The race is on a 5k course with two laps for the 10k. We’ve gone for this option so we can mark the course with plenty of signage and course markings. There will also be an aid station at the end of the 5k, halfway and at the end of the 10k. The course will be well marked with plenty of signs with reflective elements, reflective course markings and lights to guide you around.
The course takes you past the start/finish twice per lap and is excellent for spectators wanting to cheer the runners on. DO think about wearing something distinctive so your friends and families can pick you out. There will be a prize for the best dressed runner.
Terrain varies from the tarmac along the cycle path – also known as the Yellow brick road – to gravel paths, mud paths and in a few places stone steps.
You will need to wear a head torch to race and carry spare batteries or a backup torch, a limited number of which will be available to hire or buy on the night. We recommend emailing to book.
All finishers will receive a finishers medal for the 5 or 10k. Nuffield gym has also kindly offered a free 7 day pass to all runners. There is a optional part on the race entry form as we need to pass name and email address to them if you wish to receive this.
Water and sweets at aid station during 10k race (approx halfway). Water, sweets, and fruit available at the end.
Time Limit 1h 45 for the 10k. If taking longer than 1h 5 for the 5k you may be asked to pause while the 10k starts.
Race Limit 350 (150 5k and 200 10k)
Age Limits, 12 and over for the 5k, 15 and over for the 10k
5k is £17 affiliated or £19 unaffiliated
10k £19 affiliated or £21 unaffiliated
See the proposed course here on strava
Insurance and Race License from ARC, race permit number tbc
Please read the race terms and conditions before entering
Canicross not permitted at this race but is at some other races