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Kennet & Avon Canal Race

Run 225km

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Held under UK:Athletics rules and with the kind permission of The Canal & River Trust, this non-stop race is from Temple Meads Railway Station, Bristol, along the way-marked Kennet & Avon Canal towpath, Thames Path National Trail and Grand Union Canal towpath to Paddington Railway Station, London. Competitors who must be 18 or over, are recommended to have their own support crews, but up to 50 Unsupported runners can be catered for by the Organisers, Canalrace C.I.C.

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Event Details

What’s Included
Perpetual trophy for 1st Man and 1st Lady; canalware trophy for 1st Man and 1st Lady; certificate and memento for each finisher; memento for all Canalslam finishers.
N.B. This event:
is minimum support, but with feed points at 13, 27, 44, 58, 72, 86, 102, 116 and 128 miles for Unsupported runners. Drinks available for all competitors at these points;
has no first aid or medical backup, but provides transport for retiring Unsupported entrants;
welcomes support crews, and buddy runners (not pacers) one at a time, on foot, only from 66 miles;
has checkpoint cut-off times in line with an overall time-limit of 45 hours (i.e. to finish by 0300 hours on Sunday 28th);
is limited to 100 starters in total first come first served. Places will not be allocated by a draw.
Raceday Logistics
Early Registration on Thursday evening 25th July is open from 17:30 until 20:00 at Bristol Central Travelodge, Mitchell Lane, BS1 6BU.

Registration on race day Friday 26th July opens at 05:00 at Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station, BS1 6QF just a 400 metre walk from the Travelodge. We will start underneath the clock tower all being well. Plenty of parking is available at the Start.

The Finish is canalside at Paddington Central, Sheldon Square W2 6PY, Nr the Station and next to The Battleship Building, close to the Two Figures bronze sculpture.

Kennet & Avon Canal Race weather forecast

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