5K - race information

Date/Time

Thursday 6th July 2017. Race starts at 7.30pm.

Location

Girton Pavilion, Cambridge Road, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0FH. See the map.

Organisation

Race organised by the Muddy Mucky Munkeys A.C. This event will be run under an Association of Running Clubs permit (ARC permit 17/204). E-mail: entries@girton5k.org.uk

Age Limit

5k competitors must be at least 13 years of age on the day of the race. Younger competitors are encouraged to enter the fun run.

The Start

The 5 km race will start at 7.30pm on the playing field adjacent to the Pavilion. There are some changing facilities in the Pavilion. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start. This will enable you to pick up your race number and get changed with plenty of time. Please collect numbers by 7.15pm at the latest.

Entries on the Day

There will be entries on the day but will only be taken up to 7.15pm at the latest and only if the race limit is not reached. Race Limit is 225. Runners may run with a dog, but these must be on a lead and runners should start at the back of the field.

Parking

There will be limited parking available at the Pavilion and Girton Glebe School. Please cycle/walk if possible. The Citi 6 bus stops next to the Girton Pavilion.

The Course

A flat, single lap, mixed terrain course consisting of grass playing fields, grass footpaths, a compacted hardcore path and approximately 1 km of tarmac pavement back to the finish at the playing field. See the map. Sorry, the course is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Running Number

Emergency contact details and any medical conditions should be written in waterproof ink on the reverse of your running number. Please do not exchange your number with anyone else without authorisation from the race director. If you wish to transfer your number, please contact the race director (entries@girton5k.org.uk) prior to the race day if at all possible or at the registration desk on race day (7pm latest). Numbers must be attached to the front of your running top. Please note that mutilation or non-display of your number could lead to a disqualification.

On course safety

There will be at least two qualified first aid personnel in attendance at the race. A runner must retire from the race immediately if required to do so by a medical official. Please observe advice from on-course marshals. We recommend not using an MP3 player whilst running the race as it impairs your ability to hear marshals' instructions.

Drinks Station

There will be a drinks station at the start/finish area. Athletes should be aware of the dangers of dehydration during the race. It is important to maintain correct body fluids by drinking sufficient water or isotonic drinks, especially during warm weather conditions.

Spectators

We welcome spectators but would advise them to stay on the playing fields so as not to hinder runners on the footpath sections. No spectator vehicles or bikes are allowed through the off road sections. These are for official and emergency vehicles only.

Race Finishers Award

All 5k finishers will receive a free half pint of beer from the beer tent on production of their race number. Soft drinks will also be available.

At The Finish

Try not to stop once you have crossed the finish line. Remain in the order you finished and move through the finish funnel. Do not obscure your number or remove your vest until out of the funnel. It is important that when you have finished your race you do not run back along the course and run in with another runner, this can cause double entry of numbers and incorrect results. Have a drink in the recovery area.

Refreshments

A range of refreshments will be available at the Pavilion throughout the event.

Presentation of Prizes

Race prizes will be presented in the Pavilion as soon as practical after the race.

Results

Results will be available shortly after the race and will be put on the race web site as soon as possible afterwards at http://www.girton5k.org.uk/results.html.

If you have any questions or problems please contact Teal Riley on entries@girton5k.org.uk.

Teal Riley
Race Director
On behalf of the organizing committee, Muddy Mucky Munkeys AC.