Clanfield Challenge 14th May 2017 Race Rules
Please read for your benefit and safety:
LOCATION - The 12km and 5km course is mostly off-road on a variety of terrains; hard trail, chalky tracks, grass, mud and some country lanes. The 12km features one big hill up to the South Downs Way with a total ascent of 172 meters, and although it is a tough race, it also offers spectacular views across Hampshire to the Isle of Wight as well as across to Meon Valley from the South Downs Way. The 5km race follows the same start as the 12km race, but then turns right into Thieves Lane and back into Clanfield and South Lane Meadow, with a total ascent of 93 meters. The 1k and 2k children’s races take place within the confines of South Lane Meadow, over grass and gravel. See maps of the Start/Finish areas and the Course.
TIME - No registration on the day. Race numbers will be available for collection from race HQ from 8:30 and close at 10:15, all other queries report to race HQ. 1km Race starts 9.45am, 2km Race starts 10.00am, 12km race starts at 10:45 and 5k race starts at 11:00. Please be at the start in North Lane 10 mins before race start. Presentations will take place in South Meadow at 12.30pm
SIZE OF FIELD – 1km = ~100 runners, 2 km = ~100 runners, 5km = ~200 runners, 12km = ~300 runners (Online entry will close on Sunday 7th May)
PAYMENT - Payment for the race must be made in advance of the day. Entries will not be taken on the day of the event. Should you have difficulties paying online please get in touch.
AGE LIMITS – 1km - up to the age of 6 yrs old (Parents are welcome to run with their children). 2km - from the age of 5 - 12yrs.
5km - for anyone over the age of 11 yrs and the 12k - for anyone over the age of 15 yrs (All age limits as of Sunday 14th May 2017)
RACE HQ - Located South Lane Meadow (TBC). 12k and 5k runners - please come early and enjoy watching and cheering on the 2k and 1k runners.
CHANGING - Limited changing at Clanfield Memorial Hall
PARKING - Ample free parking is available on South Lane meadow, Clanfield memorial Hall, Clanfield Junior School and surrounding roads
START - The 1km run starts within the grounds of South Lane Meadow at 9:45am and the 2k run starts also within South Lane Meadow at 10:00am. The 5km and 12km run will start from North Lane at 11:00am and 10:45 respectively - this is situated north at the junction of South Lane and Chalton Lane with the Rising Sun on the corner. All runners are asked to congregate near the start 10 minutes before each race start time. The 5k runners will be held at the back of the 12k start pack. WARNING – Please give yourself adequate time to walk from the parking area or Race HQ (about 10 min) to the start line. North Lane will be closed to traffic. As you approach the split point for the two events we will ask runners of the 12km to keep to the left and the 5km runners to the right and follow race directions. PLEASE USE BINS PROVIDED FOR ANY PRE RACE RUBBISH.
RACE NUMBERS -Your race number must be pinned to the FRONT of your vest or T-shirt, and the reverse of your number filed in with the appropriate information in the case of emergency.
SPECTATORS - The best places to watch the race is at the finish within the South Lane road and the meadow grounds. However there is also excellent viewing throughout course along the South Downs Way , Sustainability Centre and on Hambledon Road.
For safety's sake - keep off the road, follow the instructions of the marshals, and do not obstruct the runners or race officials. Please give every runner your warm support.
WATER STATION - Water will be available at a water station along the South Downs Way at the Sustainability Centre.
TOILETS - Portable toilets are available onsite at South Lane meadow. Limited facilities are available in Clanfield Memorial Hall. There are public toilets at the Rising Sun pub in North Lane close to the start.
FINISH - Chip timing is being used for the 12k and 5k runs. Clock timing will be used for the 2k and 1k runs. You need to ensure that you cross the finish line as directed to ensure your time is recorded. There is a water station after the finish.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE - First Aid posts are situated at South Lane Meadow and the finish area.
AUDIO HEADSETS – We ask that runners do NOT wear/use headphones on both the 12km & 5km runs. Due to several road crossings you will need to be aware of marshals instruction at all times. In 2016 we had one runner using headphones run in the wrong direction and they were unable to hear marshals trying to get their attention.
IF YOU EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY - STOP RUNNING AND SEEK OUT THE NEAREST MARSHAL AND REQUEST HELP. A vehicle will be available to pick up entrants who are unable to complete the course and will return them to the start/finish area. If you do drop out it is important you assist us by reporting your name and race number to one of our marshals.
AWARDS PRESENTATION - will be held in the South Lane meadow TBC at 12.30pm.
RESULTS - Provisional results for the 12k and 5k will be available (via your race timing chips) on the day and all results will be uploaded to the website and social media within 24 hours of the event.
CONTACT DETAILS – for urgent issues on the day please call the race director – contact details can be found on the main contact details page of the website.
REFUNDS - Refunds for this event are not available except under exceptional circumstances. Any refunds will be minus refund fees.
Clanfield Challenge 12km Trail Run
This event is open to anyone over the age of 15 yrs old - this race will be a challenge for all runners incorporating a long climb from the start up to the South Downs Way. This is an inclusive 12km trail run which offers fantastic scenery along the South Downs with views to the north and East Meon. The course will follow off road footpaths and bridal ways and metalled roads with limited Tarmac road sections. Each competitor will receive a finisher’s medal and T-Shirt at the finish line.
Clanfield Challenge 5km Trail Run
If you don't fancy taking on 'The Clanfield Challenge 12km' why not give this a go. This event is open to anyone over the age of 11 yrs old and we expect to see lots of mixed abilities. Whether you are training to get fit, raising money for charity or simply fancy setting yourself a challenge why not try this 5km run in and around the footpaths of Clanfield village. Each competitor will receive a finisher’s medal and T-Shirt at the finish line.
Clanfield Challenge 1km and 2km Fun Run
It didn't seem fair to organise all these events without doing something for the kids, so here it is. The 1km fun run is for toddlers up to the age of 6. The 2k race is for children from 5 up to the age of 12 yrs old. We expect children of all abilities to take part, and hopefully this event will be full of fun. Set within the safety of South Lane Meadow this is the perfect opportunity to introduce your kids to a fun running event and they'll receive a bespoke finisher’s medal as a reward.
Refreshment will be available before and after all races located at South Lane Meadow, hot food and drinks along with music are planned for you to enjoy after the 12k race finish. Please join us and participate in all the activities during the afternoon, the site will close at 5pm.
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Run under ARC race permit 17/077