Race Day Information and Safety Briefing Fairford 10km Race, Sunday 11th June 2023 @ 10.30am
Thank you for entering the 2023 Fairford 10km Road Race organised by Running Somewhere Else, a friendly running club based in nearby Cirencester. We have included lots of useful information below and this is also your safety briefing so please ensure you read it before arriving in Fairford on race day!
This year, car parking is being provided by Fairford Town Rugby Club, Leafield Road, Fairford, GL7 4JQ. There is plenty of parking here and it is only a short 5 minute walk (or 2 minute warm-up jog!) to Race HQ. There will be signs in Fairford directing you to the car park, which will be open from 8.30am. Please note that a section of Park Street will be closed to traffic on race day, so please follow the signage (see map below).
This will be in a marquee in the grounds of Fairford Cricket Club, Park Street, Fairford, GL7 4JJ. Look out for Running Somewhere Else flags and signage on the day.
You will need to collect your race number and timing chip from Race HQ on the morning of the race. Volunteers from Running Somewhere Else will be available from 8.30am at the registration desks at Race HQ. You must collect your number by 10.15am at the latest. Please complete the emergency medical details on the reverse of your number before attaching it to the front of your running vest/t-shirt for the race. Pens and safety pins will be available at Race HQ.
Toilets and Changing:
There will be portaloos available at Race HQ. Public toilets are also available on the High Street (GL7 4AF) for a small 20p charge. There are no changing rooms.
You can leave a small bag in the bag drop area at Race HQ, which will be manned at all times. Please note that belongings are left at your own risk.
Withdrawals and Transfers:
The deadline date for withdrawals and transfers is 5th June 2023. If you are no longer able to run after this date, please let us know as we will be able to donate your entry fee to charity.
On the Day Entries: We will be offering on-the-day entries this year. Cash or card payment accepted. Entries cost £19 (affiliated) or £21 (unaffiliated).
There will be pre- and post-event massages available next to Race HQ. There will be no charge for a massage, but please bring some cash because we will be collecting donations for our Club Charity, Cirencester Opportunity Group.
The race will start promptly at 10.30am. There will be marshals positioned around the whole course who will direct you, encourage you and help you if you need it, there will also be tail runners.
The course is a one loop, undulating route along quiet country roads. Please note that the roads are not closed to traffic so please pay attention to any instructions given by marshals.
It is strictly forbidden to wear personal ‘in ear’ headphones during the race for safety reasons and anyone found to be wearing them will be disqualified from the race. Bone conducting or ‘open ear’ headphones will be allowed but please make sure the volume is such that you can clearly hear traffic around you and any marshal instructions.
You can access a map of the route here
There will be a water station at approximately 5km and also at the finish. Water will be in small bottles (thank you to Fairford Co-Op for the generous donation) which we will be recycled at the end of the day, so please drop them close to marshals where possible.
This is on Park Street, very close to the start line. Please move away from the finish line and into the Cricket Club after completing the race, to allow sufficient space for all other runners to finish safely. The Park Street road closure will be lifted at 12 noon and chip timing will not be in operation after this time.
‘Bagless’ Goody Bags and Medals: In the interest of reducing waste we are having ‘bagless’ goodie bags this year. You will be able to collect your medal, water and goodies from a table just past the finish line.
The Fairford 10km is part of the Fairford Festival which will be taking place across the whole weekend. There is lots to see and do, and the organisers would prefer you not to bring picnics because there are lots of food and drinks options along with other attractions in the grounds of the Cricket Club (please bring cash). Spectators are invited to make lots of noise at the start and finish to encourage their family and friends who are running. If you choose to spectate on other parts of the course, please respect the Highway Code and be aware that the roads are open to traffic. Please do not park on verges, obstructing runners or other road users.
Prize giving will take place at approximately 11.45 in the main marquee. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male / Female (£75, £50, £25). Prizes will be available for age category winners MV40, 50, 60 & 70, FV35, 45, 55 & 65. Male and Female Team prize (first 3 to count) receive £30 each in sports vouchers. There will also be a prize for the first male and female Fairford residents who haven’t already won a prize in the above categories.
Chip timing is being provided by Lush Timing. There will be a results kiosk on the day, live results available at www.arrowliveresults.com/Fairford10K, and the full results will be available on http://www.lushracetiming.co.uk/races-results/ within a few hours of the race.
Specific safety points:
- The route is not traffic free, so please be aware of traffic and run on the right hand side of the road (with the exception of visiting the water station, see below).
- Be aware of trip hazards such as potholes, uneven surfaces & kerb edges.
- Please ensure that you listen to any marshal instructions and note that they are not
allowed to stop the traffic on public roads.
- There is a water station at approx 5km which is on the left side of the road so please
be careful when crossing over to take water and please cross safely back to the right
hand side of the road. There will be several marshals in this area.
- There is a distance marker at every km of the route.
- Anyone seen wearing ‘In ear’ headphones will be disqualified.
- Do not run using someone else’s number as this is against UKA rules.
- When you finish the race please move away from the finish line quickly (towards the water and goodies table). There will be a marshal directing you here.
- If you or any fellow runner needs assistance please alert the nearest marshal.
- A full first aid service is being provided by St John’s Ambulance.
- Please be respectful of your fellow runners at all times.
If you have any questions that are not answered here, please email email@example.com and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.
Thank you to our sponsors St James’s Place, Cullimore Gravel, KJC Driver Training, Roots and Seeds Kitchen Garden, and D&J Sports. Donations will be made to our chosen charity – Cirencester Opportunity Group.
Good Luck and Enjoy the Race…