Frequently Asked Questions

British Airways Run Gatwick

When & Where

It’s all happening on Sunday 8th May 2022 – don’t miss out!

9:00am, with a series of staggered starts broken down based on runners’ target times.

9:30am for a mass start.

9:55 am for a mass start

The Family Run starts at 12:45pm for a series of staggered starts.

Gatwick Aviation Museum, Vallance By Ways, Lowfield Heath Rd, Charlwood, Gatwick RH6 0BT

Entering The Event

£38 – Plus Booking Fee

£24* Plus Booking Fee

£35* Plus Booking Fee

Half Marathon entrants must be 17 years or older on race day.

5k entrants must be 11 years or older on race day.

10k entrants must be 15 year or older on race day.

Family Run entrants must be 4 years or older on race day.

You will receive a confirmation email. You can also login into your account to review your booking.  Your details can be edited should you need to revise your postal address, email or contact number.

To be confirmed soon.

To be confirmed soon.

If for whatever reason (injury, sickness, diary clash etc) please note the following:

As with the vast majority of races, we unfortunately cannot offer refunds.

On the 1st December 2021, new terms and conditions came into effect offering the option on registration to insure your booking for a small additional fee.

If your booking was made before December 2021, we will be able to facilitate a deferral only to our 2023 event, contact us at info@runseries.co.uk

If you selected refundable terms with your booking, and you are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances you may be entitled to a full refund. You will need your reference number from your confirmation email and you can apply for your refund using the form here https://form.refundable.me/forms/refund

If you chose NOT to purchase the booking insurance and you registered after December 2021, please do not ask us for a deferral or refund as we will not be able to facilitate this.

Yes to transfer your place to another runner, log into your account and click the yellow button – Transfer to a friend.

Subject to availability you can change your race distance by logging into your account https://runseries.clubtrac.co.uk/users/login

Please note if you are upgrading distance you will be charged the increase in the fee.

These changes to your registration can be made easily by logging into your account here: https://runseries.clubtrac.co.uk/users/login

No, it is not compulsory – it is entirely up to you.

Race Route

The Half Marathon is a spectacular single lap route on fully closed roads showcasing the beautiful West Sussex and Surrey countryside around Gatwick Airport.

The all new 10k is a fully closed, fast and flat route taking in the beautiful
Surrey and Sussex countryside as well as running under the flight path of Gatwick Airport. A
truly unique 10k experience!

The Gatwick 5k Run is a fully closed, fast and flat route taking in the beautiful Surrey and Sussex countryside. Winner of the gold award for ‘The Best Regional 5k (South East)’ and the silver award for ‘The Best 5k National’ at the 2019 National Running Awards this an event you don’t want to miss! 

The Gatwick Family Run is a fantastic opportunity to get kids excited about running in a big event on a closed road. Children aged 4 and up can take on an exciting 1 mile route on a traffic free closed road including the exhilarating Gatwick Airports runway final approach!

This race is run under UK Athletics rules, under these rules there will be mile markers and marshals throughout the course.  The route has been accurately measured and certified by the Association of UK Course Measurers.

Yes, there will be mile markers on the Half Marathon and kilometre markers on the 5k & 10k Run. 

Yes, in addition to medical teams at the Gatwick Aviation Museum at the start/finish and at water stations there will also be a strong presence from our medical providers at various points along both the Half Marathon 10k & 5k Run routes.

There is no time limit to complete the race and have your finish time recorded. However, please note that three hours after the start of the Half Marathon the roads will begin to re-open and our marshals will no longer be present on the route. Once the roads re-open participants will have to walk or run on the pavements so please be careful of pedestrians.  Any participant still on route after the 3 hour cut off will be given the option of a ride back to the finish if they’re unable to complete the distance.

Yes, all runners will be timed. Your timing chip will be fixed to the back of your running number which needs to be securely attached to the front of your running top. Please note any runners without a timing chip will not be officially timed or included in the results summary post race. 

Your timing chip will be automatically read as you cross the start and finish line, your time will be sent to you via text message after the event and will also be listed on the results page of our website.

If you choose to wear headphones you should always be fully aware of your surroundings, able to overtake – and be overtaken safely, and to take instructions from marshals. 

Yes, race pushchairs are allowed, but please be careful and considerate of other runners.

On The Day Facilities

Our host and official charity partner Gatwick Aviation Museum will be offering onsite parking pre bookable through their website. All parking proceeds will go directly to the museum to continue the great work they do in the community, providing opportunities for young people and driving educational learning for children.

Pre bookable parking will open mid March 2022 and all registered runners will be sent a link to prebook a place on this date.

We strongly recommend you read carefully the pre event information and timings and allow yourself plenty of time to park, make your way over to the village, warm-up and get to the start line.

With event road closures in place we advise that you allow plenty of time for your journey and check your available route.

Race photos will be available approximately 24 hours after the race on our gallery page.

Race results will be available straight after you finish – if you have registered with a valid UK mobile phone, you will receive a text message upon finishing with your results. Post event all results will be available on our website.

Yes. The Food Village will offer a huge selection of delicious food for runners and spectators with some vendors serving breakfast from 8am. 

Yes, there will be adequate toilet facilities in the Event Village and at water stations along the route.

No, there will be no changing or showering facilities so please arrive ready to run.

Yes, there will be a bag storage area in the event village (near to the Start/Finish area), look out for the signage when you arrive. The bag-drop will be open from 7:30am until 14.00pm. Bags can be collected after the race upon presentation of your race number. Whilst the area will be attended by race volunteers, all items are left at your own risk, so please do not bring any valuables with you.

Access Information

Our host and official charity partner Gatwick Aviation Museum will be offering onsite parking pre bookable through their website. All parking proceeds will go directly to the museum to continue the great work they do in the community, providing opportunities for young people and driving educational learning for children.

Pre bookable parking will open mid March 2022 and all registered runners will be sent a link to prebook a place if they wish.

We strongly recommend you read carefully the pre event information and timings and allow yourself plenty of time to park, make your way over to the village, warm-up and get to the start line.

With event road closures in place we advise that you allow plenty of time for your journey and check your available route.

 

Gatwick Aviation Museum will have adequate disabled toilet facilities.

This is not a wheelchair race in itself, but we welcome wheelchair and other disabled athletes to take part in the race. If you have a disability, please contact us in advance so we can understand your needs and help accommodate safe participation.

Anything Else?

Both races rely heavily on a large number of volunteers (our RaceCrew as we like to call them) acting as marshals out on the course, giving out water and medals to name but a few jobs. If you’re not running it’s a great way to get involved. Please take a look at our volunteers page to find out how you can get involved.

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Having done many races I found this one to be was very well organised. I would recommend to anyone. I especially liked the way you had to walk away from the finish line to get goody bag as it stopped the normal chaos of people crowds at the end. First class!
Great organised event. All the marshalls were friendly and supportive no matter where you were in the race. Event village was fab and a great place for spectators
Absolutely an amazing event. Nice view, cheering from plane on runway and many more exciting stuff. Better value, an amazing course and glory of having an outstanding medal.
Very well organized race. Marshalls very supportive. Flat course. Potential for PB. Great spirits. Great after race party/picnic. Loved the medal and the technnical t-shirt 🙂
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Coronavirus Update

We are sure you are all wondering if British Airways Run Gatwick scheduled to take place in just 8 weeks time is still going ahead. In light of the fast moving developments around COVID-19, regretfully we have taken the decision this weekend to postpone the event. Whilst we are extremely disappointed for us and all of you who have been training, our first priority is always to protect the health and well-being of our runners, volunteers, partners and the wider community and this is coupled with the need to not put additional pressure on our local and emergency services.

Our new date for the event will be Sunday 18th October and we absolutely intend to deliver the full British Airways Run Gatwick experience for everyone but as you can appreciate, the next few months are uncertain and therefore we will keep you updated regularly.

We are also aware that many other running events are also postponing to the Autumn period and British Airways Run Gatwick may clash with them and we know that many of you will have to choose between us and other great events. There’s nothing we can say other than we really hope you will still join us. Your entry will automatically be carried over to the new date so there is no action for you to take.

We know you may have some questions particularly around deferrals and transfers, so please bear with us over the coming days as we want to ensure a streamlined and consistent response to you all. Updates will be emailed directly and posted on the Run Gatwick website and our social media channels. Please could we ask you to wait for those updates rather than emailing or asking for updates via social media, this will really help our small team in these difficult circumstances.

Our running and local community are incredibly supportive and we’d like to thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and continued support whilst we work on new plans to deliver a fantastic event experience for everyone in October.

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