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RunThrough Chase The Sun Leeds 5k & 10k
Come and join us for this new Chase The Sun 5k & 10k at Roundhay Park in Leeds. Roundhay Park is one of the biggest city parks in Europe, covering more than 700 acres of beautiful parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens, owned by Leeds City Council.
Battle to get around the course to the finish line before the sun goes down – play it safe and fly round the 5k to finish before sunset, or go for the extra challenge of the 10k. Each kilometer will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and encourage you on your way to that finish line.
All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.
As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.
There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.
You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.
There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.
DURING THE RACE
The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.
There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.
If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.
AFTER THE RACE
Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.
Unique venue themed medal
Chip timed results
Free official event photographs
Post race goodies and refreshments
Roundhay Park, Mansion Lane, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 2HH
By car: Roundhay Park is situated approximately 3 miles North of Leeds City Centre off the A58 Wetherby Road at Oakwood. Alternatively, Roundhay Park is accessible from the A6120 Leeds Ring Road.
By Bus: Buses to and from Leeds City Centre 2 & 12
By train: Leeds City Station is a mainline station serving destinations right across the County. It is the third busiest railway station in the UK outside London
Parking in Roundhay Park is free. There are five car parks, including one at the end of Mansion Lane by the Mansion House Hotel.
Minimum age: 11 years for a 5k, 15 years for a 10k
Refunds: 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.
Further information about the event: You will receive all race information, via email, in the week leading up to the event.
Timing Chip & Race Number: These are collected on race day. Please make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start so you have plenty of time to collect them.
Baggage: We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.
Toilets: There will be plenty of portaloos brought on site for the event.
Refreshments: There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish. We also have also flapjacks and fruit for when you finish.
During the race: We will have marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows. The course is on the roads/paths in the Park. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the Park.
Spectators: This Park could literally not be any better for spectating, the fields are open and every area of the Park is accessible to see people running round.
Results: Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.
Pictures: We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race, so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
Things to note! There WILL be pedestrians, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. We have marshals around the course and signs but this is not a road race, you have to pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.
Social Media: For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Twitter @runthroughuk and use the hashtag #RunThroughUK in the build up to the race :-)
If you use #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!
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