Race Information

Below is the race information for the Ridgeway Run  5 & 10 mile trail and children’s run on Saturday 23 September 2017.

ENTRY PRICES 2017

5 MILE INDIVIDUAL ENTRY £16.00*
5 MILE TEAM ENTRY (3-6 PEOPLE) £14.50

10 MILE INDIVIDUAL ENTRY £22.00**
10 MILE TEAM ENTRY (3-6 PEOPLE) £20.50

CHILDREN’S TRAIL RUN £6.00***

* minimum participants age 13 years old
(waiver to be signed by a parent/guardian)

** minimum participants age 18 years old (waiver to be signed)

*** Open to ages 7 – 13 years (waiver to be signed by parent/guardian)

TEAM PRIZES

Only the first three runners placings of a team running the same distance will count towards the overall team time/placing.

FOR CHARITY PLACES PLEASE CONTACT THE CHARITY YOU ARE RUNNING FOR, IF YOU ARE A CHARITY AND WOULD LIKE PLACES PLEASE EMAIL US. info@ridgewayrun.com

Please pick up your race number from the event HQ situated in the event car park which will be clearly signposted. The event car park is near the Ashbury Village Shop it will be clearly sign posted and there will be marshals to assist, for sat nav use SN6 8DB. Car park and registration open at 7am.

Remember to bring safety pins and race belt. It is a challenging course please ensure that you are fit enough to run it.

MEDICAL INFORMATION

St John‘s Ambulance services will be there and marshals on the course. Runners are recommended to put personal/ medical details on the reverse of their race numbers. It is the runner’s responsibility to check any health issues.

INFORMATION ON THE AREA

http://www.ashbury.org.uk

http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/ridgeway

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ashdown-house

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/white-horse-hill

There are many local pubs offering good food and accommodation some are listed below:

www.roseandcrownashbury.com

The Plough Inn Wanborough

www.whitehorsewoolstone.co.uk

http://helenbrowningsorganic.co.uk/pub/our-glorious-pub.html

http://www.longcotkingandqueen.com

The Plough Inn Badbury

If the weather is good there is camping at campsite@britchcombefarm.co.uk

PARKING AND FACILITIES

The event car park is near the Ashbury Village Shop it will be clearly sign posted and there will be marshals to assist, for sat nav use SN6 8DB. Please be respectful of the village community and park only where allowed. The event car park will be open from 0700.

Toilets will be available at the event car park.

The Village Shop and cafe will be open for refreshments. http://www.ashburyshop.co.uk/home.html

There is no secure bag drop area, please make sure that you do not leave anything of value unattended.

THE START/ FINISH OF THE RACE

The Children’s race will start at 0900.  The distance is approximately 1 mile. There will be a race briefing at the start at 0850.  Children running will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver at registration when they collect their number.  Children are welcome to run with an adult.  Race numbers must be collected by 0830.

Before the start of the race, all runners are required to attend the race briefing at the start for the 5 and 10 mile race at 09.45.

The 10 mile run will start at 1000 and the 5 mile run will start at 1010. All runners are asked to allow plenty of time to reach the start of the race. At the start and finish please take care of other runners, spectators and traffic that may be using the road.

THE COURSE

The Ridgeway is a National Trail and surrounding footpaths are open to all the public please be considerate of other users not taking part in the event. You will be running over agricultural land we ask you to respect this and keep to the footpaths.

Water Stations will be at approximately 3 miles intervals along the course. At registration you will receive your Ridgeway Run water bottle; please fill this before the start, top ups will be available at water stations. Please do not litter the course.

Markers will clearly sign the course.

It is asked that spectators keep dogs on leads at all times and remain clear of the course.

CLOTHING

The course is predominately trail and grass footpaths, trail shoes are advisable and spikes are banned. Please ensure that you have enough warm clothing for before and after the event.

Headphones and other similar listening devices are not allowed.

You must wear your race number on your front with safety pins or race belt. Please ensure that it is fully visible and secure, as without it we will be unable to provide you with an official/ accurate finish time.

FIND US ON THE MAP

Sat Nav SN6 8LS. Ashbury can be accessed by way of the B4000 or the B4507 it is about 9.5 miles from Swindon, 27 miles from Oxford and driving distance of 77 miles form London.

GOODY BAGS AND PRIZES!

On registration participants will receive their number and a water bottle to be used on the course if required. Finishers will be greeted with cake and cheers!

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