Sunday 24 September 2017
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 for all races
10:00 Registration closes for Juniors 3km race
10:19 Briefing for Juniors 3km race
10:20 Juniors 3km race START
10:40 Registration closes for 5km & 10km races
10:59 Briefing 5km & 10km RUNNERS
11:00 5km and 10km 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 on the day which is to be written on the reverse of your number. Got it?
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, coffee and cake!
1st, 2nd & 3rd hamper prizes for Males and Females over 5km and 10km.
Top-Dog Awards for the 1st canicross lady and gentleman runners.
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 (10, 11 and 12 years old only)
Before the galumphing adults have a go there is a 3km trail race for Junior runners only.
Age limits are set by The Association of Running Clubs (Rule 80)
You will get a timed run, published results, water at the finish, free tea and cake, and the same bling as the adults.
You will start and finish in the same place as the main races, with full timing and everything.
No entries on the day. No entries on the day. No entries on the day. A youth turning up with three quid in their hand is sweet an' all but we cant cope, we're busy.
Simple rules for juniors;
If you are a club runner wear your vest with pride.
Club coaches or parents must attend. We cannot look after you on the day.
Listen to any instructions the marshals give you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The race is operated under the Association of Running Clubs Race Permit scheme. Permit number 21/323.
All Profits from the race entries benefit the Bere Regis Scout Group and the associated Kingsbere Explorer Scout Unit.