Please do not travel to the event if you have any COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, and/or a loss or change to your sense of smell), or if anyone in your household is isolating because of COVID.
Date – Sunday 24th October
Start Location – Army Rugby Stadium, Queens Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 2TD.
The Rugby Stadium is used for race registration, bag drop, and toilets.
Race Day Schedule
9:00am – Race registration and bag drop opens
10:00am – Race registration closes
10:10am – Bag drop closes
10:30am – 10k Race start
Pre-registration and number pickup
This will take place at Aldershot Cricket Club on the following dates:
Wednesday 20th October 2021 – 6:30pm to 9pm
Saturday 23rd October 2021 – 8:30am to 12pm (midday)
If you pre-register and then on Sunday arrive at the race by car and park in the race car park, you don’t need to go into the Rugby Stadium. You can leave any baggage in the car, wait in your car until 10.15am when it’s time to make your way to the start line.
On-the-day number collection
This will be possible between 9:00am and 10:00am from Registration but if possible please try and pick up your number beforehand at pre-registration. There are NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.
There are toilets in the Rugby Stadium pavilion, and even more in the Athletics stadium.
The start line
Runners will be encouraged to start making their way to the start at 10.15am. The start line is across the Queen’s Avenue road on the Polo fields. Please cross Queen’s Avenue at the zebra crossing. This year the start line is very wide and thin – you can line up anywhere along the marked area of path in the Polo fields – so almost everyone can be at the front! When you set off, aim for the big flag at the far side of the Polo fields near the Farnborough Road, then when you get there turn right.
The course is very flat and marked with yellow signs with black arrows, and red/white tape. There will be plenty of marshals. An early part of the course is along Laffan’s Road past the army golf course – there may be occasional cars on this road. Much of the course is along the canal towpath. Mind your head when going under road bridges, and keep to the left in case someone is coming the other way. Look out for cyclists, walkers, fishermen, and dogs. The course also follows some woodland trails. Watch out for low branches, uneven ground, loose path surfaces, and tree roots (which are slippy when wet). This is ex-army land so don’t touch any suspicious objects on the ground.
There is no water stop on the course, so if you need water while running take it with you. Please don’t drop any litter on the course (gel wrappers, bottles, etc). Take it back to the Rugby Stadium where there will be bins.
The race finishes in the Rugby Stadium, about halfway along the side of the rugby pitch. After crossing the finish line YOU MUST STAY IN ORDER – like at parkrun. Keep moving through the finish funnel and make sure that your bib number is visible so that it can be recorded at the end of the funnel.
After exiting the funnel you can pick up a medal and some water. You can then either pick up your bag from the bag drop, or make your way directly to your car (or walk/cycle home). If you are returning to your car in the race car park, watch out for cars leaving the event in the Farnborough direction by driving up the road between the stadiums.
Results will be published on this web site and also the Facebook page on Sunday evening, unless there are issues to resolve in which case they may appear the next day.
You can find your name in the list of competitors here.
DO NOT RUN UNDER someone else’s NAME ! You are not insured – change over is easy. Just log in here and put the other persons Name, Sex, Club and DOB. You can do this until a week before the race. Failure to do so could spoil the results for other people.
Numbers will be given out in advance at pre-registration and on the day during registration. You will not receive a race pack in the post.
Medals are awarded to all finishers at the end of the race, and water is available at the finish.
Travel by Car
We recommend that competitors coming from the Farnborough direction park in the public Napier Gardens car park in North Camp. There is a small charge for this (70p for 3 hours, 90p for 4 hours). It should be much quicker to leave after the race if parked here. From this car park it is only a 1km walk (or warmup jog) to the rugby stadium. See the car parking page for more information.
OR Until it fills up you can use the car park at the back of the Rugby Stadium as in previous years. (The Rushmoor parkrun car park, 300 spaces). To reach this turn left into Princes’ Avenue at the traffic lights on Queen’s Avenue. Ignore the car park immediately on your right, and follow the road round to the left and to its end, turning left just before the barracks. The race car park is on your left after 300m (signposted ‘car park 6’). Please do not park in any of the other car parks in the military area.
Important: Visit our car parking page for more info including how to leave the car park!
Travel by Public Transport
The race start and finish is approximately 2.5 miles from Aldershot Railway Station and 1.5 miles from North Camp Railway Station. There is no connecting bus service from North Camp Station to Queen’s Avenue in Aldershot but the No. 1 route Stagecoach Goldline bus service runs from Aldershot Railway Station every 10 minutes. There is a stop in Queen’s Avenue, a short walk from the start.
The No. 1 route bus service also connects Farnborough Main Railway Station.
Travel on Foot
The Basingstoke canal tow path runs from Woking to Queens Avenue and also from Fleet/ Basingstoke in the other direction. The race start and finish is about a 30 minute walk from Aldershot town centre along Hospital Hill and then Queens Avenue.
Plaques to 1st male and female, to be collected at the finish line.
Free entry to next year’s race to 1st senior and 1st Vets in categories 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+, male and female.
Nuffield Health Pass
Nuffield Health Farnham have kindly offered all competitors a free 7-day pass to try out their facilities. A leaflet explaining how to take advantage of this offer will be emailed out along with the final instructions.