Race HQ & Number/Ticket Pickup
The Race HQ/Registration will be once again situated at the George Pub on Eton High Street in their Beer Garden. The race start for runners and boat embarkation for spectators is a 5 minute walk from the race HQ. (Please note boat Spectators board the boats on the opposite side of the river to the runners start line.
PLEASE AIM TO HAVE PICKED UP YOUR RACE NUMBER BEFORE 9AM (registration opens at 7:45am) OR YOU RISK MISSING THE START OF THE EVENT. SPECTATORS ON THE BOATS WILL NEED TO BE READY TO EMBARK ON THE BOATS BEFORE 9.30am AS THE BOATS NEED TO BOARD ALL PASSENGERS AND POSITION THEMSELVES TO START WELL BEFORE 9.45AM.
1 MILE FUN RUN RUNNERS PLEASE PICK UP YOUR RUNNING NUMBERS FROM THE BAGGAGE TENT NEAR TO THE START ON THE BROCAS FIELD.
PREPAID SPECTATOR BOAT PASSENGERS, HEAD DIRECTLY TO THE BOATS ON THE WINDSOR SIDE OF THE RIVER YOUR NAME WILL BE CHECKED OFF THE LIST AS YOU BOARD THE BOATS.
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE TEAS/COFFEES AND TASTY TREATS FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE BREW BOX BERKSHIRE SO PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS THEY WILL BE SERVING PRE AND POST THE RACE. WE WILL ALSO HAVE AN ICE CREAM VAN ON THE FIELD FOR ALL THE FAMILY.
AS EVER WE WILL HAVE OUR RUNFACE TENT ON THE START AND FINISH FIELD SELLING SOME GREAT TECHNICAL TEE SHIRTS FOR £10 EACH OR ANY 2 FOR £15. PLEASE DO BRING SOME CASH WITH YOU ON THE DAY AS THE BROCAS FIELDS ARE KNOWN FOR POOR CONNECTIVITY ISSUES AT TIMES.
AND OUR FRIENDS AT WINDSOR AND ETON BREWERY HAVE KINDLY AGREED TO DO SOME SPECIAL DRINKS OFFERS BACK AT THE GEORGE INN AFETR THE RACE SO COME AND FIND US ALL IN THERE AFTER THE RACE ENJOYING A DRINK OR TWO.
Please note, there is very limited free parking close to the race venue. Parking will be your responsibility. A detailed guide to Parking in Windsor and Eton can be found here (or via the Parkopedia website). We do not recommend trying to park on the Eton side of the river as the bridge between Eton and Windsor is pedestrian access only, and if the carparks are full, you will have a long Journey getting around to the Windsor Side. We recommend using the car park at the very bottom of Romney Lock road or alternatively the Windsor and Eton Riverside car park behind the train station (Romney Lock has some limited free parking on the day at the very bottom of the road for approx 150 cars on a first come first served basis. please car share where possible). The castle and river street car parks are the closest to the spectator Boat access/launch, but are not long stay and will have a higher cost. We recommend you plan your journey/parking well in advance and take into account the location of the Race HQ, Race Start and Boat Access for spectators, as these are either side of the river (Runners will start on the Eton side of the river, whereas boat spectators will need to be on the Windsor side of the river. There is a pedestrian bridge to take you between Eton and Windsor)
The first train in from London Waterloo leaves at 06:44am and arrives at Windsor and Eton Riverside station at 0747 with another arriving at 0847. The station is 5-10 minutes walk from the race HQ and from the Boats. There are some planned engineering works on the weekend of Beat the Boat ***Please consult the train timetable nearer the time as we cant be liable for changes to schedules or anything such as rail workers going on strike ***
We politely and firmly request headphones are not worn (as per the terms and conditions you agreed to). You will need to hear our marshals and our marshals will need to know you have heard them. In the same way that DQs may be given for ignoring or being abusive to Marshals, this goes the same for wearing headphones. The health and safety of runners, and the general public takes priority. The T&C of your entry also stipulate that we firmly request headphones aren't to be worn.
Prize giving will be done as soon after the event as possible. We'll have a dedicated winners team working at the finish line to identify age group and overall winners and to make them aware of their win. Prize giving will take place at the start/finish area at approx 11am. Prizes will be awarded for the first 3 male and female runners and the first male and female runners of the V40, V50 and V60+ categories. The Team prize will be awarded for the first team to get 2 men and 2 women over the finish line (To qualify as a team, the team or club indicated on your entry must match and you must be wearing matching club or team kit)
Please DO NOT use the toilets at the George Pub where race registration is. There will be plenty of toilets provided at the start/finish area but as often happens at races, you may find there is a queue for these. Windsor also has several Public Toilets near to the various car parks you may use on the day. The Victoria street multi-storey, river street and home park car park on Romney Lock Road all have public toilets in or near them. We recommend using these on your way to the Race HQ as this will save you time. As we need to start promptly, the start of the race will not be delayed because of toilet queues.
There will be a bag drop facility at the Start/Finish area, please note that any bags are left at owners risk