Originally Posted by NattyRasher
there was a group of hoping to do the mini marathon this year to raise funds for a local community group. Only some of us managed to register on line but I was wondering if it's possible for those who didn't get to register to just raise funds and join the race "unofficially"? I realise they wouldn't have their times clocked and won't get a race number and medal - this bit isn't really important to them, it's more about taking part and raising for the community group.
Does anyone know if the route is baracaded the whole way or could those that are unregistered join the registered runners at a point along the route?
The course is very, very, very busy with just the 40,000 people who do have numbers. Do not add to the overcrowding as you'll not be doing anyone any favours. They will check numbers to get into the start area, and you will get bundled off the course at the end if you are not wearing a number...or look like a bloke.
You will find a lot of other events listed in threads here
that you could take part in instead and will be much less crowded and give you the chance of faster times.