Spire Bushey 10k, 5k & Junior Races

Queens’ School, Bushey, Hertfordshire
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The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

--- Entry for this event has been stopped due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event. ---

Now in its 35th year, this fantastic race will once again start and finish at Queens' School, Bushey. The 5k and 10k both wind their way around the leafy Hertfordshire town of Bushey itself, whilst the Junior Races take place at Race HQ.

With food, drinks and a fun party atmosphere, there's definitely something for everyone!

Start Time

10:00am

Registration

Saturday 11 July 11am-3pm. Sunday 12 July 08:30-09:45am

Races

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.

Queens’ School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire WD23 2TY

All finishers will receive a medal

Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall, and the top male & female runner in each category (V40/V50/V60/V70+)

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st boy/girl in each age category

All finishers will receive a free T-shirt. Please select your size during the order process

Chip-timed

Bag Drop

Toilets at the start/finish in Queen’s School

Race Marshals will be on the course throughout

The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape & Km markers

Water Stations at (approx) 5k in recyclable plastic cups

All finishers will receive refreshments and snacks

There will be refreshments and food available before, during and after the race at Queen’s School

The 10k and 5k routes start and finish on grass, but are otherwise on footpaths & pavements. Roads are not closed to traffic. Suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

Spectators: Safe and traffic-free start/finish area for spectators within Queen’s School. King George Recreation Ground at the 5k/halfway point also provides an excellent spectator point

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

Wheelchair Users: This race is not suitable for wheelchair users

Junior races are entirely on grass, within the safe, traffic-free confines of Queen’s School. Distances are approximately 1600m, 800m, 400m.

The 10k race starts at 10.00am

The 5k race starts at 10.05am

The Junior Races start at 12 noon

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on Sat/Sun only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided 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

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.

Changing/Showers: There are no changing or shower facilities at this race

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.

Photography: Race photography will be provided, a link to which will be sent out in the post-race communication.

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 can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area after approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the relevant time.

Licensing: This race will be registered with the Association of Running Clubs (ARC)

Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race

The venue is accessible by car from J5 of the M1. From J5, follow the A41 towards Watford, to its junction with Aldenham Road. Use postcode WD23 2TY with your Satnav.

Parking will be available.

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