Before the run
Q. Will you send me information in advance?
Once you have entered we will send you by post your race number & timing chip. Race information will be available on the website prior to the event at www.enjoydarlington.co.uk/10k
Q What is in your race pack
You will receive the following items:
Timing chip (attached to number)
Q What is my race number and timing chip.
Please ensure your race number is the same as on the front of the envelope. Attach your race number to the front of your vest and please do not fold, cut or mutilate it in any way. The timing tag (chip) is attached to the back of the race number, so do not remove it.
Do not fold any part of the tag as this may cause it to stop working. Do not put any pins through the tag.
You must wear the number on the front of your torso pinned in all four corners it needs to be clearly visible.
The tag is detected when you cross the mats at both the start and the finish. Do not run around outside of the mat area or your time will not be recorded. The tags are disposable, so you do not have to return them if you do not take part.
Please also fill in the personal details section on the rear of your race number. This greatly assists the medical staff, should you require first aid or medical treatment.
Q. Why haven’t I received my entry pack?
Race information pack are being sent in batches via post. If you have not received your race pack by 28 July contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you entered after 16 July you will need to collect your pack on race day from the Race desk located in the market square.
Those of you who have entered after 16 July will not have their name printed on the race number.
On the day
Q. Is there somewhere I can park my car?
The car parks in Abbots Yard and East Row will not be available.
All SHORT stay car parks inside the inner ring road are 2hrs free parking on arrival and them £1 an hour thereafter, 3hr ticket is £1
All LONG stay car parks outside the inner ring road are £1 all day
EAST ST Multi Storey car park 2hrs free parking on arrival or £1 all day
For more information please visit https://www.darlington.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/car-parking/car-parking-information/
Q. If I forget my race Number?
Please go to the RACE DESK which has been relocated in the Market Square. One of the team will check your entry and issue you with an alternative race number. There will be a £5 (cash) charge for new time chip replacement.
Q. Is there somewhere I can leave my luggage
No. Due to COVID we have removed luggage storage this year. We advise you to come as ready.
Q. Are there any toilets
We have portable toilets, these will be in the market square vicinity. There are some additional toilets available at the Covered Market area on East Row, adjacent to the market square.
We ask people not to use any of the facilities in the Dolphin Centre. All your needs will be catered for in the Market Square Hub area.
Q. What time does the race start?
Subject to change – please keep an eye on the website and event emails in the run up to event day.
Fun Run – 09:00
Junior 3k – 09:45
10K - 10:30
Q. Will there be any distancing at the start.
We plan to set you off in waves. You will receive an email the week leading up to the run to confirm time slot, area and further detail.
Q. Does the course go on any public roads with traffic?
A. Yes the course does take you along public roads, but they will all be closed/segregated to traffic for the duration of the race.
Q. How will I know which way to go?
There will be course signage and marshals at all key junctions to ensure you don’t get lost.
Q. Will there be any other activities available?
Unfortunately due to COVID we decided not to do any activities in 2021.
Q. Will there be any refreshments?
Water stations will be available on the route for all runners and each runner will be provided with water on completion of the course. You will need to pick up your own bottle of water bottle off the table on route and at the finish line.
Q. Will there be winner’s presentation?
The decision was made earlier not to do a presentation this year. We will mail out all prizes.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S PRIZES
1st prize of £600.00, 2nd prize of £350.00, 3rd prize of,£225.00, 4th prize of £50.00, 5th prize of £30.00, 6th prize of £20.00
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TEAM PRIZES
(First 3 to count) 1st 3 prizes of £30.00, 2nd 3 prizes of £20.00, 3rd 3 prizes of £15.00
(Over 40 to over 80 for men and over 40 to over 80 for women). For the 1st and 2nd in each 5 year age category. Value £20 and £15 each respectively (not otherwise a prize winner).
YOUNG ATHLETES CATEGORY
There will be a young athletes category in the 10km and
Trophy plate will be awarded to the 1st boy and girl. Young athletes aged between 15 and 17 will be eligible.
An additional £150 in prize money is on offer for winning the race and setting a new 10km course record.
Q. I’m injured can’t run what should I do?
We are sorry you are missing out on the event due to injury. Please contact email@example.com
DO NOT PASS YOUR RACE NUMBER on to anyone else, it potentially puts them at a medical risk, we have no medical information or emergency contact details for them. The entry fee is non-transferable and non-refundable, however there could be the possibility of deferring.
Q. I need to collect my race number on the day where do I collect it from?
You must collect your race number from Race Information at least 45 minutes before the start of the race.
Q. Can I run with my dog beside me or with a run buggy.
No, we don’t allow pets or run buggies.
Q. Do you have first aid at the event?
First Aid responders are available along the route. Marshals will be on the course looking for signs of anyone in distress. If you are requested to stop, please do so, it is in your own interest. If you come across anyone injured or in distress please report it to the nearest marshal. First Aid staff on the route are in contact with both Ambulance personnel and the Race Doctors who are located in the centre of town and out on the race route.
Q: What is the participants’ code of conduct regarding COVID-19?
A: You must undertake a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms. Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19. No-one should leave home to participate in sport if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID-19 currently recognised as any of the following.
A high temperature
A new, continuous cough
A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste
Should you report or demonstrate any such symptoms, you must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation.
Come ready to run – minimise your interaction with race staff, volunteers and participants by being as self-sufficient as possible.
Under no circumstances swap your number or give your place to another participant
Be respectful to volunteers and participants.
Observe social distancing wherever possible.
Be aware of your personal hygiene e.g. avoid spitting and nasal clearance.
Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other participants, spectators, volunteers and the public.
Bring your own hand sanitizer.
If you experience COVID-19 symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known through the government’s test & trace system.