Date and Time
Sunday 26th August 2018 at 10.00am
The chip timed course, is a multi-terrain 10k route, starting at the Pershore Leisure Centre, heading out along Pershore High Street, over the river, into the countryside and fields surrounding Wick, returning back into Pershore town finishing in the Abbey Park with the backdrop of the impressive Pershore Abbey.
Marshalls will be at all key sections of the course and signs will be in place.
Start venue – Pershore Leisure Centre, King Georges Way, Pershore, Worcs WR10 1QU (Race number and chip collection at the start venue)
Finish Venue – Abbey Park (WR10 1JP) approximately 500m from the start.
Race Entry and Cost
Entry is online only through Entry Central. Entry will close at midnight on Thursday 23rd August or as soon as the maximum number of runners is reached (limited to 350 runners and allocated on a first come first served basis). If the race limit is reached, a waiting list will be created. Once you are on the waiting list, there is no guarantee that a place will be available. There will also be no entries on the day.
Early-bird entry cost (up to the 31st May 2018):
£16.80 including booking fee (Non-affiliated) or £14.80 including booking fee (UKA affiliated)
Entries from the 1st June 2018 will then be:
£17.80 including booking fee (Non-affiliated) or £15.80 including the booking fee (UKA affiliated)
All runners must be 18 years or older on the day of the race.
At the Start Venue
Toilets and showers are available at Pershore Leisure Centre. We kindly ask that you respect other members when using these facilities.
Parking is available at the Pershore Leisure Centre / ASDA car park, (charges do not apply for Sundays). The postcode is WR10 1QU. Other carparks are locally available in the town; the closest to the finish is the Abbey Park Car Park, Abbey Road, Pershore WR10 1JP, where there is limited parking.
Race HQ and Registration
This will be at The Pershore Leisure Centre, where race number and chip timing collection will be from 8:30am. Please allow sufficient time to collect your chip and number. There will be a race briefing prior to the race.
Race Start and Finish
The race start will start at 10am prompt in St George’s Way outside the Pershore Leisure Centre, King Georges Way, Pershore, Worcs WR10 1QU
The finish is in the Abbey Park (WR10 1JP) approximately 500m from the start.
The presentation of the prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female runners will be presented at 11:30am at the finish area. There will also be prizes for the 1st male and 1st female in each age category.
Each finishing runner will be presented with a medal, 2018 bespoke technical finishers t-shirt, plum (yes really!) and a goodie bag. Sponsors so far include; Senior Architectural Systems Ltd (main sponsor) and also Knowledge Gaps. The bags have also been donated by Rivers Leisure Centre.
Following deduction of costs, a proportion of the entry fee is donated to local Pershore charities nominated by the Race Committee. Any monies remaining will be retained by the club to help support future events or develop running further.
There is a water station provided en-route which you pass at around 2k, again at 6k and also at the finish.
If you are a registered EntryCentral user, then if you are unable to take part, it will be your responsibility to withdraw from the race. No refunds will be given for runners having to withdraw prior to the race unless you’re booked place can be filled by someone from the waiting list or another runner you nominate. All withdrawals and full runner details must be notified to the organisers via the email address below by 18:00hrs on Friday 24th August. Any changes to an entry where a refund is done will be subject to a £1 admin charge.
Entries cannot be transferred on race day.
First aid will be available at the end and out on the course where needed.
No earphones please! Since April 2016 the rules regarding the wearing of head phones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition:
The wearing of headphones, or similar devices (other than those medically prescribed) is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.
It is prohibited for anyone to cycle alongside any runner due to course constraints and interference with other runners.
Race communications and preparations will be issued via our facebook event page
Any race enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All contact should be made by email.
Terms and Conditions:
The entrant must agree to the following terms and conditions..
This event is held under UK athletic rules with confirmed race license 2018-31757. The entrant agrees to abide by the rules of the event and that the officials’ decision is final.
The entrant confirms that they have no medical disability that would endanger themselves or others by taking part (and will not run if unfit on the day).
The entrant understands that the organisers will not be liable for any loss, damage, injury or illness howsoever caused as a result of entering the race. The entrant agrees that during the race they will obey marshals’ instructions. No dogs will be allowed on the course.