A fast and flat course around the coastal front of Blackpool... A great race for a PB and an ideal warm up race for the Blackpool Marathon or Virgin London Marathon.
The event is now celebrating its 32nd year, and grows in popularity every year. The event attracts almost 1500 competitors of all ages and experience and is a great spectator course for the family as it is a two lap course.
ALL FINISHERS will receive an amazing bespoke medal and technical tee shirt, chip timing, full medical support and water stations.
The event headquarters is on the Middle Walkway on Blackpool's North Promenade (opposite the Grand and Imperial Hotels). The HQ, start and finish is all at the same location. There are car parks throughout the town. At race HQ you will find the registration desks where you can collect your race packs. There are also plenty of toilets and baggage storage including the location for the presentation after the event.
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All you need to know for race day...
BIB NUMBER COLLECTION
Your bib number, which includes your chip timing tags is available to collect from the events office the week before the event at Fylde Coast Runners, Unit 1a Hoo Hill Estate, Blackpool, FY3 7HJ. We are open from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday, 10am – 2pm on Saturdays.
YOU CAN COLLECT FROM MONDAY 15th FEBRUARY
If you cannot make it to the events office before the race, the registration desks will be open from 9.00am until 10.30am on race morning at Race HQ. When you arrive, the race-makers will be there to hand you your pack, which will all be in alphabetical order. The race pack includes your all-important bib number, which should be fastened securely to the front of your running top. The chip timing tag is pre-attached to your bib number, so make sure you don’t fold, cut, deface or damage it in any way or you will not get a finishing time. Pins to attach your bib number are provided if you need them.
The race headquarters is located on the Middle Walkway on North Promenade. This is north of Blackpool North Pier opposite the Grand and Imperial Hotels. Look over the first sea wall and you will see the HQ area. The nearest postcode is FY1 2JQ.
Blackpool is full of car parks, and there is also on-street parking available north of North Pier. Please make sure you park legally; the wardens are everywhere in Blackpool and start work early!
BAGGAGE STORAGE & KEY BOX
We have an un-manned baggage storage area for small bags, jackets etc. This is located next to the main registration area. Do not leave any valuables in the baggage area. We also have a key box at registration. Hand your keys to a FCR crew member to be secured until you have finished the run.
Portable toilets are available at the event, located near to the start/finish area. Make sure you don’t leave it until the last minute to use them, they will become very busy just before the start. There are toilets on the course, which are the ‘Danfo Superloos’. These require 30p to operate. We suggest taping a coin or two to the back of your bib number just in case you may need to use the loos on the course.
RACE START AND ROUTE
You need to be assembled at the start area for 10.50am. There will be a safety briefing by the event referee, then the gun will fire at 11.00am. When you start you must run between the start flags to activate your timing chip. The route is fully signed, so there is no chance of getting lost and there are 16 stewards on the course to direct you and assist if needed. Mile markers are clearly displayed too.
Water is available in 500ml bottles at 3.5 miles, 6.4 miles, 8.3 miles, 11.2 miles and at the finish.
The team from Remote Medical Services will be on the course and at the finish. We hope you don’t need them, but are there if you do. Make sure you complete the medical information on the back of your bib number if you have any medical conditions, allergies or specific medical information that may be important.
Provisional results will be posted at the Information Trailer (near to the finish) during the event. Official results will be published on the events website as soon as they have been checked and confirmed. Usually the same day. If you have a problem with your result, use the contact form on the results page to make your enquiry.
The race is chip timed from start to finish. You will receive a ‘Gun Time’ which is your official time, and a ‘Chip Time’ which is your start point to finish point time. All prizes are awarded on the official gun time.
PRIZES & AWARDS
All runners receive the event medal as they cross the finish line along with the official event tech-shirt. Prizes are awarded to the following individual winners;
1st 3 Men & 1st 3 Ladies
1st Male Veteran Over 40/45/50/55/60/65/70+
1st Lady Veteran Over 35/40/45/50/55/60/65+
The awards presentation will take place at approximately 1.30pm, next to the finish line. (Veteran prizes may be posted out to winners after the event once all the results have been checked and confirmed).
If for any reason, you cannot join us on the day, let us know at least 7 days before, and we can defer your entry to the following year or transfer your place over to a friend. If you make any changes within 7 days there is a charge of £5 to cover the costs of your printed bib number and assigned timing tags. We do not issue refunds. Use the following form on the events website to make changes to your entry https://www.fyldecoastrunners.com/transfers--deferrals.html.