Andrew Simpson Foundation - Trail Blaze Run

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Join this Maverick x Andrew Simpson Foundation collaboration for an iconic trail running event aiming to inspire more people to take part in sport. Open to runners of all abilities, the 5K, 10K or 10 Mile routes on hard packed flat trails through beautiful countryside make this an unmissable event.
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<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre - Reading, Hangar Rd, Sheffield Bottom, Reading RG7 4AP, UK
Start times
Sat 13th Jun 2020
Short Route:
10:00am |
Medium Route:
10:00am |
Long Route:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Andrew Simpson Foundation - Trail Blaze Run
Short Route
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5km
£20.00
Medium Route
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11.8km
£32.00 - £35.00
Long Route
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15.6km
£37.00
Route information
The Trail Blaze Run, hosted jointly by Maverick and the Andrew Simpson Foundation, is the kickoff event for the Iconic series.
The courses will start and finish at the Andrew Simpson Centre in Theale, and head out along mellow, hard-packed trails that are suitable for novice runners, road runners looking to dabble in trail running, or seasoned trail blazers looking for speed along a fast and fun course.
The route will meander along the banks of the Kennet & Avon Canal, taking in views of classical style bridges, canal boats, Lochs, and rolling countryside moors.
In addition to the running event, the Andrew Simpson Centre will provide free sailing and watersports sessions to people of all ages and abilities throughout the day. Once you're done running, celebrate at the Festival Village where you will be treated with food and drink stalls, live music, and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
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What's included
  • Fully marked course
  • Refreshment outposts
  • Chip-timing
  • Online results
  • Event photography
  • Food & drink available
  • Finisher's medal
Train
How to get there
Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre - Reading, Hangar Rd, Sheffield Bottom, Reading RG7 4AP, UK
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Address: Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre Hangar Lane, Sheffield Bottom RG7 4AP
Train:
There is a train from London Paddington to Theale that takes 45 minutes. They run at 7:28, 8:07 and 8:30, which is the last train that you can arrive on. It will be a 10 minute walk from the station.
Car:
There will be parking available for £5 but please take the train if you can.
Event day logistics
Schedule:
08:00: Gates open
08:30: Registration
10:00: Races start
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for parking, registration & warmup
Age Restrictions:
Under 16s run for free, but must run with a paying adult over 18.
Bag Drop:
There will be a bag drop available at the start/finish line
Aid Stations:
There will be 3 on-course hydration and nutrition outposts provided by Precision Hydration. This is a plastic free event, so please run with a re-usable cup or bottle.
Toilets:
There will be toilets at the Andrew Simpson Centre
Dogs:
You can run with your dog for free, but you are responsible for keeping them on leash and under control for the whole event. Please choose the option at checkout if you are running with a dog.
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Andrew Simpson Foundation
Andrew Simpson MBE died too early at the age of 36, in an accident on board the Artemis AC72 yacht in San Francisco Bay. Andrew, better known as ‘Bart’ to many in the sailing world, was a fine, accomplished sailor, a loving family man and an inspiration to many. Everything we do is driven by our belief that all young people have the ability to excel and succeed in life and work and that the challenges of Sailing and Watersports do this by promoting health and well-being and building essential personal skills.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome to come cheer on the runners at the start/finish line, and enjoy the Festival Village, where there will be a young person's mini duathlon, activities for kids, food and drink stalls and live music.
Backpack
Kit List
  • Trail shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Mobile phone (in case of emergency)
  • Enough food and drink to last the race
  • Re-usable cup
FAQ's
Can I run the Trail Blaze Run with my dog?
Yes, running with your dog is allowed at no extra cost. Please make sure they are on a leash at all times.
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Will there be on the day entry for the Trail Blaze Run?
Yes, subject to availability there will be on the day entries for an extra £3 each.
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Will parking be free for the Trail Blaze Run?
No, parking will be £5 pounds. Taking the train or public transport is the recommended way to get to the race.
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Can I wear headphones in the Trail Blaze Run?
Yes, you can wear headphones but please remain aware of your surroundings at all times.
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