Christmas Pud 5k

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Christmas Pud 5k
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£5 - £10
Race into December with this coastal 5k that will have you speeding along the Stokes Bay promenade. With Christmas puddings for all finishers and the proceeds going to charity, this is a fantastic day out that is sure to get you in the festive spirit.
Christmas Pud 5k
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Sun, 1 Dec 2024
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Stokes Bay Rd, Alverstoke, Gosport PO12 2QT, UK
Start times
Sunday, 1 Dec 2024
Christmas Pud 5k: 10:15 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Christmas Pud 5k
Christmas Pud 5k
£5 - £10
Route information
The 5k starts and finishes from outside the Bayside Cabin in Stokes Bay, with a run/jog/walk along to Fort Gilkicker and back. You will run out along the promenade, providing lovely coastal views, and there will be a mixture of terrain with a stretch of trail path.
It is a non-competitive event, with no placings or timings recorded - come for the festive atmosphere, and dress up if you wish! Money raised from the event will be donated to a charity chosen by organisers, Gosport Rotary Club and the Absolute 545 RunClub.
What's included
  • Christmas pudding for all participants collected after the event
  • Marked course
  • Post-run refreshments
How to get there
Stokes Bay Rd, Alverstoke, Gosport PO12 2QT, UK
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Parking: There is plenty of parking available in the seafront car parks, also in a lay-by beside Stanley Park and on neighbouring roads.
Event day logistics
10:15am: Christmas Pud 5k starts (registration for number collection from 9am)
  • You can collect race numbers from 9am from the race control, which is situated beside the Bayside Cabin.
  • Festive fancy dress is very much encouraged but not compulsory!
  • Please be sensitive to walkers and other users along the promenade during the event. Please listen to marshals' advice.
Spectator Info
If you don't fancy taking part, then come along to watch and cheer on the participants. It's a beautiful place to be, even on a December morning, and there are plenty of refreshments available.
Can I enter on the day?
No, registration will be in advance - it is very likely, because we are limited to 400 participants, that the Christmas Pud 5k will sell out quickly.
What happens if I enter but cannot take part?
If you let organisers know two weeks before the event (November 17th) that you are unable to take part, then we will issue a refund. We are unable to offer refunds after that date, while totally sympathetic to illness and outside events. All monies raised from the event will be going to a chosen charity.
What happens if the race is cancelled because of bad weather?
We have organised a provisional back-up date of Sunday, December 8th at 10.15am.
What happens if you are forced to cancel the event?
All participants will be entitled to their money back. Participants will be alerted by email how to do this. However, in the spirit of the event, which is to raise money for charity - and all proceeds will go direct to them (there are no admin costs) - we would hope participants would not seek a refund and donate their entry fee. Instead, with hundreds of Christmas puddings to get rid of, we will make arrangements for those puddings to be collected in time for Christmas. So you won't be left empty-handed!
When can we collect our event numbers?
These will be available from the registration desk beside the Bayside Cafe from 9am.
Will the event be timed?
No, because this is a non-competitive event, there will not be any official timing or places. If you are chasing a 5km personal best, then go for it, but you will need to time yourself.
What about refreshments?
There will be refreshments available in the Bayside Cabin before and after the event.
Will there be marshals along the route?
Yes, there will be marshals to keep you safe, but the route is fairly simple and straightforward.
What should I wear on the day?
Wear what you want. Be mindful that this is the coast when it can get windy and cold. But we are encouraging participants to dress up in something festive. Last year we had an array of Santa suits and Christmas puddings, we even had a Gingerbread Man/Woman. Go on - be creative!!
Can I bring a pushchair or enter with my dog?
For the Easter 5k, the answer is a hesitant 'yes'. It's about common sense. If you are going to run at a fair speed with a pushchair and a dog, then no. There will be quite a few people sharing the prom with participants, and it will not be safe. But if you plan to move at a fairly moderate speed, then that will be okay. Just use your head please.
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