The team at GB Ultras are working with local authorities, landowners, venues, communities and stake holders for each of the events in England, Scotland and Wales to ensure we can return to racing safely with procedures in place as soon as possible.
Updated 17/06/2021 -
**All ultrarunners are required to take a 'Lateral Flow Test' no more than 48 hours prior to race day due to the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.**
The test is quick and easy. We MAY ask you to bring this test with you to the event.
Anyone with a positive test must not attend on race day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you will not be attending.
The Lateral Flow Test (LFT) can be ordered for free from the government website here - https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
On approach to Registration, participants are reminded by specific signage of the ‘Hands, Face & Space’ policy, joining a one-way system. Runners are then asked to sanitise their hands, on entry/exit, and wear their face mask and ensure that there is a 2metre gap between themselves and others.
Marshals will be located at set points to help ensure this.
All runners will have their temperature checked at the start from a socially distanced member of the team in PPE/ face shield - via a temperature gun. Runners exhibiting temps above 37.8C will be asked to leave Registration and will not be permitted to start.
Runners should expect not to wait at the start for any reason, just to walk up, have their temperature taken, collect their tracker and race number and begin their race immediately.
All races will have a staggered start from 6am-8am.
As of 17th June 2021, all bib numbers with timing chips attached will be available for collection at the race. Chip timing starts as soon as the participant crosses the start line at the time they have been allocated from 06:00am - 08:00am for a rolling start. Faster runners will start closer to 6am to avoid the overtaking of other runners and to avoid any infringement of social distancing. this is to prevent large group gatherings at the start and limit overtaking on route.
Start times will be in marathon PB time order, all runners will be asked for their marathon PB approximately 2 months prior to race day, you MUST return this to us, failure to do so will result in you being in the final start wave.
Checkpoints will be split into 2-3 lanes, with a lane to pass by for those not needing to stop – if you do not stop at a checkpoint please make sure a member of the event team has recorded your number.
On approaching the checkpoint you MUST wear a mask and sanitise your hands and leave space between other runners and the event team.
All food provided will be pre packaged, please take only what you need. A volunteer will help fill your water by turning on the tap. Please be aware volunteers will not be able to assist with kit changes or electrolyte top ups. All Checkpoint volunteers will be wearing PPE.
All events will be chip timed, there will also be a member of the event team to manually record your finish time.
On approach to the finish please wear your mask. Upon crossing the finish line please sanitise your hands and give space to other runners and members of the event team. Medals will not be handed out at the finish line but sent out to runners at a later date once we have a full set of results and can allocate the correct gold/silver/bronze medal to the runners.