The Wild One: Race instructions

Please read the important on the day race instructions below, so you can help ensure everything goes smoothly on the day.

Hope you're looking forward to a fun event! See you on Sunday, 16th July 2023.


The race is being held at:

Old Elizabethans Cricket Club
Droitwich Road

View a map and get directions


  • 7:30am: Car park opens.
  • 8am: Race registration will be open to pick up your numbers and register for the Wild Mile race.
  • 8:45am: Registration closes. Ensure you arrive before this time as you may face delays while the Wild Mile takes place.
  • 9:00am: The children’s Wild Mile race starts.
  • 9:20am: The race briefing will be as soon as the kids have finished their Wild Mile race.
  • 9:30am: Main Wild One race starts.
  • 4:30pm: Main race finishes.
  • 4:35pm: Prize giving (may be earlier depending on finish times/heat).

Car parking

There is limited parking available, so please car share where possible.

Timing and changeover

Please wear your number on your front so we can see it. You will be given a timing chip to attach to your laces (see how to attach your chip). Your times/results may be affected if you don't wear your number or chip correctly.

Please make sure only the person running the lap is on the start line. There will be an area set up for you to wait to do your lap.

Fancy dress

It will be great to see you in a 'Superhero' theme fancy dress on the day, but it's not compulsory.


There are toilets and changing rooms available.

There will be a bouncy castle for kids.

Water/aid station

There will be a water station set up, this will be mainly for the Solo runners but if you need a drink, please have your own container to fill up either at the bar or at the water station. The water will be a mixture of single use bottles and cups. Please bring your own containers which will help with rubbish.

There will be a small selection of food at the solo water stop too but as we all know everyone likes their own selection, so please prepare this.

Solo’s Please, if you want any specific drinks/food please bring them and leave them in a named bag so you can help yourself at the water stop.


We encourage you to enjoy the day and bring a picnic, but please do not bring your own alcohol as the cricket club provide the venue for free, so please make use of the club's facilities, which will be open various points throughout the day. There will be an ice cream van on site and a bbq from 11am serving burgers, hot dogs and chips.

Course and safety

We are using the same route as last year.

It's a 2.62 mile multi-terrain course (footpaths, grass and trail) around a golf course and public footpaths, with some small bends and a two-way part (so please be aware of others). The course has the potential to have low-hanging branches, tree roots, slippy mud and grass, so take care.

Road shoes will be suitable (but maybe not your best shiny ones!), but you may prefer trail shoes.

We advise that you don't wear headphones, so you can hear the marshal instructions and enjoy the atmosphere. If you do wear them, please wear them in one ear only.

It's due to be very warm, so please stay hydrated, take on sufficient sugars/electrolytes and don't forget to wear suncream - you can get burned even in cloudy weather. There is not a prize for most-sunburnt runner.

The course includes public footpaths that are used by dog walkers and golfers who have as much right to use the paths as you do, so be courteous. You are representing the local running community. Report any issues to marshals.

There are marshals on the course to help direct you. If you are unlucky enough to pick up an injury or have to pull out please go to the nearest marshal and let them know you have pulled out so we know where you are. There is a first aid tent near to the start line, all marshals will have the phone number in case of an emergency. The course is only 2.62 miles so you’re never far away.

View the route (

Prizes and goodies

The prize giving will be at 4:35pm (may be earlier depending on finish times/heat).

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • First male solo
  • First female solo
  • First pair
  • First team
  • Best fancy dress
  • Most solo male laps
  • Most solo female laps

After the race you will receive a bespoke medal and goodies.

On the day entries

Limited on the day entries will be available for the main Wild One race.

For the Wild Mile kids race you can enter between 8am and 8:45am on the day.