RACE RULES and SAFETY – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Above all we want everyone to enjoy themselves and to stay safe. Please read and adhere to the following to help make that happen.
The start of the race and the finish of the race is on a public road for a small section. These roads are open to traffic and you do NOT have priority. The marshals will do their best to make traffic aware that there are runners on the road, however normal rules of the road apply so PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
The majority of the race is on public footpaths and bridleways. Competitors DO NOT have priority over anyone else, so please be considerate of everyone else.
The course will be marshalled and well sign posted, however it is your responsibility to know where you are going. Please familiarise yourself with the route.
The course is mixed terrain and is undulating with a couple of small climbs. There may be a couple of areas that are a bit muddy after the recent rain, however most of the course is well drained and is sound underfoot.
The course is accurately measured and marked out however due to discrepancies in GPS devices the organisers can not be held responsible for any small variances in the event distance on your devices. This is a fun run – you are not Kenenisa Bekele.
Our marshals are all volunteers and go out of their way to make sure the run goes ahead as smooth as possible. Any inappropriate or aggressive behaviour towards the event staff or event marshals will not be tolerated and will be strictly dealt with.
Running with dogs is not permitted. All dogs on and around the event area must be kept on a lead at all times due to the number of small children around
We strongly advise that you do not wear any over ear or in ear headphones. You must be able to hear instructions from marshals and as you will be running on public roads and footpaths there are other users that you will need to be able to hear.
Please take all your litter home with you, or use a bin. Anyone seen deliberately littering will be excluded from the race and publicly shamed.
There are toilets available in the Cricketers pub, in the school grounds, and inside the school. Please DO NOT use the trees or bushes as a latrine, anyone seen doing so will be excluded from the race and publicly shamed.
RACE DAY DETAILS
YOUR RACE NUMBER
Please collect your race number from the HQ tent on the green before the run.
Your race numbers are on the start list here:
Please remember your race number when you come to collect your race pack to speed up the collection process.
1k Fun Run – Please collect your numbers from the HQ tent. You will get a sticker with your race number on which you will need to wear during the run.
RACE DAY TIMINGS
Race pack collection will be from 8.40am on the green under the teepee tent.
9.40am – Kids race warm up
9.50am – Kids race 1 (yrs. 2 and under)
10.00am – Kids Race 2 (yrs. 3 to 6)
10.15am – Safety Briefing on the green
10.20am – 10k & 5k warm up on the green
10.25am – 10k run starts
10.30am – 5k run starts
There will be water available just before the 5k turnaround (about 2km in, and 7.5km for the return leg of the 10k route), and just before the 10k turnaround (just after 4km).
We will have a designated medical assistance in the event area. If you require any medical assistance, please see a marshal or a member of the race team.
You can leave belongings in the Race HQ tent, however it may not be manned 100% of the time so we can not accept responsibility for any loss or damage.
Car parking is always a premium at these events, so please either get a lift or find an alternative transport if you can possibly do so.
We have car parking at the following places, please listen to the marshals if one is full and they can help you find an alternative:
You can park at the Cricketers Pub car park if you get there early enough, otherwise the 2 main places are the football field (not on the pitch!) and our sponsors Terrace & Garden. Other than that you can park in the village hall car park or anywhere else that is sensible and legal!