May The Fourth

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This race is a 6 hour timed event that runs along the beautiful old Meon Valley Railway line. Providing you complete just one of the 3.3mile laps you'll qualify for the medal and then you can carry on doing further laps for as long as you wish with lots of people targeting 10k, half marathon, marathon, and ultra distance. Then again you're very welcome to do something in between it is completely up to you! This really is an awesome event for anyone who's keen to try a new distance and doesn't want the pressure of a set length course. It can also be a chance to fit into your training block and practicing all of your race day routine without having to find something the right distance for your training schedule.Just to really fit in with the Star Wars Theme there is then another event a day later called Revenge of the Fifth so if you want a full weekend of George Lucas inspired running then why not do the double!
Participants
6 Hour Challenge (3.3Mile/Lap)
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Calendar
Sat, 4 May 2019
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LocationPin
Wickham, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
3 Cases Bakery Cl, Wickham, Fareham PO17 5QH, UK
Start times
Sat, 4 May 2019
6 Hour Challenge (3.3Mile/Lap):
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for May The Fourth
Distance
19.8min
£30.00 - £32.00
Route information
Set on what was the old railway line from Fareham to East Meon, now known as the Meon Valley Trail, we can use this track with kind permission from Hampshire County Council and Wickham Parish Council.
As this is a timed event in the spring, please dress for all weather possibilities.  If we are lucky then the course is normally awash with Bluebells alongside the track.
The course is a good surface, so road shoes will probably be ok, but it will be down to you on the day to make your shoe choice.
What's included
Snacks, goodies and fun will be provided.
Children can enter the event but are restricted to certain distances, depending on age.
The event is held under UKA Rules and Regulations (Rule 141 UKA Trail Running) who govern the maximum distance children can run in athletic events. The conditions are:
They must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
They must not run further than the following distances
Under 12 years – 3,000 metres
Under 14 years – 5,000 metres
Under 16 years – 6,000 metres
Under 17 years – 10,000 metres
Under 18 years – 25,000 metres
Under 20 years – 45,000 metres
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How to get there
3 Cases Bakery Cl, Wickham, Fareham PO17 5QH, UK
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Station Rd Wickham, Fareham
Easy access by most popular travel varieties!
Event day logistics
Race Starts at 9.30am and is a 6 hour time-capped event.
Laps of the track are 3.3 miles. Just keep going and see how far you can set!
All race numbers will be collected on the day and race information will be issued to the email address you registered with and will also be available on our website.
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On The Whistle
We are a local running events company. Set up by Del Roberts, Claire Fleming and Kiernan Easton. Hosting simple events for runners of all abilities
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Spectator Info
All spectators welcome!
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Kit List
Your most comfortable running gear or Star Wars themed costume!
FAQs
Can I run with my dog?
Sorry dogs are not allowed to run with you in the event.  Our events are insured via UK Athletics, who recently banned dogs running with entrants.Can I leave my own food &
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drink at the aid station?
Yes of course you can.  Some runners like to have their own special sports drinks and energy gels or bars during events and these can be left at the aid station.  We recommend you place them in a container clearly labelled with your name and we are not able to take responsibility for left items.One lap will get you the medal.  We cater for all speeds, and for all distances.  So whether you want to push yourself to your first 10km, or to your 100th marathon, all your needs will be looked after.
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