Our Frequently Asked Questions

I’m registered for this event – How will I get my race number and timing chip?

 

You will receive your race number with integrated timing chip before the day of the event. This will be mailed to you approximately 10 days prior to the event and sent via post to the postal address you provided in the booking system.  If your race number has not arrived 5 days before the run, please let us know by email

Note:  if you booked after 31st March 2024, your race number will not be mailed to you and you will need to collect it from our registration desk in Beacon Park on the day.

My postal address has changed. How do I update my booking details?

You can change your address by sending an email to events@seventeen43.co.uk.  Any change of address needs to be completed by 28th February. 

Where and when will I receive my goody bag, t-shirt and medal?

In Tamworth Castle Grounds after you have finished the race.

To which charities do the proceeds from this event go?

 

Local charities in Lichfield and Tamworth selected by each of the 4 Rotary Clubs in Lichfield and Tamworth.

For example, the following charities have been supported as a result of money raised in previous C2C events:

  • Local food banks
  • Donna Louise Trust
  • Midlands Air Ambulance
  • Macmillan Nurses
  • Pathway Project
  • Lichfield Police Cadets
  • Local Sea Cadets
  • Kids Out
  • Talking Newspaper
  • Riding for the Disabled
  • St Giles Hospice
  • Stan Bowley Trust
  • Tamworth Have a Heart
  • Tamworth Samaritans
  • Young Carers
How do I get my race finish time?

The timing chip in your Race Number will activate when you pass through the Starting Arch and record your individual time when you pass through the Finish Arch.

Your Race Time will be available on-line. 

Is there a race clock at the finish?

Yes, there will be a race clock at the finish line in Tamworth Castle Grounds.  Please refer to above where you’ll be able to find your times.

What time do I need to arrive in Beacon Park?

The start will be 8.30am. 

Please remember to bring your race number with integrated timing chip with you as this is essential to participating in the event – this is posted to you prior to the event (unless you booked after 31st March 2024, in which case you will collect your race number from our registration desk in Beacon Park on the day).

As the race is linear is there transport laid on either at the start or the end?

Beacon Park in Lichfield to allow runners with the option of parking in Tamworth. Booking for this coach service is additional and should be made in advance via the booking system before 31st March 2024.

For those who have booked a place on the coach, coaches will depart from The Jolly Sailor coach and car park in Tamworth B78 3JJ from 07:20 to 07:40 hrs and depart as each coach reaches capacity.  Coaches will not be held or delayed; this is in order all participants arrive to the start in Beacon Park Lichfield in time for the start at 08:30 hrs.

If you are booked on the coach transport, you will have a coach symbol on your runner number.  Please show your runner number to board the coach.

Where can I park near the finish in Tamworth?

 

Click Here to download a map of car parks in Tamworth town centre. It is free to use the Tamworth Borough Council car parks on a Sunday (except for the NCP one).

Note that the Jolly Sailor coach and car park is being renovated and is therefore only available for coaches to use.

Also, there will be road closures in Tamworth that will potentially affect departure from the Holloway car park next to The Castle, till after 12.30pm.  We recommend that you don’t use this car park.

 

Where can I park near the start in Lichfield?

Follow the link below to see the location of car parks in Lichfield City Centre.  Some of the car parks are free of charge on a Sunday. The Shaw Lane car park may be closed. Please be aware that we are not providing transport back to Lichfield at the end of the race

Click here to view the latest information on the location of Licfield City Centre Parking.

Do you offer a baggage shuttle service to take kit etc. from the start to the finish?

Yes.  There will be a Bag Drop at the Start in Beacon Park.

Once the run is completed, bags will be collected at the finishing area in Tamworth Castle Grounds.  Run Numbers must be worn to facilitate appropriate identification of each bag so that it can be returned to the appropriate runner.

Is the run affiliated with UK athletics?

No, but we will keep under review for future years.

What’s included in my race entry?
  • Race number and timing chip
  • Bag Drop (transport of your bag from Beacon Park to Tamworth Castle Grounds)
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Goodie bag on completion
  • Water along the route
  • Snack and water at the end of the race
  • And, of course, a fantastic medal! 
Where does the route take us?

This is a multi-terrain event which uses the roads, paths, tracks and canal towpaths to take a varied route between Lichfield and Tamworth. We start off in Beacon Park and through the City Centre before leaving Lichfield by going down Darnford Lane. We then take the local paths around Whittington. We work our way round Hopwas Woods and onto the canal until we reach Hopwas village. There is a short section on the roads before we enter Wiggington Park in Tamworth. The final section of the race takes us through the streets and into Tamworth Castle Grounds. A map of the course is available on the C2C website www.c2crun.co.uk 

What type of running shoes do I need to wear?

Although the run uses paths not just pavements, the route sticks to well used paths and ordinary road running trainers can be worn.

Is there water provided along the route?

There are 3 Water Stations along the route:

  1. Darnford Lane about half-way between the Darnford Moors Golf Club and Whittington village (3 miles)
  2. Near Hopwas School (6 miles)
  3. Wiggington Park (9 miles)

and one at the finish in Tamworth Castle Grounds. There are signs to inform the distance to next Water Station.  (100 yards to the Water Station).

Are there any distance markers?

Yes.  Distance markers are placed every mile indicating the distance so far completed.

What is the minimum age to enter the run?

For the main event, the minimum age to enter is 14 although 14-16 year olds must run with an adult.

Will I be able to enter on the day?

There will be entries allowed on the day at an increased cost to enter, if the event has not sold out before the day.

My confirmation email didn’t arrive, what now?

It should come through within 1 hour of completing registration, if not give it 24 hours and check again. Also check your junk mail. Failing that you contact us via the following email address – events@seventeen43.co.uk.

When will I get my race t-shirt and medal?

As the race is linear, you will be able to collect your t-shirt and medal in Tamworth Castle Grounds after you have finished the race

Can I take photos and videos?

Yes, providing spectators keep off the course and that the photos/videos are for personal use only and not for commercial use.

We have arranged a professional event photographer and photos will be available to download at agreed cost to be confirmed.

Can I give my place to someone else?

No, for health and safety reasons and insurance purposes it is strictly forbidden to give your place to anyone else. We need to know exactly who is taking part in our events. Any person found to be taking part that has not registered will be disqualified and banned from any future events, as will you.

Transfers can be made through emailing – events@seventeen43.co.uk.  Transfer applications are accepted until 31st March 2024.

What if I get injured during the race?

There will be qualified first aiders and emergency response teams along the route on race day. Alert a marshal and they will ensure you receive the necessary attention and treatment.

Can I get a refund?

We don’t offer refunds however you can transfer your place to another runner.  We can only accept transfer applications until 31st March 2024.  Alternatively you can defer your place to next year up to 31st March 2025. To apply for a deferral please email events@seventeen43.co.uk before end of 31st March 2024 with your name and reason for deferral.