Kerridge Commercial Systems Highclere Castle 10k

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Take a trip back to the Victorian times at the Highclere Castle 10k. By entering this race, you are supporting Newbury Athletics Club and the amazing Air Ambulance. Come for stunning scenery, chip timing and a bespoke finisher's t-shirt.
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Junior Race and 10k
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Calendar
Sun, 22 Sept 2024
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Highclere, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Highclere Park, Highclere, Newbury RG20 9RN, UK
Start times
Sunday, 22 Sept 2024
Junior Race: 10:00 am10k: 10:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Kerridge Commercial Systems Highclere Castle 10k
Junior Race
Distance
2km
£5
10k
Distance
10km
£20 - £22
Route information
Explore the beautiful grounds of Highclere Castle: an iconic Victorian Castle with Anglo-Saxon roots.
This single-lap course is undulating and multi-terrain. It passes over tarmac roads, gravel tracks, woodland paths and grass fields. Please consider suitable footwear for the mixed terrain, especially in the event of bad weather conditions as paths could become muddy and slippery. Note there are no stiles, jumps, bogs or ditches.
There is a short section running on a public road so please consider other road users and follow the highway code. If necessary, be prepared to run single file. This event follows UK Athletics rules, therefore headphones will not be permitted.
There will be marshals supporting and directing participants, with each kilometre clearly marked. This course is not suitable for buggies.
What's included
  • Finishers long sleeve t-shirt
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Chip-timing
  • Hydration stations
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How to get there
Highclere Park, Highclere, Newbury RG20 9RN, UK
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By Car
Highclere Castle is 5 miles south of Newbury. Please use the main entrance gate, on the East side of the estate. This is accessible via the private bridge over the A34. For sat nav use, the postcode is RG20 9LE. This will direct you to a local restaurant, from here follow the brown tourist signs to the main entrance.
Parking
Follow signs to the race car park. Follow the marshal's instructions in order to find a suitable parking space. They will instruct you to park downhill facing the exit. The car park is very close to the start/finish area and all facilities. Please only park in the race car park.
Event day logistics
10:05 Junior race starts
10:30 10k race starts
Age Requirements
10k runners must be aged 16+. The juniors race is open to those aged 5-15.
Headphones
Following UK Athletics rules, headphones will not be permitted during this race.
Charity
By entering this race, you are supporting the charitable efforts of Newbury Athletics Club and their charity partner, the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. Please consider fundraising and/or donating to support this amazing charity.
Sponsors
Big thanks to Kerridge Commercial Systems for supporting the delivery of this event. Without them, the club wouldn't be able to put on this amazing event, creating memories for participants and raising money for charity.
Race numbers
Please collect your race numbers on the day of the event. Please arrive at least before 9:45 to have enough time to do so, and to warm up before the race. Please write any relevant medical information on the back of your number in case of emergency.
Cut-off time
There is a cut-off of 1 hour and 40 minutes for the 10k. After this competitors will be on the course without the help and support from marshals and timekeepers.
Wheelchairs & Pushchairs
Due to the multi-terrain course, this event is not suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs. There are narrow and uneven sections which would be too dangerous.
Dogs
Runners cannot be accompanied by dogs.
Changing & Bag Drop
There are no dedicated changing facilities at HQ, so participants are encouraged to arrive changed. There is no dedicated bag drop, but baggage may be left in or near the marquee at the owner's risk.
Toilets
There will be toilet facilities, available from 8:30 until noon. These facilities will be free.
Other
Note that drones are prohibited.
Spectators must stay in the start/finish area or car park field. The future of the event depends on everyone following these rules.
There will be no access to the castle.
There will be no opportunity to practise on the course prior to the race.
FAQs
When should I arrive at the Highclere Castle 10k?
At least 45 minutes before the start of the race. To ensure you have enough time to collect your number and warm up.
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Can I wear headphones at the Highclere Castle 10k?
No, headphones are not permitted.
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How old do I have to be to participate in the Highclere Castle 10k?
Runners for the 10k race must be 16 or above. Those in the junior race must be between 5 and 15 years old.
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