These are the instructions for the 10th Ashtead 10k and 2k Fun Run - please read them carefully!
You will not receive anything through the post.
If you can't run, we are still looking for marshals (please email me at email@example.com if you can marshal - marshals are needed from 9.15 at the Scout Hut).
Further details (course map etc) are on the race web site - click here.
The Ashtead 10k and Fun Run is an 'Eco-race' and we are trying to reduce its environmental footprint as much as possible by looking at all aspects of the race. However, the greatest effect will come from as many participants as possible walking/jogging/running/cycling/using public transport/car-sharing to get to the event.... please do your bit!
If coming by train, come to Ashtead British Rail station - 50 minutes from Victoria or Waterloo, 30 minutes from Guildford. Please check for engineering works/bus replacement services/delays.
If driving, please park in the Ashtead Station car park, which is £2.15 on a Sunday. Details on parking are here. [https://uk.parkindigo.com/en/car-park/ashtead-station-car-park] If driving, do not pass over the level crossing. Please car-share if possible!
It takes 2 minutes to walk from the railway station to the Scout Hall.
The Ashtead 10k and 2k Fun Run annually raises over £1000 for Rianna's Fund (http://www.RiannasFund.org). This fantastic local charity organises and funds schools and children's homes in Kenya and India, enabling the poorest to access care and education.
See what goes into organising a race...
You need to arrive in enough time to collect your running number from the Scout Hall (from where it is 2 minutes' walk to the race start).
Registration will be open from 10.00am.
Please try and make three NEW friends at the race!
A limited number of toilets are available in the Scout Hall - So please go before you come - if you can! There are no toilets at the race start. You can change in the Scout Hall (no changing rooms, just a hall). You can leave gear in the Scout Hall (not secure).
The 10k race starts at 11.00 sharp.
The 2km fun run starts at 11.05. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times - make sure you can keep up with your child! (the adult does not have to pay to enter the fun run, but if they have done, they will receive a running number and a medal as well).
The route is an out and back undulating course. The ground is muddy in places and very uneven, rutted and pot-holed and you must watch your step at all times. You must keep your hands free at all times (not in pockets for example).
The course is on a Site of Special Scientific Interest, which is also a National Nature Reserve. Please be considerate towards other users. Please don't litter out on the course (gel packets especially).
We have been looking for hornets this year (after the massed hornet attack on runners in 2010) and we have not found any (there were none last year either). If you are alergic to bee stings etc, then it might be a good move to bring an alergy medication, just in case. (Our first-aiders will also be equipped).
MP3s and iPods are absolutely banned for personal listening or for broadcasting music. We will disqualify anyone running with earphones. Listen to the birds, bees, owls, deer, cows, wind in the trees and the encouragement of your fellow runners. Don't run in a bubble!
Please encourage your fellow runners!
Please, no spitting - yeuch! Nasty!
KEEP LEFT AT ALL TIMES!
Returning runners have priority over 'outward' runners - please let them go first if required.
There is a water station at half way (the race turnaround point).
There will be water, and local apples and carrots for the runners at the end.
Runners in the 10k will receive the race t-shirt - please make sure to take the same size that you have requested (S/M/L/XL will be on your running number).
Tea and cakes will be available in the Scout Hall before and after the race for a small charge, to benefit the Scout Jamboree fund.
There will be a free raffle at the Scout Hall at 12.30, based on your running number - for both 10k and 2k runners. The race prizes will also be given out at this time. Come along - it'll be fun! If you have anything 'eco' that you would like to donate to the raffle, please bring it along (jam, home produce, good pre-read books etc). The raffle is especially popular with children.
We are still looking for marshals - all help gratefully received! If you or your contacts can marshal, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos and results will be up online on the evening after the race.
Enjoy the race!
Race organised by Ashtead Running Group (ARG)