Frome Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & Family Fun Run
The Frome Half Marathon sees the famous course offering runners a big city race experience in this beautiful town and its surrounding villages. First-time half-marathoners, seasoned endurance runners, and everyone in between will find people of all paces to keep you feeling strong, as you take in the sights of this charming course.
A single 13.1 mile loop takes you from Frome Town Football Club, through two residential areas, and out into countryside lanes which offer tranquil scenes. Hundreds of runners also take on the classic 10k distance; there's also a 5k, and a 1k Family Fun Run which follows an out and back traffic free route from the Club.
NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.
One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.
Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.
Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.
Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.
Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.
What to expect at events that go ahead:
Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts
Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.
Simplified bag drop measures where available
Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks
Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.
Finishers' medal for all
Subject to a competitive field of participants, prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall, and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both females and males. This does not apply to Fun/Family Runs or Junior Races for which alternate rewards may be offered.
Replenishing snacks and drinks
Frome Town Football Club, 48 Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EH.
By Car: Leave the A36 Southampton to the Bath road at the junction with the A361, about 12 mile South of Bath. Follow the A361 and then take the Clink Road and continue onto Berkley Road. Use Postcode BA11 2EH for your Satnav.
By train: Frome station is about a mile away from the venue and is served by Bristol to Weymouth trains. There are also trains to to London Waterloo and Westbury.
A single 13.1 mile loop takes you from Frome Town Football Club, through two residential areas, and out into countryside lanes which offer tranquil scenes. As you head back into Frome Town Centre, the legendary Egford Hill 1 kilometre steady climb brings you to the highest point of the route! From the top of the hill, the glorious sweep downhill through the heart of Frome will set your hairs on end, with your goosebumps carrying you through to the Football Club finish line.
The 10k distance uses the first 4.8 miles of the half marathon course before it splits and follows a loop back to the Club. The 5k uses the first 2.2 miles of the course, before it splits and also follows a loop back to the Club. A 1k Family Fun Run follows an out and back traffic free route from the Club.
Start Times: Allocated with respect to distance and/or estimated finish time (prioritising longer distances/quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS. These times may be subject to change.
Family Fun Run: 08:00 - 08:15
Half Marathon: 08:30 - 09:00. Open to entrants aged 17 and over on 18/07/2021
10K: 09:00 - 09:30. Open to entrants aged 15 and over on 18/07/2021
5K: 09:30 - 09:50. Open to entrants aged 11 and over on 18/07/2021
Bib Numbers will be mailed to all participants that have entered by midnight on the Sunday prior to the event and have provided a valid UK address during registration. When a bib number cannot be mailed due to an incomplete/invalid address - and in cases where a number does not arrive - participants can collect a new/replacement bib at the event. Participants need not contact us with respect to delivery of their bib number but should be prepared to show their booking confirmation on arrival if requested.
To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.
Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.
Course Markings, including arrows, tape and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.
Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
Suitable Medical Cover will be provided at the event in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting the event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.
Bag Drop will be available. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave essential belongings with us while you run using the tear-off baggage strip on your bib number. You can then present your bib number after the event to retrieve your item(s).
Portable Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the Start/Finish area for use throughout the event.
Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event.
There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.
Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.
As a UK Athletics licensed event, the pushing of persons in any device is prohibited under the UKA Rules of Competition (including but not limited to a Wheelchair, Buggy, Pushchair, Stroller or similar). Such devices are permitted only in the Family Fun Run.
As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised throughout our events, Spectators will not be permitted inside the Football Club grounds. Whilst they will be able to watch the event along the route, we would ask all spectators to be mindful of others and adhere to any social-distancing requirements in effect at the time of the event.
Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during the event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.
This event is not suitable for Wheelchair Users due to the nature of the route but whilst we will not prevent wheelchair users from entering, we strongly recommend containing us at email@example.com for further details before committing to participate.
Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.
Although this event takes place on Closed-roads, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, support and emergency response vehicles and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.
Whilst there is no strict Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at approximately 12:00 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. Participants will need to be able to complete their event by this time.
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