TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

RACE ENTRY: 

£17 for EA affiliated runners and £19 for non-EA affiliated runners (+ booking fee at checkout). This price includes: race entry, car parking, medal, goodie bag, water stations and post race hot drink.

RACE NUMBERS:

To be collected on the day from the Race Control in the Beech Hut. Please allow plenty of time for this.  Your Race Number should be pinned to the front of your shirt using four pins (one in each corner) and must not be cut, folded or defaced in any way. Please do not cover your number with another layer of clothing or wear it on a layer that may be discarded during the race.  FAILURE TO DISPLAY YOUR RACE NUMBER AT THE FINISH MAY PREVENT US FROM RECORDING YOUR FINISH PLACE AND TIME.

 

FOR YOUR SAFETY, HEAD TORCHES ARE MANDATORY FOR THIS EVENT, ANYONE FOUND TO BE RUNNING WITHOUT ONE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

 

Upon production of your confirmation email, our partners, Apex Sports (The Broadway, Farnham Common, SL2 3QQ.), are pleased to offer a 10% discount on head torches and all other running supplies. 

TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY AND THAT OF OTHER RUNNERS AROUND YOU, WE ALSO POLITEY BUT FIRMLY REQUEST THAT YOU DO NOT WEAR HEADPHONES IN THIS EVENT.


MEDICAL CONDITIONS:

Please specify any medical conditions on the reverse of your number and state contact telephone numbers for use in the event of an emergency. If you are unwell or injured on the day please do not run.  If you are unable to run on the day please note that numbers are not transferable on the day.


REFRESHMENTS:

A complimentary hot drink will be available to all runners upon completion of the race. Hot drinks and other refreshments will also be available for purchase for spectators before, during and after the event.
 

TOILETS:

Permanent toilets as well as portable toilets will be available in the race village. There are no separate changing facilities.


THE COURSE:

Being a trail race this is not a certified course, but it has been measured as close to 10k as possible. The course is a mixture of wide gravel & compacted earth paths that are completely closed to traffic. The course is not suitable for spikes. The course is largely flat with a few minor undulations and is suitable for beginners and experienced runners. Please stick to the designated trails at all times.  Click here for a map of the course. 

 

TIMING:

The race is not chip timed. All times will be given as gun to tape. Please don't get ahead of anyone in the finish funnels. This is very important for accurate timing and placing. If someone gets in front of you, politely ask them to go back, they may not only get your hard earned place and time, but they may also mess the whole results up!

 

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING:

The Black Park Country Park car park is clearly signposted from A412, please input SL3 6DS to your satnavs.  There will be no charge for parking, please follow the instructions of the parking marshals who will guide you to the designated race parking area. 

COURSE SAFETY:

There will be marshals at all significant points around the course – please observe their instructions and directions. Please also look out for our special glow sticks hanging the trees and reflective tape! Runners must not be accompanied by dogs or followed by others on cycles.  The course is unsuitable for wheelchairs and buggies. If you drop out during the race, please report to a marshal.  There are deer and other animals in the park, should you encounter any wildlife please do not approach it.
 

RACE DISCIPLINE:

If you need to stop or walk for any reason, please move to the side of the path, so as not to impede other runners. Instructions issued by the Race Marshals, who will be wearing fluorescent yellow bibs, MUST be obeyed at all times. They will advise you of any hazards.  Any runner not complying with these rules is liable to be disqualified. The Race Referee's decision is final at all times. This advice is for your own safety and that of other runners.



DRINK STATIONS:

Water will be available at approximately 2km and 7km and also at the end of the race. PLEASE DO NOT THROW YOUR CUPS AND ANY OTHER RUBBISH INTO THE BUSHES. YOU MUST PUT THEM IN THE PLENTIFUL BINS PROVIDED.  



FIRST AID AND MEDICAL CARE:

Full paramedic care will be provided at the race village. Should you feel unwell or want to retire at any point on the course, please report to the nearest marshal or official who will be able to contact the medical staff and make arrangements to bring you back to the start/finish area. If you are unwell or injured on the day please do not run.

 

MINIMUM AGE:

All competitors must be at least 18 years of age on the day of the event.



THE START:

Competitors will be asked to assemble in the start area from 6.45 pm onwards.



START:

7.00pm PROMPT.



FINISH:

Once you have crossed the finish line please continue through the funnel in finish order so that you can be correctly recorded. Mementos, goody bags and drinks can be collected at the end of the funnel.



MEMENTOS:

All finishers will receive a specially designed medal.



RESULTS:

Full results will be available on www.datchetdashers.com after the event.



PRIZES:

Will be awarded in the following categories:
First 3 Females          

First 3 Males

 

Spot prizes will also be awarded at the end of the race. 


PRESENTATION OF PRIZES:

The presentation of prizes will take place in the race village at approximately 8.30pm.



QUERIES:

If you have any queries or problems regarding your entry please e-mail: shop@datchetdashers.com


REFUNDS:

Entry fees will not be refunded even in the event of circumstances beyond our control leading to the cancellation of this event.