Course A challenging, multi-terrain event of approximately 10Km through picturesque Chiltern countryside. We plan to use the same route as in the last nine years, but changes in land use, obstacles or permissions could lead to changes at short notice. Please check back for any last minute changes.
The course is not suitable for spikes. Studded or cross country shoes are recommended. Road shoes should not be used. It is currently in “good cross-country condition” but further rain is forecast in the week before the race. CAUTION! Watch out for rabbit holes and tree roots in the park.
Marshals will be on duty at road crossings and at major direction changes. The course will be marked with direction arrows and tape. Please comply with instructions given by marshals and take extra care when approaching roads.
Race number collection If entered online (via Run Britain) or you DID NOT include an SAE with your postal entry, please collect your Race Number by 10.30am from the desk at the Race Headquarters. Please note that entries will not be taken on race day. However if you have any queries about entries (e.g. lost numbers), please visit Race HQ.
Race Headquarters is at Chesham Guide Hut, Bury Lane, Lowndes Park, Chesham HP5 1HX where you will find toilets, baggage storage, limited changing facilities but no showers. It is about 300 metres from the race start. Prizes will be presented about 12.30 pm. Please do come and support the club.
All public car Parks are close to the start (HP5 1HX). Water Meadow car park off Red Lion Street is closest to the Race HQ. Public parking in Chesham is free on Sundays, but not in supermarket car parks. A map is attached and on the club website. There is no access to or parking in Bury Lane at Race HQ.
Start The Start is at 11:00 am in Lowndes Park. The Finish is close to the Start also in Lowndes Park.
There is a toilet block in the Star Yard car park opposite Lowndes Park. There are also toilets in Lowndes Park but these can take only one person at a time and are best avoided. The main facilities are at Race HQ where there are portaloos and also indoor toilets for ladies.
Race Numbers must be clearly shown on the front of your vest. Please complete the Emergency Information on the rear of the number.
Headphones: wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted under UKA Rule 240S 5 UKA Supplement. If anybody is seen wearing headphones during the race they will be disqualified by an official or marshal and asked to drop out of the race.
Water will be available at approximately 6.5 kilometres and also at the finish.
T-Shirt A free technical T-Shirt will be issued to all finishers from the desk near to the finish.
Prizes Individual Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 men and first 3 women, 1st junior man (U20), 1st junior woman, and 1st veterans (M40, M50, M60, F35, F45 and F55). Runners may qualify for only one individual prize – veterans or juniors in the top three will be awarded a senior prize, the veteran or junior prize going to the next person in that category.
Running Club Team Prizes: 1st male and 1st female teams of 4 – based on finish positions.
Fun Team Prizes: 1st Fun Team of four. Fun teams can be mixed gender and represent schools, pubs, businesses or a group of friends, all without an England Athletics Competition Licence.
Entries Race entry is now closed.
Closing Date for entries: On-line Entries - Friday 15th November Postal Entries - Monday 11th November. Runners must be 15 years old or over on the day of the race