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Crombie Country Park 10K

14 Aug 19

Organiser's Description

The Race

The Race is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Tayside to support athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities to attend forthcoming Special Olympics events e.g. the World Winter Games, Sweden in 2021 and the GB Summer National Games in Liverpool later that year.   

Runners are not permitted to run with dogs in this event-this is really important to us as it could cause our athletes volunteering on the route fear and alarm.

Entry 

The entry fee will remain at £15.00 and you will receive a bespoke medal with another relevant Special Olympics message on it!  RUN4IT Dundee are generously providing a 10% discount voucher, details of which you will receive in the final instruction email. 

You must be age 18+ on the day of the race to sign up.

We want to make our event as inclusive as possible, so if on the day of the event, your training hasn't gone to plan and you advise us at registration, you can still take part either by walking or running 1 loop only (which will be over 5k by the time you get back up the drive) and still receive your medal.  If you choose to do this, you won't receive any part refund on your entry fee, you won't be eligible for any of the prizes and you won't show in the official race results.  As much as we would like to, it isn't possible to accommodate walkers for the 10K because of darkness falling and we need to consider the health and safety of our volunteers.

£2.20 of your entry fee will go to ANGUSalive towards the upkeep of this beautiful country park. 

This year, the event will be manually timed by Eventfull Management.

This is not a Scottish Athletics permit event and there are no discounts for SAF members.  This is a fundraising event and there will be no refunds, deferrals, transfers or entries on the day - we are a very small team of volunteers whose main purpose is to work with the athletes and you have over 6 months to enter so no excuses!  Entries close on 31 July 2019.

The Route

The Race takes place in the grounds of Crombie Country Park which are simply stunning!  This route is two laps following a variety of trails around Crombie Loch - you will not be disappointed with the beautiful surroundings and running round twice gives you ample opportunity to look out for the red squirrels, woodpeckers, roe deer, heron and a variety of waterfowl. The route is all trail apart from the tarmac start/finish - there are some tree roots to look out for but all very runnable with just one section, which if wet, which may get a bit muddy.

The Race will start and finish at the Rangers Visitor Centre.  At the start, you will run down the main drive and turn right onto the Peddieston Trail (red) and follow this round back past the house and onto the Discovery Trail (yellow) briefly.  You will then take the Fallows Trail the longest way around (blue trail), joining back onto the Discovery Trail and around the other side of Crombie Loch.  You will then run the Birchwood Trail (orange) before crossing over the main drive and completing a second lap.  After running the Birchwood Trail for the second time, you will run back up the main drive to finish at the Rangers Visitor Centre. 

Crombie Country Park

For further information about Crombie Country Park and how to get there, please visit the website

Parking/Toilets

There is a small carpark with limited parking and an overflow carpark field so please carshare where possible.  You will still have to pay the normal carparking fee of £2.80 so please remember your coins!  There are two small toilet blocks with a larger accessible cubicle at the carpark and Visitor Centre.  There is also a very rustic one near the playpark! 

Start Time

The Race will start at 7pm and registration opens at 6pm - find us in the area of the Visitor Centre.  Registration closes at 6.50pm - we won't turn you away after this time but it helps us if you can get there in time!

Water

Last year's cups of water at the Visitor Centre on the second loop went down well so we will do this again.

Finish

Everyone who completes the race will be given a bespoke Special Olympics Tayside medal.  

Prizes

The fundamental difference that sets Special Olympics competitions apart from those of other sporting organisations is that athletes of all ability levels are encouraged to participate and every athlete is recognised for his or her performance.  Competitions are structured so that athletes compete with other athletes of similar ability in equitable divisions of between 3-8 athletes.  It is a fundamental principle of Special Olympics Award Ceremonies that no competitor is given more recognition than another, and that as much significance is placed on the individual finishing in 8th place as that of the gold medallist. So for the purposes of our Race, we will award a small prize to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female to cross the finish line (sponsored by Making Sport Fit) and to the 8th finisher, and every 8th runner home thereafter (handmade by Head Athletics Coach Niamh) - so even if you are not one of the faster runners, you still have a great chance of winning a prize!  

Where does your money go?
It will go towards the costs for all athletes from Special Olympics Tayside plus volunteer coaches and helpers of the Tayside Delegation from Dundee, Perth and Angus to attend Special Olympics GB events. Every person in the team has to contribute to fundraising and this is just one of our many fundraisers.  You will meet many of the coaches, volunteers and athletes at the 10K - please join us and make a genuine contribution to their participation!

Huge thanks to Crombie Country Park for supporting Special Olympics Tayside for a third year and also grateful thanks to Eventfull Management Limited for providing race numbers for our event.  Greenleaf Creative Web Design are donating our very own marshall bibs and we are delighted with this support!  A big thankyou also goes to RUN4IT Dundee for donating a discount voucher and to Making Sport Fit for sponsoring 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

Prices

The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 14/08/2019

Status: Open

Total Places: 150

Places Available: ??

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Organiser

Caroline Ness

Crombie Country Park Monikie DD5 3QL