Welford and Wickham 10k & Fun Runs
19 May 2019
The runs are set in the stunning rural setting of Welford Estate by kind permission of the Puxley family. The Welford Estate is located near to Newbury, 15 minutes from junction 13 or 10 minutes from junction 14 of the M4.Organised by the parents of Welford and Wickham Primary School pupils, 100% of the profits go to the Welford and Wickham Friends Association, Registered Charity Number 1114025, whose sole purpose is to raise funds for Welford and Wickham Primary School.The event will start and finish at the same point which is on part of the Welford Estate, Welford, Newbury RG20 8HU and will be signposted from the car park. Please note we are not using Welford House or Park.
The 10k – NEW CHIP TIMING for 2018The 10k run starts at 10:30am and is open to everyone 16 years of age and over. The run is a multi-terrain course; there is a small piece of road and the rest is on track and field with magnificent views over the local countryside.There are short narrow paths, bridleway and wooded areas at times. Every effort will be made to ensure a clear run. There is also a short narrow track where it is possible runners may cross over, at this point please keep to the left and follow the marshal’s instructions.All finishers will receive a medal with trophies awarded to the overall fastest male and female and then to each male and female winner of the following categories:1st Veteran Aged 40-491st Veteran Aged 50 years plus1st Parent/Guardian of Welford & Wickham Primary School PupilAll runners will have a finish chip time, with results published on our website after the race. The chips will be available at the registration desk and will need to be returned after the event.Should you need to retire from the race at any point please notify the nearest marshal who can direct you back to the start or summon a first aider if required.The distance has been checked using a measuring wheel.For everyone’s safety runners will not be allowed to use headphones whilst participating.
Registration for all runs will be from 8:30am.The registration desks will be based in one of the barns near the start. You will also find here a designated area for bag drop – please note that any belongings are left at your own risk as this area will not be secure. The Welford 10k Run and its organisers can take no responsibility for loss or damage of any kind.500m – please register and collect your wrist band from the registration desk.2.5k – please register and collect your race number from the registration desk.10k – please register and collect your race number and chip timer from the registration desk. There are separate areas for pre-registered and on the day registration.Complete the reverse of your race number with emergency contact details. Please display your race number on the front of your running shirt – safety pins will be provided. Race numbers are non-transferable.Online Registration:Complete the Entry Form and pay online or select the option to pay by chequeOnline registrations will close either when we reach our entry numbers or Monday 14th May 2018.On the day (numbers permitting)Runners who enter on the day will need to complete a registration form and pay by cash or cheque only. There will be a separate clearly marked desk for this. Please also note if you are under 18 you must obtain written permission to take part from a parent or guardian and present it at the event. Goody Bag The 10k finishers will receive a goody bag, thanks to our amazing event sponsors. Look out for exciting details on our website.
Surface: Multi-TerrainRoute: 1 LapSetting: RuralThis is a multi-terrain event, starting with the same loop as the 2.5k then more road, track, field and bridleway.There are short narrow paths, bridleway and wooded areas at times. Every effort will be made to ensure a clear run. There is also a short narrow track where it is possible runners may cross over, at this point please keep to the left and follow the marshal’s instructions.
Timetable08:00 Car Park Opens08:30 Registration Opens09:20 Start of 500m Fun Run10.00 Start of 2.5k Fun Run10.25 10k Runners assemble at the Start10:30 Start of the 10k12:00 Trophy Presentation Ceremony13.00 Event ends13.30 Car park closes
Car ParkingThe car park will be open from 8:00am Please ensure you leave enough time to park, register and collect your race number before the start of your race. Please follow the car parking marshal’s instructions. There is limited car parking so please consider if you can car share.
Spectators are welcome but please bear in mind that the start and finish are based near a working farm forming part of the Welford Estate. All precautions will be taken to cordon off any hazardous areas but please keep an eye on children. No responsibility can be taken for any accidents by the race organisers.Refreshments will be on sale including BBQ bacon rolls and Welford Park sausage baps.Please respect this beautiful setting and take all rubbish home.
Can you spare a few hours either to help set up before the race, for marshalling, on the check-in desk or to help serve on a stall? Any help would be most welcome, as all the funds raised during the event will go directly to Welford and Wickham Primary School. If you would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilities Refreshments. Hot & cold drinks, BBQ bacon rolls and Welford Park sausage baps will be on sale throughout the event; Toilets; Under cover but unsecured bag drop area; Water station at the 4.2km point of the 10k run and at the finish for all runners. Marshals will also have a limited supply of water.There will be marshals strategically placed around each route in high visibility vests to help and answer any queries and offer assistance as required. Runners and spectators should follow marshal’s instructions at all times.First Aiders will also be available on the day. If you require medical attention please contact your nearest marshal.Please note there are no changing facilities.