Daytona 5000

Redway Runners are pleased to again be holding the ‘Redway Runners Daytona 5000’ a 5K event held at Daytona Track and this time we will also be adding a 'Daytona Sprint', a 'Daytona 2 hour' and 'Daytona Frun' (Fun Run) on Saturday 21 November 2020 and this time entry is open to all To enter click here (non Redway Runners) Redway Runners sign into your Redway Runners Love Admin account and select 'Events'

When

November 21, 2020
Start time: 7:30 am

Where

Daytona Track Rooksley Roundabout, Dansteed Way, Bradwell Common, Milton Keynes MK13 8NP

Route

Daytona 5000 is 5 laps of the track, Daytona Sprint & Daytona Frun are one lap and Daytona 2 is as many as you can complete in 2 hours

Distance

Each lap is marginally over 1K

Dress code

Fancy dress is encouraged

Entry

Open to all (early entry only for Redway Runners)

Number of places

Daytona 5000 = 375, Daytona Sprint & 5000 = 40, Daytona 2 hour 40 and Daytona Frun 70

Photos

During the event we will take photos and make them available (social media)

* includes track hire, any profit from the event will go to the club charity of the year

All the info

Giving you a rare opportunity to run on the International circuit that comprises 11 corners, some of which are very technical and straights of various lengths for the go-cart drivers, but for runners gives a great wider surface to run on in these times when runs need to take place in COVID secure environments. The track record at Milton Keynes is 1 minutes 7.259 seconds set by Anthony Davidson.

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Daytona 5000, this is the original event with 5 laps of the track a little over 5K, you will pick your start time when entering and this event starts from 7:50am.

All runners get a fab medal and a free hot drink

Entry is £20 if you belong to an England Athletics club or non-England Athletics club £22

Fastest male and female receives a free entry to our next event

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Daytona Sprint, this is one lap, your chance, before running the Daytona 5000, to see if you can set a lap record running one complete lap, staggered starts from 7.30am

All runners get a fab medal for the Daytona 5000 and a free hot drink

Entry is £24 if you belong to an England Athletics club or non-England Athletics club £26 – these prices include the Sprint AND the Daytona 5000

Fastest male and female receives a free entry to our next event

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Daytona 2, for this event you will see how many complete laps you can complete in 2 hours of running, staggered starts from 7.40am

All runners get a fab medal and a free hot drink

Entry is £22

Fastest male and female receives a free entry to our next event

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Daytona Frun (fun run), finally to end the morning of events, this is for the youngsters to do a lap of the track, staggered starts from 10.00am, this is only for youngsters of Redway Runners members, you need to enter for each youngster who gets a medal and if running with your youngsters please ensure you a following government rules, ie bubbles, the youngster gets a medal – entry to this event is free.

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All runners must be off the track by 10.30am

Medal for all events, except the Daytona Sprint (but you get a medal after Daytona 5000)

Daytona Course records

Daytona 5000

Simon Read in 19 minutes 26 seconds – 13 September 2020

Ladies, Sarah Lawrence 21 minutes 30 seconds – 13 September 2020

 

The event is held under UK Athletics rules, race permit 3752_3752, issued 27 Oct 2020

Rules

  • No number transfers (we need to know who is running in case needed for track and trace)
  • If you miss your slot you will not be able to take part or be refunded
  • You will follow all safety announcements
  • If you have not completed by 10.30am then you will need to exit the track without finishing
  • You will run on the left of the track and overtaking will pass keeping other runners at least 1 metre away
  • No spitting
  • No baggage can be left (the car park is very near the start)
  • No entries on the day
  • You will follow all Government recommendation, click here
  • Only paid Redway Runners members for 2020/2021 can book a place on this event in the early entry price
  • You will always maintain social distancing including before, during and at the end of the run
  • You will not attend if you have any COVID symptoms
  • You will not attend if you have been instructed not to attend for any reason including shielding, have tested positive for COVID or have been told to self isolate
  • You will not touch anything where reasonably possible
  • You will not pass anything to other runners or ask anyone to hold anything for you, ie keys, water
  • You must wash your hands before the run and after the run and use hand sanitiser
  • No pushchair or dogs allowed on the track
  • No Under 12s (except Daytona Frun)
  • If we must cancel we will do our best endeavours to book a new date
  • Race photos may be taken and shared on the Redway Runners website and social media channels
  • No one is allowed on the track, unless a registered runner at the correct times and event helpers and staff
  • You will need to arrive 15 minutes before your start wave time at the start pen
  • Only one entry per person

Your Questions

Can you explain the timings?
You will need to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the time slot you booked, you need to arrive ready to run and you will pick up your number and then move to the start area, the start marshal will send you off, with a set gap between runners starting, all this is to ensure we keep social distancing.

The Daytona Frun for youngsters is not timed

Can I still enter?
Entries are available, but some of the time slots are filling up, so book early to avoid disappointment

How do I enter?
Redway Runners members – To enter sign in to your Redway Runners Love Admin account, select ‘Events’ find the ‘Daytona 5000’ and click ‘more’, you will need to select an event and start time group. (you can only enter the Daytona Sprint at the same time as entering the Daytona 5000)

Non Redway Runners members – To enter click the link below and select ‘Events’ find the ‘Daytona 5000’ and click ‘more’, you will need to select an event and start time group and if you are a member of a England Athletics running club. (you can only enter the Daytona Sprint at the same time as entering the Daytona 5000).

To enter click here

Note: the Daytona Frun is only open to Redway Runners members

Will there be entries on the day?
No

How many laps is it?
Each lap is approx 1.05K

For the Daytona 5000 you will be running 5 laps so the actual route will be slightly over 5K for the Daytona 5000

What free drink is available?
After you have finished running, follow the flow from the finish and after heading out of the event exit gate head to under the canopy of the red and white tent like building and you can collect a tea or coffee, but make sure you are still wearing your number.

Entries to the Daytona Frun do not qualify for the free drink

What other food and drink is available?
The cafe has a good range of drinks available to purchase, including a special offer of £3 for a bacon roll, the cafe will be open from about 7am

What are the track rules?
Runners will the shortest line to complete a lap, for overtaking you must keep at least 1 metre away from the runner you are passing, the track is 5 metres wide so plenty of room, so no drafting!
As you complete each lap make sure you go over the mat, on your final lap as you approach the finish please keep to the right of the finish line, cross the mat (stop your watch) but please keep moving along the funnel, whilst keeping social distance, do not stop to cheer on others as this will cause a bottleneck

What if I cannot finish?
We will have medical support out on the track, plus a mobile marshal you can report to should you need it, but if you feel you cannot finish all your laps please at the funnel pull out and let Becky know you have not finished all your laps, this will be reported to the results team so you do not get a ‘odd’ finish time.
If you see anyone in difficulty that we are not aware of please report to the on track helpers or helpers at the start/finish area

How will I know how many laps I have done?
You will have to count them yourself, but your watch should give you roughly the distance so when it shows 5K it should be time to finish

Will I get lost or will Go-Karts be on the track?
If you keep to the track you cannot get lost(Famous last words) and there track area is completely fenced in, there will not be and Go-Karts on the track till 10am, that is why if you have not finished by then you must leave the track
Before the run starts at 8am we will be performing a track inspection

Can we leave baggage?
Sorry, no baggage storage due to COVID restrictions, but the car park is very close to the event

Is there car parking
There is a large car park at the event, with additional overflow car parking the other side of the A5 along Deltric Avenue and a short walk

Where is it
Daytona Track Rooksley Roundabout, Dansteed Way, Bradwell Common, Milton Keynes MK13 8NP

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Is there a Facebook Event?
Yes it is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/710469752895561

2020 Results

You can access provisional results from the September 2020 event by clicking the Results button.

Any queries send to Dom at: domkingsman@hotmail.com

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