sorry but we are unable to post your race pack as we cannot guarantee it will not reach you in time. Please either provide a mainland address or make arrangements to collect on the Friday or Saturday.
Event Village Facilities
Bag storage is available for day sized bags (a bag tag will be included in your race pack) but there are no changing facilities. There will be charity donation bins near the start line for you to discard any unwanted clothing items you wear to keep warm pre race. Toilets will be available across the Event Village.
There will be catering units serving drinks and snacks on the Common. For more substantial post race meals, take a look at the exclusive finishers discounts from local businesses which will be available via Unlock Cambridge.
Hydration & Nutrition
There will be four drink stations on the course providing water and High 5 Aqua gels. Two stations will include water bottle refill points if you wish to carry your own bottle. A further refill point will be available on Midsummer Common for use before and after the event.
Race Start & Timing
The race starts at 9:30am but not all runners start at the same time. Runners are organised into waves depending on their estimated finish times. The first wave will leave at 9:30am and we anticipate the last one leaving approximately 30-60 minutes later, so your personal start time may be later than 9:30am. Your timing chip will ensure that your individual start and finish time is captured. You will be emailed your race number and wave time approximately 7-14 days before the race.
We recommend getting to the event site an hour before your start time to prepare properly and arriving at the start area 20 minutes early, this allows time to load all runners into the wave. If you arrive after the final wave has been loaded, you will not be allowed to start the race.
We are delighted to have a fantastic team of pacers supporting the event each year. We usually have pacers running at 1hr 30mins, 1hr 45mins, 2hrs, 2hrs 15mins, 2hr 30 mins and 2hr 45 mins. Most will have flags but all will be wearing pacer t-shirts so you can spot them
Our event does not currently have a wheelchair wave (though we are looking at how we can add this for future events). Standard chairs are welcome in the main field however, we highly recommend viewing the site and route first to assess suitability.
We want to support everyone to have a great race, but we have limits on how long we can close the roads in Cambridge and keep our volunteer marshalls in place so we will stop you if you are going to take longer than 3.5 hours. There will be on course cut-off points that you must reach in time to be allowed to continue the event - you will need to reach 9.5 miles by 13:00 and 11.5 miles by 13:30 otherwise you will be asked to get into the Event Minibus to return to Midsummer Common (please note - these are provisional pending final race operations sign off however we are confident that they are indicative of the required pace).