Event information is shown below - this is the same as appears in the Event Booklet posted out to all entrants.
1. RACE START TIME, DATE AND LOCATION
The event takes place at 9am, Sunday, 29 March 2020, starting at Newbold Terrace East in Leamington Spa and finishing at Mill Gardens, next to Jephson Gardens. The race is supported by a professional race timing company (including chip timing). Your race number and timing chip will be posted out to you 1 - 2 weeks before the event, along with an Event Booklet
2. THE EVENT
This 10km multi-terrain course takes you through the some of the best parks and gardens Royal Leamington Spa has to offer.
- 08:00 - Runners start to gather at Newbold Terrace East in Royal Leamington Spa
- 08:45 - Warm-up comments - line up at the start adjacent to the sign displaying your estimated finish time
- 09:00 - Race Starts
- 09.35 - First runners start to arrive at finish line - medals presented as runners finish
- 10:30 - Prize giving (details further below)
Please arrive in good time for the 9.00am start. We advise arriving between 8.00am and 8.30am.
The race starts at Newbold Terrace East and heads in an anti-clockwise direction around Newbold Comyn (where the golf course used to be), before heading back into Royal Leamington Spa town centre, taking in Victoria Park and Jephson Gardens. The finish area is at Mill Gardens, where you will be greeted by large crowds of spectators.
The course is a combination of paved surface and bridleways. All the road sections of the course are closed to traffic, making this both a safe and quick course to get around. Click here for the course map.
There will be goody bag, with a medal for all runners. You must wear your timing chip to record your time - click here for chip fitting instructions. There is no need to register again on the day.
3. SPONSORSHIP FOR CHARITY
Much of the entry fee will be donated directly to local charities. If you would like to raise further monies for charity by being sponsored by friends, family and colleagues, please use the sponsor form in this booklet or download from here. Please raise as much as you can! £20 sponsorship from each competitor would help us raise an extra £30,000!
4. RACE ENTRIES
Via this website: www.riderhq.com/wright-hassall-regency-10k
- Entry fees are: Affiliated runners £18.00, unaffiliated £22.00
- On the day: The 2018 event SOLD OUT, so please don't plan on being able to enter on the day.
5. NEW for 2019 – THE START
This year Tottie Milner (from BEAT Indoor cycle) will be helping to warm you up for the race for about ten minutes between 8.45am and 8.55am. £250.00 will be donated to Myton Hospice in exchange for Tottie’s time. Please line up at the start adjacent to the sign displaying your estimated finish time.
6. CAR PARKING
There will be 217 FREE CAR PARKING SPACES at Riverside House off Mill Hill (CV32 5HZ) between 8.00am and 12.30pm. Parking is available on the roads surrounding the start and finish area. Please consider local residents and park only where it is safe and legal to do so. Do not park on the course itself. Be aware that Leamington Spa now has pay parking. Free parking is mostly available south of the river. For more details, visit Warwick District Council parking info. Click map below to expand image.
7. BAGGAGE STORAGE
Simply tear off the numbered strip from your runner’s number and attach to your bag. Then hand in to the Baggage Storage, situated at the finish area in Mill Gardens. Un-tagged bags will not be accepted.
8. UNAUTHORISED NUMBER SWOPPING
This is forbidden as it affects our timing systems and runner’s results/positions. Anyone caught doing so, will be excluded from this and future races and void any claims to trophies and prize money. For questions about this, please see here.
Temporary toilet cubicles and urinals will be adjacent to the start area.
Due to health and safety concerns the wearing of headphones during the race is not allowed.
When you cross the start and finish lines, your time will be automatically recorded. You must cross both the start and finish line wearing your chip to get a finish time. See the instructions in this leaflet for correct chip fitting. There will be computers available in the finishers area for you to look up your time and position.
Your bib race number and timing chip will be enclosed with the information pack post out to you 1-2 weeks before the event. Your bib race number should NOT be folded and made smaller, but simply pinned to the front of your shirt. Our standard UHF loop tag for running comes pre-attached to a Tyvek strip. DO NOT remove this, you’ll destroy the chip if you try! The tag can be worn on either shoe, just follow these instructions.
12. FIRST AID
Med Event UK (Paramedics and nurses) will be in attendance on the course and at the finish area. If you experience any problems during the event please contact any marshal or official who will be able to contact the medical staff. If you are unwell or injured before the event it is in your own best interests to consider pulling out and not run.
Please check: www.wrighthassall.co.uk or www.regency10k.co.uk on Sunday evening.
We are pleased to welcome back yourraceday.co.uk as our official photographers. Your photographs will be available on their website on Monday, 8 April 2019.
15. FURTHER INFORMATION
If you have any queries we have not covered, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
16. ADVERSE WEATHER
In the event of seriously adverse weather please go to: www.regency10k.co.uk or use Facebook or Twitter for the latest information. Please see event Terms and Conditions for more details.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female prizes are £100, £50 and £25. Each finisher will receive a medal and a T-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to age category winners. Winners are expected to receive their trophies in person.
18. BRINGING YOUR DOG
In line with UK Athletics Rules (Rule 240) which govern this event:
"Runners must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled dog in the race."
NOTE: Entries may be accepted from runners with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such; and subject to approval by the Race Director.
19. PARTIALLY SIGHTED OR BLIND RUNNERS
We would like this to be an inclusive event and are happy to offer free entry for runner guides. Please see the Contact Us page and get in touch, so we can help with arrangements.
20. TEAMS (e.g. Running Club or Corporate)
This is a great way to build team spirit and complete against other teams on the day. As an example, previous teams have included:
Massey Ferguson RC, Kenilworth Runners, Leamington C & A C, Rugby & Northampton AC, Northbrook AC, Stratford A C, Sphinx AC, Spa Striders, Coventry Godiva Harriers, Knowle & Dorridge RC, Run Like a Girl, Barrow Runners, Cherwell Runners & Joggers, Redditch Stars, Evesham Vale RC, Brackley & District, Nuneaton Harriers, Coventry Triathletes, Hook Norton Harriers and BRAT.