Thetford Trails Half Marathon

Thetford Forest, Norfolk
C-19 PLAN
Inspire Race has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Put yourself in the middle of a forest and test your endurance surrounded by beautiful scenery.

This half marathon is a 1-lap course which curves through a stunning forest with varied landscapes and mix of good solid trails.

Enjoy this traffic-free environment and take in the clean pine-scented air. This race promises to get you closer to nature.

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Since the lockdown restrictions were eased at the beginning of August, we have implemented a number of strategies to ensure your safety and wellbeing, whilst continuing to offer high quality and value for money sporting events for you to enjoy.

Given the changes in some restrictions that came into place on Monday, we would like to take the opportunity to remind you that we will continue to arrange events in line with guidance from The Government, UK Athletics, British Triathlon and British Cycling.

In response to these guidelines, we have implemented and been adhering to the following measures at all of our current sporting events:

A limit on the number of available spaces
Required Pre-registration - with no registration available “on the day”.
Staggered wave starts with 15 minutes between each wave
No water tables or stops are provided – please ensure you bring your own drinking water
Sanitisation stations – available in the race village for your use
Race medals and mementos are posted out to everyone following the event
Two Meter Social Distancing measures are kept to in the race village and while out on the course route at all times
No spectators at the events or in the race village

We will endeavour to continue offering a regular programme of events as we have since restrictions were eased and do our very best to limit any disruptions to our calendar through cancellations. We are also continually looking forward to 2021 and being able to return to our normal events calendar whenever we can.

BEAUTIFUL SCENERY

GOOD SOLID TRAILS

FULLY MARKED & MARSHALLED ROUTE

FAMILY VENUE WITH REDUCED PARKING

MEDALS & TROPHIES

GREAT FACILITIES & TOILETS

This will be in the Rabbit field (please see map below).

At registration you will be issued with your race number and timing tag. Please join the

appropriate line by surname. Your race number must be displayed clearly on your front for

the duration of the race. Please bring safety pins. Your timing tag must be secured to the

top of your shoe using the twist ties provided

TRANSFERS

Transfers can be done through your active account at Race Roster. Transfers cost £2.20 and
need to be completed 5 days prior to race day.

MERCHADISE

We will have some T-shirts that will be
available for purchase on the day £15.00
If you have purchased a T-shirt online you will
need to collect this on the day.

KEY DROP

We will provide a key drop at registration. Your car should be parked near-by, so we
suggest your bags get left in your car. If you have nowhere else to leave your bag it can be
left at the Key Drop.

MEDICS

There will be a professional medical team on site. The medical positions will be
appropriately marked.

EVENT BREIFING

A briefing will take place at 9.50am near the start/finish line. All competitors must attend.
Any queries about the event must be raised at this time with the Event Director.

RULES

This race is organised by WR Events Limited trading, as Inspire Races. None of its staff, sponsors, suppliers or agents will be liable for any injury, loss or expense which may arise as a consequence of your participation in this event.

Entry to this race is personal to each applicant and once issued, race numbers may not be sold or transferred unless through the active online registration software. Any runner who passes their race number to another runner is liable for sanctions and any runner who competes while wearing another runner’s race number will be disqualified and is liable for sanctions.

Once you have paid for your entry there can be no refund if you are subsequently unable to take part in this race. However, you may defer your place to next year’s race, this needs to be done before 5 days prior to the event, Please contact info@inspireraces.co.uk for more information.

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel applications, including duplicate applications, or alter the date of the event, the course route or distance.

Entrants to this race undertake not to take part unless they are medically fit to run a 10k.
All runners are required to complete the contact and medical details on the back of their race number. This is a requirement of participation and may be checked by race officials prior to the start.

Race numbers must be pinned securely to the front of your running top using a safety pin in each corner. Timing chips much be secured firmly to the laces of one of your running shoes using the ties provided by us on race day.

Any keys left in the key drop area are stored at the owner’s risk.

Race marshals and medical team members have the authority to disqualify and remove any runner they consider to be acting dangerously, or to be unfit to compete.

Runners are required to report any casualties immediately to the nearest first aid post or race marshal.

Individual prizes will be awarded as listed on the website ww.inspireraces.co.uk

In the event of any dispute the decision of the Race Referee shall be final.

The ½ marathon is a 1 lap course within Thetford Forest.

The route starts in a neighboring field to the High Lodge area. It then follows wide fire lanes

and good solid tracks tracks finishes in the start field. The course will be well signed with highly visible arrows and marshalled.

The race map will be available from the Inspire Races website two weeks prior to the race This is a trail event and as such the terrain will be uneven, and could contain hazards such as tree roots, fallen branches etc. The route is all on forestry commission land and we therefore ask you to refrain from dropping any litter. There will be water stations at approximately every 5km and at the finish line. Please make sure you are prepared for the weather.

All finishers will receive a medal!

We may record your race number at various points along the route so please keep it visible

on your front and shout it out if asked.

Marshals will be situated along the route and will summon first aid if required. Please let a

marshal or race official know if you decide to withdraw from the event at any point after

registering on the day.

Please treat all marshals, race officials, organisers, volunteers and other competitors with

respect and follow their instructions.

Spectators are welcome. High Lodge is a family venue and therefore there are many

activities to keep you interested throughout the day.


RESULTS

Full results will available at www.chiptiminguk.co.uk shortly after the event and will be

published on the event website as soon as possible following the event.


PRIZES

Presentation of prizes will take place near the start area as soon as possible

following the top three male and female crossing the line. As prizes will not

be posted following the event, please ensure that you stay for the presentations or ask a

friend to collect any prizes for you.

Trophies will be awarded to the first three males and the first three females overall.


PHOTOGRAPHY

Above Air Media will be taking official photographs. These will be available to view via the

Inspire Races Facebook site. Higher quality images will be available to purchase after the

event.


GENERAL

If after reading this information you have any queries prior to the day of

the event, please email info@inspireraces.co.uk

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