Race Information

10K Run          Sunday 19th June 2016          3K Run

1K Fun Run

Minimum ages (on day of the race):

1k: 5 years
3K: 7 years
10K: 15 years

Under 11 years must be accompanied by an adult

Registration will be open from 8:15am. Please collect your race pack with timing chip and race number from the race control area as you register (packs will not be posted out in advance of the race) It is essential that you complete the reverse of the race number before attaching it.

Registration closes:

Pre-paid entries: 15 minutes before the race start time

Paid on the day (1K Fun Run only): 45 minutes before the race start time

Race Start times:

1K Fun Run & 3K run : 9:30am

10K race : 10:30am

Please allow plenty of time to collect your race packs as there are over 1200 to distribute!

Race time limits:

10K race : one and a half hours (1:30). We cannot guarantee that marshals, medical cover, drinks stations and road closures will be in place after this.

3k and 10k races are chip-timed, your chip will be included in your race pack. See Attaching your Chip for how to attach it to your running shoe. 1K Fun Run is not chip-timed

The Course

The 10k route is a multi-terrain course around the southern half of old Alconbury airfield runway and then out into the local countryside around Great Stukeley. The route will include stretches of footpaths and side roads, meadows and some farm tracks composed of hard core. Parts of the course may be muddy and uneven.

The 3k and 1k courses are loops on the concrete runway on the airfield.
3K course

Location

Access and location details are here

Parking

There is ample parking at Alconbury Weald. Please follow the car park attendants instructions and take care entering and leaving the site. Parking is free. All cars parked in the car park do so entirely at their own risk and the race organisers or land owners accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to vehicles or valuables parked there. There is a 5-10 minute walk from the car park to the start of the race. If you are a blue badge holder, please notify the marshals who will direct you to a designated disabled parking space.

Results

This is a charity event staffed by volunteers and, while all efforts will be made to record finish times, the organisers take no responsibility for failure to record times accurately. The results have been contracted out to a third party and they will record both the 3km and the 10km times by chip timing. The organisers accept no responsibility for equipment failure or an inability to capture finish times in any way. Failure to secure your chip in line with the instructions or loss of chip will mean your time is not recorded.

After crossing the finish line please stay in finish order in the funnel until your race chip has been collected.

All times will be uploaded to the website from the Sunday evening. We hope also to display results at the venue . All recorded times are final and will be confirmed by the Race Adjudicator. No dispute will be entered into. The results will be passed onto UK Athletics.

First Aid

Adequate First Aid assistance is provided for the duration of the event. There are clearly signed First Aid points both on the 10K course, and at the start/finish area for both races. Please note that volunteers and marshals in attendance at the race are not medically trained and will not give medical assistance other than requesting an ambulance or paramedic in the event that medical assistance is required.

Health and Safety for runners

1. Please ensure you drink sufficient fluids before the race. There are adequate water stations provided along the route and at the finish of the race.

2. Remember that much of the 10K race is along bridleways / footpaths which are uneven in parts so take extra care, and read the warning signs and follow marshal instructions.

3. Do not wear iPods / MP3 players as you will be less able to hear the instructions of the marshals.

4. If you are injured or become unwell  on the course you must tell one of the marshals who will contact the first aiders.

5. If you suspect another runner is in need of help / medical attention please speak to one of the marshals.

6. Pets or dogs, with the exception of registered assistance dogs, will not be allowed to accompany runners. The organisers must be advised in advance and permission given by the Race Director if an entrant is to be accompanied by an assistance dog. In this case they will start at the back of the race.

7. It is important to train properly before you race. www.runnersmedicalresource.com has useful information and guidance.

8. If you have not run previously then seek medical advice before taking part.

Toilets There are toilets for men and women at the race start / finish. There are no changing facilities on Alconbury Weald.

Kit Storage / Baggage will be available and it is staffed. All personal belongings are left at the owner’s risk. The race organisers will not take responsibility for any losses or damage incurred.

Spectator Village There will be a range of activities for spectators whilst they wait for runners to finish, so don’t forget to bring family, friends and money, then enjoy yourselves!

Refreshments: hot and cold refreshments will be available to purchase from the Spectator Village.