Running Grand Prix at Mercedes-Benz World – Race Information | Cannock Chase Running Festival

Running Grand Prix at Mercedes-Benz World – Race Information



Sunday 8th September 2019

Address: Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, KT13 0SL

Start Times:
Half Marathon @ 9:00am (*strict 3 hour cut off*)
10k @ 9:30am
5k @ 9:45am

Race Numbers


All race packs are to be collected from the event village on the morning of the event!

To collect your race pack, you need to make your way down to the registration desk between 7:45-8:30am (Half Marathon), 8:15-9:00am (10k), 8:30-9:15am (5k). It will take around 15 minutes to collect your race pack and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.

You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great, but we will have supplies if needed.

Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip.



Please make sure you keep your number and chip on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

When you receive your race pack, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief Runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency, and there are pens available at the registration desks.

During the race

The entire course is on the Mercedes-Benz World Test Track. Along with directional signage, there will be plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish! Distance markers will be accurately marked out along the course, with the KM markers in the form of green signs and the mile markers in the form of yellow signs.

  • Half Marathon – 4 laps (with an out-and-back section at the start)
  • 10k – 2 laps
  • 5k – 1 lap

Watch the Relive of the course online HERE.


Address: Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, KT13 0SL

By Train

Mercedes-Benz World is easily accessible via train, and is less than 1 mile from Weybridge train station.

Weybridge station is easily accessible on the London Waterloo to Portsmouth and Staines to Weybridge train lines.

By Car

From Junction 10 of the M25 follow the A3 towards London taking the first exit and turn left at the roundabout onto the A245 (signposted Weybridge). Continue along the A245 for approximately 1.5miles. At the second roundabout turn right onto Sopwith Drive. Continue straight over two roundabouts. You will then arrive at Mercedes-Benz World.

Event parking will be available at The Heights business park, right next to Mercedes-Benz World. Car park address: The Heights, Wellington Way, Weybridge, KT13 0NY. Please see the map below for the location, and please follow yellow wayfinding signs and car park marshal instruction on arrival.

If you plan on driving to the event, we recommend arriving early in order to secure parking and alleviate queuing on the day. As with all major sporting events, there may be queues on entry but we will get you parked as quickly as possible. To reduce the environmental impact of the event, we kindly ask you to car-share where possible.
Other parking options are available within the local area and can be found using Parkopedia HERE.

By Bus

Mercedes-Benz World is easily accessible from the Arriva bus route 436 and 437 which serve Woking, Sheerwater, Byfleet and Weybridge train station

Event Village

Event Village

The Event Village is located on the grass area next to the Circuit, adjacent to the main building (please see image above). The Start & Finish line is also within the Event Village.


We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We have tear off baggage labels at the bottom of your race number that can be attached to your bag. To collect, all you have to do is hand over your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your belongings.


There will be a water station available on every lap during the race.

You will also be able to grab your bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line. ACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water. Through a unique ionisation process, purified water and a blend of electrolytes are supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH of 9.0+.

Good luck from Quaker! Quaker Porridge to Go squares contain the same amount of oats as a bowl of porridge* and come in three delicious flavours. Delicious enjoyed hot or cold, Quaker Porridge to Go squares are perfect for a breakfast on the go. Grab your Porridge to Go square at the finish line! *Contains same amount of oats as a 27g sachet of Quaker Oat So Simple porridge. To find our more about Quaker, head to their website HERE.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

Thank you to Popchips for donating some of their delicious products for you all to try after your race. Their Popchips are a healthier and lighter alternative to your usual crisp. To find out more, head over to their website HERE.

Pics Peanut Butter have kindly donated some goodies for you all to try, so don’t forget to pick grab one of these after the race! To find out more about Pics Peanut Butter, take a look at their website HERE.

A Message From Pursu

Pursu will be sampling their delicious products within the event village.

A new brand with a different mission, we’re here to provide ethical and environmentally conscious food to active people. Our ethos is to provide the highest quality natural food, inspire people to live healthy active lives and be mindful of the environment in every decision we make.

We have launched with 3 flavours of tasty 100{bb0fc35e51d91de1c3903ae182814aa4a67272864a1ed8b6eae941a27d28ecf6} natural vegan endurance bars that are:
– Free from added sugars
– Free from syrups or fillers (no brown rice syrup used)
– Free from sulphites
– Cold pressed
– Wrapped in plastic free home compostable packaging

The 3 flavours are:
– Sour Cherry – The cherry bars are made from real dried sour cherries and we’ve added freeze dried cherry powder for an extra cherry hit.
– Banana – The banana bars use Fairtrade sun dried bananas and are combined with organic dates, almonds, cashews and cacao nibs for a delicious crunch.
– Beetroot – The beetroot bars uses 100{bb0fc35e51d91de1c3903ae182814aa4a67272864a1ed8b6eae941a27d28ecf6} natural beetroot powder and are combined with organic dates, almonds, cashews and sunflower seeds.

You can find out more about the brand and products on our website together with some special launch offers. 


There will be Portaloos located within the Event Village.


There are multiple points around the race track to watch the runners and cheer friends and family on during their races!

There will be hot food and drink available throughout the day within the event village.


After the race there will be a driving display by the Silver Arrows stunt driving team taking place on the Circuit so make sure you stay after you have finished for some post-race excitement!
The main building will also be open throughout the day to enjoy the attractions and rare vehicles that are on display at Mercedes-Benz World, totally free of charge. This is well worth a visit after the race, and details on further events that are coming up at Mercedes-Benz World can be found HERE.




Results will be available on after the race.


We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

Social Media 

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #RunnningGrandPrix in the build-up to the race.

If you #RunningGrandPrix on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!