A 5.6km run on paths, country lanes and over footbridges. The course starts and ends at St. Mary’s School, Yate. The run is open to male and female runners including a youth and child section. The route is clearly marked with marshals along the course.
- 9:45 Check in and race number collection in the school hall
- 10:00 Online registration closes
- 10:30 Check in closes
- 10:40 Runners to the start/ warm up
- 11:00 Race start
- 11:45 Entertainment
- 12:00 Trophy presentations
- 12:15 Children’s fun runs
- 12:45 Fun run trophy presentations and raffle draw
- 13:00 Teddy drop at the church
Medals are provided for all finishers. There are also trophies for 1st and 2nd Male, Female, Youth and Child.
There’s also a team prize awarded to the best-placed team of 6 runners from the same sports club. Each team should be a mix of age categories including 3 children (age 8-11), 1 youth (age 12-16), and 2 adults. To make it fair, the fastest overall combined team time will be awarded the prize. Children must run with an adult. Just include your team/club name when registering.
The route is marked at each km and marshals wearing high vis are at key points on the course. Tail cyclists follow the route. All marshals are in contact with race HQ.
It’s your responsibility to correctly fill in the emergency contact details on the reverse of your race number.
No children can run unaccompanied, however one adult can run with more than one child so long as they stay together on the course.
Headphones are permitted (unless you’re responsible for children on the course), but please be aware that running in headphones is at your own risk. Keep the volume down so you can hear marshal instructions, and be aware of road crossings, traffic, and other runners.
Venue & parking
The race starts and ends at St Mary’s CE Primary School. The postcode for SatNav directions is BS37 4AP.
The nearest car park is Yate Shopping Centre. There’s no onsite parking. Yate Shopping Centre has 4 car parks with over 1650 car parking spaces, which allow free parking for up to 4 hours.
Registration & bag drop
You can register online until 10am on the morning of the race.
Collect your race number at check-in between 9:45 and 10:30 in the school hall.
Use your race number to check / uncheck baggage from Race HQ. We cannot be responsible for any valuables left with your baggage.
Youth entries must be aged 12 to 16 years, with parental consent. Children aged 8 to 11 can enter if they’re accompanied by a fully paid adult entry. The adult must accompany the child for the entire course.
The Childrens’ Fun Run (field event) is open to any child from Pre-School to Year 6 with registration only available within the school on the day (or via the school office for children who attend the school).
Food, drinks and entertainment will be available during the morning and after the race. There are toilets at the school, but no toilets along the race route and no shower facilities.
The BBQ, tuck shop and refreshment stands will be running throughout the event. There’s no cash machine or card facilities on site, so remember to bring some cash with you. The nearest cash machines are just over the road in the shopping centre.
There’s one water station provided on the route. We encourage all runners to bring their own water bottles which can be filled up on site before and after the race to reduce the amount of plastic used.