Canalathlon FAQ

When do I get my race number?
What time do I need to arrive on race day? 
For registration and race starts details go here “Timings & Transport very important”

Is there a minimum age to participate?
Yes, you have to be over 20 to participate.

Can I enter on the day? 
No entries on the day, this event takes a lot of planning to keep runners safe. We need to know who is taking part well in advance of race day.

Can I have a refund if I withdraw? 
There is a cut off date for a partial refund, please go here “Rules for withdrawals” to check if you qualify.

Can I park anywhere? 
* There are plenty of places to park your car in the centre, not all cost a great deal. For instance, located at the side of the MEN area for £3 for all day.
* 1000+ spaces Boddingtons, 53 Great Ducie Street, Manchester M3 1PU
* There is NCP car park on Port Street, Dean Street, Manchester, M1 2EG for £4.50 for 24 hours

Sowerby Bridge
* 82 spaces, Sowerby Bridge, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2AF
* Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club (Turntable Works, Walton Street, Sowerby Bridge HX6 1AN)

Is it compulsory to carry kit?
Yes. No kit, no run. Anybody found to be running without the correct kit will be disqualified, removed from the results and no refund given.

I like to run with headphones, can I race with them?
On 1st April 2016 UK:Athletics banned the use of headphones in all road races with any length of open single carriage roads and in any race in which the race directors have identified hazards. We have taken the decision to ban headphones of any type from all races. We believe athletes need to be able to hear instructions and warnings from marshals, other athletes and members of the public. Any athlete ignoring the no headphone rule will be disqualified and removed from the results with no refund.

When will results be published?
Provisional results will be online usually within seconds of the runners crossing the line (via our “live timing”), where a mobile phone signal is present. Please note these results are provisional and will not be sent to 3rd party websites until the relevant checks have been made.