At a glance:Start time - 09:30Entry limit - 500Entry fees - £37.00 affiliated £39.00 unaffiliatedIconic Oakley 20 hoodie race memento to all finishersIncorporating Bedfordshire AAA County ChampionshipAge group and team awardsCourse records: Male - Matthew Janes 1:48:10 2009Female - Philippa Taylor 2:07:49 2011Chip timing start to finishSecure baggageTime limit - 4 ½ hoursCourse measurement certificate no. 22/410Showers and changing facilitiesHot & cold refreshmentsSports Hall Race HQ that can accommodate all runnersMedical provision
The course:A measured, undulating, rural country road course around the villages to the north of Bedford. Unsuitable for wheelchair athletes. 4 ½ hour time limit. Course map. Course profile.Course marshals:The course will be marshalled by Bedford Harriers volunteers, who are renown for high energy support to all runners.Marshals will move around the course based on runners pace at not less than 13 ½ minutes per mile. The sweep vehicle also travels at a pace of 13 ½ minutes per mile and any entrants running at less than 13 ½ minutes per mile will be politely requested to withdraw and be transported back to the race headquarters.Water stations:Located at 2.75, 6.5, 8.75, 11.5, 12.5*, 14.5, 16.5 and 18.5 miles. *The water station at 12.5 miles will have both SIS Go (Lemon & Lime) Electrolye drink and water. The SIS drink will be offered first followed by water.Facilities:Course maps, toilets, changing, hot showers, hot & cold drinks and snacks, secure baggage storage, and pre & post race massage will all be available at the race headquarters. Baggage storage is at owner's risk.Toilets:Ample flushing portable cabins will be situated at the front of the race headquarters. There are also a small number of toilet cubicles in the changing rooms in the race headquarters. There are toilet facilities at 12.5 miles on the course, directly outside the race headquarters; there are no toilet facilities at the car park in Highfield Road.Race Memento:
Bedford Harriers AC
Promoted and organised by Bedford Harriers AC, a not-for-profit volunteer organisation
The Oakley 20 hoodie will be available to finishers only and will be available for collection from the race headquarters after the completion of the race. You will need your race number to collect your hoodie. When you register for the race, you will be asked to select the size of hoodie you require. When you collect your hoodie, you will be given the hoodie of the size you chose at registration only. No dialogue will be entered into on the subject. If you decide you require another size hoodie, neither the Oakley 20 organisers or Bedford Harriers are able to source another size. For registrations after 6th March 2023 it will not be possible to select the desired size of hoodie.We will have a selection of the iconic hoodie sizes available and do our utmost to accommodate all finishers with the appropriate size.