10k FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions about the 10k race

The most important information about the 10k can be found here.

Some extra information is covered in frequently asked questions below.

If you still can’t find the answer, please use the Contact Us form to get in touch.

We will not be sending out race packs in advance. Race numbers will be handed out during pre-registration or at Registration on the day.

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If you would like to double check you are entered or would like to check you race number (when available) you can log in to The Entry Point and access all the information regarding your entry.

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Yes, you can can collect the race number of another runner at pre-registration only. To facilitate this, please bring a letter signed by the absent runner authorising you to collect on their behalf.

Runners must collect their race numbers in person on race day.

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Nobody under the age of 16 will be permitted to take part in the 10k race. This is a condition of our Association of Running Clubs race permit, through which we’re insured.

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Unfortunately, due to the largely off road nature of the course and narrow sections of canal towpath, we would discourage running with pushchairs for your safety and the safety of other runners.

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Given some narrow sections  of the course and in the interest of the safety of all participants, we regret that we are unable to allow dogs to accompany runners on the course.

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To help minimise the risk of covid-19 transmission, there will be no water stop at the 5k point. If you will need water during the run, you’ll need to carry it. There will be water at the finish.

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Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds on entry fees, or defer entries. If you cannot run then you can transfer your race number to another person. You can do this yourself up until midnight on the Sunday before the race by logging in to the The Entry Point website. If you have any problems or need any assistance with this, please use the Contact Us form to get in touch. To avoid messing up the race results, please make sure that all the details of the other person are entered, especially their name, age and gender.

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Yes, we will organise the start area so that the faster runners are at the front. Please adhere to this as it will ultimately benefit the race experience of all runners.

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Yes, there will be markers at each kilometre.

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We are keen to encourage entries from all levels of runner, but this is not a walking event so we expect everyone to finish in 2 hours. If you want to run/walk the course that’s fine! If you are very near the back of the field, please be aware that there is a cross over point where it is possible (but very unlikely) that you may encounter the lead runners at the very front of the race coming very quickly. If this happens, please keep to one side of the path and follow any marshal’s instructions.

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Yes, feel free to do so! But please bear in mind that the course is narrow in places, and other runners may need to get past you.

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There is no relay class at this event.

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If you’ve entered some information incorrectly when signing up, don’t worry. You can log in to the The Entry Point website up until midnight on the Sunday before the event and change this. If you are having problems, drop us a line using the Contact Us form until the Friday night before the event and we’ll sort it for you.

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All results will be posted as soon as possible to this website, and also to the race Facebook page.

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No, but there will be toilets at the start and finish – based in the Army Rugby Stadium and the Army Athletics Stadium.

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We strongly recommend that you don’t listen to music during the race. This is for your own safety as one part of the course is on a public road. Other parts of the course are narrow in places, and you must be able to hear a runner behind you that is wanting to get past. If you do insist on listening to music, please bone conduction headphones or only use one earphone so you have some awareness of your surroundings and you can hear the instructions of our marshals.

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Yes, you can transfer your race number to another person aged 16 or over. You can do this yourself up until midnight on the Sunday before the race by logging in to the The Entry Point website. If you have any problems or need any assistance with this, please use the Contact Us form to get in touch. To avoid messing up the race results and spoiling them for other people, please make sure that all the details of the other person are entered, especially their name, age, gender, and club.

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Yes, you can. Please speak to the race team at registration and they will issue you with a wristband. Any photos where this wristband is visible will be omitted from any race photos that will be published by us online or in the media.

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The 10k race is only for people aged 16 and over.

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Dogs are permitted (on a lead) on Queen’s Parade, but unfortunately they are not permitted in the Rugby Stadium, where the 10k finishes (except for guide dogs). Therefore, dogs are not permitted on the 10k. This is a restriction imposed by the land manager and is out of our control.

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Unfortunately it isn’t possible to defer a race entry to the following year. However, you can transfer it to another person. See the transfer FAQ for more details.

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