Greenway Challenge Runners Information
Sunday May 13th 2018, 10:00 am
ARC Permit No 18/155
Thank you for entering the 2018 Greenway Challenge. Please read carefully through the following information.
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 4JN
Your race number can be found on http://www.greenwaychallenge.org.uk/. Please wear your event number on the front of your running vest. The event organisers will not be held responsible for incorrect reporting of results if the event number is worn incorrectly.
Race Number Collection
You have 2 options:
- Save yourself a bit of time on race day and collect your race number from the Trisports, 48 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 2BE on Saturday 12 May between 1300 and 1500
- Or you can collect your event number from Race HQ before 9:45 on Sunday 13th May.
Car Parking Sadly, we will not be able to use the large field we have used before. As you know, it has been a very damp few months and despite the warm weather of the last couple of weeks the field has not dried out enough for us to use.
New car parking information
- We can use some, but not all, of the Standalone Farm overflow parking. This means there are 150 places available on the farm for us to use
- Please do not park on the hard standing at Standalone Farm
- Given the limited car parking spaces, please, please car share as much as possible, walk if you are nearby, cycle etc.
- We also have use of the car park at the Spirella Building which is a 13 minute/0.7 mile walk away
Assembly, Start and Finish
Entrants are requested to warm up within the farm area and assemble at the designated start area at least 10 minutes prior to the start to listen to final race instructions. The event will start at 10:00 prompt. The finish is also within the Standalone farm area.
Toilets are available but since we are based at a working farm there are unfortunately no changing or showering facilities. The farm toilets will also be available to use, please show your race number to access. A small baggage area will be provided although the car park is only a couple of minutes from the start of the race.
You are responsible for you own safety on this course. Please cross any roads carefully and stay on footpaths wherever possible. There are race marshals positioned at critical safety points on the course (i.e. road crossings) but the marshals have no powers to stop traffic for you. Most of the course is traffic free but if you are running alongside a road, you must stay on the pavement. Failing to comply with these instructions will result in disqualification. For safety reasons, please refrain from wearing MP3 players, iPods, headphones etc. during the race.
Entertainment and Refreshments
Standalone is a working farm and is open to the public on race day. Event entrants, friends and family can visit the farm café free of charge. However, if you wish to enter the farm itself then you must pay the entrance fee. The start and finish area are not within the area of the farm where an entrance fee is required. A farm shop is located on the premises where you can purchase refreshments, toys and gifts.
Greenway Challenge Course
The course is clockwise around the Letchworth Garden City Greenway. Please note that this is a self-guided event and marshals will not be present at all junctions and turnings. A route description and map is available on www.greenwaychallenge.org.uk. A copy of the instructions and map will also be given to you on race day. Please take a copy and use it during the race!
There will be 2 water stations at 5.8 and 10.5 miles. If the weather is warm, bring along your own water to take with you on the course.
Hearts Medical will be in attendance on the Farm. If you have any medical conditions, please mark your race number with a cross in the left-hand corner and write details of your condition and an emergency contact number on the back.
When you finish the race, you will be given a finish token with a barcode on it. You will be directed to have the barcode on your race number and your finish barcode scanned. Please ensure you return your finish barcode to us. Online results will be available after the race on www.greenwaychallenge.org.uk
After the race
There will be tea, coffee and cake after the race. Bring a deckchair or a picnic blanket, if the weather is good there’ll be room for everyone to have a sit down and a chat J Let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and our home bakers will do their best!
Thanks to Standalone Farm and the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation for their continued support. Race numbers were kindly donated by Phillips Digital: http://www.phillipsdigital.co.uk/. All finishers will receive a medal kindly provided by Trisports: http://www.trisports.co.uk/.
The proceeds from this event will be donated to Garden House Hospice Care in Letchworth (https://www.ghhospicecare.org.uk/). There will be the opportunity to find out more about the work of Garden House Hospice Care on race day, future events they are organising and a chance to donate to this charity if you would like to.
Looking for another challenge?
Entries for the Standalone 10k (Sunday 7 October) are open, see www.standalone10k.org.uk for more info. NHRR are also organising 5km and 1 mile races in central Letchworth on Sunday 17 June, see http://www.runroundthegarden.org.uk/. Or come and join us on the first Saturday of every month for a friendly 5km race around Norton Common, see http://www.firstsaturday5km.org.uk/.
Enjoyed today’s event?
Looking to make new running friends and meet like-minded people? Why not come along to North Herts Road Runners? We are a vibrant, friendly, sociable running club with around 150 members of all ages and abilities. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday, 7.15 pm at Pride Fitness, Spirella Building, Letchworth, SG64ET. We offer a wide range of running options, from coached sessions to gentle runs across the countryside. Our experienced coaches can advise you on your training from 5k to marathon and beyond and our members are happy to show you new running routes. I am sure you'd enjoy being a part of NHRR so just pop down and see us! Find out more about us on www.nhrr.org.uk.
We hope you have a successful and enjoyable race!
Race Director: Lindsay Cook
07967 720824 or firstname.lastname@example.org