The Great Race™ is a spectacular road running event moving down the country over a two week period, including three weekends. It is the richest road race in the world.
Each day there is a fully-branded Start Zone in the centre of each stage town or city. Because of the daily road-show nature of the event, the Start Zone has a great buzz during the assembly period prior to each daily stage start, which take place at lunchtimes. Media interaction, athletes’ on-stage ‘signing-on’ each day and a lively commentator see to that.
Along the route each daily distance will vary between 8 – 15 miles, with branded distance markers along the way. The elite race route will be run under the Police escorted ‘rolling closure’ system or as full closures when large numbers of general runners are participating.
The Finish Zone each day will be fully-branded and has the arrival gantry, television facilities, sound system, media office, presentation stage and hospitality area for special guests and media. Grandstand seating, the race organisation office and athletes post race welfare area complete the layout.
The Great Race™ is designed with state-of-the-art facilities for hospitality at each stage finish. This will include a champagne reception and fork buffet daily and can be used for sponsor and television clients as well as local council officials and key media. 50 places will be available to the principal Partner daily.
The Great Race™ will be streamed live on a daily basis with an additional 30-minute highlights package available each evening for transmission after 8pm. The final programme after 15 days shall be a 60-minute reprise.
The Great Race™ is owned and organised by Sport for Television Limited who are uniquely experienced to operate such a large scale event.