Bristol Road,, Corston, Nr Bath, Bath and NE Somerset, BA2 9DJ
- Distance7.5 km
- Water stations
- Minimum age15
- Size of field250
- Entrants last year250
- Event website
- Online entry availableYes
We are thrilled to announce a return for the 3rd year, the highly popular Run the River 7.5/15k series for 2018. The first of the two events will be held on the morning of Sunday 6th May. (The second on Sunday 3rd June, 2018)
These events will also include a 1k (for all ages and abilities) and our very own 50m (free for 5 and unders only)
This event WILL BE Canicross friendly. – If we receive a sufficient amount of dog runners we will have a separate canicross wave.
Course description: Flat and will be suitable for all standards of runner.
We will be using the new 2017 course for this event.
Location: Stothert & Pitt RFC, Bristol Road, Corston, Bath, BA2 9DJ
50m dash (Under 5’s only) – 9:40am
1k (all ages and abilities) – 9.45am
7.5k - 10:00am
15k - 10:05am
7.5k - Minimum age: 15 years, when accompanied by a responsible adult.
15k - Minimum age: 17 years old.
15k - £18 Unaffiliated/£16 Affiliated
7.5k - £16 Unaffiliated/£14 Affiliated
1 k - £7 (Parents/Guardians can support for free, no need to register yourselves unless you would like a medal too of course!)
50m - 5’s & under only – Free! (Parents/Guardians can support for free, no need to book!)
***Due to the ever-growing popularity of the 1k and 50m races which sell out at every event, we have decided to introduce a fair rule policy.
Therefore, children can enter either the 1k or 50m dash BUT not enter both at the same event.
We wish as many little ones as possible to gain a race experience and therefore receive a medal at the end of it and we think the above is fair to all.***
Registration will open at 9:00am and will be held inside the Stothert & Pitt Rugby Club on the main Bristol to Bath A4 (near The Globe pub at Newton St Loe) which can easily be accessed by bike, car and bus.
The 7.5k is a single loop, the 15k a two loop course. It is an amazingly diverse multi terrain route which will be held on a mixture of roadside path, the trails alongside the stunning River Avon and will also transverse through a mixture of broadleaved woodland and open countryside. All this whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings of the Avon Valley.
The start and finish will be on the Rugby Club field and the course takes in a figure of 8 route. Firstly, bearing right along the River to the Boathouse Pub and then up on to the A4 footpath heading back towards to the Rugby Club. For the 2nd half you will turn right opposite the Globe roundabout following the River Avon Trail up and back to the Rugby club. The 15k runners will take on the course for a 2nd lap.
There is limited parking for 150 cars at the Rugby Club. So please do car share if possible or consider seeking alternative transport.
The Rugby Club boasts separate male and female changing facilities and will be open for bacon butties/soft drinks and tea and coffees throughout the event and the bar will be open for a post-race cider or two! So, don’t forget your pennies.
All 7.5k/15k finishers will receive a bespoke medal.
This can be combined into a super medal of 4 segment with the 2nd Run the River 2 event on Sunday 3rd June and both River Pursuit 6/12k on Sunday 20th May and Saturday 25th August (All from the same location)
All 1k finishers will also receive a goody bag.
The 7.5k/15k races will be timed.
There will be 15k winner’s trophies for the following:
Overall male 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Overall female 1st, 2nd and 3rd
1st Senior male and female
1st male and female V40
1st male and female V50
1st male and female V60+
1st male and female U20
There will also be 7.5k trophies for the Overall male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
There will be 2 suitably placed water stations for runners and the finishers table will be laden with its usual fruit, cake and treats.
First Aid will be in attendance and the course will be fully marshalled.
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