Sunday 24 September 2017
After a decade of handwritten finish sheets and yucky spreadsheets, we have teamed up with the local and brilliant TimingMonkey for registration, timing, results and other horrible admin. It's added the price of an Americano to your entry, but we are still one of the best value races in the Dorset calendar.
Race HQ Location
There is a designated parking field. Look out for signs, and marshals to direct you. Please be mindful of local access when parking - car share if you can.
Timings on the day
09:00 Registration opens
10:40 Registration closes
10:59 RUNNERS briefing at the START
11:00 RUNNERS start
11:09 Pointless briefing for deafening CANICROSS
11:10 CANICROSS start (10 min offset)
General Information 5km and 10km races
No entries on the day - please go to the online store to secure your place at the event.
Age limits on the day of the race are 5km 12+, 10km 16+ (Association of Running Clubs rule 80).
You must provide relevant medical information at registration. First Aiders will be on hand for medical emergencies.
The 5km and 10km races start together and split at around 3.5km. The split is clearly signed and marshalled. The colour of your race number indicates the race you are running, so the marshals know how to direct you.
Although the route is all on well worn trails, some sections are boggy and some sections are steep. There are low branches, tree roots, and the occasional rabbit hole or farmer so please take care while competing and we would suggest you wear trail shoes if you have them (although not essential).
It's a trail race, please run within your limits, a sprained ankle is no fun.
Post race - Refreshing water and fetching bling will be provided at the finish, then join us at Race HQ for free tea and cake!
1st, 2nd & 3rd hamper prizes for Males and Females in the 5km and 10km events.
Top-Dog Awards for the 1st canicross lady runner and 1st canicross gentleman runner.
By Entering the 10km Race you will automatically be entered into the Purbeck Trail Series - See the Trail Series page for details.
3km Junior Race
Not back, by unpopular demand, the 3km junior event will not take place in 2022.
Some rules - there aren't many
Run the race you have entered, don't randomly change the distance you are running half way round, it will mess things up.
Write your medical info and emergency contact info on the back of your race number at registration.
If you retire from the race, tell a marshal. We need to know you are not in a ditch somewhere.
The figure of eight course means that you may need to give way to faster runners approaching from behind.
Canicross dogs are allowed in the 10k event only. They must wear a suitable harness, not a collar, and be attached to a waist belt on their human by a shock absorbent line - we will check, don't risk DQ embarrassment. Dogs must be over 12 months old. Humans agree that they are appropriately insured for third party injury by their pooch (Pet or household insurance usually covers this).
The Race Directors are Neal Unitt-Jones and Denise Day
For the record, ahem, Neal is also the Race Secretary.
The Race Referee is Gillian Brindle.
Please contact us by email at email@example.com
The race is operated under the Association of Running Clubs Race Permit scheme. Permit number 22/--- (tba).
All Profits from the race entries benefit the Bere Regis Scout Group and the associated Kingsbere Explorer Scout Unit.