BOSCOMBE 10K - FINAL RACE INSTRUCTIONS

28 November 2021
10.30am

Kings Park Athletics Stadium

Kings Park Drive Bournemouth BH7 7AF

In Touch Food Collection

This year we are once again organising a food collection for In Touch, one of our chosen local charities. In Touch have let us know which items they need the most. 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 vegetables

Ready made custard

Bottles of squash

Shower gel

Toothpaste

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Thank you for entering this year's race. We hope that you will have an enjoyable run!

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the key information below to ensure that the event runs smoothly & safely and everyone has a great time:

  • Covid 19 is still very much in our midst. Please do not attend the event if you have any Covid 19 symptoms, are unwell or have been instructed to self isolate. Please read and adhere to our COVID-19 Participant Code of Conduct outlined in detail below.

  • Race numbers This year to minimise contact in the stadium, you will receive your race number in advance through the post. These will be sent out between 15-18 november.  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 before you arrive in the stadium. You’ll need to bring along safety pins or other fasteners to attach your bib securely to your vest.

  • Bag Drop There will be no bag drop at this year’s event. Please come ready to run!

  • Getting There 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.

  • Race number transfers are available online until Wednesday 24 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.

  • Headphones The use of any type 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 out on the course.

  • The Course The multi-terrain course will be fully marshalled and will include a water 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.

  • Spectators We welcome supporters to cheer you and other runners along, but this year due to Covid, we request that spectators position themselves out on the course rather than in the stadium to limit the number of people around the start and finish areas.

  • Facilities Toilet facilities are available in the stadium.

  • Refreshments The café will be open from 9am for light refreshments and hot and cold drinks. There is a free drinking water refill inside the 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 The 1.5K kids fun run will take place before the main event at 9:30am. There are no entries on the day.  Entries are available on line until Wednesday 24 November or until the event is full. Race numbers should be collected from the Race HQ in the stadium on the day of the event. 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.

 
COVID-19 Participant Code of Conduct

We are delighted to be able to put on our event this year, but Covid is still present and we all - participants, officials and spectators - have a responsibility to limit any spread of the virus at the event. Please ensure that you read and observe this code of conduct to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone.

  • Do not attend the event if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Do not attend the event if you have been asked to self-isolate through the NHS COVID app, by NHS track & trace or following travel outside the UK.

  • Observe social distancing wherever possible. Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other participants, spectators, volunteers and the public. Avoid congregating in large groups before or after the race.

  • Do your homework – make sure you have read and understand the pre-race briefing information.

  • Come ready to run - minimise your interaction with race staff, volunteers and other participants by being as self-sufficient as possible.

  • Bring your own water, food and carry it with you during the race. Please dispose of rubbish responsibly.

  • Bring your own hand sanitizer or use the hand sanitizer stations near the start and finish lines.

  • Be aware of your personal hygiene e.g. avoid spitting and nasal clearance.

  • Under no circumstances swap your number or give your place to another participant, except through our official number transfer process.

  • If you experience COVID-19 symptoms soon after the event, you must report this using the NHS COVID-19 App - https://covid19.nhs.uk

Our race is kindly supported by
Alexandra Sports, Southbourne Park Garage, Cheddar Water, Running Memories, Kind,
Refreshing Wipes and AVogel 

 

Photographs will be taken by Charles Whitton Photography

 

Chip Timing provided by FR Systems

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Race in support of 
The race is held under UK Athletics Rules, UKA Race Licence no: 2019-38116.
Course Measurement Certificate of Accuracy 13/138
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