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, 22nd July 2018.

Location

The race is being held at:

Old Elizabethans Cricket Club,

Droitwich Road, Worcester,

WR3 7SN.

View a map and get directions

Times

  • 7:45am: 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: The main race starts.
  • 4:30pm: Prize giving.

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. Your times/results may be affected if you don’t.

On your laps, if you are not swapping over with a team mate please stay to the left-hand side. If you are, please stay on the right-hand side.

ENTERTAINMENT

There will be a bouncy castle for the kids (or adults) also for a small donation (£1 for the day).  In case of it getting too busy there may be a rotation system in operation.

Fancy Dress

It will be great to see you in TV character theme fancy dress on the day, but it’s not compulsory.

Refreshments and facilities

Hot food available from 8:30am and the bar will be open from 12pm. Food prices are as follows:

  • £3 for bacon baps, hot dogs and burgers
  • £2 for chips

Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

There are toilets and changing rooms available.

Water/Aid station

The water station will be just after the finish of each lap. There will be a food station for all doing the ‘7hr’ race. We will also have sponges and water to cool yourselves down. Solo runners will have squash, sweets and gels and more.

Picnics

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.

COURSE and Safety

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. 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.

Prizes and Goodies

The prize giving will be at 4:30pm, whichever comes first.

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
  • Most laps as a pair
  • Most laps as a team

After the race you will receive a bespoke medal.

On the day entries

There will be a limited amount of on the day entries (arrive early to avoid disappointment).

For the ‘Wild Mile’ Kids race you can enter from 7:45am onwards on the day.