Stanton Stile Hop – 5k Multi Terrain Fun Run
21 Apr 18
EVENT INTRODUCTION & NOTES
This Stanton Stile Hop course will take runners on a 5km loop from the centre of Stanton village on a mixture of terrain such as quiet lanes and across fields. As the event name implies, there are number of stiles on the course which all runners will need to climb over as part of the event. Please note: it is very likely that at some stiles there will be a queue to get over the stile. This is all part of the event so please be patient and don’t push your way through.
There is also a risk of some puddles and/or lying water in places but this will be dependent on the amount of rain on the lead up to the event.
The course itself gradually rises over the first half with a half way ‘feature’ hill of approximately 80 meters in length, to test your fitness. From the half way point, the course then starts to make its way back towards the finish area. Approximately 80% of the course is off road.
Runners of all abilities are very welcome including children of 9 and above however please ensure that all children under 12 years old are within arm’s reach of an accompanying adult throughout the race. Adult entry fees start at 16 years old (where the child is 16 by or on the 21st April 2018).
A full and detailed course map will be available to view in at the Race HQ in the Village Hall on the morning of the race.
Race HQ is located at Stanton upon Hine Heath Village Hall, Booley Lane, Postcode SY4 4DY. Race start is located 100 mtrs away on Moreton View.
HQ location - link to Google Maps:
Parking will be open from 9.15am- you will not be able to access the parking area prior to this time.
We have secured a designated parking area located at the rear of the village hall which should be adequate to park nearly all competitors travelling by car. PLEASE do not park anywhere else in the village unless you are advised to by one of our marshals. Parking is located behind the Village Hall so please head to this location and you will be directed by one of our helpers who will be wearing yellow High Visibility vests.
If for any reason the designated area does become full, please can we ask all competitors that you kindly park sensibly. Stanton is a small country village with no specific car park. We have informed the local community of the event. Please do not park on residents’ driveways or block any residents in. This could result in your vehicle being removed whilst you are racing.
REGISTRATION AND RACE NUMBERS
Registration will be open from 9.15am in the village hall on the day of the event and registration will close at 10.30am.
When you arrive at the village hall, please go to the notice board to view your name and race number then go to the registration desk to collect your race number and safety pins. You will also be asked to write on the back of your race number, your ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact details.
If after registering you are unable to compete and wish to transfer your race number to another person you must first report back to the registration desk.
Please Note: there will be no bag drop facility so please leave all of your belongings whilst racing either with a family member or friend or in your locked car.
A full race briefing will be given 15 minutes before the 11am race start at 10:45am. The race Briefing will be held inside the Village Hall (Race HQ).
It is compulsory for all runners to attend so that important course information can be given out. Once the race brief has been given, the Race Director will walk all 120 runners down to the start line as a single group.
If you do not attend and something happens to you during the event we cannot be held responsible for not advising you of important information.
Race results will be posted after the last runner has finished.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Tea, Coffee, soft drinks and cakes will be on sale at the Village Hall.
Toilets are located in the Village Hall
The race organisation team will be identified in Pink high visibility vests.
The event will be well marshalled with one of our helpers in yellow high visibility vests at every crossing, stile and turn on the route.
All course Marshalls will be in radio/phone contact with the Race Director
The course will also be marked with highly visible sign boards.
Please Note: the final section of the race is on Booley Lane, although it is a quiet lane, there is a possibility of traffic in either direction. Please ensure you keep to the right hand side and close to the verge. We will have Marshal’s in place to advise on coming traffic and also reminder signage on the road telling you to keep right.
A full and detailed risk assessment and EAP (Emergency Action Plan) is in place and can be viewed on race day on the main information board.
Participant safety – All participants are responsible for their recognition and understanding of event signage, symbols and colour relating to participant maps, facilities and direction.
Please self-monitor the weather and arrive with suitable clothing for the event itself and for afterwards. Please remember this is a multi terrain event so please take this into consideration with regards to footwear choice.
Children under 12 years old must be within arm’s reach of an accompanying adult throughout the race. The race organisers accept no responsibility for children under the age of 18 taking part in the race.
There will be prizes for males and females in 3 age categories. In addition to this, we will be giving out ‘Spot’ prizes for others runners to ensure we are not just rewarding the first place finishers.
All competitors will receive a free bottle of water, chocolate bar and finisher medal.
Once you have agreed to the Terms and Conditions and completed the registration process, your entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
Any participant who refuses to obey the directions of the event officials course marshal, or who conducts himself/herself in an unsportsmanlike manner, or who is offensive by action or language to officials, volunteers, participants or spectators may be disqualified by the event and future participation at the discretion of event officials.
Any participant who has been found by a course marshal, event official or surveillance equipment to have gained an unfair advantage by intentionally shortening the route of the event (“cutting the course”) shall be immediately disqualified from the event and banned from future participation in this event.
Any person who participates in the event without a current official event bib number not officially assigned to him/her is subject to removal and disqualification.
Event officials reserve the right, to modify, supplement or waive all or part of the event rules. Participants shall be bound by any modification or supplement of the event rules published prior to the event. Failure to follow these event rules, as can be amended, will result in immediate disqualification.
Event officials reserve the right to delay, cancel, alter the route or suspend the event due to inclement weather in accordance with Emergency Protocol on severe emergencies and/or inclement weather. Refunds will only be issued in the event of the race being cancelled by the organisers.