5th Feb 2017 from 10am
You can now download the race day instructions for 2017 here. Entries in advance are now closed. See the list of 10k entrants in advance here. Entries on the day are available for the 10k (£20) and 2k fun run (£5).
The event HQ is Polesden Lacey Infant School, Oakdene Close, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 4PT. Beautiful views and challenging trails are the signature of this event. The 11th Bookham 10k run includes 285m of ascent and descent passing through some of the North Downs' most fabulous scenery, with great views. This race is likely to be muddy! There is also a 2.5k fun run for those who don't want to tackle the whole thing.
Entry in advance is now closed. Entries on the day are available for the 10k (£20) and 2k fun run (£5).
Entrants for the 10k must be 15 years or over, the fun run is open to all however under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.
You will need to pick up your number on race day. You will not receive anything in the post. Race day instructions can be downloaded here.
This course is a tad over 10k. The first and last 300m is on road. The rest is on trails and can be muddy in places. There is one water station en route just after the half way mark (water is served in cups). Trail shoes are recommended if the weather has been wet in the lead up to the event. Download a route map here (red for the 10k and blue for the fun run).
The race HQ is Polesden Lacey Infant School, Oakdene Close, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 4PT. There are toilets available at the HQ but no changing facilities so please come ready to run. Very limited baggage is available.
Health and Safety
There is no doubt this course is challenging. You need to be fit and well to start this race. Do not run if you feel unwell or have recently been unwell, even if you are raising money for charity.
Most medicall emergencies during races occur in people who have been unwell but do not wish to miss the event. If you feel feverish, have been vomiting, have had severe diarrhoea or any chest pains, or otherwise feel unwell, then it is unfairr to you, your family, your charity and the race support staff to risk serious illness and become a medical emergency. You are unlikely to do yourself justice and there are many other races that you will be able to compete in.
Please note, in the interest of safety, MP3 players and similar devices using headphones are not allowed. You will be disqualified if you are seen to use them. Our insurance covers you for public liability only. Please be aware you are responsible for your own personal injury insurance cover.
Getting There and Parking
Polesden Lacey infant school is situation just off the A246 in Bookham. Junction 9 of the M25 is the closest motorway junction. There is very limited car parking on the roads around the race HQ. Please car share as much as you can and respect the privacy of the residents around the school. Bookham BR station has very good rail links from London Waterloo and Guildford and is approximately one mile away from the HQ.
The race will start on time at 10am for the 10k and 10.05am for the fun run. Please ensure you get there in plenty of time to register and use the facilities.
Sussex Sport photography will be on hand to take race photographs for purchase afterwards.
Withdrawals, Transfers and Cancellations
From the moment we begin to organise an event, we start to incur costs. Your entry fee is invested into the cost of staging the event - everything from the start and finish venue to printing, safety pins, race numbers, marketing and VAT. Organising any event requires a considerable amount of forward planning, risk and expense. For this reason, we are not able to refund or transfer your entry to another event.
However, in the event you are not able to run, if you can find a replacement, we can transfer your place to them. Please contact Nicky at email@example.com with the full details of your replacement. Please include full name, gender, club, e-mail address, postal address and telephone number plus details of the 'in case of emergency' contact in your e-mail.
The deadline for any changes is two weeks before the event. Most race directors will charge an administration fee for this service, we do not. Please do not run with someone elses number, you will not be covered under our insurance and in the event of you becoming unwell out on the course, we will not have any contact details for you or your family. If you are found to be running with incorrect details, you will be disqualified. If the event cannot go ahead for any reason we will endeavour to contact you by e-mail. We will also post updates on the blog page of our site and through our facebook and twitter accounts. Runners will be given the option of transferring their entry to the revised date (if rescheduled) or another event specified.
Race Awarding Body
This race is run with an ARC permit under ARC rules.
As always, the success of any race is determined by the selfless volunteering of many marshals. If you would like to help, then please contact Nicky at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event of the race making a profit, a donation will go to the Downs Syndrome Association. The Downs Syndrome Association help people with Down's Syndrome to live full and rewarding lives. If you wish to find out more about the great work they do or access other events run by them, the link to their website is here. The Downs Syndrome Association is a registered charity No 1061474.