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Race Information 2018

Race headquarters

Histon & Impington Recreation Ground Centre. CB24 9NU

Directions

Follow this link for the location map

Event organisers

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

The charity fundraising helps to support sport, wellbeing and recreation in the villages of Histon & Impington

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

Race registration

Online registrations are  open now

Registrations will close at midnight on Sunday 26th May.

All runners will be informed of their runner numbers by Midnight Thursday 31st May

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 9am.

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

Race numbers which include timing chips 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.

We have a no refund policy on registrations already processed, we are happy for you to transfer to another runner or to defer your place to next years run.

Race start

The race start will take place in College Road, Impington which is 325  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

Quarter marathon  at 9.20am and half marathon at 9.30am

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 half marathon 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 three staggered start times at

9.30am – we would request that sub 2-hour runners register for this start time

Runners in each starting wave  will be allocated unique race numbers ie

WAVE 1 – 9.30 Numbers – 1-325  (Runners under 2 Hour )
WAVE 2 – 9.35 Numbers – 326-650

We expect all half marathon  runners to run in under 3 hours 15mins

The quarter marathon will start at 9.20am

The course

The race start is located in Villa Road, Impington

A map of the race route is provided on this race website.

Three water stations will be positioned at approximately three-mile intervals around the race course.

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 course 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 race memento.

Timing

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 your 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- full information will be provided in pre-event runner  information

Race results

Provisional results will be available on The Flaming June Half Marathon website from the evening of Sunday 3rd June.

Parking

Parking is available at Histon Football Club and at various designated locations on Histon Vision Park

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

A team of professional first aiders and medics will be on hand at the race headquarters to assist and on the course 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.

Refreshments

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

Photographs

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

Information

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 on future plans for runs.

Refunds and Transfers

We do not offer refunds of registered places, in the event you cannot take part in the run we can offer to transfer your place to a family member, friend or colleague.

Event cancellation

If the event is cancelled for any reason refunds will not be made but a 50% discount entry will be provided to 2019 The Flaming June Half Marathon

 

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