Race Day Information

POLITE NOTICES

  • * DOGS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN IN THE GROUNDS OF THE VILLAGE HALL (except assistance dogs).
  • ** PHOTOGRAPHS AND/OR VIDEO WILL BE TAKEN AT THIS EVENT.

Date

The new date for the 2020 races has not yet been decided.

Registration

Even if you have registered online you will still need to collect your running number and timing chip on the day. The registration desks open at 8am and will close 30mins before your race begins. Please make sure you allow plenty of time to collect your number and chip. If you are local, we recommend that you come down earlier to register and then you can return in time for the warm-up for your race. Please don’t be late as we will not be able to enter you in the race after the registration desk has closed.

Limited spaces are available for on the day registration.

Prices

Earlybird online prices :

10k£12.00   (£10.00 UK Athletics affiliated members)
2k£3.00
60mFREE

Prices on the day of the race :

10k£15.00   (£13.00 UK Athletics affiliated members)
2k£5.00
60mFREE

Race Schedule

9.502k for 7-10 year olds
10.202k for 11-14 year olds (2 categories 11-12 & 13-14 year olds)
10.4560m dash for age 6 years and UNDER
11.0010k for age 15 years and OVER
12.15Award ceremony

Start/Finish

The race starts from and finishes at the Hood Memorial Hall in Devauden (NP16 6NX) which is located ten minutes from Chepstow and the M48 Severn Bridge.

Distances and Categories

As the routes are varied terrain, all course distances stated are approximate. This is in accordance with Welsh Athletics/UKA regulations for a licenced trail race. Race distances are :

10kopen to age 15 years and OVER
2k (a)open to 11-14 year-olds (2 categories 11-12 & 13-14 year olds)
2k (b)open to 7-10 year olds
60mopen to age 6 years and UNDER

The Course

This is a multi-terrain race and we strongly recommend a good pair of trail shoes. In the rare occurrence of rain over the next week, it will be muddy in places. There are several parts that are very uneven under foot and there may be trip hazards, sticks, rocks etc. We ask you to run with your eyes open to avoid any potential injury!

If you have run the course before you will be aware that there are a few very narrow sections that can get congested. If you are a slower runner, please keep to the left of any narrow section so that the faster runners can get past.

We love that a lot of you are running with friends, but please try not to run in a line, blocking the course for others trying to get past!

Parking

Please follow the signs to the designated parking. We kindly request that you do NOT attempt to park elsewhere in the village. This event is dependent on the good will of the local residents, and this goodwill can be easily lost if people park where they shouldn’t.

Due to regulations we are not permitted to stop traffic on the main road between the car park and the race village. It is therefore down to you to make sure you cross the road safely and carefully.

Please pay attention at all times, be aware that some cars travel very fast on this stretch of road, despite the speed restrictions, and take particular care of any children crossing with you.

There will be NO parking at the hall itself.

On Finishing

Details yet to be announced.

Bag Drop

Unfortunately we cannot offer a secure bag drop area so recommend you leave any valuables at home or with a friend. We will provide an area where bags can be left, but this will NOT be secure and any belongings will be left at your own risk.

Dogs

Dogs are NOT permitted anywhere within the runners village/ hall grounds, with the exception of assistance dogs. If you bring your dog into the hall grounds you will be asked to leave.

Litter

You are lucky enough to be running in an area of outstanding beauty and we wish to keep it this way. Please do not leave litter along the route. There are plenty of marshal points along the route and they will be happy to take your litter if you pass it to them (throwing your litter at them as you pass will, however, not make them happy!)

Toilets

Details yet to be announced.

Manners

Please remember at all times that this is a race organised entirely by volunteers, we are not professional race organisers and we are doing our best! Our team have put in a huge amount of their time and effort to give you the best day we can. Give the marshals a smile and a wave as you go past (some of them will have been up since 5am getting the course ready), if things don’t go exactly as planned, give us constructive feedback after the event...shouting is not going to improve anyone’s day…..and above all HAVE FUN!

Past Race Highlights

  • Discounts

    Early bird discounts available for early registration. Click through to our registration pages to see the current prices. Remember, there will be limited availability for registration on the day.

  • Routes

    The races are set on the trails of Chepstow Park Woods. Check out the routes of the 10k and 2k races here.

  • Got any questions?

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