Stevenage 10k 15/9/2019

 

The Stevenage 10k will take place on Sunday 15th September 2019. 10:30am start.

Entries can be made on line at https://www.racesonline.uk/race-entry/stevenage10k/

All finishers will receive a medal and technical t shirt. Free cake stall at the finish. Spot prizes.

£16 for affiliated runners, £18 unaffiliated runners.

Venue: Hampson Park Community Centre, Webb Rise, Stevenage SG1 5QU

Start time: 10:30am

ARC race permit ARC/19/090

Measurement certificate number:tbc

Please allow time to collect your race number and leave your bags in the baggage tent. Runners will be asked to gather at the start area 10 minutes before the start time for a pre race briefing.

Race numbers:
Your timing chip is attached to your race number. Please allow enough time to collect your number from the registration area near the start if you didn’t collect it prior to race day. Please take advantage of the early collection service that has been set up for Saturday 14th September (see below). No numbers will be posted. There will be no entries on the day and the closing date for on-line entries is 9/9/2019.

Collection of race numbers:
Saturday 14th September 9:30am to 12 midday Hampson Park Community Centre. There will be a registration desk to the side of the community centre.
Sunday 15th September 9am to 10:15am at the registration desk near the start area Hampson Park Community Centre

Car parking:
There is parking available on nearby streets – Webb Rise, Meredith Road, Vardon Road, Lonsdale Road plus the car parks at the Oval shopping centre just off of Vardon Road and the smaller car park in Fairlands Valley Park (off of Fairlands Way). These are all within 5-10 minutes walk of the start area. When parking on the street plus avoid double parking and do not park on verges. Parking at Hampson Park community Centre is reserved for the race organisers and marshalls. Please consider car sharing to reduce the levels of congestion around the park and nearby streets.

Public transport:
Stevenage is on the main line between Kings Cross and Peterborough.
The bus station is around 400 metres from the railway station. Turn left out the station, down the ramp into the town centre shopping area where you will find the bus stops. The SB2 or SB3 buses will take you to the Meredith Road bus stop next to Hampson Park or the Oval shopping centre. It is no more than a 5 minute walk from the bus stop to the race start.

Race Numbers:
Your chip will be attached to the back of your number. Please do not remove it, bend it or cover it with a jacket or you may not register a time. A list of entries and running numbers will be available on race day. Pin your number to the front of your running vest/top.

Minimum age:
Please note there’s a minimum age of 16 years on the day of the race.

Changing and toilet facilities:
There will be portaloos available in the park near to the start. Please do not use the toilets in the community centre. There will no changing facilities.

Baggage:
A supervised baggage area is available near the start area. Please note that all kit storage is at the owner’s risk.

Race route:
The race is on an undulating course run on cycleways and pathways throughout with the exception of one small road crossing at Ditchmore Lane. Marshalls will be positioned throughout the course to guide runners. Please follow their instructions.

The race starts in Hampson Park and leads out on to Fairlands Way where it takes a single loop around the northern field of Fairlands Valley Park. It leads along Fairlands Way into King George V Park where there will be a water station. From the park, runners will be directed across Ditchmore Lane before joining Lytton Way cycleway. This leads beside the historic bowling green and High Street before passing along the Avenue. The exit from the Avenue has a narrowed opening so any runners with pushchairs will need to take special care as they pass through. The route passes the Oval shopping centre before returning into Hampson Park through the west entrance.

Distance Markers and race signs:
Each kilometre will be clearly marked throughout the course. Race signs will also be positioned at regular intervals throughout the course directing runners where appropriate. Runners should proceed ahead on the route unless told to turn by one of the race marshalls or one of the signs.

Water Stations:
Drinks will be available in cups at approximately 5km in King George V Park and in bottles at the finish.

Time Limit:
There is a time limit of 1 hour 45 minutes.

Spectators:
Spectators are welcome around the course. Views of the race will be particularly good in the park areas – the northern corner of Fairlands Valley Park including the bridge crossing, King George V park near the play area and water station, along the Avenue, the High Street bowling green and Hampson Park where there are toilet facilities and refreshments available to purchase at the community centre coffee shop.

Advice to Runners:
If you suffer from a medical condition which may lead to an emergency during the race, please put a cross on the front of your number and write details of the medical condition on the reverse. Discuss any medical problems with your GP and do not run if you feel unwell or are recovering from an illness. Always warm up to avoid injury before exercise and start the race well hydrated. Avoid alcohol before the race. First Aiders will be on the course.

Runners can be accompanied with dogs or pushchairs, but not both. If you are running with your dog or pushchair please make sure you start at the back of the race start and take care with other runners on the course. The course is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Please note that runners must be able to hear race instructions at all times. If you are going to wear headphones please ensure that the volume is turned down to a level where you can hear instructions or you run with a single ear piece.

Timing:
The race time clock will be at the finish line and all finishers will get a chip time (time from when you cross the start line to the finish line) and a gun time (time from the start gun to the finish). Race timing is organised by www.racesonline.uk.

Results:
Results will be posted on the Stevenage Striders website, Facebook page and at www.racesonline.uk

Food:
Light refreshments will be available before and after the race from the coffee shop in Hampson Park community Centre. There will also be a free cake stall for all runners at the finish.

Presentation:
Presentation of prizes will be made as soon as practicable following the finish.
Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 male and female runners in the race, and then 1st place in the following categories – Men: Vet 40, 50, 60, 70+ Ladies: Vet 35, 45, 55, 65, 75+

Finishers:
All race finishers will receive a medal and race t shirt. Odyssey fitness clubs will also give a one day pass to their facilities to anyone who presents their race medal at their club within two weeks of the race. Finishers can also enjoy free cake at the finish! Why not enjoy a drink with your cake at the Hampson Park community centre coffee shop? Spot prizes will also be given at the finish.

Race cancellation:
In the event the race can’t be run due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers, all proceeds, less costs incurred, will be donated to charity. There are no refunds.

Charity:
A donation from the proceeds of the race will be made to the designated charity. For 2019 the chosen charity is XXXXXXXX.

Supporters:
We are very grateful to Sport Stevenage, Stevenage Borough Council, Odyssey health clubs, XXXXXXXXX for supporting the race.

 

Junior ParkRun:

The junior ParkRun will take place at 9am from the same venue. This is a 2km run for juniors. Further details can be found at http://www. parkrun.org.uk/stevenage-juniors/

Stevenage Striders
Want to get involved in a running club in Stevenage? Stevenage Striders is FREE to join. Find out more at www.stevenagestridersrc.org.uk