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- Created: 19 April 2017
- Written by UKWA News
The Rutland Marathon 2017
The Rutland Marathon will be a counting race towards the Inland 1 event result or you can enter the marathon alone on the day at the registration desk.
Sailors may if they wish raise sponsorship for competing in and completing the race for our chosen Charity, Action For Children.
The raising of sponsorship is completely voluntary and not a requirement for entry to the race. Further more by competing in the race competitors are not showing their support for the chosen charity in any way, this is only established by registering their sponsorship form and receiving a gift of a sponsored Tushingham T Shirt.
Should any individual prefer the opportunity to raise sponsorship for another charity of their choice this may be considered by the committee on application.
Attendance of the prize giving for the Rutland Marathon is completely voluntary.
This event includes the famous Rutland Marathon. A race around the perimeter of Rutland Water. There will be a shorter course for our junior sailors. This year will be the 30th running of The Rutland Marathon and over the years has raised many thousands of pounds for action for children formally the NCH. The UKWA is proud to support this event. There are many excellent trophies to be won and the list of famous past winners has some of the UK's best known windsurfers including Nick Dempsey & Ross Williams.
All you need to do is raise sponsorship money and we will give you a free event T shirt supported by the Starboard / Severne. This year the funds raised will be split between Action For Children and the purchase of safety equipment for the UKWA.
Please collect your sponsor money prior to the event and bring it along with you on the day as YOU WILL FINISH THE COURSE!!
The 2017 marathon is Sponsored by
Important change to camping at Whitwell
Note: Pre booking must be completed by 23rd April.
Please see below from Rutland Watersports, we have attempted to negotiate a better deal but Rutland Watersports have rejected our approach therefore we advise you read below.
Competitor camping – normal fees are £17.50 per pitch per night.
All competitors wishing to camp must phone and pay in advance. The cost then for the weekends camping will be £25.00 for 2 or 3 nights (1 x nights camping will be £12.50 if paid in advance.) The campers will be checked in and issued a permit on arrival. Any persons arriving to camp who have not paid in advance will be required to pay the going rate of £17.50 per pitch per night.
The camping area will be checked and patrolled throughout the weekend and all campers will have to display their camping permit at all times.
The competitors camping will be in the normal grass area - however we would ask that all campers aim to be at Whitwell be no later than 10pm. If they arrive outside of this time they may be requested to move if it is deemed necessary.
Under no circumstances are the campers to park in the car parks for their overnight stay.
Non campers will need to pay the day rate for their parking, which is £6 per vehicle.
Anyone attempting to leave the site without a valid parking permit, at any time during the weekend, whether camping or not, will be asked to turn around at the barrier and proceed to a pay station to pay for their ticket – or alternatively, campers will need to report to the Watersports Centre with their permit, where their tickets will be authorised for exit.
If anyone loses their car parking ticket they will have to press the “lost ticket” button at the pay booths and pay the relevant fee.
To simply state that they were part of the event when at the exit barrier, will not authorise them to leave, it is imperative that they have a valid ticket.
Authors: UKWA News