St Edmunds 100

Race Walking

5 Aug 2017

It is with great pleasure that "Positive Steps" are hosting the prestigious 94th Centurion race in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and National 24 hour Race Walking Association (RWA) Championship. It will also incorporate races at the intermediate distances of 20 and 50 miles.

Race Walking is a progression of steps so taken that the walker makes contact with the ground so that no visible (to the human eye) loss of contact occurs.  All races will be held under Category ‘B’ rules and walkers must maintain contact with the ground in order to satisfy the judges.

Walkers who successfully complete 100 miles in 24 hours will be eligible to become Centurions and will be allocated their own unique Centurion number to recognise their achievement.

Distance: 100 Miles and 50 Miles, 20 Miles

Suitable for: Race walkers and anyone - who wants to have a go!

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal

Places available: 100 miles - 70, 50 miles - 40, 20 miles - 40

Event Details

Start time: 100 miles - 12 noon Saturday, 50 miles - 4:00 pm, 20 miles - 4:00 pm

Race numbers: To be collected on the day

First aid: First-aiders will be present at the start/finish and along the course. If you develop medical problems, please alert the nearest marshal and prompt assistance will be provided. Participants are required to provide their own first aid materials for blisters.

Contact: Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016

Course Details

Start location

Moreton Hall Estate
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Finish location

Moreton Hall Estate
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The event will be held around the Moreton Hall estate on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds using the network of cycle paths that criss-cross the estate. It is just off the A14 and so easily accessible by car. For those using public transport there is a bus from the railway station to the Moreton Hall estate. The 2 mile loop is on cycleways and pavement with good surfaces.

Race Rules

Minimum age: 20 years old

No person (except a blind runner’s attendant) may accompany a competitor at any point on the course.

Qualifying events  Entrants are advised to ensure they train sufficiently to ensure they are physically fit enough to participate.

Race Numbers A walker other than yourself must not use your race number. It must not be cut, folded or mutilated in any way and must be fastened securely to the front of your vest or top. Please fill in the personal information required on the reverse side including relevant medical information and contact numbers to aid race staff in the event of an emergency. 

Registration All participants are required to present themselves at the registration desk to collect their Race Programme and Race Number.

100 miles and 50 miles: registration opens 10:00am on Saturday 5th August. 20 miles:  registration opens 07:30am Sunday 6th August. 

There will be a briefing for each race 15 minutes before the start.