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HALF MARATHON

HIGH LODGE

7TH MARCH 2021

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. DUE TO OVID 19, WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING PAYMENT FOR ENTRIES. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN RESTICTIONS ARE LIFTED. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE BEFORE MARCH. 

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HALF MARATHON

 

Put yourself in the middle of a forest and test your endurance surrounded by beautiful scenery. This half marathon is a 1-lap course which curves through a stunning forest with varied landscapes and mix of good solid trails.  Enjoy this traffic-free environment and take in the clean pine-scented air. This race promises to get you closer to nature.

 

Some points of interest for you: this race will be chip timed with splits at 7k and 14k. Headphones are allowed. Expect great facilities, including a cafe, toilets and bike shop. Let's keep this event plastic-free, please! We're working hard to reduce, reuse and recycle.

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

RACE ROUTE


View race map here




LOCATION


High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon Sat Nav Postcode: IP27 0AF Venue Map




FACILITY INFORMATION


Toliets, water stations, food & drink stalls. Check out the fantastic venue, High Lodge, it's perfect for the whole family.




PARKING


Parking including the site entrance fee to High Lodge will cost £5.00 maximum all day per car. The car park code will be avilable nearer the event




KEY INFORMATION


EVENT REGISTRATION
This will be in the Rabbit field (please see map below).
At registration you will be issued with your race number and timing tag. Please join the
appropriate line by surname. Your race number must be displayed clearly on your front for
the duration of the race. Please bring safety pins. Your timing tag must be secured to the
top of your shoe using the twist ties provided
TRANSFERS
Transfers can be done through your active account at Race Roster. Transfers cost £2.20 and
need to be completed 5 days prior to race day.
MERCHADISE
We will have some T-shirts that will be
available for purchase on the day £15.00
If you have purchased a T-shirt online you will
need to collect this on the day. KEY DROP
We will provide a key drop at registration. Your car should be parked near-by, so we
suggest your bags get left in your car. If you have nowhere else to leave your bag it can be
left at the Key Drop.
MEDICS
There will be a professional medical team on site. The medical positions will be
appropriately marked.
EVENT BREIFING
A briefing will take place at 9.50am near the start/finish line. All competitors must attend.
Any queries about the event must be raised at this time with the Event Director.
RULES

  • This race is organised by WR Events Limited trading, as Inspire Races. None of its staff, sponsors, suppliers or agents will be liable for any injury, loss or expense which may arise as a consequence of your participation in this event.
  • Entry to this race is personal to each applicant and once issued, race numbers may not be sold or transferred unless through the active online registration software. Any runner who passes their race number to another runner is liable for sanctions and any runner who competes while wearing another runner’s race number will be disqualified and is liable for sanctions.
  • Once you have paid for your entry there can be no refund if you are subsequently unable to take part in this race. However, you may defer your place to next year’s race, this needs to be done before 5 days prior to the event, Please contact info@inspireraces.co.uk for more information.
  • We reserve the right to refuse or cancel applications, including duplicate applications, or alter the date of the event, the course route or distance.
  • Entrants to this race undertake not to take part unless they are medically fit to run a 10k.
  • All runners are required to complete the contact and medical details on the back of their race number. This is a requirement of participation and may be checked by race officials prior to the start.
  • Race numbers must be pinned securely to the front of your running top using a safety pin in each corner. Timing chips much be secured firmly to the laces of one of your running shoes using the ties provided by us on race day.
  • Any keys left in the key drop area are stored at the owner’s risk.
  • Race marshals and medical team members have the authority to disqualify and remove any runner they consider to be acting dangerously, or to be unfit to compete.
  • Runners are required to report any casualties immediately to the nearest first aid post or race marshal.
  • Individual prizes will be awarded as listed on the website ww.inspireraces.co.uk
  • In the event of any dispute the decision of the Race Referee shall be final.
EVENT DETAILS
The ½ marathon is a 1 lap course within Thetford Forest.
The route starts in a neighboring field to the High Lodge area. It then follows wide fire lanes
and good solid tracks tracks finishes in the start field. The course will be well signed with highly visible arrows and marshalled. The race map will be available from the Inspire Races website two weeks prior to the race This is a trail event and as such the terrain will be uneven, and could contain hazards such as tree roots, fallen branches etc. The route is all on forestry commission land and we therefore ask you to refrain from dropping any litter. There will be water stations at approximately every 5km and at the finish line. Please make sure you are prepared for the weather.
All finishers will receive a medal!
We may record your race number at various points along the route so please keep it visible
on your front and shout it out if asked. Marshals will be situated along the route and will summon first aid if required. Please let a
marshal or race official know if you decide to withdraw from the event at any point after
registering on the day.
Please treat all marshals, race officials, organisers, volunteers and other competitors with
respect and follow their instructions.
Spectators are welcome. High Lodge is a family venue and therefore there are many
activities to keep you interested throughout the day.
RESULTS
Full results will available at www.chiptiminguk.co.uk shortly after the event and will be
published on the event website as soon as possible following the event. PRIZES
Presentation of prizes will take place near the start area as soon as possible
following the top three male and female crossing the line. As prizes will not
be posted following the event, please ensure that you stay for the presentations or ask a
friend to collect any prizes for you.
Trophies will be awarded to the first three males and the first three females overall. PHOTOGRAPHY
Above Air Media will be taking official photographs. These will be available to view via the
Inspire Races Facebook site. Higher quality images will be available to purchase after the
event.
GENERAL
If after reading this information you have any queries prior to the day of
the event, please email info @inspireraces.co.uk
If you have any queries on the day of the event, please speak to a member of the
Inspire Races Team who will be located at Event Registration.
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EVENT INFORMATION

 

 

SCHEDULE

 

08:30 REGISTRATION OPENS 

09:50 RACE BRIEFING AT THE START AREA

10:00 HALF MARATHON STARTS

What’s the last date for entries?


The last date for entries is the Friday before the event.




How do I get my Race number?


Please bring your entry confirmation email.You will collect your race number on the day at registration.




I am ill injured or unable to run, what can I do?


You can defer your entry to any other Inspire Races event of a similar price. Please email Info@inspireraces.co.uk with the race details you would like to defer to.




Can I swap my place with a friend?


You can transfer your place up to two weeks prior to the event.




Do you have a waiting list?


No




Can I wear earphones or use an ipod?


You can wear headphones to any event that does not use public roads.




How do I enter a Corporate Team?


Please contact info@inspireraces.co.uk to arrange a group discount booking.




Is there a cut-off time for your events?


We do not have cut off times.




How do I enter Inspire races events?


Enter via the links on the Inspire Races website.




What is the last date for deferrals and category transfers?


Deferrals and category changes can be done up to two weeks prior to the event.




Where do I pick up my t-shirt?


T-shirts are collected from the shop at registration.




Where can I put my bag and/or clothing I don’t want during the race?


There is a bag drop available at all Inspire Races events.




What time does my Race start?


Please visit the event website page to review the race schedule for up-to-date information.




What time do I need to get there?


Please get there one hour before race start time.




Are there any refreshments?


Refreshments will be available on the day from the catering facilities.




Where are the drinks stations?


Drink stations are every 5k.




Where can I collect my race pack?


Race packs to be collected from race registration on the day.




Are there any entries on the day?


Entries will be available on the day at an increased price if there is availability. Please check the website to see if event is sold out.




What happens if I arrive late and miss the start of the race?


As long as you are not later than 15minutes, we will let you run.




Where is the Chip in the Race Pack?


The timing tag is in the race pack. This will need to go on your shoe or it will already be attached to your bib.




Is parking available near the start?


Parking is available near the start.




Where should I go when I arrive?


Go registration pick up your race pack, you are then ready to run.




Do you have a bag drop area?


Yes, bag-drop will be situated near registration.




Do I get a medal?


Yes, you will get a medal.




Can I park nearby?


Yes, you can.




Will there be an award ceremony?


Yes, once the results have come in.









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