FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where and when is the start and finish?
  • Start: Brightside Park, Severn Bridge, Aust, Bristol BS35 4BL

  • Start: Start times will be at 10am

  • Finish: Milennium Plaza, Park St, Cardiff CF10 1LA

  • Finish: The finish is open until 8pm but the party will continue after this

Where can I leave my car?
  • There is parking at the finish to leave vehicles with organised transport to get to the start. This will only be prior to the event and will be charged at cost

  • Free parking is available at the start but there is no organised transport back to the start after the event

What is the terrain along the route?
  • The terrain varies a lot over the route. We try and maximise scenic routes and stay off main roads.

  • The combined distances of the different terrains are: 15km cycle paths, 9km off road, 23km pavements, 13km country lanes

How easy it to to navigate?
  • The route is a mixture of road and country lanes. There’s lots of signage we give you detailed route maps, with written instructions plus a GPS live tracker. We have a team in our Hub monitoring you constantly so if there are any issues we will get in touch with you.

  • You don’t need to be able to read OS maps to undertake this challenge.

What shoes should I wear?
  • The terrain varies a lot over the route and there are a number of off road sections covering a total of 9km however given the event is in June we expect the conditions underfoot to be very dry. It’s up to you but we would recommend road shoes.

How and when are the maps issued?
  • The maps are issued 3 weeks before the race via a pdf in an email to you. A paper copy will be available for you at the Start

When will my number arrive?
  • We don’t provide large paper numbers for runners but instead provide wristbands. These are less cumbersome and easier to wear. They will be provided to you at the start.

Can my friends and family track me?
  • Yes via our online tracking, your gps will be displayed live for them

What if I get injured on the route?
  • Call the hub, they will be able to support you and help you wherever you are

  • Vehicles will be on hand to drive runners who cannot continue to the finish

  • At every checkpoint will be marshals who have been first aid briefed along with first aid provisions

  • The marshals will be able to call in medical support

  • For significant injuries medical support will come directly to your gps location and can be requested via your gps tracker

Can my friends and family support me at the checkpoints?
  • Friends and Family can come along to any of the checkpoints and support you. They will not be allowed to join you in running along any of the route. This is not allowed due to health and safety reasons. At checkpoints any supporters must follow the guidance and direction of the marshals.

Is there a downloadable gps route?
  • No – there is not a downloadable gps route.

  • After the race you will be able to download your own gps route

Are there any transport options?

There are several options for getting to the start:

  • You can drive to the start and leave your car there for the day. There is no transport available after the event to take you back to your car.

  • Pre-bookable transport will be available for those who wish to get a lift from Cardiff to the start of the event. Booking details will be made available closer to the event.

  • For more information please contact [email protected]

What are the accommodation options at both ends?
  • There is a Travelodge at the start which has 60 rooms although these will likely sell out quickly.

  • At the finish there is also a Travelodge and Marriott hotel.

What services will be available at the end?
  • Food. Beer. Showers. Changing Rooms (communal). Bag drop.

  • Bags can be dropped at the start to be transported to the finish for collection