BOSCOMBE 10K - FINAL RACE INSTRUCTIONS
24 November 2019
Kings Park Athletics Stadium
Kings Park Drive Bournemouth BH7 7AF
In Touch Food Collection
This year we are organising a food collection for In Touch, one of our chosen local charities. There will be food donation bins in the stadium at the event. Please do bring along one of the following on race day to show your support for this amazing local charity, who work tirelessly to help the homeless and those in need in Bournemouth.
Tinned chopped tomatoes
Any other tinned vegetables
Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the race instructions below to ensure that the event runs smoothly & safely and everyone has a great time:
Please note this year’s race will take place at the new time of 10:30am.
Please collect your race number on the day between 8:30am and 10:00am. The race is chip timed and your race number incorporates the timing chip. Please ensure your emergency contact details and any current medication or medical conditions are completed on the reverse of the race number.
Race number transfers are available online until Wednesday 20 November. Please refer to your registration email for details on how to transfer your number to another runner. There will be no 10K entries or number transfers after this date or on the day of the race. The race is SOLD OUT, so if you are unable to run and you do not have anyone to transfer your place to, please do let us know via boscombe10K@gmail.com as we have runners on our waiting list hoping for a space!
There is ample parking in the large Pay & Display car park close to the stadium. The closest main line railway station is Pokesdown which is a 15 minute walk from the stadium.
The use of headphones is strictly prohibited. Runners identified by a marshal as using headphones on the course will be disqualified and their result will be removed from the results.
Race Day information to runners will be provided over a PA System and there will be a short briefing for runners on the track 5 minutes before the start of the race. For your safety, please listen carefully to the race briefing as we will be giving important information regarding the course condition and any hazards which you should be aware of.
Medical cover will be on hand in the stadium and at the half way point on the course
The Course: The multi-terrain course will be fully marshalled and will include a drink station between 6K & 7K and at the finish. The route is clearly marked with route arrows, tape and caution runner boards. Due to the nature of the terrain please take care over uneven ground. There will be no police presence around the course. The course is not suitable for buggies and wheelchair users. For everyone's safety please heed the advice of the marshals on the course and use the pavements where available.
Facilities: A baggage drop off will be available in the stadium, however, please do not leave anything valuable in this area. Toilet and shower facilities are available in the stadium.
Refreshments: The café is under new management and will be open from 8am for light refreshments, including new healthier options, and hot and cold drinks. There is now a free drinking water refill inside café, so please bring along your own bottle to help us cut down on single use plastic at the event.
Prizes: There will be a medal and goodie bag for each 10K finisher and prizes for individual age categories and first male and female teams. In the event that the first male and/or female also qualifies for a veteran prize, that position will be acknowledged but the award will be made to the second veteran in that category. The prize giving will be held as soon as possible after the end of the race once the winners in each category have been established.
Kids Fun Run: A 1.5K kids fun run will take place before the main event at 9:15am. Entries are on the day only and cost £3 per child. The children’s race will be fully marshalled, with the course entirely within the grounds of Kings Park. There are prizes for the first boy and girl under 10 and under 15 and all finishers receive a race medal. Children aged 7 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Thank you for entering this year's race. We hope that you will have an enjoyable run!
Our race is kindly supported by
Southbourne Park Garage, Cheddar Water, Running Memories, Kind, Rowse Honey, Refreshing.co.uk, AVogel, Message Direct, Christchurch Confectioner, Biofreeze, Unilever
Photographs will be taken by Charles Whitton Photography
Chip Timing provided by FR Systems