Newbury Racecourse 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

The Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire

Organiser's Description

Join us for the unique chance to run our first ever 5k, 10k or Half Marathon at Newbury Racecourse - one of Britain’s leading horse racing venues!

The race involves laps around the circuit - 1 lap for the 5k, 2 laps for the 10k and 4 laps for the Half Marathon - and the course is flat and quick. Each mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that finish line. Come and join us for a race you will not forget!

Start Time

10:00am

Races

Unique themed medal

Chip timed results

Bag drop

Free official event photographs

Water

Fruit & Flapjack

The Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7NZ

BY TRAIN: Newbury Racecourse has its own station, one stop from Newbury Station, with direct trains from London Paddington and regular connections from the West.

BY CAR: The racecourse is clearly signposted and just minutes from Junctions 12 and 13 of the M4, also easily accessible from the M3. The course is clearly signposted from the M4 and from the A34 South of Newbury.

The racecourse is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available.

There is ample FREE on-the-day parking.

Start times:

10.00am - Half Marathon
11.00am - 5k & 10k

Minimum Ages:

5k - 11yrs
10k - 15yrs
Half - 17yrs

The entire course is inside the racecourse on the roads/paths not on grass.

When do entries close before an event? Can I enter on the day?

Entries normally close when the event sells out or on the Thursday before the event. Entries on the day is dependent on the capacity for the event, please refer to the specific event page after online entries have closed to see is there are entries on the day.

I can't make the event, can I have a refund?

Sorry, we don’t offer refunds. However, if you let us know 14 days in advance of the event we can transfer your entry to a friend or to a later event.

When will I receive more information about the event?

You will receive all race information, via email, in the week leading up to the event. For a weekend event you will receive it by Wednesday, and for a mid-week event, you will receive it by Monday.

Will I receive anything through the post?

No, nothing is posted. You will receive all race information by email and you will collect your race pack on the day of the event.

I didn't choose whether I am running 5k or 10k, did I need to?

No, unless the different distances show as an option on the event webpage when entering, you can decide whether you run 5k or 10k on the day.

Do we collect our Timing Chip and Race Number on the day of the event?

Yes, that is correct. Please make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start so you have plenty of time to collect them.

Are there water stations?

Yes, every event has water stations – where and how many depends on the course and the distance.

Do you have a baggage drop? Do you charge for it?

Yes we will have a baggage drop, and it is FREE to use. We have a member of staff managing the station while you run.

What do I get at the end of the race?

You can help yourself to fruit and a flapjack when you finish. You will also receive a medal!

Where can I find my results after the event?

Your results will be live on the website www.runthrough.co.uk during the event. If you have any questions or queries with your results please email info@runthrough.co.uk

Am I allowed to wear headphones?

We’d strongly advise against it – the nature of the events means that you need to be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshals instructions.

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Reviews

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Good late-notice amendments to the plan!

A week out from the start, Storm Ciara was forecast and it was clear that running - and even travelling - conditions would be pretty awful. My initial thought was that the race should have been postponed, with money returned for those who could not make it, and I was in two minds as to whether it would even be safe to drive to the event.

The organisers decided to go ahead however and, once I had concurred my initial suspicions that they were putting financial gain ahead of runner safety, I decided to give it a go. I am glad I did.

The conditions were truly awful and among the worst I have encountered in 35 years of running. That said, the organisers had done everything they possibly could to deliver the event. They moved registration into the Racecourse Buildings, to offer shelter (and because the normal inflatable tents would have blown away), and came up with some sensible alternatives such as holding the briefs indoors and limiting the time spent outside for the warm-up).

What really made the race was the positive approach of the marshals and race coordinators. As the conditions worsened to storm-force winds, biting rain and lightning, the enthusiasm of the marshals seemed to grow in inverse proportion to the awfulness of the weather. For their support alone, this race deserves a 5-star review!

The goody-bag was the usual high quality, with a themed medal, delicious flap-jacks and drinks to replenish stocks, the parking was plentiful and free, and the toilets were well-placed and acceptable... even for an emergency stop during the race!

All in all, I am glad the organisers went ahead... as I now have a new "That's nothing... one time, at Newbury Racecourse..." story to bore all more fellow runners with!

John Craig / Feb 15, 2020

Well organised event albeit Storm Ciara was there to make it more challenging!

Miguel Possolo / Feb 11, 2020

Great event considering the weather

Sam Simpson / Feb 10, 2020

Well organised despite the storm!

This was my first 10k event. They did explain that there was less infrastructure during this event due to the extraneous weather conditions which didn’t take anything away from the event itself. The team and staff were extremely well organised even though storm Ciara was causing fall sorts of havoc!
The Marshals were bright and encouraging!
Thank you!!

Alice Siret-Godfrey / Feb 10, 2020

Well Organised Event!

Considering this was my first race, I think this was a great starting point. The marshal’s were very positive and helpful, the location was great for spectators and there was enough space for everyone without feeling cramped. It was a very windy and rainy day but everything still seemed to run smoothly from my perspective. Would recommend!

Rachel Bristow / Feb 10, 2020

Very well organised event for my first race!

Every thing was very well organised, everything went smooth and nicely, no waiting, no frustration, great atmosphere just great first race expiereniece !

Anna Wach / Feb 10, 2020

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