17th May 2020 | 334 days to go


5k Challenge

Take in the views across Clanfield and Windmill Hill on our semi scenic 5k route


5k Challenge summary

The 5 kilometre route will begin on North Lane in Clanfield, steadily climbing up towards the South Downs Way, but leaving the 12k route to enjoy the paths east. From here the views of Windmill Hill running back into Clanfield will keep you motivated.

The route is made up of about 50% road and 50% trail terrain with roughly 60 metres of elevation gain over the first 2.5 kilometres alone. Where running traffic will be at its greatest, roads will be closed to ensure the safety of all. Marshalls will be available throughout the route to provide any assistance where required.

This race is for adults/children of 11 years and older with a maximum of 200 entrants. 

5k Challenge rules

What type of run is this?

Each run has different terrain:

  • 5k route - Road and trail
    This 5k route is a great starter for beginners or those looking for a shorter sprint. There are great parts to this route as it veers through country tracks and shows views of Windmill Hill. The road portion of the route will be fairly quiet on a Sunday morning, but please be aware of cars, tractors, walkers, cyclists and horses.

Each route web page has its own map showing the full race locations. Please feel free to run the route prior to the day should you wish to learn more about the terrain.


Race start

The 5k starts on North Lane in Clanfield. 

Runners in the 5k race are requested to collect at the back of the 12k and 20k start pack. Once the 12k and 20k runners have cleared the start we will walk the 5k runners up to the start line.


How do I enter?

Enter for the 2020 races online

Race entries are available in 3 phases:

Early bird entries

Our early bird entries run from 19th June 2019 until 31st August 2019. Early bird entries benefit from a cheaper ticket price but all the same goodies on race day.

Entry periodRace nameEntry fee
Early bird 1k race £5.00
Early bird 2k race £7.00
Early bird 5k race 
(ARC/UKA affiliated runners)
£14.00
Early bird 5k race £16.00
Early bird 12k race 
(ARC/UKA affiliated runners)
£18.00
Early bird 12k race £20.00
Early bird 20k race 
(ARC/UKA affiliated runners)
£22.00
Early bird 20k race  £24.00

General entries

Our general entry period runs from 1st September 2019 until 29th February 2020. There is a small increase in fees during this period (£1 for children and £2 for adults)To avoid any increase in fees, please sign up for the early bird entries.

Entry periodRace nameEntry fee
General entries 1k race £6.00
General entries 2k race £8.00
General entries 5k race 
(ARC/UKA affiliated runners)
£12.00
General entries 5k race £18.00
General entries 12k race 
(ARC/UKA affiliated runners)
£20.00
General entries 12k race £22.00
General entries 20k race 
(ARC/UKA affiliated runners)
£24.00
General entries 20k race  £26.00

Final entries

Our final entry period runs from 1st March 2020 until our entry closing date on 3rd May 2020. There is an additional small increase in fees during this period (a further £1 for children and a further £2 for adults). To avoid any increase in fees, please sign up for the early bird entries.

Entry periodRace nameEntry fee
Final entries 1k race £7.00
Final entries 2k race £9.00
Final entries 5k race 
(ARC/UKA affiliated runners)
£18.00
Final entries 5k race £20.00
Final entries 12k race 
(ARC/UKA affiliated runners)
£22.00
Final entries 12k race £24.00
Final entries 20k race 
(ARC/UKA affiliated runners)
£26.00
Final entries 20k race  £28.00

Available entries

In order to ensure safety around the start and finish of the races, we limit entries to our races at 1,000 total entrants. As a guide, we expect there to be in total:

  • 1k - 125 entries
  • 2k - 200 entries
  • 5k - 250 entries
  • 12k - 250 entries
  • 20k - 175 entries

Entries for the race close on 3rd May 2020 - please ensure you get your entry in before Monday 3rd May 2020. If we sell out of tickets before 3rd May 2020 there will be no other tickets available and we cannot provide exchanges or waiting lists for tickets which become available. The only time we accept changes to a booking is at registration on race day, where we can liaise with our race chip timing supplier to change the name on the entry. 

Entries on the day are not accepted.


Registration

We expect registration to be spread over two days like previous years, it would be very helpful if any runners who live in or close to Clanfield take up the option of early registration on the Saturday 16th May to ease congestion on the day. If you are a family competing in several races, one family member can collect all registrations.

The registration on Saturday 16th will be from 10:00 to 14:00 at the Clanfield Sports and Community Centre off Green Lane (post code PO8 0YF). There is parking and café facilities at the centre.

The remaining race numbers will be available for collection on the day at South Lane Meadow, post code PO8 0RY starting at 08:00 and closing at 10:30.

If you have any medical conditions that you are aware of please inform us before the race and write you condition down on the back of your race number.

The chips for the race timing are not attached to the race number this year, and will need to be attached to the runners shoe with ties provided. These will be given to you at registration along with your number.

To ease congestion on the finish line, t-shirts in the pre-ordered size will be given to each runner when registering, by showing your number at the t-shirt station on Saturday or Sunday.

Entries on the day will not be accepted.


Race HQ

Race HQ can be found on South Lane Meadow

South Lane Meadow
South Lane, Clanfield,
Hampshire 
PO8 0RY

Parking

Ample free parking will be available on the day at South Lane Meadow, Clanfield Memorial Hall and the surrounding roads.

If you are running with friends or loved ones, we ask that you share cars where possible to avoid any congestion or disruptions to the local community on the morning of the race.


Changing/Bag drop

Limited changing facilities will be available in Clanfield Memorial Hall.

We would advise that most runners come prepared, ready for the race to ease the use of these facilities.

Bag drop will be available on South Lane Meadow (Race HQ).


Toilets

Portable toilets will be available onsite at South Lane Meadow.

Limited facilities are available in Clanfield Memorial Hall. There are also public toilets at the Rising Sun pub, just past the church, approaching the junction in old Clanfield.


Race times

All races have different start times to reduce congestion at the beginning of each run and to allow spectators to watch you all easily.

  • 1k race - 9:30
  • 2k race - 9:50
  • 20k race - 10:40
  • 12k race - 11:00
  • 5k race - 11:20

Please ensure you (or your children) are ready at the start line at least 10 mins before the race start. 


Where is the start and finish?

All of the Clanfield Challenge routes end in Clanfield South Lane Meadow. The start for the 1k and 2k is also in the South Lane Meadow. The start for the 5k, 12k and 20k routes is on North Lane, Clanfield.


Race number and chip timing

Your Race Number and Chip Timing tag will be available to collect on Saturday 16th from Clanfield Sports & Community Centre (more information to follow). There is plenty of parking.

The remaining race numbers will be available for collection on race day at South Lane Meadow, post code PO8 0RY starting at 08:00 and closing at 10:30.

Your race number must be pinned to the FRONT of your (your childs') vest or T-shirt and the tag attached to your shoe with the tags provided. Tags will be removed by our race volunteers on the finish line.

Failure to show or wear your race number may result in disqualification from the race.


Water stations

Water will be availble for all 20k, 12k and 5k runners are shown on the race maps. Locations are as follows:

  • 5k/20k route - At the meeting point of Green Lane, Chalton Lane and the Rooks Way
  • 20k route - At the top of Butser Hill (of course)
  • 12k/20k route - At the Sustainability Centre on the South Downs Way
  • 12k/20k route - On Hambledon Road Farm

Drinks will also be provided at the end of the race.

Refreshments will also be available to buy from South Lane Meadow before and after the race.


Safety

Headsets/Headphones are not recommended to be worn on any of the Clanfield Challenge routes. It is crucial that you are able to hear directions from Race Marshalls and Volunteers.

Please look after one another and report an incident to a marshall as soon as you become aware of any accident or injury.


Medical Assistance

First Aid posts are situated at the start / finish area.

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.

If you have any medical conditions that you are aware of please inform us before the race and write you condition down on the back of your race number.


Race finish/Results

Chip timing is being used for the run, please ensure you run over the timing mats at the start and finish line

You need to ensure that your race number is visible and that you have your chip timing tag attached to your show, and cross the finish line as directed to ensure your time is recorded. You will be presented with a medal and goodies after completing the race.

There is a water station after the finish.

Where possible we will display live (provisional) results on the day (on South Lane Meadow near the finish line). Final results will then be posted on this website as soon as possible.


Awards Presentation

The award presentation will take place at roughly 12:30pm



Our race supporters

We'd like to thank all our supporters for their donations, help with organisation and sponsorship.










About the race

The Clanfield Challenge is made up of 5 individual race routes - a 20 kilometre, 12 kilometre, 5 kilometre, 2 kilometre and 1 kilometre race. All are based in Clanfield, Hampshire and the money generated by the races are to be used to fund local community projects in and around the Clanfield area. So, read on, sign up and support your local community!

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