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Frequently Asked Questions - IVHM

What happens after I have registered for the race?

Soon after registering, you will receive an email from the organisers confirming your entry and welcoming you on board with a personalised link to log your runs. 

Will there be official race photographs?

Not this time around, but if you’d like to submit a photo when you upload your run, or share with us on social media we’d love to see them. If you submit a photo with your run we may use it on our website or in our social media posts.

Where and when must I display my race number?

You don’t need to wear a race number when you run – it’s just to help us with tracking.

What is the route?

You can choose your own route. On or off-road, flat or hilly, it’s up to you, just so long as it’s safe to run. 

Our one request is that you don’t run last year’s half marathon route. The roads are busy and it’s really not safe without full road closures.

How will my runs be measured?

If you would like to be eligible for a prize category please track your route using one of the popular tracking apps. When you submit your run you’ll be asked to provide a link to verify it on a run tracking platform. 

If you use Strava, you can join our running club.  

Is there a race time limit?

All runs completed between 12th July and 12th August 2020 can count.

Can I complete the distance in multiple runs?

Yes, if you’d like to submit multiple runs to cover the 13.1 miles that’s fine too, but you won’t be eligible for all of the prize categories.

How do I enter the race?

Sign up using our online registration form. It’s free!

How much does it cost to enter?

There is no charge for registering to run, but we would like all runners to help us reach our fundraising goals. You can find out the charity we are supporting, Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, and how to fundraise here.

How old do you have to be to enter/compete?

There is no age limit for participation. For under 18s it is the responsibility of a parent or guardian to ensure that the participant is safe during their runs. The organisers are not liable for the safety of runners whilst competing. 

Can I wear headphones?

It’s your run, of course you can! Please ensure you stay safe and aware of your surroundings at all time, but particularly close to traffic.

What about social distancing?

We ask that all runners participate with consideration for social distancing rules. As these change frequently it will be the responsibility of runners to keep up to date with current government guidance.

Is there any medical support?

We will not be providing medical support for the virtual half marathon. Runners (or parents/guardians of under 18s) are responsible for their own safety.

What charities will benefit from the race?

This year Ilkley & District Round Table have decided to support the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund with proceeds from this event. To find out more about the charity and how you can help towards our fund raising targets please visit the CHSF page.  

Who organises the race?

The Ilkley Half Marathon is organised by the Ilkley & District Round Table. Find out more here.

Are there any prizes?

There are prizes and trophies for the following categories:

  • Top 3 fundraising runners – based on total raised by those registered as sponsorship
    fundraisers (1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd winners)
  • Fastest runners – male adult, female adult and junior categories
  • Longest distance runners – male adult, female adult and junior categories

Additional categories and full details will be published shortly.

 

When and where can I get the results?

Results and leaderboards will be published on the website from 12th July. Final results will be announced promptly after the event finishes.

If you cannot find an answer to your question please contact us.