Q: Where does race start ?
A: Everglades Hotel, Prehen Rd, Derry on Sunday June 4th 2017 at 8:30am
Q: Will there be car parking at the start?
A: No, the road will also be closed all traffic from 7:30am so get out early. Official Race parking is at Foyleside East Carpark
Q: Where is race pack collection?
A: Foyleside Shopping Center on Friday 2nd June & Saturday 3rd June 10am - 6pm
Q: Are there buses to the start line?
A: Yes, from Foyleside East carpark from 6am. Victoria Rd will close between Craigavon Bridge and Newbuildings from 7:30am. Please do not attempt to drive out after this time as there will be no vehicular access. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Q: Is there a dry area to congregate at the start?
A: Yes we have secured the Grand Ballroom in the Everglades Hotel
Q: Will we be able to drop our bags at the start and collect at the finish?
A: Yes, you will be given a sticker with your race number that you need to stick on the kitbag provided for easy collection at the finish
Q: Where are the water stations?
A: Approx 3 miles, 6, miles, 9.5 miles, 14 miles, 18 miles, 21 miles, 23 miles and 25 miles. More will be supplied should we encounter severe heat on the day. Water will be provided in 330mm sports top bottles for ease of use.
Q: Are Energy Gels being provided?
A: Yes at 14 miles & 21 miles. These will be supplied approx ¼ of a mile before the water station to allow time for consumption before washing down with a few sips of water. This is the recommended method of use and strongly advised.
Q: Are energy drinks being supplied?
A: Yes at 17 and 22 miles.
Q: Are Pacemakers being used?
A: Yes, 3 hours, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00 and 4:30 will all be catered for on the day. They will be identified at the start by balloons as well as wearing High Vis yellow vests with their pace time on the back
Q: Is the course accurate & certified?
A: Yes, with be certified by Athletics NI by the Jones Counter method.
Q: Are timing chips being used?
A: Yes, Its contained in the BiB (number) so it is important not to alter your number - pin it securely to your vest FRONT.
Q: Do we receive a T-shirt?
A: Yes, all entrants will receive a technical SSE Walled City marathon T-shirt in their race pack.
Q: Will there be first aid out on the course?
A: Yes there will be 3 Ambulances as well as a doctors, a rapid response unit and 40 – 50 first aiders
Q: What will we receive when we finish?
A: All finishers will be presented with a bespoke Walled City Marathon Medal and a goodie bag containing a drink, fruit and a snack bar.
Q: Are bikes allowed on the course?
A: Absolutely not. Anyone attempting to cycle and hand out drinks on the course will be removed
Q: Are toilets available?
A: Yes, toilets are available in the Everglades Hotel at the start, we will also have portable toilets periodically on the course (approx every 5 miles) and at the finish