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Bacchus Wine Half Marathon &10KM
September 10 All day
Date: Sunday 10th September 2023
Set in stunning surroundings of the North Downs, Bacchus has rapidly become one of the must-do events on the UK running calendar. Most of the field turns out in fancy dress, and bands and other musical entertainment are around the course. Still, the drinks stations on the route separate Bacchus from other running races and epitomizes the event’s spirit.
You will have the chance to sample six fabulous award-winning English wines at five drinks stations along the course (you visit one station twice, going out and coming back) with food and soft drinks to accompany them. If you are running 10K, you’ll visit two of the wine stations. More food, drink, and music are waiting for you at the finish at the post-race hog roast, where the party carries on long into the evening.
Unfortunately, there will be no Marathon in 2023. As numbers in the full Marathon distance start to dwindle we felt we could no longer fully support the marathon runners without compromising the Half Marathon or 10K.
There will be eleven start waves, the first seven for the Half Marathon runners starting at 9:30 am. Subsequent waves will be set off in 10-minute intervals. There will be three 10K start waves starting at 10:40 am. You will need to pre-select your wave to be sure of starting with your friends. The children’s fun run has one start wave at 11:05 am.
09:30am 400 HALF MARATHON RUNNERS
09:40am 400 HALF MARATHON RUNNERS
09:50am 400 HALF MARATHON RUNNERS
10:00am 400 HALF MARATHON RUNNERS
10:10am 400 HALF MARATHON RUNNERS
10:20am 400 HALF MARATHON RUNNERS
10:30am 400 HALF MARATHON RUNNERS
10:40am 10K RUNNERS
10:50am 10K RUNNERS
11:00am 10K RUNNERS
11:05am FUN RUN
For 2023, as well as ample toilets in the car park and behind the main building at the start/finish area, we will have portable toilets on the route at two different locations.
A secure baggage area is behind the main marquee to the right of Denbies’ main building. You will be asked to approach the start by walking through the marquee and will therefore pass the baggage area on your way to the start. After finishing, reverse your direction and pass the baggage again before entering the marquee, which hosts the post-race hog roast.
There will be bands or musical entertainment at each of the drinks stations and at other sections of the course. A DJ will also be playing at The Hog Roast in the finish area.
As we are not running on any public highways (although there is one road to cross in two places), we allow headphones to be used. Still, it is your responsibility to make sure you listen to any instructions from marshals, and you wear headphones entirely at your own risk.