Entries will be online via Entry Central and in advance only. £7.00 for UKA affiliated athletes and £9.00 for non-UKA affiliated athletes, plus a booking fee payable to Entry Central.
Affiliation must be up to date and your UKA number provided in your Entry Central profile when purchasing an affiliated entry. These will be checked.
Athletes must be 11 years old or older on the day of the event.
Entries close at midnight on Monday 16 August 2021 or when the entry limit is reached. No entries taken on the night.
Unfortunately this race is not suitable for wheelchair racers owing to the short off-road section; however, the park is accessible for spectators/volunteers in wheelchairs.
There to be beaten!
Male – 15:31 – Henry Brocklehurst – BRAT – 2019
Female – 18:20 – Isobelle Jones – Wolves & Bilston AC – 2019
You are not permitted to run with dogs or any other animals.
Buggies and push chairs are not permitted.
No headphones or earphones are permitted; given the lapped nature of this course it is important that you can hear instructions from the marshals who may warn you of approaching runners or other hazards.
The route involves a single small clockwise loop, three big clockwise loops and a finishing straight. The start is just inside the West Gate entrance off Gillott Road.
The course is predominately on tarmac paths with a very short off-road section (~5m) required to avoid barriers (marked with exclamation on map). Please take care when leaving and rejoining the path.
The course has been officially measured and has an accuracy certificate (19/308) this will be available to view at registration.
REGISTRATION & NUMBER COLLECTION
All numbers are to be collected on the night of the event from the registration area in the park situated between the start and finish areas.
Registration will be open from 17:30 for number collection and will be open after the race until 20:30 for bag collection. Please ensure all belongings have been collected by this time otherwise they will be removed by the event team.
Athletes must enter all the required information on the reverse of the number including medical and emergency contact information.
Numbers must be secured to the front of the athlete and clearly visible, ideally with a pin in each corner. Safety pins will be provided.
TRANSPORT & PARKING
Participants are encouraged to travel to the race in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Summerfield Park is easily accessible using public transport being close to bus stops on City Road and Dudley Road. The park can also be accessed via the Harborne Walkway which is suitable for cycling.
There is plenty of free parking on the roads surrounding the park, please consider car sharing if possible and please park considerately.
GETTING TO THE START
The start is near the West Gate entrance to Summerfield Park.
There is plenty of space in the park to warm up and familiarise yourself with the route.
For those who did the race last year DO NOT GO TO THE CHURCH HALL! We listened to the feedback and this year (subject to council approval) will have registration, toilets, bag drop and refreshments all close to the start/finish area within the park.
RACE BRIEFING & START
There will be short race briefing at 19:25 at the start area and the race will commence promptly at 19:30. Please ensure you are in the park in time for the briefing.
The start area is quite compact. If you are a faster runner then please position yourself towards the front of the start pen with slower runners towards the back. This is a small event and we do not anticipate a significant delay between the gun sounding and crossing the start line, even for those lining up towards the back of the field. You (and everyone around you) will have a better race experience if you start in the correct position.
Toilet facilities will be available in (or very close) to the park between 17:30 and 20:30 (subject to council approval). Please do not use the bushes as this is a residential area.
There will be a bag drop area at race registration in the park. Where possible please lock valuables securely in vehicles. The race organisers take no responsibility for loss or damage of bags or their contents.
Bags must be collected by 20:30.
CHANGING & SHOWERS
Please come ready to race. No changing or shower facilities are available.
Water will be provided at the finish line.
TIMING & RESULTS
This race is not chip timed and you will be awarded your gun time (we are investigating chip timing, but expect this to be prohibitively expensive).
Provisional results will be available the day following the race and published on the BRAT website. After a period of review they will be submitted to Power of 10.
First aiders will be situated close to the start and finish. Contact a marshal should you or another runner require their assistance. Please do not run if you are feeling unwell or are injured.
No prizes as such, but there are awards for 1st male and female finishers.
There aren’t any. In order to keep this race as cheap as possible we will not be providing any goodies. Hopefully you’ll take home a sense of pride and a new 5k PB.