High Elms 10K Full Race Instructions

The 7th High Elms 10K takes place on Sunday 6th June 2021 at 09:00 am

Our wonderful committee are currently working through all the plans to make it a COVID secure event. As soon as each element is finalised and agreed, we will post these here for you to view. 

You will have received confirmation of your entry into the High Elms 10K from Run Britain. No other details will be sent to you. An email will be sent to all entrants 2 weeks before the race, however, it will only guide people to the instructions detailed on this page. If you have any questions regarding your entry please email highelms10k@gmail.com.

Any entrants who deferred from the cancelled 2020 race will receive an email on 15th January confirming their entry to the 2021 race.

Unable to race?

If you find you are unable to race, we would be happy to transfer your entry. The deadline for this is Monday 31st May 2021. Please email  highelms10k@gmail.com with details of who you wish to transfer your entry to. We will need their full name, date of birth, gender, email address, Club affiliation, EA number and emergency contact details. We will also need your full name and date of birth for us to be able to locate your entry

Race Headquarters

The start/finish area is in the grounds of High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Farnborough BR6 7JH. 

This year, there will not be a registration desk. You will be required to arrive to the starting area ‘race ready’.

Parking is available a short walk from High Elms Country Park in Church Road, Farnborough BR6 7DB. Further details on how to access the car park as a COVID secure environment will be published in due course including open and close times.

Access to Church Road is available from the A21 South via the High Street, Farnborough or the A21 North via Shire Lane. The car park will be clearly signposted from both roads. Please follow the marshal’s instructions on arrival. The car park at High Elms Country Park is NOT available to entrants. 

Collection of Race Number

Collection of race numbers will not be permitted on the day of the race. 

We are still considering our arrangements on bib and chip distribution. Our preference is that runners will collect their numbers in advance of the race or perhaps will receive it through their running club (if they are club members). If that is not possible we will make other arrangements to ensure they are received in time. Full details regarding this will be published as soon as this has been finalised.

Please note we will not have any places to sell on the day.

Race numbers should be pinned to the front of your running vest. Please complete the required information on the reverse, especially any medical information and emergency contact details. 

Baggage Drop

For this year and in line with ensuring our event is COVID secure we will not have a baggage drop.

Please ensure you turn up to the starting area race ready

Sports Massage

For this year, sports massage will not be available at this event.

Wearing headphones at our race

In accordance with the new Rule introduced by UKA, the use of headphones/earpieces and iPods is NOT ALLOWEDRULE 240 S 5 UKA SUPPLEMENT – HEADPHONES. This is to ensure the safety of all our runners across the interchangeable terrain and to guarantee you can hear our marshals instructions.

Water stations

In line with our race being a COVID secure event, we will not be having water stations either on the course or at the finish In the event of the weather being particularly warm please make sure that you are well hydrated before your race.

The course

For this year, as this is a staggard start, there will be no pre-warm up.

The route will follow paths through the nature trails of High Elms Park and surrounding countryside. The course is hilly and challenging in parts, and subject to uneven surfaces. Please remain vigilant and listen to our friendly marshals around the course.

We also request that you retain any waste (gels/hydration packaging) so as not to damage the local eco-system.

The full COVID secure course is being finalised and will be available to view shortly…..

Spectators 

To ensure we are a COVID secure event, there is no opportunity for spectators around the course. The start/finish area will be restricted to entrants only and no entertainment will be available.

Please do support us in ensuring we can remain a COVID secure event. Thank you.

Medals and Prizes

All finishers will be awarded our 2020 medal which was ready for handing out prior to the cancellation of last years race.

We are delighted that prizes will be awarded to the following runners:

1st, 2nd, 3rd male

1st, 2nd, 3rd female

Male and female age category winners

Men’s and women’s teams

Prizes will not be handed out on the day. 

Queries

If you have any questions in relation to your entry please email highelms10k@gmail.com. Please note emails sent after 12:00 on Saturday 5th June 2021 may not be read or responded to. Please ensure you check your entry details in advance of this.

All proceeds from the High Elms 10K go towards our chosen charity which, this year is The Maypole Project

All that is left is for us to wish you the best of luck and on behalf of the race committee and our fabulous volunteers, we look forward to seeing you on the 6th June!