RUN TO THE SEA BOURNEMOUTH RACE INFORMATION

START & FINISH VENUES & PARKING

 

Race START: Bickerley Common, Ringwood, BH24 1EQ.   

 

Parking at the START: Please note there is NO parking or drop-off at Bickerley Common.  Parking is at The Furlong pay & display car parks. Postcode – BH24 1AT

Race FINISH: Hengistbury Head, Christchurch, Bournemouth

 

Parking at the FINISH: Hengistbury Head, Broadway, BH6 4EL

REGISTRATION & BAGGAGE

 

Registration will be at THE START Bickerley Common, Ringwood, BH24 1EQ from 6am

 

Entries on the day - sorry, we will not be taking entries on the day

Baggage Drop will be at THE START - at registration you will be provided with a RTTS drawstring bag – this is for you to get a few essentials transported from the start to the finish.  You will need to take your things with you to the start to put into the drawstring bag before taking to the baggage van. No other bags will be accepted other than the RTTS drawstring bags - this is a FREE service

START PROCEDURE

 

There will be a staggered start between 7:00am – 9:00am.  Times will be pre-allocated.

Groups of socially distanced runners will be started off at intervals. You can choose your approximate start time and your exact start time will be confirmed before race day. You should arrive no more than 30 mins before your exact time slot and not approach the start area until 10 mins prior. Be sure to stay distanced from other runners & crew at all times.  Full details in your RACE GUIDE

 

ROUTE & TERRAIN

 

The 50km course starts on the Castleman’s Trailway start until the approximate halfway mark. It’s relatively flat and will be mainly firm underfoot, but can also be wet in places if we have a lot of rain beforehand. From 27km onwards the course is mainly on promenade and footpaths.

It is your responsibility to stay distanced from other runners and other users of the paths & trails at all times.

 

CHECKPOINTS/FEEDSTATIONS

 

There are four checkpoints on the course. It is mandatory to visit each checkpoint even if you don't require food/water. You may also have your own personal nutrition delivered ahead of your arrival to checkpoints 2/3/4, which can be dropped in the box at the start - this is a FREE service. Full details in your RACE GUIDE

COURSE SIGNAGE

 

Yellow/black arrows. You will be sent the final GPS file for the route in the week before race day – make sure you use the latest version as changes could be made. There will also be a google map version of the route made available, showing checkpoints and public toilets along the route

 

CUT-OFF TIMES

The cut-off time is 9hrs - this is taken from the latest start time at 9am.  If you start earlier, you get more time!  Each checkpoint will have it's own cut-off time and you will be required to retire if you fall behind this time.  For individual checkpoint cut-off times please see your RACE GUIDE

The cut off time for the finish is 6pm, therefore  9hrs (from 9am) 11hrs (from 7am)

 

BUS TRANSPORT

 

We operate a PRE-EVENT bus service FROM Hengistbury Head, Christchurch, Bournemouth (the finish) TO Bickerley Common, Ringwood, BH24 1EQ (the start). Buses can be booked (£5) at registration or afterwards until 3 weeks before race day.  

You will be pre-allocated a bus according to your chosen start time.   All bus information will be sent to those who have booked before race day

There is no transport provided after the event back to the start. 

TOILETS

There will be toilets at the start & finish venues. There will be toilets at or near to the Checkpoints/Feedstations