The start and assembly areas are located on Clarence Esplanade, Southsea. This area is divided into 3 coloured areas – ORANGE, WHITE and GREEN. These correspond to your coloured run number.
You should aim to be at the start for 09:45 so that you can relax, soak up the atmosphere and get ready to run at 10:30.
The assembly areas themselves have been measured and barriered to cater for the number of runners taking part. However, it will get busy so use all available space within the assembly areas.
The wave system will be used at the start. This will see each coloured wave set off in pulses. This measured control is to help regulate the flow of runners through the narrow sections of the course. Please be patient when waiting to start your run.
Remember that your timing chips provide a totally accurate time for your run and will not be activated until you cross the start line and when you finish.
Running with friends or family
If you want to run with a friend but have been issued different coloured run numbers, organisers ask that you follow a simple rule – runners can move down a zone (away from the start line) but cannot move up a zone (or towards the start line). For example, a runner wearing a WHITE run number can move back into the PINK assembly area but not forward in to the ORANGE assembly area.
Baggage drop off
Please arrive changed and ready to run as there are no changing facilities at the start. Where possible, leave your bag with a friend or use the baggage room in the Pyramids Centre, which opens a 8:30am.
Please deposit your bag as follows:
- Loop your baggage label (attached to your run number) to the top of your bag
- Take your bag to the baggage room in the Pyramids Centre
- Place your bag in the room as instructed by an event marshal
- To retrieve your bag, show your run number to gain access to the baggage room
Event organisers cannot accept any responsibility for the security of these items, so please don’t leave any valuables in your baggage.
Toilets are available around the event site. It is inevitable that the toilet facilities will be busy before and after the run, so please allow plenty of time.
There will be a missing persons point located on Castlefield. In the event that you come across a missing person please contact the nearest event steward, official or police officer.