Organisers have revealed how a socially distanced Swindon Half Marathon will work.

A “smaller and simplified” event will take place on Sunday, September 20.

But the race would be cancelled if the government imposes a local lockdown on Swindon. If it's axed, runners would be able to defer their entry or get a full refund.

How will the race been run?

There will be no massed start, with runners grouped into waves to start the race in waves from 7.55am to 9.15am. Runners group will depend on their pace.

If you want to run with a friend or family member you will need to submit the same expected start and finish time. You will also need to be socially distanced during the race.

There will be no bag drop and an entry pack will be sent to you ahead of the race.

Sanitisation points will be dotted along the route.

While there will be a limited supply of 125ml sealed bottles of water along the route, they are only to be used if absolutely necessary.

You’ll still get a medal!

Can I watch the runners?

Yes, spectators will be allowed along the route as long as government advice on social distancing is observed.

Popular viewing spots, such as along the finish line, will be closed or managed by stewards.

Find out more on the Swindon Half Marathon website.