Race Day Details

QUICK LINKS FOR HALF MARATHON RUNNERS

1. RACE DAY INFORMATION FOR HALF MARATHON – CLICK HERE
If you entered after 20th January you have 2 options for race number pick up.
Option 1: Pick up on the day from 07.00 at the Pavilion Theatre on Worthing Pier (11.00 for mini mile and 3km event)
Option 2: Pick up between 10.00 and 15.00 on the Saturday 11th at The Denton Lounge which is to the right of the Pavilion Theatre on Worthing Pier.

2. Simple Area Map PDF – Start, finish, spectators, WC, locations etc – CLICK HERE. Note Salvation Army open from 09.00 for tea, coffee etc.

3. Detailed Toilet Map for a streamlined toilet operation PDF – CLICK HERE

QUICK LINKS FOR MINI MILE AND 3KM

1. RACE DAY DETAILS WITH MAPS AND SPECTATOR MAP HERE


2 and 3 above as images

Race Day Details

  • Arrival, Venue & Parking
    The race start is Marine Drive, adjacent to New Street. Postcode is BN11 3BT. Worthing has many council car parks all within 5 mins walk to the start.
    I highly recommend using the car parks below as they cap the Sunday prices regardless of how long you stay. For those of you staying Saturday night they are £10 for 24 hrs and free on Sunday night.
    Click here for council car park information  (note road closures from 08.00 if you are coming from the west and intend to use the seafront road). Please try to use the following multi-storey car parks which have no time limit and a MAXIMUM CHARGE of £3 on a Sunday and open 24 hrs for those of you staying overnight. I DO NOT recommend parking on the main roads as these have 4 hour limits and are more expensive although further down Marine Drive on West Parade is free and makes for a lovely mile warm up down to the pier.
    CLICK HERE FOR MAP of the below long term car parks. Please note ALL car parks apart from those below have 3 or 4 hr time limits.

    • Grafton car park (450 spaces) – High Street has more spaces so please use that one if you can!
      • Come in via the east side of Worthing (access only point with steward) which is outside the pier at South Street. Several hundred spaces 1 minute away from the pier. Roads will reopen at 11.30 if you have finished and want to head west post race.
    • Buckingham Road multi-storey car park (288) – Come off the A259 at Crescent road, Easiest car park for those of you coming from the west.
    • High Street multi-storey car park (644) – Easiest car park for those of you driving from the east
      • Monday to Saturday rate 6am to 10pm, Pay on exit, including bank holidays:
        • Up to 24 hours – £10.00
      • Sunday rate 6am to 10pm, Pay on exit:
        • £1.00 an hour with a maximum charge of £3.00
      • Night rate 10pm to 6am:
        • No charge
      • All car parks are open 24 hours a day
    • The nearest railway station is Worthing, a 15 min walk. Please ‘GO GREEN’ and consider the environment – car share, cycle or use public transport. Thank you if you do!
  • Toilets – start area
    Rather than one big area for toilets we have them scattered around

    • Inside the theatre on the pier where baggage is immediately on entry to the main hall
    • 100 metres to the left of the pier (perfect for those of you walking down from High Street Multi-storey).
    • Immediately to the right of the pier outside Denton cafe (portaloos – recommended)
    • Each side of the lido on the way to the start line
    • left side of the start line – portaloos and male urinals.
  • Toilets – while running in mile order.
    • 9.3 miles – Sea Lane
    • 10.9 miles – Sea Lane

Baggage, General Enquiries, Lost numbers etc

We have baggage in place within the theatre at the front of the pier along the seafront, around 300 metres from the start. All are welcome to the Theatre with an ‘athlete only’ zone for runners. Please show race number on entry. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for any losses and advise that competitors do not leave valuables in their bags but use our secure envelope desk on the side of the baggage area. Please respect these venues and kindly keep them clean and tidy!

The Start: Mass Start 09.00. No pens, start where you feel comfortable.
Competitors should allow time for parking, warming up, toilet stop and lining up. Follow the instructions on the chip envelope for attaching it to your running shoe. Make sure that your race number is displayed vertically and not folded when finishing.

Pacing Groups by Xempo
There will pacemakers identified by flags with pacing times provided by Xempo Pacing. 1.30, 1.40. 1.50. 2.00. 2.10. 2.20 and 2.30.
Please pay attention to the pre-race instructions. This advice is for your own safety and that of other road users such as emergency services. Your chip will time you from the moment YOU cross the line not the gun time.

Spectators
Hot drinks and food will be available from Denton café adjacent to the Pier after the race. Salvation Army on W Buildings (just up the road from when they head North at 2.8 miles) see quick links map above and the Lido. Children’s activities will be available at the Salvation Army from 09.00

The Course
The course has been accurately measured and will be marked every mile with signs. The course is a flat one-lap course over closed roads. Runners run around 7 miles in the town, return near to the starting point then head west along the coastal road before turning and heading back towards the finish. The last 800m are along the seafront esplanade. All road crossings will be marshalled.
No dogs, accompanying vehicles or cycles are allowed on the course. We regret the course is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or pushchairs.

Sussex Sport Photography will be taking photographs of all runners on the course. Photographs will be available for purchase from www.sussexsportphotography.com

Water Stations, hydration
Water and SOS Rehydrate stations will be provided around 3.4, 7.2, 9.4 and 11 miles. SOS Rehydrate tables will be at the front of each water station with a sign saying ‘SOS HERE’. Public Toilets can be found at 9.3 miles and 10.9 miles at Sea Lane Café carpark. (Please be aware of oncoming runners). Please drop any cups/gel packs/bottles/rubbish etc. into our bins at the water stations or drop near our mile signs.

First Aid & Medical Conditions
Paramedics will provide medical support on the course if necessary and at the finish.
If you have a medical condition that will need consideration should you be taken ill, please write the details on the back of your number. If you feel unwell before the race, or have not been well for a few days prior to the event, please do not start; remember there is always another year and another race. We have a sweep car if required to bring you back to the finish outside of emergency first aid. Ask a marshal or traffic steward. Please DO NOT run under another persons’ number. It is essential the person running in the person registered on our system. If you pull out please report to the finish zone and tell the timing team and return your chip.

The Finish Area & Timing
Paramedics will provide medical support on the course if necessary and at the finish.
If you have a medical condition that will need consideration should you be taken ill, please write the details on the back of your number. If you feel unwell before the race, or have not been well for a few days prior to the event, please do not start; remember there is always another year and another race. We have a sweep car if required to bring you back to the finish outside of emergency first aid. Ask a marshal or traffic steward.  Please DO NOT run under another persons’ number. It is essential the person running be the person registered on our system and the first aid system.

Rules & Race Discipline
Runners who do not have a properly displayed number or are identified as running under the wrong name will be disqualified. The wearing of headphones is not recommended but allowed. Please use bone-conducting models. Please be aware we have several blind runners in the event and they require you to be able to hear them effectively with their guide runners.
The route runs on closed roads. Take care when overtaking and make way for faster runners. If you need to stop or walk please move to the side so as not to impede other runners. Instructions issued by traffic management, police or race marshals, who will be wearing fluorescent yellow bibs, MUST be obeyed. They will advise you of any hazards. Any athlete not complying with this rule is liable to disqualification. The Race Referee’s decision is final at all times.

Results & Prizes

  • First Male/Female: Suunto Sport GPS Watch, £150 The Run Company Voucher
  • Second Male/Female: Bobble Hat, £125 The Run Company Voucher
  • Third Male/Female: £100 The Run Company Voucher
  • Fourth Male/Female: £80 The Run Company Voucher
  • Fifth Male/Female: £70 The Run Company Voucher
  • M40, 50, 60/ W35, 45, 55: £40 The Run Company Voucher.
  • All competitors who finish the race will receive a Finishers’ medal.
  • Individual prizewinners will qualify for one prize only. Seniors results will be based on gun time. All other results will be based on chip-to-chip timing. Only senior prizes will be awarded on the day from the Pavilion Theatre. All age group prizes will be sent out following final result confirmation.  All results and information will be posted on the web site www.worthinghalf.co.uk