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What's on the course and a few rules

If you have entered the race, you will be able to download our Race Info Sheet (nearer the time) to find out everything you need to know about getting to the race and all other race information.

We all want you to enjoy the race so on your way around the course you will find plenty of water, fun and helpful and amusing marshals!

Don't forget you must be 17 and over to run the half marathon and over 13 for the 5K.

Due to Dorset Road Race Rules dogs are not permitted to run in this race.

The routes… will be marshalled by volunteers from the Blackmore Vale Lions Club, the Doddlers and friends, and residents around the course.

This is a road race… The marshals will warn traffic, but we have no right of way over cars, tractors etc - so please take care and follow instructions from the marshals. Unless otherwise directed, run on the LEFT HAND SIDE of all the main roads.

Please note that we are an EARPHONE FREE RACEso please do not wear your ear/headphones – you may also be disqualified if we see you wearing them! Thank you.

The course is quite narrow in some points so it is not suitable for wheelchair athletes and there is a time limit of 3 hours.

Water and sponge stations… as usual there will be plenty – so if it is a hot day please use them to avoid suffering from dehydration. Also, don’t forget to make sure you are well hydrated before the start!

The day is normally a very hot one, so consider wearing loose clothing and a hat to keep you cool. Another tip is to keep moving after you finish the race and have a drink and something to eat soon afterwards. That does not mean going straight to the Beer tent!

Showers and changing at the Leisure Centre

The Presentation will be held on the school field, near the finish, at approximately 1pm

 

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