Whilst the easing of mandatory measures is welcome, it should be borne in mind that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and it is important that we continue implementing some safety measures to reduce the spread of the disease. Please be respectful of everyone at the event who may be taking different approaches to social distancing depending on their personal circumstances.

Please see below important measures in line with UK Athletics and local government guidance that we have implemented to ensure the safety of all on race day. 



  • You must undertake a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms. Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19. No-one should leave home to participate in sport if they have symptoms of COVID-19 currently recognised as any of the following:
    • A high temperature
    • A new, continuous cough
    • A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste 
  • Should you have any concerns with mild symptoms, we recommend you complete a Lateral Flow Test prior to coming to the event. 
  • Do not attend if you have been advised to self-isolate or you are testing positive for COVID-19 (including after the period of isolation). 
  • Do your homework – make sure you are aware of and understand the pre-race briefing information offered by the event. 
  • All runners are expected to arrive “Ready to Run”. This includes completing the details on the back of your race number and pinning the race number to your running top. Race packs are posted out in advance with 4 pins included. 
  • Minimise your interaction with race staff, volunteers and participants by being as self-sufficient as possible. 
  • Under no circumstances swap your number or give your place to another participant. 
  • Observe social distancing wherever possible. 
  • Spectators that do attend are requested not to congregate at the immediate start and finish areas. 
  • Contact the Race Team via info@carsington7.co.uk prior to race day with any issues/concerns around COVID-19. 
  • Runners, volunteers and any spectators attending the event are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitisers (min 70% alcohol) in case it is required at any time. We will be providing a hand sanitiser point near the Race Village/finish area. 

Car Parks:

  • If using the Main Carsington Visitor Centre Car Park, we advise paying online within 24 hours of arriving (although do not forget!) to avoid having to touch pay machines. If using the pay machines (before leaving), please maintain social distancing at all times. 
  • If using the Overspill Car Park, please bring the exact change for the £3 car park fee. 

Race Village:

  • Runners are asked to avoid any excessive crowding around the Information Point, charity stall, retail stands and sports massage area. 
  • Runners are asked to maintain some form of social distancing when queuing for the toilets. Runners are asked not to urinate anywhere other than the toilet facilities. Any runner found to be urinating anywhere around the Race Village or on the course will be disqualified from the race. 
  • There will be an Information Point in the Race Village on race day for urgent matters only. Please read the full information in the event guide and come prepared. 
  • Please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals. 

Race Start:

  • From 09:15am, runners will be called to the start area in groups of 200 according to race number. Runners will be spaced out on the start line and there will be one start wave. Race numbering will be based on predicted finish times. 
  • Please be patient at all times in the start area and do not get over-concerned if you have missed your call to the start line. Runners based at the back of the field will be able to see their own personal chip time. 
  • For anyone who choses to wear a mask in the start area, there will be a bin just after the start line for runners to discard their mask. 
  • Any clothing discarded at the start by runners should be thrown into the bin at the actual start line. Any clothing discarded elsewhere will be regarded as litter and disposed of accordingly. Any runner found to be littering will be disqualified from the race. 

During the Race:

  • There will be one water station on the course – please refer to the course map for its location. Please bring your own additional hydration and nutrition to the event. Carrying bottles around the course in bottle belts and hydration backpacks is permitted. 
  • DO NOT LITTER around the course. Please be respectful of the fact that a volunteer will have to pick up any litter which will be unsettling for them during these times. Any runner found to be littering will be disqualified from the race. There are bins located at the drinks station. 
  • Runners should keep to the LEFT of the course at all times, unless overtaking only when the course is clear ahead – please check in front and behind you. 
  • There is a no spitting/nasal clearance rule before, during and after the race. Any runner found to deliberately spit or nasal clear will be disqualified. 

After the Race

  • It is important to not stop within at the finish line area but to continue walking through the finish area to self-collect one bottle of water and a finish t-shirt.
  • Runners are asked to use the hand sanitiser available after the finish line.

Page last updated: 03/05/2022.