The Gravesend Floodlit 10k and 5k Series – Race 2

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About
Run around the floodlit Gravesend Cyclopark in the second instalment of the 5k and 10k series. Great for runners of all stripes, runners will loop around the undulating floodlit tarmac of the cycle circuit. Come for one race, or for all 9, and the chance to take home the series prize.
Participants
10k, and 5k
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Calendar
Thu 27th May 2021
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Watling St, Gravesend, Northfleet, Gravesend DA11 7NP, UK
Start times
5k:
6:00pm |
10k:
6:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Gravesend Floodlit 10k and 5k Series – Race 2
5k
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5km
£12.00 - £14.00
10k
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10km
£12.00 - £14.00
Route information
The 10k and 5k courses use the fast tarmac cycle circuit. The 10k event will cover four laps and the 5k event will be two laps.
This fast and undulating course gives runners a few inclines to have a go at, as well as a long downhill section. The whole course covers the tarmac roads using the outer circuit of the Cyclopark.
Runners should be aware that although the majority of the Cyclopark is floodlit, the extremities of the circuit are not. There will be additional lighting in these areas; however, you may wish to run with a head torch if you struggle to see in low light.
Races in the series include:
What's included
  • Chip-timing
  • Prizes for leading runners and age category winners (10k)
  • Prizes for first 3 male and female finishers (5k)
  • Overall series prize for leading 3 male and female in both races with best 6 races to count
  • Monthly leader board by age category for both races
Train
How to get there
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Watling St, Gravesend, Northfleet, Gravesend DA11 7NP, UK
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By Foot/Bike
The main pedestrian entrance to the Cyclopark is either (from the north of park) accessible from the A227 Wrotham Road at Tollgate, just north of the A2 junction, or (from the south of the park) accessible via Downs Road, and the Ifield Court (Weald Way) and Church Road footbridges.
Those travelling to the event by bicycle, the National Cycle Route 177 runs the length of the Cyclopark and is a short ride from Gravesend Station or Ebbsfleet International.
By Car
The Cyclopark is located close to the A2 to the south of Gravesend. Take the A227 junction (Gravesend Central) and follow the brown signs for Cyclopark.
For those using a Sat Nav, the postcode for the event is DA11 7NP.
Parking
There is plenty of parking at the event site, and it costs £1 which must be paid before leaving the event.
By Bus
The nearest bus stop to the Cyclopark is the Tollgate bus stop on the A227 Wrotham Road. You can catch either the Arriva 306 or 308 bus services which both serve Wrotham Road and Coldharbour Road – both a short walk to the Cyclopark. The bus services run at the frequency of one per hour.
By Train
There are number of stations all within 5km of the Cyclopark, which all have regular services from London and the South East. If you do get the train to the event you will then need to find transport from the station to the Cyclopark. Stations close to the Cyclopark are:
  • Ebbsfleet International Station
  • Gravesend Railway Station
  • Meopham Railway Station
  • Northfleet Railway Station
Event day logistics
Schedule
18:00 Start line opens
19:30 Start line closes
Participants will be set off in 5-minute slots, beginning at 18:00 all the way up until 19:30. There will be a maximum of 12 people per time slot. The order of start times will be determined by estimated finish times.
Age Requirements
Participants must be 11 years of age and over to enter the 5k, and 15 years and older to enter the 10k.
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Spectator Info
Due to the current situation, spectators are encouraged not to attend. If they must, it is asked that they congregate at the start/finish area.
FAQ's
Are there changing facilities at The Gravesend Floodlit 10k and 5k Series – Race 2
No, due to the current situation there will be no baggage drop or changing facilities for use at the event.
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Will my race number be sent to me or do I need to pick it up on race day for The Gravesend Floodlit 10k and 5k Series – Race 2?
If you have entered the race in good time then it will be sent to you in the post. If you entered close to race day then you will need to collect your race number on the day of the event. Entries are not available on the day.
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Will there be water stations on the course at The Gravesend Floodlit 10k and 5k Series – Race 2?
No, there will be no water stations on the course so runners are urged to bring their own water with them.
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Will there be toilets at The Gravesend Floodlit 10k and 5k Series – Race 2?
Yes, there will be toilets at the start/finish area but it is asked that you take care washing your hands and sanitise regularly.
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Is there an age requirement to participate in The Gravesend Floodlit 10k and 5k Series – Race 2?
Participants must be 11 years of age and over to enter the 5k, and 15 years and older to enter the 10k.
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