Run Round the Garden 2022 - Runners Information
Thank you for entering this year’s Run Round the Garden race series. We hope that you have a great run. Below you will find all the information you need to make sure you have a great day.
10:00 am The 5K
11:00 am The Garden Mile
Numbers and chips
Race numbers and timing chips are required for both the 5km and the Garden Mile races. They can be collected either on race day or the day before. If you are collecting on the day, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the race.
Saturday 18th June– Collect from Trisports 10am -12pm (48 Station Rd, Letchworth SG6 3BE)
Sunday 19th June – Collect from Cultivo lounge, Leys Avenue from 8:30am
Please complete the medical information on the reverse of the number. Pens and safety pins will be available. Please include details of any medical condition or allergy to any drugs, and the name and phone number of the person we should contact in an emergency. This is very important, please make sure you do this.
Online entries will close on Friday 17th June at 5 pm.
You can enter as a late entry either on Sat 18th June at Trisports 10am – 12pm or on the morning of the event from 08:30-09:30.
Costs for late entries are: 5K: £12; Garden Mile: £8; Both events: £18. Card payment or exact money please.
Race HQ is located in Letchworth Garden City town centre on Leys Avenue next to the fountains. The start/finish area is also located here. See [HQ] on map below.
There are full road closures on the course for both events. However:
Please obey the instructions of the race marshals and police at all times. Wearing headphones is prohibited, as it’s important that you can hear instructions from the marshals. Failing to comply with any of these instructions will result in disqualification.
The race is not suitable for dogs. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Buggies are allowed as long as they start at the back of the field and take extra care on the course.
There are several free car parks available on Sunday. (what3words)
- The Wynd. (woven.garden.battle)
- The multi-story car park off Gernon Road. (savings.sushi.drain)
- Morrisons. (silver.agrees.scouts)
- The Spirella Building.(head.hero.grow)
Please DO NOT park in the road closures on Eastcheap, Leys Avenue and Broadway.
Male and female toilets are located in the following locations;
- The shopping arcade next to the multi-story car park.
- Cultivo Lounge, Leys Avenue
- The 3 Magnets, Wetherspoons, Leys Avenue.
Water is available after the race at the finish line area. There are no water stations on the course. Please remember to sufficiently hydrate before starting the race and remember to re-hydrate afterwards.
There is no baggage area on the day, please only bring what you can run with. Please leave your valuables at home or in your car.
Both routes start and finish on Leys Avenue and head up towards the train station, turning left and heading down Eastcheap all the way to Gernon Road. The route then heads round Broadway Gardens long-about anti-clockwise until reaching Broadway. The two routes differ slightly in how far they travel up Broadway before turning round and heading back to continue round the long-about back towards Gernon Road and back down Eastcheap.
The mile is one lap round the route described whereas the 5km is a two lap course, meaning that there is another turn at the bottom of Leys Avenue to head back on a second lap.
See Map at bottom of this page.
Medical back up will be available at race HQ provided by Hearts Medical Services Ltd. You must ensure that you are medically fit to undertake this event. The fitness, training and medical condition of each entrant are matters for his or her own personal concern and anyone in doubt about their ability should not start.
Prizes and Goodies
The following prizes will be awarded. There are cash prizes of £30, £20 and £10 for the first three men and women in each race. There is also a cash prize of £20 for 1st in each age category.
The prize presentation for the male and female prize winners in the 5k will be at 1045 and for the mile shortly after the race finishes.
Thank you to our Sponsors
Many thanks to our lead sponsors Trisports for their generous support for the Run Round the Garden and other NHRR events throughout the year. Say hello at their stand and let them help you get the most from your running, cycling and swimming. Or call in at their store at 48 Station Road, Letchworth.
We are also very grateful to Phillips Digital Printers for their continuing support at our events.
In particular we would also like to thank Letchworth BID, NHDC and Garden City Square for supporting us at this event.
Chip timing will be provided by Sportsystems. Online results will be available after the race, follow the link on http://www.runroundthegarden.org.uk/
Family Fun Run
Sadly, we are not able to put on a family fun run at this year’s event. Please look out for the Children’s Fun Runs that we regular put on the common as part of the First Saturday of the Month.
Course Measurement and Insurance
The measurement certificates for each race will be available on the day.
The ARC permit for the race is 22/397.
Looking for another challenge?
Entries for the Standalone 10k are open, see www.standalone10k.org.uk for more info. Or come and join us on the first Saturday of every month for a friendly 5km race round Norton Common, see http://www.firstsaturday5km.org.uk.
This years Run Round the Garden is part of the Letchworth Festival. To see what else is on offer at this brilliant event go to: