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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What facilities and provisions will there be for runners on the day?
  • A: All runners will receive a 'finisher bag' containing a medal & finisher t-shirt. Supplies of bottled water will be available before and after the race. Changing facilities will be available, however there is no baggage storage so please leave valuables with friends who have come along to support you.
  • Q: Our company has not entered the race before, how do we enter?
  • A: You'll need to register your company details on our waiting list by the ‘Register an Interest’ function on the Standard Chartered Great City Race website. We keep details on record until April / May when we start to make contact with those companies who registered first on the list. The earlier you register the more chance you have of being offered an entry and we try to offer as many places as we have available. You only need to enter one team per company as the result is calculated using the Ipico timing system which automatically puts you in scoring teams based on time as you pass over the finish line. All entrants must be employees of the company (please see 'Terms'.) The cost of entry is £30 per person and the minimum number of runners per team is four people.
  • Q: Our company took part last year, how do we enter again?
  • A: A 'Save the Date' email should reach last year's Team Captain in early February with details of this year's event. You do not need to register an interest. In March an entry link will be sent to each Team Captain to open their account by purchasing entries in the race. We give a priority one month slot to all companies who took part last year to enter the race, after this time we offer the remaining spaces to new companies who have registered an interest on our website.
  • Q: How long is the race?
  • A: 5km
  • Q: What time does the race start?
  • A: 7:15pm
  • Q: How many people can be in a team?
  • A: A minimum number of 4 people per team are required to enter the race
  • Q: When does the entry system open for companies who competed last year?
  • A: Pre-registration opens on 5th February and closes 5pm on 5th March. Those companies who have registered by 5th March will be sent an entry link to enter their team on 11th March.
  • Q: When is the last time I can make changes to my team in the system?
  • A: Wednesday 2nd July
  • Q: What is in the race pack?
  • A: Running number, wire ties, timing tag, pins, final instructions plus more to be announced near race day
  • Q: When do the race packs arrive?
  • A: Monday 7th July
  • Q: Are there lockers in the HAC grounds for me to store items while I run?
  • A: No. Just a changing tent which is unmanned where belongings can be left, at owners own risk.
  • Q: Where is the start/finish of the race?
  • A: The official route will be announced later in the year, last year the finish line was outside the HAC ground
  • Q: How much does it cost to take part?
  • A: The race entry is £30 of which £10 goes to the official beneficiary of the event – Seeing is Believing.


“Every team of four who enter this year’s will provide enough funding to train 1 health worker in Primary Eye Care”