2024 Centurion Race

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Entries close 13th August 2024

The 2024 Centurion “100 miles in 24 hours” race walk will be held 24th – 25th August in Gloucester at the Blackbridge Jubilee Athletics Track, Potsmead Road, Gloucester GL2 5AB in conjunction with the annual ultra distance running races organised by “eventswerun”. The event will incorporate a 50K race walk, time limit 9 hours.

Starting times

100 miles – 10:00am; 50K – 00:00 hrs 25/08/24

The Course

Walkers will use different lanes to the runners. Walkers will use Lane 4 which measures 422.370 metres/lap.

To complete 100 miles: 381 laps plus 12.2 metres.

To complete 50K: 118 laps plus 160.60 metres. Time limit 9 hours.

All races will change direction every 4 hours.

Rules

The usual race walking rules regarding wearing leg covering and headphones will apply i.e. the wearing of tights will be at the discretion of the Chief Judge and be decided on the day. The use of headphones will not be permitted.

Support

The organisation will provide the following: tables and gazebos for walkers’ crew, aid station with snacks, hot drinks, soup and water for 50K walkers: in addition, 3 meals will be provided for 100 mile walkers; changing facilities; trackside portaloos; parking; medical cover.

Entry fee: £123.00 for UKA-affiliated, £125.00 for non-affiliated.

Transport
• Bus: No. 10 to and from the City Centre and Gloucester railway station stops directly outide the lower car park entrance.
• Flights: from Birmingham airport there is a train direct to Gloucester. From Bristol airport need to take a bus to the rail connection
• Parking: the lower car park to the track is on Podsmead Road, Podsmead, Gloucester GL2 5AB. The upper car park is at Poplar Close, Podsmead, Gloucester GL1 5TX and is suitable for mini-bus and disabled access.

Accommodation
• Plenty of room to camp. Camping the night before is allowed.
• Plenty of hotels in Gloucester city centre.

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Sue Clements C950 & Chris Flint C849 survey the venue