START/FINISH LINE

The start and finish lines are at the same location and can be found on the field outside Prestwood Gym and Fitness Centre (previously known as Sprinters Leisure Centre) which is located on Honor End Lane in Prestwood. The postcode is HP16 9QY.

CAR PARKING

Car parking is available at Prestwood Gym and Fitness Centre, this will be organised by the Rotary Club of Great Missenden and District. Please also be considerate to other road users and local residents when parking.

CHANGING AND TOILET FACILITIES

Changing facilities and toilets are available at Prestwood Gym and Fitness Centre. The facilities are limited, so you are advised to arrive in your race clothing if possible. Sports bags etc can be left in the Prestwood Gym and Fitness Centre. Please do not leave valuables, as no liability can be accepted for any items left here, or elsewhere at the event.

PRE-ENTERED COMPETITORS

You will need to collect your race number on the day from the registration desk. We will have a supply of pins available, but please bring your own if you have some.

CHILDREN'S RACE

We have a children's obstacle race taking place on the day at 12pm. So ensure you bring the whole family with you.

The children's race is a fun obstacle course in their key stage age groups. Every child who takes part will receive a medal.

RACE NUMBERS

All competitors must wear their race numbers, clearly pinned to the front of their vests at all times during the race.  All competitors must wear their correct number. Any competitor wearing another person’s number or a number not issued by the Organisers will be liable to disqualification. Note that if you are unable to run, and want to allow a friend to run in your place, we will gladly reallocate your number without charge. If you can let us know before the day, that would be ideal; send an email to fundraising@chilternsmscentre.org with your race number, your name, and the name, address, date of birth and contact details of the person replacing you. Please note that numbers for the 10k race are red and the 5k race numbers are black. 

EARPHONES

For your and others' safety, you will not be able to race with earphones/headphones in. Anyone observed wearing earphones/headphones will be asked to remove them. 

COURSE ROUTES

When running, take care on uneven surfaces – whether on grass or on the tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course

Please click here to see the race maps: 

10k 

5k

We don't allow dogs or buggies.

Please note that this is a road race and there are no road closures. 

FINISH PROCESS

Please note that we are only timing the 10k race, the 5k race will NOT be timed.

Please make sure your number is clearly visible to the recorders, stay in order once you have crossed the finish line and comply with the instructions given by the funnel marshals. You will be guided into a finish lane where you will receive your medal. Please then proceed away from the funnel to avoid congestion. Drinks will be available shortly after the exit to the funnel. 

MEDICAL AND HEALTH MATTERS

It is important to be fit and trained before taking part in events such as these. There is useful advice at www.runnersmedicalresource.com.

FIRST AID

St John Ambulance will be on hand to provide first aid facilities for the event. They will be located at Sprinters Leisure Centre. If you require assistance during the race, speak with one of the marshals who will make contact with the first aid team.

REFRESHMENTS 

A water station is positioned at the end of Hangings Lane on the 10k route. This will be approximately at the 5k point. Please note no water stations on the 5k race.

Race participants for the 5k and 10k races will receive a bottle of water and a goody bag at the end of the race. 

Drink refreshments will be available to buy on the day also. Along with an ice cream van! 

ENTRIES ON THE DAY

Entries will be available on the day for the 10k, 5k and children's races, subject to the maximum entry number not being reached. Just come to the registration desk. Where entry forms will be available. However, we do strongly advise you to enter in advance by Wednesday 11 May. This will avoid the queues which build up on the day. On the day registration closes 30 minutes before the start. 

 

If you have any questions please send us an email.