COURSE MAPS


If you have any questions regarding any of our courses please don't hesitate to contact us via email at support@the401challenge.co.uk.

COURSE TERRAIN


All of our courses are either on pavements, hard cycle paths or coastal paths. Please be aware that the weather will affect some of these terrains so come prepared for a bit of mud.

The courses are undulating in places, if you have any question please email us at support@the401challenge.co.uk and we will be more than happy to answer any queries or concerns you may have.

CHIP TIMING


All our races with the exception of our 1 Mile and 500m races are chip timed.

Your bib number will include a chip that will automatically calculate your time and will be available for you to see via our 'Results' section within 24 hours of your race ending. This will include your 'Gun Time' and 'Chip Time'.

If you have any issues with your time or believe it is incorrect, please contact us via email at support@the401challenge.co.uk, quote your bib number so we can identify you and we will look into it for you.

MILE MARKERS


We include mile markers on all of our courses

PACE RUNNERS


We do not have this facility, however, feel free to pace each other.

MEDICAL SUPPORT


St Johns Ambulance will be on hand both in the Event Village and on our courses to support with any medical emergencies that arise during your race.

Information you provide during registration, along with details you enter on your bib number prior to the start of each race will be used by St Johns Ambulance when treating you, so please make sure this is accurate.

If you see a fellow runner that needs help or you yourself are in distress, please make the nearest marshall aware so we can get our medical team dispatched as quickly as possible.

WATER STATIONS


Each route with the exception of our 500m and 1 Mile races will have either 1 or a number of water stations included throughout the course.

We automatically provide you with a reusable cup that you can use during the race, simply fill these up at any of our water stations.

There will be water available in the finishing funnel area as well. Stay hydrated and if you want to bring your own water bottle or hydration pack, please feel free.

TOILET FACILITIES


There are no official toilet facilities on any of our courses.

All toilets can be found in the events village. if at any time you come across a dirty toilet or see that anything within the toilet has run out, please make one of the volunteers aware at the 'Information Tent' situated in the Event Village and we will ensure it is cleaned straight away.

HEADPHONES


Headphones are NOT allowed in our Portishead races due to the terrain and location to roads.

We do however allow bone conductor earphones, which are much safer.

GUIDE RUNNERS


We welcome all abilities when it comes to our races. With blind runners specifically, we offer a free place to any guide runner required.

Please contact us via email at support@the401challenge.co.uk ahead of booking, we can provide a FREE code and your guide runner will get a medal and race pack as well.

WHEELCHAIRS


Our 500m and 1-mile courses are suitable for wheelchair users, unfortunately, none of our other course allow for access. Please contact us via email at support@the401challenge.co.uk ahead of booking your ticket, as we may be able to accommodate with the 5km, but definitely can't for the 10km and Half Marathon course.

In some cases, assistance may be required.

BIKES


We regret to inform you that bikes are unable to accompany you during your race, this is for the safety of other runners.

PETS


Unfortunately, we do not allow pets to take part in our races unless they are disability requirement

PHOTOGRAPHS


Unfortunately, we do not offer official race photography at this event yet.

There will be an event photographer capturing images throughout the event village and sometimes on the course, these will be used to market our event over the coming years. if you wish to not be featured then please make yourself known to our photographer, who will take your bib number and details to ensure you aren't included in any of our photography.