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Sandy 10
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Take part in the 40th-anniversary outing of this well-loved 10-mile run in and around Sandy, Bedfordshire! Take on the challenging hills and run the scenic country lanes surrounding the villages of Everton and Potton. A great event for runners stepping up their distances and seasoned pros alike.
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Sun, 2 Apr 2023
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Sandy, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Sandy Sports Centre, Engayne Ave, Sandy SG19 1BL, UK
Start times
Sunday, 2 Apr 2023
9:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Sandy 10
£21 - £23
Route information
Terrain Tarmac roads
The course consists mostly of flat tarmac roads, offering plenty of PB potential! A tricky uphill climb through the Sand Hills arrives in mile two, before you hit the road towards the village of Everton. On the way back into Sandy, you get all the elevation you banked early on in a rapid, sweeping final-mile downhill just in time for your big finish.
Look out for the donkeys just after halfway, and Biggleswade AC's marshals trying to outdo one another in the daft hat stakes!
The course begins on Gosforth Close, Sandy SG19 1RB and ends just outside race HQ.
UKA race licence reference 2023-45597. The event is local authority approved.
What's included
  • Chip-timed
  • Recycled AWDis souvenir T-shirt, sponsored by the ultra-cool Castles In Space record labelExternalLink
  • Souvenir Sandy 10 gym sack for every finisher
  • Bottle of water and cereal bar (with vegan and gf options available on request)
  • Awards for first three men and women
  • Age-group and team awards
  • First male and female finishers from SG18 & SG19 postcodes win a crate of fresh vegetables courtesy of Manor Farm Shop, EvertonExternalLink
  • Bag drop
  • Free car parking
  • Bike parking
  • Warm-up on Sandy Track
  • Refreshments on sale courtesy of Deja Brew Coffee BoxExternalLink
  • First aid provided by Hearts Services
  • Post-race massage (optional donations to charity)
How to get there
Sandy Sports Centre, Engayne Ave, Sandy SG19 1BL, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Free parking is available on two sites close to race HQ, at Sandy Secondary School (SG19 1BL) and on the playing fields of Sunderland Road Recreation Ground, with access from Berwick Way (SG19 1UA).
Please only park is the car-parking provided.
By Train
Race HQ is approximately a 1.4-mile walk from Sandy railway station – visit the National Rail websiteExternalLink for information on train services.
By Bus
There are no bus services locally on Sundays.
Event day logistics
08:30 Recommended latest time for arrival
09:30 Sandy 10 starts
11:45 Race limit (2hr 15min – 13min 30sec per mile pace) Marshals will be withdrawn and the course dismantled after this point, as per agreements with local authorities.
Allow at least 60 minutes before the start of the race to allow plenty of time to park, register, collect your race pack, attach your race number, drop any bags you may have and warm up.
Age requirements
Participants must be aged 17 or over to take part.
Race pack
All race packs are to be collected on the day from race HQ at Sandy Sports Centre.
Bag Drop
A baggage area is provided in the main sports hall but please do not leave any valuables. Event organisers will not take responsibility for any loss or damage incurred.
On-site facilities
Toilet facilities are available for runners at race HQ. It is recommended that you turn up in kit ready to race – there are no dedicated changing areas on-site.
Covid-19 protocols
Hand sanitizer will be in plentiful supply at race HQ and at water stations. To minimise crowding indoors, it is recommended that you collect your race pack and drop your bag, and immediately proceed to warm-up outdoors on Sandy Track or Sunderland Road Recreation Ground.
Race rules
No headphones of any kind are permitted, including bone conduction headsets. This is due to large sections of the race taking place on open roads.
Keep as far left as possible on the roads and only overtake runners when it is safe to do so.
Follow marshals' instructions at all times.
Please arrive on time – the race will not be delayed.
Spectator Info
Recommended places to watch on the course include the Sand Hills (please get there before the race starts and note only limited parking is available) and laybys along Everton Road.
Please do not park on Sunderland Road as this is part of the course.
Can I enter the Sandy 10 on the day?
Unfortunately there wont't be any chance to enter on the day. Sign up beforehand to avoid disappointment.
How will I know that my entry for the Sandy 10 has been confirmed?
You will get a confirmation email from Let’s Do This once you have completed the booking process.
What time shall I arrive to the Sandy 10?
It is recommended to arrive at least 60 minutes before the start of your race to allow plenty of time to register, collect your race pack, attach your race number and warm up.
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