Race Information – Chase The Sun Tatton 10k

Chase The Sun Tatton 10k – Wednesday 28th April 2021
Address: Tatton Park, Ashley Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QQ

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Start Time: 7:15pm

Please note: you will be set off in waves based on the estimated finish time entered at the checkout.  

As you will be aware the event has been modified to ensure we can adhere to social distancing and the guidelines issued by RunBritain and UK Sport.

Please familiarise yourself with the measures that will be in place at the event HERE.

Thank you for your cooperation with the new regulations in place at the event, these are necessary to ensure a safe environment and mean that we can continue to provide race opportunities.

Race Packs 

If you entered before Wednesday 21st April, you will receive a race pack in the post. If you entered after, a pack will be waiting for you to collect on the day. If you are expecting a pack in the post and do not receive it by Wednesday morning, please head to the information desk before the start of your race and we will issue you with another one.

The entry list can be found HERE.

You will not be able to run without a race number and chip.

NO CHIP MEANS NO TIME.

When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!
Race Start 

The colour of your race number will relate to the wave you are starting in. This has been determined by the estimated finish time given when signing up.

Within the event village you will see the start line and each start area marked out with a corresponding coloured sign. When arriving please familiarise yourself with your start area.

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE WAVES.

Each wave will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with 2 runners, all 2m apart, being started every few seconds.

The first runners will cross the line at 7:15pm and you can expect each wave to follow shortly afterwards.

Red Wave – Wave 1 – Sub 45 mins
Light Blue Wave – Wave 2 – Sub 50 mins
Black Wave – Wave 3 – Sub 55 mins
Yellow Wave –  Wave 4 – Sub 60 mins
Purple Wave – Wave 5 – Sub 65 mins
White Wave – Wave 10 – Sub 65+ mins

We will be guiding you through the pens before your wave start time to ensure social distancing so please make sure you are in the correct location and ready to race before your start time. We will get you started as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please listen closely to all marshal instructions and remember to keep a safe distance from the runners around you. 

Travel

Address: Tatton Park, Ashley Road, Knutsford WA16 6QQ

By Car – You will need to enter Tatton Park from Ashley Road, having turned off Mereside Road – PLEASE NOTE this is not a usual entrance to the park. We will have marshals at the entrance from 6:00pm.

Rostherne entrance will be open until 6.30pm, Mere gate will be open from 6pm.

Tatton Park is signposted from junction 7 of the M56 and junction 19 of the M6. The entrance to the park is approximately half a mile from Knutsford Railway station. It is then recommend to follow the postcode WA16 6QQ – only once you reach the Knutsford area.

M6 junction 19: From the motorway roundabout take the A556 Chester Road dual carriageway signposted for Manchester, Manchester Airport and Tatton Park. After travelling 1 mile go straight through the first set of traffic lights with Mere Country Club on your right hand side. At the next set of traffic lights, facing the Swan Pub, turn right onto the A5034 Mereside Road signposted for Knutsford and Rostherne. After about 3/4 mile take a turn left onto Ashley Road just after a car showroom/filling station. The entrance is immediately on the right after turning on to Ashley Road.

M56 junction 7: From the motorway roundabout take the A556 Chester Road dual carriageway. After traveling 2 miles at the next set of traffic lights, with a large pub (Swan Pub) on your left and facing a petrol station, turn left onto the A5034 Mereside Road signposted for Rostherne. After about 3/4 mile, turn left onto Ashley Road just after a car showroom/filling station. The entrance is immediately on the right after turning on to Ashley Road.

Parking: The car park is adjacent to the event village and on arrival, our team will be showing you to the car park. We will require your cooperation to get everyone safely parked on the facility in a timely manner.

By bike – Cycle racks are available at both main entrances to Tatton Park. Please ensure you do not lock your bike to any of the fences on the course.

Toilets

For this event we will use portaloos, rather than the usual toilets at Tatton Park which will be located in the event village field. Lining up for these toilets will be socially distanced. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

Hygiene Stations

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.

During the race

We will have marshals all around the course as well as KM signs and arrows. If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.

See course map HERE

Spectators

Please be aware that due to social distancing and restrictions enforced upon us we ask that you do not bring any spectators with you to the event.

Refreshments

Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course, there will be a very limited amount of water at the water station. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.

COVID-19 NHS APP

We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

Free lateral flow tests are now being offered by the Government for everybody in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These can even be ordered to your home, further information can be found HERE.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal, Love Corn and Kind Snack bar which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Good Luck with the run on Wednesday from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.

KIND® is more than just a name. It’s a commitment: to making snack bars that don’t compromise. Just the very best ingredients. Full of wholesome nutrients. And always packed with flavour. They have kindly donated some of their delicious bars for you all to try after your race! To find out more about KIND and their products, head to their website HERE.  Please be aware this product contains nuts.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

Runners Need

RUN FOR YOU, FOR MIND, FOR BODY, FOR LIFE.

At Runners Need we run to feel alive. To leave behind whatever holds us back and find that release, that calm and clarity, that focus. We all know a run changes your day – but it also has the power to change your life. We wish you a great race full of fun and enjoyment. Let’s run together.
If you need a last minute item before the event we are delighted to be able to offer all participants of RunThrough events in 2021 a 15% discount* at Runners Need which can be used in-store with your race entry confirmation or online using the code AF-RT15. T’s & C’s can be HERE.

If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Tatton 10k Team 🙂