Torbay Half Marathon

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Torbay Half Marathon
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June 23rd 2019 will see the 28th running of this very popular seaside event; with demand for places steadily growing, early entry to this event is advised, as it may well be full before race day.
Torbay Half Marathon
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Sun, 23 Jun 2019
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Esplanade Rd, Paignton, UK
Start times
Sunday 23 Jun 2019
Torbay Half Marathon: TBC
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Torbay Half Marathon
Torbay Half Marathon
£25 - £27
Route information
Two lap course. The course will be closed to traffic during the race, but please be alert as to what’s going on around and behind you at all times in case of an emergency. Most runners will be lapped by the lead runners – overtaking from behind. The course is not suitable for wheelchairs. Mile markers will be in position. There will be 6 water stations supplying bottled water, including one at the finish. Along the route there also are several public toilets at various points. The course will be dismantled after 3 hours.
What's included
On the final return to Paignton Green keep left past the Pier to the finish line, you will then receive your Goody Bag with raceT-Shirt and medal.
Results - A full list of finishers will be posted at by the early evening of race day.
Photographs - Our official race photographers are Register online at www.Photo-fit.netExternalLink with your race number & email address to be emailed previews of your photo's straight to your inbox
Prizes - Our extensive prize list is worth over £3,000, the number and value of the individual prizes is the same for men and women. The first 3 men and first 3 women will win cash bonuses £450, £250, £100 in addition to any category prizes.
Category prizes in the form of vouchers will go to the first runner in the following groups :- 17-19 yrs, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59, 60-64 65+
NB - prizes will be awarded according to finishing positions rather than chip times. Under UKA rules.
The presentations to the first three men and women will take at 11:30 am.
How to get there
Esplanade Rd, Paignton, UK
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Travel How to get to Torbay
Race Head Quarters Post Code is TQ4 6ED
By Public Transport
By Train
  • Great Western, South West Trains, Virgin and Wessex Trains have regular services into Torquay and Paignton. Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50.
By Air
  • Exeter International Airport is only 45 minutes from the resort with regular flights from Dublin, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Faro, Paris and the Channel Islands.
By Coach
  • Torquay Drop-off and pick up points: The Strand, Torquay Harbourside & Coach Station: Lymington Road. TQ1 4BD.
  • Paignton Drop-off and pick up points: Rear of Victoria Coach Park. TQ4 6AU.
By Bus
Paignton bus station is approximately 500 meters away from race start. Please check Stagecoach website for bus time tables (Note from 8:30 onwards road closures will be in place. Buses will follow diversion routes therefore may not be on time.)
Event day logistics
The start will be on the Eastern Esplanade at the Pier, please line up from 8:45am in accordance with your estimated finishing time. Please be honest with yourself when estimating your finishing time - if you line up too far forward, you will get in the way of those who have been more realistic, particularly during the first few miles. The race will start promptly at 9:00am.
Timing chip - Your timing chip is built into your race number and is disposable; your number must be attached in accordance with the issued instructions. There will be no other timing system on the day.
Race number - Please insert the requested information on the reverse of your race number, which must then be pinned securely to the front of your vest. You must not cut, fold or otherwise mutilate your race number in any way. Your race number must not be transferred to another runner unless the correct procedure has been followed (see Enter Event). You will not be permitted to finish without an official race number.
Facilities – There will be Baggage and Changing tents, a Hunters Brewery refreshment area. A massage team from South Devon College will also be on hand to treat you after the race. Toilet facilities will be available at one locations on the seafront, but regret that there are no showers so how about a nice dip in the sea to revive you?
Baggage – In advance please use a thick black pen to write your race number on both sides of the tag sent to you then attach it firmly to your bag. You must present your race number to reclaim your bag afterwards. This facility will be staffed throughout the event, but please be aware that we store your belongings entirely at your own risk, so please don’t leave any valuables.
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