Race Rules



Rushmoor Wellesley Race Rules

By entering this event, you agree to abide by our standard race rules, including:

Registration Rules

  1. The 10k is run under the English athletics rule 24 (amended 12th July 2010 – the maximum distances permitted in open competition for athletes) ** anyone under the age of 17 years on the day cannot compete in the 10k. The organiser has the right to withdraw anyone he deems under age without Proof. ** We are looking at the option of a 5k next year 2019 **
  2. By participating in the Rushmoor Wellesley 10k event, all competitors confirm that they are fit enough to take part in the event. Any relevant condition (eg epilepsy attacks in the past three months) must be reported at least 24 hours prior to the event to the race director via the Contact Us form, and will then be passed to medical staff on the day.
  3. By participating in the Rushmoor Wellesley 10k event, you acknowledge and agree that medical information entered against your race number or collected by event medical staff during or after the event will be used by the Organiser only for administration of the event and will be destroyed after the event.
  4. Official photographers will be taking photos of runners on race day which may be used on our website, social media platforms and in local media publications. If you do not agree to be in these photos, please inform the race director via the Contact Us form at least 24 hours prior to the event. Please note that we have no control over photos taken by private photographers.
  5. Online entries will close when the Organiser deems the event has reached its Maximum Participant level.
  6. There will be no 10k entries on the day, unless the Organiser deems that the event has not reached its Maximum Participant level.

Race Day Rules

  1. Participants must follow instructions as given from all event officials including race staff and officials, volunteers, medical personnel, security officers and council officials before, during and after the event.
  2. All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner during their participation in the event. This means, for example, that urinating or defecating anywhere on or near the course shall be strictly prohibited except in toilet facilities. Anyone violating this rule of conduct shall be disqualified from the event and will be asked to leave the course.
  3. Every participant shall be provided with a race number, which MUST be worn on the FRONT of their shirt/vest and be visible at all times during the event. The race number is to be worn as issued and not cut or be folded in any way. No participant shall be permitted to participate in any events without the appropriate number. It is expressively forbidden to swap race numbers with anyone else as this could potentially put someone’s life at risk. Anyone found swapping race numbers will be disqualified from this and possible future events.
  4. All participants must write their name and details of any health problems or medication on the reverse of the race number along with details of next of kin or someone who can be contacted in the event of an emergency.
  5. Participants must begin the events during the official recognised starting times.
  6. Participants enter at their own risk. The Organiser takes no responsibility for illness, injury, loss or damage suffered by entrants.
  7. Participants must be physically fit and able to complete the course.  Before starting the race please give careful consideration to your ability to complete the course in a reasonable time (quicker than walking pace – this is a running event!).
  8. Participants should not bring excessive valuables or cash to be left in their kit bag being handed into the baggage area. The Organiser takes no responsibility to any item left in your bag and YOU take full responsibility of any loss.
  9. Participants must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, either before or during the event. The Organiser will contact the police if it is felt that the participant is dangerous to the public.
  10. No dogs are allowed to accompany runners in this event.
  11. No bikes are allowed  to accompany runners on the course
  12. Sorry – but the course is not suitable for wheelchairs
  13. No pushchairs are allowed on the course.

The Start & Course Monitoring

  1. Participants are requested to place themselves in “timing pens” in accordance with their predicted finish time.
  2. Participants shall assemble for the race in their timing pen no less than 10 minutes prior to the race start. Any athlete attempting to enter the timing pens late and near to the start time shall be referred to the back end of the assembled runners and required to start after all other participants have crossed the start line.
  3. All participants must be positioned behind the starting line when starting and must run over the start mat to activate their timing chip.  Failure to do so will result in a finishing time not being available for them.
  4. Any participant who refuses to obey the directions of any event official or course marshal, or who conducts himself/herself in an unsportsmanlike manner, or who uses offensive actions or language to officials, volunteers, participants or spectators may be disqualified from the event and future participation at the discretion of race officials.
  5. Any participant who has been found by a course marshal, event official or surveillance equipment to have gained an unfair advantage by intentionally shortening the route of the race (“cutting the course”) shall be immediately disqualified from the event.
  6. Any person who participates in the event either a) without a current official race number and chip timing device or b) with a chip or race number not officially assigned to him/her is subject to removal and disqualification from this and future events.
  7. Although the course is on public roads and footpaths, participants agree that no non-registered person will accompany them during the event. No participant is allowed, without the permission of the event management, to receive assistance from anyone during the progress of the event.
  8. A medical examination during the progress of an event by officially designated medical personnel shall not be considered assistance and will not result in disqualification if the participant is deemed medically fit. If a participant becomes ill during or after the event and/or receives medical attention or treatment either from event medical staff, or any doctor or hospital, they authorise such persons to provide details (including details of medical treatment) to the Race Director others authorised by them.

Participant Safety

  1. The use of wheeled devices by participants or any other person authorised to be on the course shall be strictly limited to authorised course marshals or First Aiders on bicycles. Baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorised bicycles or any other wheeled device will not be permitted.
  2. We strongly advise against the use of iPods, mp3 players or any digital players during the race, as these can prevent you hearing any emergency announcements over the PA system, or sirens of emergency vehicles should they be approaching from behind en route to an emergency.
  3. Participants are responsible for their recognition and understanding of event signage, symbols and colour relating to participant maps, facilities and direction.
  4. Medical personnel authorised by the event to do so may examine any participant who appears to be in distress. If in the sole opinion of authorised medical personnel it is in the best interest of the participant’s health and welfare, medical personnel may remove the participant from the event.
  5. Participants must retire at once from the race if ordered to do so by a member of the event’s official staff, official medical staff, or any person in authority, including emergency service personnel.
  6. Participants are responsible and assume liability for any and all medical expenses incurred as a result of training for and/or participation in the event, including but not limited to ambulance transport, hospital stays, physician and pharmaceutical goods and services.
  7. In the interest of safety, the Race Director and event officials, in consultation with the Emergency Services, reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race due to extreme inclement weather or a major incident on or near the event route. In these circumstances no refunds will be issued.
  8. In the event of any major occurrences along the route, the Race Director and the Emergency Services reserve the right to alter/shorten the route, but still provide a race if possible. In these circumstances no refunds will be issued.
  9. The Race Director and the Emergency Services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.