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Devizes Half Marathon and Fun Run

LPS Events Ltd

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Church Walk, Devizes, SN10 3AA, United Kingdom

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Distance Date Price
Half Marathon ?

21.00KM

Run

April 5, 2020 from £21.00
Fun Run - 1.5km (Junior) ?

1.50KM

Run

April 5, 2020 from £5.00

Overview

Entries will be open between 1st November 2019 (midnight) - Sunday 29th March 2020 (12noon), unless full prior to this.
This event sold out 4 weeks before in 2019 with many disappointed runners not getting a space.

Event Accolades

Achieved Silver Award in the 2019 scored by Racecheck.
Achieved Bronze Award in the 2018 scored by Racecheck.
Voted top UK road race in 2016 by Racecheck.
Voted race of the year in 2016 by Wiltshire Athletics. 
Runner up race of the year in 2015 by Wiltshire Athletics. 

Pace Makers

If you are confident to run at a steady pace of 1:30, 1:35, 
1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:25, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00, 3:15 and a sweep runner (3:30) then we would love to hear from you, plus, free club promotion. 
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Club Orientated Water Stations

If your running club has 'non runners' and they would like to get involved, we are inviting five clubs to dress and impress the water stations at this event. You will require a minimum of 5 people to set up, distribute the water bottles and clear up the water station, we will provide everything. You can brand the station however you wish and add your club colours and a personal touch for free club promotion. You will also gain the same amount of spaces into the 2019 Devizes Half Marathon for your club as what you provide (max of 10).
Water stations are located at 4, 7, 9 & 11 miles and the finish line.
Water station 1 at 4 miles will be covered by:
Water station 2 at 7 miles will be covered by:
Water station 3 at 9 miles will be covered by:
Water station 4 at 11 miles will be covered by:
Water station 5 at the finish line will be covered by Devizes Running Club

Distance

Half Marathon - 13.1 officially measured course (21 kilometres) with mile markers, (min age 17).
Fun Run - 1.5km course, with closed roads. Under 5s must run with a parent/guardian. Parents/guardians only need to pay to enter if you would like to receive a medal and a time.

Fundraising

If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to The Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance provide an essential Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) throughout the county and beyond. The crew works alongside SWASFT (The South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust) land crews and other emergency services to deliver the best medical care possible to anybody who lives, works or travels in Wiltshire.

The air ambulance can scramble in just two minutes and reach anywhere in Wiltshire within nine minutes. The speed of our helicopter, along with the skill of our crew, can make the difference between life and death.

We fly up to 19 hours a day and attend, on average, 3 potentially lifesaving missions in that time. We are called to all kinds of emergencies, from road traffic collisions to cardiac incidents, child-related emergencies to horse riding and cycling injuries. These incidents are not just in Wiltshire but in neighbouring counties as well.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is a charity and relies on donations to keep saving lives. It is not funded directly by the Government and receives no National Lottery grants. It costs £3.75 million a year to keep the air ambulance flying, that’s just over £10,000 per day.

Sponsors

We wish to thank our sponsors for this event;

Mike Garbutt Transport - providing baggage truck

Pacers and clubs mentioned above - manning the water stations

Event Course

An interactive map of the course can be found here via Strava. (Half Marathon)
An interactive map of the course can be found here via Strava. (Fun Run)

The Devizes Half Marathon will start on Church Walk, next to The Green. The route will go down Nursteed Road and head towards Monument Hill before looping off into the surrounding villages. There will be a mid way timing point and first aid station on the course. The finish line will be on The Green with a spectator friendly loop around the field. There are 4 water stations, all of which will provide bottled water (not cups) and jelly babies.

Race Number & Timing Chip Collection

You will be able to arrive on the day of the Devizes Half Marathon and pick up your race number and timing chip on the day of the race. Collection will be open between 07:30 and 09:00 on the day Registration must be completed 30 minutes prior to the start time. If you are late, you will not be able to race.

Parking

Ample parking is available around the town of Devizes. Currently many of the car parks in Devizes offer free parking on a Sunday, please ensure you check tariffs before leaving your car. LPS Events Ltd will not be held liable for any parking infringements.

Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J14-J17 on the M4. 
Salisbury - 0hr 45
Cardiff - 1hr 30
London - 1hr 55
Birmingham - 2hr 05
Exeter - 2hr 10

Massage

South West Sports Massage will be in attendance for this event. They will be on site for pre and post race massage for anyone who needs a little loosening up. There is a small fee of £5 for 10 minutes or £10 for 20 minutes.

Refreshments

LPS Food will be serving food at Devizes Half Marathon with a range of hot food including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. There will be a range of drinks and tasty snacks available as well. This will be open from 07:30am on race day.

CoffeeGang is an award-winning mobile coffee van supplying bean-to-cup fairtrade Colombian coffee.  Additionally we supply dreamy hot chocolate sourced in the Dominican Republic and a variety of teas, milk shakes and soft drinks.  Our home-made cakes always go down a storm too.  See you at the race finishing line!

Photography

Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.

Live DJ

This year we will have DJ Disco Dion live on the finish line to encourage you around the final 400m. DJ Disco Dion is a professional DJ with many years experience in entertaining a wide variety of events. 

Post Event

Presentations will take place at approximately 11:15am, any categories which are not won by this time will be presented shortly after. 

Winners trophies will be awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th & 5th male and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th female overall. 

1st - 3rd in the following age categories: male junior, male 40+, male 50+, male 60+, male 70+, female junior, female 35+, female 45+, female 55+, female 65+.*

1st placed male team (top 3 accumulated positions) & 1st placed female team (top 3 accumulated positions), runners must be from the same club.

In addition there is a £50 cash prize for setting a new course record (men & women).

Results will be available shortly after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also.

Online Entry

You can enter through our partner RaceNation where you can update your entry if anything changes closer to the event. If you require a postal entry, please contact us. Entries on the day for this event will not be accepted.

A copy of the UKA rulebook can be found here. We will have a UK Athletics Race Adjudicator present on the day of the event.
Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.
The minimum age to take part in this event is 17, this age is set by UK Athletics and we are unable to override this.

A cut of time of 3 hours 30 minutes is set for this event.
If you have not made the 2 mile point in 0 hour 40 minutes then you will be withdrawn from the event.
If you have not made the 7 mile timing point in 1 hour 50 minutes then you will be withdrawn from the event.

What's Included?

For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. You will also receive a finishers memento. Electronic timing is available for the event and you will receive gun & chip start times, and a 7 mile split time for the event. You will have access to a free online training programme and also you will be part of the 2020 Devizes Half Marathon.

Event Cancellation

As soon as we receive your entry for this event, the money is budgeted towards the successful delivery of this event. For this reason refunds will not be permitted once you have entered. You can view our policies here. By signing up to this event you are agreeing to these policies and understand that refunds are not possible. 

In the event that this event is cancelled due to severe weather or other causes outside our control, we will be advertising an alternative date of Sunday 4th October 2020. Although we do not anticipate any cancellation of this event, your entry will be automatically transferred to this date and no refund will be provided.

Venue Information

The charming historic market town of Devizes lies at the very heart of Wiltshire. Founded in Norman times at the boundaries (the Latin 'ad Divisas') of surrounding villages, the town grew up around the castle. The outline of the town walls shows in the 'D' shape of the centre which retains its mediaeval street plan. The town is compact and, being on the level, easy to walk round. Some buildings survive from the 16thC including the renowned hat shop in St John's Alley. 

Devizes is lucky to have kept many small independent shops offering a wide range of goods not found elsewhere - with service to match. Weekly general and collectors' markets and regular farmers' and continental markets bring added colour.

The spectacular Caen Hill flight of 29 locks leading up to Devizes was a major engineering feat when built at the end of the 18thC. The tow path from the Wharf leads to the locks and provides excellent views of the countryside. Boat hire and trips on the canal are available in the summer.

The surrounding countryside offers stately homes, picturesque villages, great pubs, attractive waterways and fantastic walking and cycling in stunning scenery.

Training for this event

You should ensure that you train your body for endurance road running events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. As you will be running for a long period of time, you should ensure that you train for the event by undertaking some longer running sessions. We also recommend that you trial your race nutrition prior to race day.
Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.

Tags

Running, Run, Road Running, Road Run, Race League, Half Marathon, Marathon, Wiltshire, Wiltshire Race League, Scenic.



Course & Event Features

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Devizes Half Marathon and Fun Run, as determined by athlete reviews.

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All Time Average
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2019 Average
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Rob Lucas
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Reviewed 6 months ago

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First time that I have run this event, found it to be very well organised, the route was very peaceful and scenic, not very crowded with some interesting lumpy bits thrown in for good measure.

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Grace Clay
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Reviewed 7 months ago

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A very well organised event as always. From signing up to race day runners are well informed and the organiser is very active on social media to answer any questions promptly. The scenery and the tranquil atmosphere during the race makes it a unique event. The only thing ...Read full review

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Awards & Accolades

Racecheck Badge Award

Bronze Award - 2018



Reviews (143)

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