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Join us on a scenic journey along the Severn Way and Sharpness Canal!

Are you ready for an unforgettable experience? Lace up your running shoes, grab your water bottle, and prepare to explore the picturesque waterways of Gloucestershire. Our 50 km river and canal run promises breath taking views, historical landmarks, and a sense of adventure that will stay with you long after the finish line.

Setting sail our journey begins at the historic Gloucester Docks, where centuries-old warehouses and charming narrowboats create an enchanting backdrop. Feel the buzz of anticipation as fellow runners gather, each with their own story to tell.

As we set off, the Severn Way beckons. This scenic trail hugs the Severn River, winding through country trails and past quaint villages. Keep an eye out for wildlife; perhaps a heron or a family of ducks will cheer you on!

At Saul Junction, where the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal meets the Stroudwater Canal, we pause to appreciate the engineering marvels that brought these waterways together and refuel at the halfway aid station.

From Saul Junction, we head back out onto the Severn Way before re-joining the Sharpness Canal path and admire the beautiful narrowboats and maybe even say hello to the lock keepers before arriving at Sharpness Docks and heading around to finish just beyond the beautiful marina.

You’ve conquered 50 km of beauty, resilience, and camaraderie. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first-timer, this event is about more than miles; it’s about the stories etched into the water, the laughter shared with fellow participants, and the sense of accomplishment that comes from pushing your limits.

As with all Gert Lush Events we will be supporting our charity Bigmoose, you can raise money for them if you wish by signing up when registering for a place. We will also be supporting Jogon and the GL11 Foodbank with our mandatory entry items.

This event is organized in partnership with the Canal & River trust

 

Join us for the inaugural Dock 2 Dock - 9th November 2024.

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race info

Date: Saturday 9th November 2024

TIMINGS

Registration opens : 0700

Registration closes : 0830

Bus leaves for start line : 0845

Start line registration : 0900

Race start: 0930 

Aid station cut off: 1400 

THERE IS NO FINAL CUT OFF TIME, WE WILL WAIT FOR EVERYONE TO FINISH.

LOCATIONS

Registration: Sharpness Docks (opens 0700) free all day parking available

Race start: Gloucester Docks

Halfway aid station: Saul Junction

Race finish: Sharpness Docks

 

Race distance: 50km

Runners who require transport to the start line at Gloucester Docks need to purchase an entry that includes a bus ticket (HINT: it's the more expensive option).

Runners who wish to make their own way straight to the start line can register at Gloucester Docks (0900). Runners who don't require bus transport need to purchase an entry without a bus ticket (ANOTHER HINT: it's the cheaper option funnily).

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BUY A BUS SEAT ON THE DAY!

  • It is the responsibility of the runners to ensure they are capable of competing in the race

  • A race waiver MUST be completed prior to registration (this will be emailed to you, along with joining instructions, one month prior to the event)

  • Runners must adhere to the race rules laid out in the race briefing (video briefing will be included as part of the joining instructions)

  • Chip timing

  • Fully marked route

  • Event team (first aid/marshals)

  • Event beanie

  • Zero Waste log slice medal

  • Covered rest area at the finish

  • Halfway aid station with snacks, water etc

  • Toilets at Sharpness

  • Car parking (Note: parking is limited so please car share if possible)

  • Aid station at Saul Junction

  • Mandatory entry items (see below)

  • Mandatory kit as listed in the pre race email​​

what's included
Facilities
what you need to bring
RACE RULES
cost

Early Bird  (closes 1st of August)

Early bird entry = £55               

Early bird entry + bus seat = £61​​

  • Mandatory entry items 

    • 1 set of old clean trainers to recycle with JOGON ​(they don't need to be yours)

    • at least 1 foodbank item off the list that we will send you with the race joining instructions 1 month prior to the race

 

Standard 

Standard entry = £65

Standard entry + bus seat = £71

  • Mandatory entry items 

    • 1 set of old clean trainers to recycle with JOGON ​(they don't need to be yours)

    • at least 1 foodbank item off the list that we will send you with the race joining instructions 1 month prior to the race

 

locationS (WHAT,3,WORDS)
Start (Gloucester docks) = ///copper.abode.hill
AID STATION (Saul Junction) = ///deploying.madder.rifled
FINISH/REGISTRATION (Sharpness docks) = ///singled.operating.visions
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