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 run our events safely with procedures in place.


Updated 20/12/2021 - 

**Due to the spread of the COVID-19 variant, you maybe required to take a 'Lateral Flow Test' no more than 48 hours prior to race day. (Awaiting confirmation from Liverpool Council - not required at this time)** 

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 info@gbultras.com and let us know you will not be attending. 

The Lateral Flow Test (LFT) can be ordered for free from the government website here or picked up from a local pharmacy - https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

Pre-Registration



Please can all runners download, complete the COVID 19 disclaimer below, and bring it with you to race registration.

DOWNLOAD DISCLAIMER HERE

Registration



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.

Pre-Race & Race 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.

A STAGGERED START MAY BE  BROUGHT IN TO AVOID MASS GATHERINGS AT THE START VENUE.

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. (LIVERBIRD TBC)

Checkpoints



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.

Finish


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 be handed out at the finish line but RACE RESULTS may be delayed due to the staggered start.


LIVERBIRD NEW YEAR CHANGES



Due to the ongoing changes and differences in England, Scotland and Wales throughout the pandemic, there are a few changes to the Virtual COVID-19 Race Brief.

The key differences are:

Race numbers are to be collected on the day at Registration

No requirement to login to check details.  If any details have changed please email info@gbultras.com … If you transfer your place to another runner then we need to know.

There are no trackers for the 10km – Half-Marathon – Marathon events (only for the Ultramarathon events), and no mandatory kit.  Unfortunately, the trackers do not operate effectively on out and back or lapped events.

So far spectators are permitted at the event, but this could change depending upon UK restrictions.  As seen at the Manchester to Liverpool Ultra (April 2021) and Ultra Scotland 50 Mile (May 2021).


(AWAITING UK GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE)


Potentially a staggered start maybe required as opposed to a mass start.  If this is the case, we will request participants to arrive approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour prior to their race start.

As soon as we know more, we’ll add a Virtual Race Brief for the event too.  There will not be a Mandatory Kit video for this event but please remember to bring a waterproof coat/base layer depending on the forecast.

Course check starts tomorrow, on Monday 20th December, so we will aim to have the LIVERBIRD Race Instructions emailed by Wednesday 22nd December 2021.

Defer to Liverbird New Years Double 31/12/2022 – 01/01/2023

If you’re struggling to make the event or need to self-isolate then we don’t want you to lose your place, you can decide to defer your place to the 2022-2023 LIVERBIRD event. Please email the team at events@gbultras.com or info@gbultras.com