EVENT INFORMATION

getting to and staying at tr24

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Getting to TR24

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Please note that all over18's wishing to attend and camp are required to purchase a ticket.  For those taking part in the Conti Thunder Run 24hr and Thunder Run10K races, this is included in your race entry fee.  All other adults should purchase their ticket HERE, selecting the 'Non Runner Weekend Camping' option.  Your tickets to gain entry will be emailed out the week before the event.  Under 18's remain free of charge, so do not need to buy a ticket.

DIRECTIONS

Conti Thunder Run is held at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire DE12 8LN.

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To avoid an extremely narrow bridge at Walton-on-Trent everyone must approach from the A38 between Lichfield and Burtonon-Trent. Leave the A38 taking the A513 signed for Tamworth and Alrewas. Head towards Tamworth on the A513, after approx. 1.5 miles you will go under a railway bridge. Take the left turn immediately after the bridge. The event arena will be on the right hand side after about 1 mile.

IMPORTANT: The site opens at 11am on Friday 22/7/22

Car Parking & Camping

IMPORTANT: The site opens at 11am on Friday 22/7/22.  There is strictly no parking along the road or on the verges.

On arrival, enter via the car park Gate A.  Car parking marshals will check your tickets and issue you with wristbands which must be worn throughout the event.  At busy times you will be directed into a queing system to allow the car parking marshals to safely control vehicle access across the road into the campsites.  At quieter times you will be directed straight through to the campsites once your tickets have been checked.

We advise you to familiarie yourself with the site map to help you decided roughly where you would like to camp.  

Once you have found the spot you want to set up camp in, unload all your camping equipment and then move your car to one of the car parks. If you think that you may need to leave before the end of the event, please park in Car Park A. Movement of vehicles from Car Park B must be strictly limited while the race is underway. You are given up to 1 hour from the time you enter the campsite to unpack your vehicle then move it to the car park.

 

Please note that Gates A & B are entrance only and Gate C is exit only

Campsite Rules

STAYING ON SITE AT TR24

Camping is available on site from 11am Friday 22/7/22 through until 6pm Sunday 24/7/22.

NOTE: We are not able to offer camping on the Sunday night this year.  All visitors must be off site by 6pm 24/7/22.

IMPORTANT - Please leave all access routes through the campsites clear at all times.

 

The first member of a team or club arriving on site is welcome to mark out a space for the rest of the team. However, you must be considerate and NOT tape off unnecessarily large areas. Spend some time planning how much space you actually need before you arrive. No 'recreational areas' are permitted in the campsite. Having space for your tents and somewhere to sit is absolutely fine. Pegging off enough space for a private football pitch or tennis court is not considerate to others and is not allowed. This year more than ever we require the space to be used for camping pitches only, to maximise the amount of space people can have between tents.

Camping pitches cannot be pre-booked.

 

Campervans and caravans are permitted to park within the campsite areas. Once a caravan has been sited, it must be unhitched and the car moved to one of the car parks.

 

The exception is that solo runners are permitted to park one car per entrant within the dedicated solo campsite. Should solo runners wish to camp with friends within the main campsite areas they are welcome to do so but must adhere to the regular camping & parking procedure.

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Blue badge holders participating or attending may park within the campsite but must clearly display a valid parking badge. After the race start at midday on Saturday no vehicles will be permitted entry to the site. All vehicles arriving after this time must go to Car Park A.

 

To help avoid any congestion after the end of the race, please pack up all your tents and camping gear before bringing your car back onto the campsite to load up. Vehicles are allowed back into the campsite to pack up and leave from 11am on Sunday. Again, please be careful, considerate and do not block any of the access routes.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have to get a lot of you on and off the site at Conti Thunder Run, which is why we have these rules. Our car parking staff are there to ensure your safety and the safety of others on site so follow any instructions given by them. Any poor language or disrespectful behaviour shown to the car parking staff, or anyone else on site could result with you and your team/group being removed from the race and asked to leave the event.

Campsite Info

GENERAL

DO NOT enter the grounds of Catton Hall. This is a private residence of the estate and not open to the public.

 

Access to the river, ponds and lakes is strictly prohibited.

 

STRICTLY NO OPEN FIRES, FIRE PITS & CHINESE LANTERNS. BBQs are fine so long as they are kept off the ground. In particularly dry and hot conditions we may be forced to ban the use of BBQs.

 

Diesel generators only. NO petrol generators are allowed due to the increased fire risk.

 

Ensure that you remove all tent pegs when you break camp. A rogue tent peg can cause serious injury.

 

WASTE

Make sure your pitch is compeltely free off litter when you leave. Either dispose of your rubbish at one of the waste points on site or take it home with you. DO NOT put any hot ashes in any of the bins or waste points.

 

QUIET TIMES

The quiet times on the campsites after 23:00 should be strictly adhered to. Remember that this is a family friendly event, there will be children of all ages present, and some people want a good night's rest before the race. Any inconsiderate behaviour should be reported to security on 07415 416048.

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SHOWERS

One shower block will be open on Friday from 5pm until 10pm. All shower blocks will be open from midday Saturday through until 4:00pm Sunday.

 

While the race is underway one block of showers will be reserved for solo and pairs runners only.

 

Due to the temporary nature of the facilities and logistics required to have the showers running for the full duration of the race, we are not currently able to extend these hours.

 

All showers will be regularly cleaned throughout the event but help us keep them in good shape by wiping off any excess mud before you step into the shower cubicle. If you have any issues please let the event staff know.

 

Please be aware that if the conditions are particularly muddy the queue for the showers can get long. Consider others and be as quick as you can please.

Please use the hand sanitiser provided before and after using the faclities.

 

If there are queues please remember to respect everyone's space and keep a good distance between yourself and others.

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TOILETS

All portaloos on site will be regularly cleaned and serviced throughout the event. If you have any issues please let a member of staff know.

 

Please use the hand sanitiser provided before and after using the faclities.

 

If there are any queues please remember to respect everyone's space and keep a good distance between yourself and others.

 

MAN'S BEST FRIEND

Keep dogs on a short lead at all times and clean up after them.

 

Catton Park is a working farm, so if you are walking your dog you must remain within the campsite and arena fields only.

 

Please do not walk the course with your dog to avoid disturbing any livestock and wildlife in other areas of the park.

SECURITY

Should you have any issues or concerns on site please report them immediately to a member of the event team. You will be able to get in touch with the event team 24hrs a day; either go to registration, the event office, or the security team positioned at Gate A. For out of hours contact between 10pm and 7am please call security on 07415 416048.

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