Gung-Ho! – Chester
01 June 2019
Gung-Ho! is an inclusive 5km running event, with a focus on fun and it's coming to Chester in 2019 on 22nd June. Get ready to run, jump and climb over some of the the biggest inflatable obstacles in the world and show how Gung-Ho! you really are!
Registration includes;Race Pack: bib with number, safety pins, and wave time wristband. Winners Pack: Gung-Ho! Headband and Gung-Ho! T-Shirt.You will receive instructions as to what to expect on race day once you have registered online
Each course is designed to best suit the event location. There are no paint, water or mud obstacles at a Gung-Ho! event, but some mud should be anticipated in bad weather. We can not guarantee that every obstacle will appear at every event. The obstacles and their positioning are dependent on the specific venue. Rest assured we will do our best to set up every route to provide the most Gung-Ho! fun.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your wave time. This will allow you to park, collect any remaining tickets and drop any bags in the bag-drop facility before heading to the warm-up area.Wave Times:Gung-Ho! starters are released in waves of up to 250 runners. The first wave will be released at 09:30, with subsequent waves starting at 15-minute intervals. Should you want a time not shown, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see what we can do! For safety reasons, it is not possible to book late entries on to full wave times.Bag Drop:Valuables can be left at a manned bag drop facility for a £3 charge per item. (All transactions are cash only on event days)
Parking is available on site by paying and managed by Gung-Ho!Chester Racecourse is located conveniently in the heart of the City of Chester and easily reachable via car and well-connected transport links. For Satellite Navigation systems the postcode is CH1 2LY.The M53, M56, M6 and A483 are all in close proximity to Chester providing excellent links from Liverpool, Manchester, North Wales and the south of England.Park and RideCheshire West and Chester Council operates four Park and Ride sites around the City at Boughton Heath (off the A41 Whitchurch Road – nearest postcode CH3 5QD), Sealand Road (on the A548 opposite the car dealerships – nearest postcode CH1 4LD), Upton (Zoo – nearest postcode CH2 4BA) and Wrexham Road (off the A483 opposite Chester Business Park – nearest postcode CH1 2LS). Please note, postcodes are the nearest approximate postcodes for location purposes, as these sites are not postal addresses.Buses operate at the following timesMonday to Friday: every 12 minutes between 7am and 7pmSaturdays: every 12 minutes between 8am and 7pmSundays and Bank Holidays: every 15 minutes between 9.30am and 6pmParking is free for Park and Ride customers. Tickets cost £2.00 (return) per adult and up to two children can travel free if accompanied by an adult.The nearest train station to the racecourse is Chester where trains run every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evening between Liverpool City Centre stations and Chester. Mainline trains also come into this station.
Your usual gym clothing will be suitable for a Gung-Ho! event. Fancy dress is also welcome but anything sharp or pointy will not be suitable. Comfortable footwear is a must. We recommend wearing trainers that you have worn-in over a period of time before the event. If the weather on the day is wet then we recommend bringing a change of clothing and footwear as the ground can get muddy!
Spectators are welcome at every Gung-Ho! event and entry are Free. Viewing points will depend on the venue layout, with viewing possible at various points around the course. We encourage you to bring friends and family with you to support you on the day.
Can I walk the course or skip an obstacle?You can walk, skip or roll the course if you wish, as long as you enjoy yourself then that’s fine by us! If the obstacle looks too much for you then you are free to pass it by.Can I run with my friends and family?Yes! Gung-Ho! is all about inclusion so no matter your fitness level, you can run together. Choose the same wave time when booking to make sure you run together.Is there an age/height requirement?There is no minimum age requirement but participants must be at least 122 centimeters in height to tackle these monstrous obstacles. Children under 11 must be accompanied through the course by a participating adult.When will I get my t-shirt and headband?You’ll receive your Gung-Ho! Winners Pack after you cross the finish line!