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FAQs

Please see below a list of Frequently Asked Questions in regard to the Bournemouth Bay Run.

FAQ's

When is it?

Sunday 28th March 2021

If I entered the 2020/ 2021 Health-on-Line Bournemouth Bay Run can I get a refund?

Yes you can, please email bay.run@bcpcouncil.gov.uk with your name, race distance and email address.

How do I enter the virtual competition?

Despite us not being able to gather together and run along our beautiful coastline, we still want to keep the community spirit alive.  So this year we are encouraging all runners to raise money for the BHF, run their race distance and submit their times regardless of where they are.  Times will be collated, we’ll have a leader board and everyone who takes part will have the chance to win one of two Garmin watches. What’s more if you raise £60 for BHF’s 60th Birthday you will receive a free BHF running t-shirt. Just run your distance between now and 28th March 2021 and enter your race time on  our online form

 

Good luck to everyone running and supporting our different Bay Run this year, we really do look forward to welcoming you all back to the AXA Health Bournemouth Bay Run in 2022. #BBR

When will I get my refund?

After the organisers have acknowledged your request for a refund, this will be made within
7 – 10 working days.

Can I defer my 2021 race place?

Unless you request a refund your place will automatically be deferred to the 2022 race date, Sunday 3rd March 2022

How much does it cost to enter the Bay Run?

1KM Kids Fun Run: £5 Pre-Reg, £6 OTD

 

5KM Chip Timed: £8 Pre-Reg, £10 OTD

 

10KM Chip Timed: £18 Pre-Reg

 

Half-Marathon Chip Timed: £24 Pre-Reg

Where can I sign-up?

Please see our event sign-up page: https://app.realbuzzregistrations.com/events/bournemouth-borough-council/bay-run-2020/login/?

Where does it take place?

All races start from around Pier Approach area, different race routes sent out to all participants in the race packs. Route maps are available by email on request

What time does my race start?

Half Marathon: 10am

10K: 9.15am

5K: 12.15pm

1K: 9.25am

Where are the race routes?

All races start from around Pier Approach area, different race routes sent out to all participants in the race packs. Route maps are available by email on request

Can children run?

As recommended by UKA is a minimum age on each race, bar the 1K which any age can run

Half Marathon: 17 years

10K: 15 years

5K: 11 years

Can I wear fancy dress?

Yes, you can wear fancy dress on any races, there is no theme this year so be creative!

Can I race for charity?

Yes, we’ve partnered with the British Heart Foundation, to help beat heartbreak forever. Join the BHF team to raise funds for life-saving research. You’ll also get top training advice, support on the day and a BHF running top. Find out more at bhf.orf.uk/bayrun or contact BHF at heartrunners@bhf.org.uk or 0300 222 5719

Will there be toilets/changing rooms by the start line?

There are public toilets near Pier Approach and in the Lower Gardens. Due to a limitation on changing facilities, we advise runners to change before arrival in Bournemouth.

Is there a warm up?

There will be a warm-up before the start of each race.

Is there a bag drop?

Bag storage will be provided in a marquee on the seafront. To collect your baggage, you will need to have your race number.

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