Grand Union Canal
145 Mile Race
Birmingham - London
GUCR 2020 | Saturday 23rd May 2020 06:00 at Gas Street, Birmingham
How to Enter the GUCR
If you’re thinking, “It’s a long way, I’ve never run that far before.” Well, no-one has until they give it a go! Maybe it’s just because you haven’t tried. What’s the worst than can happen? Should you have a bad day and have to retire, we’ll give you a lift to set you on your journey home – a ride in our sweeper’s bus really isn’t so bad.
If navigation is an issue and you find it hard to follow a route, we’ve put a canal or river next to almost all of them for you to follow. Just to be doubly sure, you’ll get detailed, waterproof maps of the whole route along with your other race information.
If carrying your kit all that way is daunting, fear not! We have experienced handlers who take pride in making your bag available at each of the checkpoints along the way. Whilst there you’ll have time for food, drink, a rest, and even a change of kit, and still be inside our generous cut-offs.
Before you enter, please ensure you have:-
The option to enter more than one race, or all three for the Canalslam will be shown. There are additional questions to be answered for the GUCR so we can record those intending to complete the Canalslam and also to identify those persons that were unsuccessful in last year’s draw – who will receive an extra ticket in the hat.