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Frome Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & Family Fun Run

Frome, Somerset

Frome Town Football Club, Berkley Road, Frome, United Kingdom

Sun 27th September 2020

Starting at 09:45

4 races

£5.00 - £25.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

This event is open for entry but may be affected if current Government and England Athletics guidance on 'social distancing' is extended. If you enter now and find this event is cancelled, or affected at a later stage - we'll contact you to offer a free transfer or a credit note.

C-19 PLAN
The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

This ninth edition of the Frome Half Marathon sees the same famous course offering runners a big city race experience in this beautiful town and surrounding villages. All races start at the Frome Town Football Club and make their way on closed roads through the streets of the town and surrounding countryside, returning through the Town centre to the Football Ground for the finish line.

Welcoming first-time half-marathoners, seasoned endurance runners, and everyone in between, you'll find people of all paces to keep you feeling strong as you take in the sights of this charming course.

— This is the rescheduled event from 19th July. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have previously made a booking for this event. ---

Races

  • Half Marathon

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £25.00 CLOSED
  • 10 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £20.00 CLOSED
  • 5 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £15.00 CLOSED
  • 1 Km

    Family Fun Run

    £5.00 CLOSED

Book

  • Half Marathon

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £25.00 CLOSED
  • 10 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £20.00 CLOSED
  • 5 Km

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £15.00 CLOSED
  • 1 Km

    Family Fun Run

    £5.00 CLOSED
What's Included

All finishers will receive a medal

Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females

Bag Drop

Toilets

Chip-timing

Water stations on the route at regular intervals

Water and snacks at the end of the race

Location

Frome Town Football Ground, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EH

How To Get There

By Car: Take J18 off the M4. Then it's A46, A36 and A361, then Clink Road and continue onto Berkley Road. Use postcode BA11 2EH for your Satnav. The Ground is 13 miles South of Bath.

By Rail: Frome Station is 1 mile away from the Football Ground, and is predominantly served by trains travelling between Bristol Temple Meads - a mainline station with services across the country - and Weymouth; there are also some trains to Cardiff and to London Paddington.

Parking

Limited free car parking will be available at Frome Cricket Club, 30 Rodden Road, Frome BA11 2AH. Race day parking will be open from 08.00 to 13.30. Please follow parking attendant instructions to facilitate the utilisation of maximum capacity for other runners, and ensure you collect your car by 1.30pm when the site will be locked.

Further parking should be available at the Showfield. Further information will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week leading up to the race.

Course Details

A single 13.1 mile loop takes you from Frome Town Football Club through two residential areas, before you head up through the Town centre. As you pass through the Critchill residential area, you'll experience its renowned hosepipe-wielding, jelly-baby-offering and impromptu-water-station-manning residents - a very welcome sight as you bank your first five miles.

Countryside lanes offer tranquil scenes as you head out to the idyllic Nunney village, with its thatched builings, old red phone box and an all important water and fuel station. As you head back into Frome Town Centre, the legendary Egford Hill 1k steady climb brings you to the highest point of the route! From the top of the hill, there's a glorious sweep downhill through the heart of Frome to the Football Club finish line.

The 10k and 5k use parts of the Half Marathon course.

Event details

Entry on the day will not be available.

Participants must be aged 17 or over on the day of the race.

Registration: From 08:30 to 09:15.

Race Numbers: To be fastened to the front of your top using the safety pins provided in your pack/at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed. Participants who register on or before 28 June 2020 and provide a valid UK address can expect to receive their race pack by post. Participants who provide an incomplete, invalid or non-UK address, together with anyone registering after 28 June 2020, will need to collect their race pack from registration on the day. If you expect, but fail to receive your pack by 13 July 2020, please contact us in order that we can prepare a replacement for collection on the day. Email: info@theraceorganiser.com

Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.

Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.

Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and distance markers where necessary.

Route: The course is traffic-free, on closed roads and paths. Please be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

Spectators: Frome residents and visitors will be out on the course in almost all sections of the route. If you have friends or family coming to support you, they can watch from anywhere and make use of shortcuts to see you in more than one place. There are plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants along the route.

Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.

Pacers: Subject to availability, we expect to have pacers at this event with target half marathon times between 1h30m and 2h30m.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in the Race Village throughout the event.

Changing/Showers: There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.

Lost Property: 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.

Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Wheelchair Users: This race is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Earphones/Headphones: 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 minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Event Time-Limit: There is a strict 3-hour time-limit for this race in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the road-closure schedule. If you are still out on the course at this time, the sweep vehicle will ask you if you wish to continue which, without the road closures in place, will be at your own risk. The sweep vehicle can also return you to the Race Village if you feel unable to complete the course.

Reviews (2)

Catherine

·2 years ago

Challenging. A very undulating course, good start and finish marshalling, great support and nice medal
Helen

·2 years ago

Good local event. A lovely hilly race which was well supported by the local people, a few problems with timing issues but this seemed to get sorted quite quickly. Might have been better if the fun run was started at 9.30am, this would then have allowed more time before the other 3 races were started.

Location

Frome, Somerset