The British Airways Run Gatwick International Half Marathon, 5K, Corporate 5K and Family Run will take place on Sunday 13th May 2018. All races start and finish in Southgate Park, Crawley RH10 6HG
Staggered Start Times
INTERNATIONAL HALF MARATHON: STARTS 9.00 AM
5K / CORPORATE 5K: STARTS 9.25 AM
FAMILY RUN: STAGGERED RACES FROM 12.30 PM ONWARDS
Please arrive by 8am to ensure you have time to put your belongings in the bag drop marquee, use the toilets and familiarise yourself with the Event Village and the start line. Breakfast, tea, coffee and other refreshments will be available at the Event Village from 7.30am.
PRE-EVENT WARM UP
There will be a warm-up for all runners. Runners will be encouraged to group on the grass area in front of the start to take part. The start funnel is accessible from this area.
The bag drop will be open from 7:30am until 2:00pm in the event village. All runners can deposit one bag on the day free of charge, and bags can be collected after the race upon presentation of your race number.
TOILETS & CHANGING FACILITIES
There will be ample toilet facilities in the event village in Southgate Park and along the route. There will be no changing facilities so please arrive ready to run.
HALF MARATHON PACERS
We will be providing experienced pacers for the half marathon targeting the following times:
- Sub 1 hour 30 minutes - to be found in the white start pen
- Sub 1 hour 40 minutes - to be found in the white start pen
- Sub 1 hour 50 minutes - to be found in the blue start pen
- Sub 2 hours - to be found in the purple start pen
- Sub 2 hours 10 minutes - to be found it the orange start pen
- Sub 2 hours 20 minutes - to be found in the orange start pen
Our exciting Event Village will provide a place for runners to relax post race, enjoy a massage, liaise with the event sponsors, partners and charities. Whether you need refueling after your half marathon or 5k, or are simply coming to soak up the exciting festival atmosphere, you can also indulge in our delicious gourmet food village.
BRITISH AIRWAYS BASE CAMP
Nestled in the midst of the Event Village will be the British Airways tent, a huge dome shaped Base Camp, filled with fun activities for every age. Runners and spectators can relax in the beach inspired area and celebrate their success on the winners podium, where BA crew will be there to capture the happy moment. All runners in possession of a medal will be able to try their luck and take part in an exciting competition, with a chance to win some awesome prizes! There will also be lots of fun and games for kids and adults alike, where they can decorate medals, take part in the paper plane flight school or test their flying skills on the British Airways IR in-flight game. We hope you enjoy it!
ACCESS AND PARKING
Whilst the public car park at Southgate Park will be closed to the general public, there will be limited parking available for Blue Badge holders as this is located very close to the start and finish area, availability will be on a first-come first-served basis. There will be no charge for parking for Blue Badge holders and you do not need to book in advance - just show the car park marshals your Blue Badge when you arrive. There are various other car parks located around Crawley with disabled bays.
Southgate Park will have adequate disabled toilet facilities.
FIRST AID / MEDICAL PROVISION
There will be a strong presence from our medical providers at various points along both routes and in Southgate Park near the Start / Finish. If at any time during the race you feel unable to continue, please stop, rest and locate the nearest marshal.
Medical teams will be on hand around the course as well as at the start and finish areas. The medical tent will be situated near the finish line and run-off area.
It is vital that you ensure the medical information on the back of your runner number has been completed. It is your responsibility to inform the organisers if you have any special medical conditions.
It is our intention wherever possible to keep the roads open to minimise inconvenience and disruption for local residents and businesses. A number of small part-road and junction closures will apply for short periods on a rolling basis. This means that the section of road or junction will be re-opened immediately after the last runner passes through to allow free flow of traffic.
Please click on the map below for more detailed road closure timings.
RACE TIME LIMIT
Our marshals will be stood down from midday, however all runners are encouraged to continue running, every finisher will be chip timed. Any runner still on route after midday will be given the option of a lift to the finish line if they're struggling to complete the distance.
RESULTS, WINNERS AND PRIZES
Your official chip time will be sent to you by SMS as soon as you finish. Results are available on a printed ticket at our results booth in Southgate Park and will be published on the results page of our website shortly after the race.
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st place male and female runners in the Half Marathon, and the 5K, Corporate 5K, along with team prizes