These Details were last updated 18th July 2016
Date: Sunday 2nd October 2016
Location: Races start and finish in ANSTEY PARK, ALTON, at the eastern end of the main road through Alton. Post code GU34 2RL
Courses: Both 5k and 10k Downland courses are shown on the map.
The terrain is a mixture of grass, roads and tracks with some quite steep hills. The start and finish will be in Anstey Park. The 5k Challenge starts 5 minutes after the main 10k event. Please note, the course is the same as it has been since 2004. Please follow marshals directions. This course is not suitable for wheelchair athletes.
Previews: Please do not run the course before the event. Part of the course runs over private land which is normally closed to the public – the owners allow runners on their land only for the race.
500m start 9:45am – on the day entry only
1k start 10:00am – on the day entry only
10K Downland Challenge 10.30am
5K Downland Lesser Challenge 10.35am
10K Race: 15 years or over on race day.
5K Race: 10 years or over on race day.
There will be parking in Anstey Park (Weather permitting). There is also parking available at the Health Centre (400 metres along Anstey Road towards the town centre) which has about 100 parking spaces at the rear.
There are very limited changing facilities at Anstey Park. Come changed and ready to run if possible. There will be no showers.
There are both men’s and women’s toilets in the Scouts HQ, the British Legion HQ, the Finnimore Pavilion and the Rugby Club. They will be clearly marked.
No numbers will be sent out before the day. Please arrive in good time to collect your running number at the Registration Desk which will close at 10.15.
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.
Dogs are not allowed on the course
The results will be posted on the website – www.altonrunners.co.uk – within 24 hours. If you want a hard copy, please bring a stamped addressed envelope – at least 6×9 inches.
TROPHIES & PRIZES
All finishers of either race will receive a commemorative medal. In addition the following awards will be made to the winners and runners up:
Trophies to the winning man and woman and to the first three in each categories:
Men: Senior, 40+, 50+, 60+
Women: Senior, 35+, 45+, 55+
Special medals to the first three in the following categories:
Boys aged 10 to 12 and 13 to 15
Girls aged 10 to 12 and 13 to 15
School Trophy for first 5 boys and 3 girls