Race Information 2017

Race Information 2017 Flaming June Half Marathon

Race headquarters

Histon & Impington Recreation Ground Centre. CB24 9LU


Follow this link for the location map

Event organisers

Friends of Histon & Impington Recreation  (charity number 1100193) also known as Friends of the Rec and HI Runners

The charity fundraising helps to improve facilities on Histon & Impington Recreation Ground, and promotes sporting and community activities on the Recreation Ground.

Race officials

Race director

Neil Davies

8 Dwyer Joyce Close, Histon, Cambridge. CB24 9JZ

Telephone 01223 232514 or  mobile 07502 372852

Race marshal coordinator – Paul Grafham

Race Registrations Coordinator – Edd Stonham – 07921 997996 – edds@edds.co.uk

Race registration

Registrations Will Open 1st January 2017

Registrations Will Close Sunday 28th May 2017

All runners will be informed of their runner numbers by Midday Friday 2nd June

All runners must register at the Registration desks in the race headquarters at Histon & Impington Recreation Ground Centre to collect their race numbers and timing chips from the registration team from 8am to 9.00am ( Quarter marathon runners must collect their numbers by 8.45am )

Please go to the appropriate registration desk dealing with your start time. Race numbers will be filed numerically.

Race numbers should be pinned on the front of each runner to ensure your time can be recorded at the finish. Safety pins will be provided. Please allow sufficient time before the race start to collect your number.

Please write details of any medical conditions on the reverse side of your runner number

Minimum age entries

Half marathon – 17 years of age on day of event

Quarter marathon 14 years of age on day of event

On the day registration : ‘No on the day registrations will be available ‘

Race start

The race start for both runs will take place in College Road Impington  which is 250 metres from Histon & Impington Recreation Ground and reached by using the pedestrian crossing on the B1049. Marshalls will be on hand to provide directions. All runners will be required at start ten minutes before the start of the race at 9.20am.

Please note – use of personal audio equipment is strictly prohibited. If you are found to be using any such equipment you may be disqualified from the run.

Staggered start times

To ensure runner congestion is reduced at the point where the race route joins the Guided Busway Bridleway at Impington Station there will be two staggered start times for each run

Half marathon

Wave 1  at 9.30am – we would request that runners sub 2 hours for a half marathon register for this start time

Wave 2 at 9.35am

Runners in will be allocated unique race numbers ie

Wave 1 – 9.30am  (Runners under 2 Hour )
Wave 2 – 9.35am

Quarter marathon

Wave 1  at 9.40am – we would request that runners sub 1 hour for 10k register for this start time

Wave 2 at 9.45am

Runners in will be allocated unique race numbers ie

Wave 1 – 9.40am

The course

The race start is in College Road, Impington

A map of both race routes is provided on this race website.

Three water stations will be positioned at approximately three mile intervals round the race courses

The race route includes the Bridleway along the Cambridge Guided Busway, please run on the designated part of the Bridleway. Under no circumstances must any runners run on the Busway track and anyone found doing this will be disqualified immediately

The race courses does contain a number of road crossings, Traffic lights will provide assistance at these crossing points and all runners are requested to exercise care at these road crossing points.

Race finish

The race finish is at Histon & Impington Recreation Ground. After crossing the finish line please stay in finish order in the funnel, and collect your drink and fruit plus race medal memento and for half marathon runners an event T shirt.


The race will have chip timing however even the best systems in the world can go wrong so our volunteers will be running the same system we have used in previous years.

The run is staffed by volunteers and, while all effort will be made to record finish times, the organising group take no responsibility for failure to record times accurately.

Please wear you race number on the front of your t-shirt or vest to make easier for your time to be noted.

Presentation of prizes

The presentation of prizes will take place at the Recreation Ground as close as possible to 11.30am

Race results

Provisional results will be available on the The Flaming June Half Marathon website from the evening of Sunday 4th June.


Parking is available at Histon Football Club and on the Vision Park, Histon

Cars will not be allowed to park at the Recreation Ground

Changing, toilets and baggage

There are toilets for male and female runners at the race headquarters which also has a disabled toilet. There are separate male and female communal changing facilities at the Recreation Ground Centre and available on prior request

A designated manned area  for the deposit of valuables and  baggage will be provided in a dedicated marquee on  the Recreation Ground . All baggage and valuables are  left at the owner’s risk.

The race organisers will not take any responsibility for any losses or damage incurred.

Medical support

First Aiders from Private Ambulance  will be on hand at the race headquarters to assist and at the course half way station as well as a cycle response unit. Please note you should seek medical advice from your local GP if you are in any doubt as to your health in competing in this event. The organisers will not be held responsible for any injury, accident, loss or damage that may arise before, during or after the event as a consequence of a competitor’s participation in the race.

Lost children

Any child that becomes separated from their parents will be taken to the information desk at the race headquarters in the Histon & Impington Recreation Ground Centre.


Hot and cold drinks, bacon rolls and tuck will be available at the Recreation Ground Centre from 9.00am to 12.30am


Pictures may be used on the Friends of the Rec website & Social Media Websites, in advertising material and media write-ups


The Friends of Histon & Impington Recreation Ground values your support and promises to respect your privacy. The data we gather and hold is managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We may contact you to advise of future plans for runs.

Event cancellation

If the event is cancelled for any reason refunds will not be made but a 50% discount to entry will be provided to the 2018 The Flaming June Half Marathon

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