On the this page you will find all of the event information. Please check here before contacting us. You will also be emailed a Runners Information pack during the 10 days before race day.

Before Race Day

I have had a problem with entering on-line

If there are any problems with on-line entry contact RunBritain which provides the entry system. If you received confirmation of entry by e-mail then your entry is secure. Fleet 5k and 10k organisers, Fleet & Crookham AC, cannot answer questions about the on-line entry system.

Can I enter by post?

No, only online entries will be accepted.

Can I still enter the race?

The closing date for entry is midday on Friday 11th October 2019, or earlier if the entry limit is reached. This year we will be printing names on the race bibs, entries completed by midday Monday 7th October 2019 will contain names. There are no late entries or entries on the day. Note – in previous years the entries are normally full by mid September – please enter early. We do not operate a waiting list.

Has my entry been accepted?

Yes, if you have entered on-line and have received a confirmation email from RunBritain then your entry is secure.

Late entries

There are absolutely no late entries or entries on the day.

Reserve List

There is no reserve list.

I am injured or otherwise unable to run. Can I have a refund?

We start incurring costs early in the event organisation process including an online entry administration fee. If your entry is accepted,  the following rules apply:

  1. Once your race entry is accepted we are unable to make refunds.
  2. Unauthorised number swaps may result in disqualification.

Race numbers

All race numbers will be available for collection on the day from Race HQ, The Point, GU51 4BY.  No numbers will be distributed in advance. Please try and arrive at the race one hour prior to the start to allow time to collect your race number and timing chip. Given the early start, the organisers will endeavour to ensure we get numbers out quickly even if people do arrive later than this recommended time. Only the person who has entered the race should collect the race number. It is not permitted to transfer race numbers to another person. This is a condition for entering the race and is extremely important especially in the event of illness or an accident during the event. It may also affect the results, and may mean someone getting a prize to which they aren’t entitled.

Pin your race number on the FRONT of your running vest or ‘T’ shirt, where it is most visible for race officials. Runners who do not have a properly displayed number or are identified as running under the wrong name will be liable to disqualification.

Please complete the form on the back of your number with your name, contact details and any medical condition. This will help in the event of an accident or illness.

Chip timing

Your unique pre-programmed timing chip will be available for collection in an envelope along with your race number at Registration at the start. Follow the instructions for attaching it to your running shoe. Without your unique chip a time and position will fail to be recorded. Please remember to have your chip removed at the end of the race.

Bag tags

These will be given out with your race number, please write your race number on the tag and hand this to the baggage area when you are ready.

Storage will be available near the race start/finish. We have a supervised baggage area where you can leave items at your own risk. The organisers regret we cannot accept responsibility for security and advise that competitors do not leave valuables in their bags.

Race Day

What time does the race start?

The 5k and 10k road races both start at 09.30am.

All competitors should try to arrive at least one hour before the start to allow time to collect your race number and timing chip from Race HQ. You will also need time for warming up and lining up.

Prior to the start runners must assemble in the holding area at the front of the Harlington Centre. The pre-race warm up will also take place in this area YOU MUST STAY THERE AND NOT OBSTRUCT THE MAIN ROAD. Marshals will walk you to the start line as soon as the road closure is in force.

Listen for the race marshals’ instructions to guide you to the start at the appropriate time.

Please be realistic about your expected performance, line up according to how fast you plan to run. Slower runners should move to the back of the group.

Our Road Closures will be in place for 90 minutes from the start of the race. It is still possible to complete the race after this time but please ensure that you use the paths rather than the road.

Please pay attention to the pre-race instructions. These are for the benefit of all runners and will help guide you through the course and keep you safe. This advice is for your own safety and that of other runners and road users.  Although you may have heard many race briefings, please remember that for some this will be their first and they may actually want to hear it!

Music whilst running

The use of personal stereos, iPods, phones or other music devises is not allowed under UKA rule 240 S5 – the wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic. There are some short sections on the course which do have traffic coming in the opposite direction to runners and is therefore not wholly closed. The wearing of such equipment may prevent you from hearing instructions from marshals and other event staff as well as the hearing of sirens/horns from emergency services and other vehicles. By wearing such devices you are putting yourself and those around you at risk. Rule 240 S5 also states if the athlete wears conductive headphones, these are acceptable as these work by conducting sound through bones and do not sit or block the ears. The event will have no responsibility should this rule be ignored.

Please do not risk our ability to get a future license for this event by ignoring this rule.

Travel

Travelling by train

Fleet Train Station is approximately 1 mile from race HQ and takes you along the first part of our race route.  Address – Station Approach, Fleet, GU51 3QY

For full details see:

http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/

Travelling by car

Fleet is on the A323 between Aldershot (A325) and Hartley Wintney (A30). The best M3 exits are J4A (from London) and J5 (From Winchester).

Parking

The Hart Shopping Centre has its own 520 space multi-storey car park. The Car Park is accessed from Albert Street and entry into the shopping centre is at first and second levels via the available lifts and stairs. The Race HQ is approximately a two-minute walk from the front exit of the Hart shopping centre. Parking is free on a Sunday.

http://www.hartshopping.co.uk/parking.html

There are various other car parks in the immediate area including Church Road car park, GU51 4ND. This is charged at £1 on a Sunday and is approximately 4-5 minutes’ walk.

Please note that the entire Victoria Road Car Park is closed to public parking due to our event from 06:30 – 12:30 on race day.

Route notes

The route is the same as that used in 2018.

The course has been accurately measured and holds a certificate of course accuracy. It is an undulating course over public roads run in an anti clock wise triangle.  The route is 5k and will be run twice with a finish area located at the end of Harlington Way in Victoria Road carpark.

No dogs, accompanying vehicles or cycles are allowed on the course (with the exception of the organisers lead and tail bikes).  We regret the course is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or pushchairs due in part to a number of speed tables along the length of Fleet road.

The course will be marked at each Kilometer.

Water Stations

Water will be provided at approximately 5k, just after the start line at the end of your first lap. Water will also be provided at the finish line.

Medical cover

If you have a medical condition that will need consideration should you be taken ill during the race, please write the details on the back of your race number. If you feel unwell before the race, or have not been well for a few days prior to the event, please do not start: remember there is always another year and another race.

UKA guidelines ask that we direct you to the guidance offered at www.runnersmedicalresource.com  Please do take a little time to review the advice on here with regards to preparing for an endurance event.  This advice is regularly updated by the RunBritain Medical Advisory Group.  Current advice also discourages sprint finishes – except for experienced athletes.

St Johns Ambulance will once again be on hand for the duration of the event providing us with experienced medical cover.

Prize Giving

Prize giving will take place as soon as possible after the race. Individual prize winners will qualify for one prize only. The ‘higher prize’ will be given if a competitor wins more than one category, e.g. a V40 man who wins the race would get 1st male prize and the next V40 man would get the V40 prize. If you think that you have won something, please stay to collect it. It makes the event more enjoyable and prizes not claimed on the day will have to be collected from the organiser subsequent to race day. The prize giving will take place outside The Point, in Victoria Road car park.

After the race

On completion of the race, drinks and food will be available to purchase in the pubs, cafes and restaurants in Fleet town centre.  All of these can easily be reached on foot.  Our mobile coffee van will also be serving freshly brewed coffee and pastries in the Event Arena from 07.30 until the end.

Remember there may still be road closures in force when you leave after your run so please plan your route.