Run Round the Garden 2019 - Runners Information
10:00 am The 5K
11:00 am The Garden Mile
11:30 am Family Fun Run
Numbers and chips
Race numbers 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.
Race Numbers (14 June)
Saturday 15th Jun– Collect from Trisports 12-4pm (48 Station Rd, Letchworth SG6 3BE)
Sunday 16th Jun – 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. You will also be provided with a baggage tag on which you can write your race number.
The 1 mile race is now full. We will have around 30 entries for the 5km race available on Sunday 16.
Just come along to Cultivo Lounge on the morning of the event from 8:30am. (£10)
Race HQ is located in Letchworth town centre on Leys Avenue next to the fountains. The start/finish area is also located here. See [HQ] on map below.
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 should be accompanied by an adult.
There are several free car parks available on Sunday.
- The Wynd
- The multi-story car park off Gernon Road
- The Spirella Building
Please DO NOT park in the road closures on Eastcheap, Leys Avenue and Broadway.
Male and female toilets are located in the following two locations;
- Portable toilets, including disabled are located in the Wynd.
- The shopping arcade next to the multi-story car park.
There are also toilets which are available for use in Cultivo Lounge
Water is available after the race at the finish line area. There are no water stations on the race course. Please remember to sufficiently hydrate before starting the race and remember to re-hydrate afterwards.
There is a baggage area located in the start/finish area for bags and personal items but you are strongly advised to take care of your belongings at all times and not to leave any watches, jewellery or other valuable items in the storage area as the organisers are not liable for any loss or damage.
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 time 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.
Medical back up will be available at race HQ provided by Hearts Services Herts 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 woman in each race and medals for all finishers.
The prize presentation for the first three male and female finishers in the 5k will be at 1040 and for the mile shortly after the race finishes.
We also have a number of great spot prizes, including free massages, energy drink packages. You may be the lucky one!
Along with a medal, we will be offering a virtual goody bag to runners which will include a number of discounts from local shops. You will need to produce your race number to take advantage of these.
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.
Thank you also to FB Chain for their support for the event – and good luck to their team of runners!
Osteopathy First have kindly sponsored the medals, so many thanks to them as well – and also to Morrisons, who have provided the post race nutrition that you’ll find in the finish area.
Thank you also to Sports Therapy 4U and Fairhaven Wholefoods for their generous support.
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
There will be an approx. 1 mile fun run at 11:30. Registration is not required. Please follow the signs and listen for announcements. Parents are able to run with children as well as prams. Children under 9 should be accompanied by an adult.
Course Measurement and Insurance
The measurement certificates for each race will be available on the day.
The ARC permit for the race is 18/360.
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. The July running of this event is the Midsummer Dawn and Dusk event with the opportunity to run the course twice in one day.
To ensure the safety of the runners of all abilities, road closures will be in place for Broadway, Broadway Gardens, Leys Avenue and Eastcheap. To minimize inconvenience to road users, these closures will be staggered and temporary. The roads may be closed from 09:00-13:00 but we will try to minimise disruption by staggering the closures according to the plan below:
09:00. Road closure starts in Eastcheap and Leys Avenue to allow the runners to congregate around Leys Square.
09:30-09:45. Road closures start around Broadway Gardens and up to the Worlds First Roundabout (roundabout remains open). This gives time for the road to clear before the race starts.
12:00. Road closures on Broadway will be lifted. Eastcheap and Leys Avenue need to remain closed to allow for clear up.
13:00. Eastcheap and Leys Avenue will be reopened
Map of Closed Roads and Route Map for Races
Run Round The Garden 5K, 1 mile and fun run – Closed Roads