The Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Registering

How do I enter the event?

To enter simply click the shop link above, or click here

Who will see my details?

Only the organisers of the event, get to see your name, address and phone number. No other details are taken and payments are done via the Paypal web site so no payment information is kept here.

When will registration close?

You can book on this site until all spaces are taken.  Then we will operate a waiting list.

Do I have to pay?

This run is not-for-profit and is financially supported by 2 fantastic local companies, Bumble Hole Foods and Champion CCTV. Any event costs are donated by them.  Your fee covers the cost of the medal and a donation to charity.

Can I get a refund or transfer my place to another runner after I’ve paid and entered?

We will be unable to offer refunds, the entry fee will be paid directly to the nominated charities. Once all the places have been taken we will operate a waiting list.  So if for any reason you are unable to run, please let us know so we can offer the place to the waiting list.

Taking Part

How tough is the run?

For Winter 2018 we have introduced a Santa Dash.  This is 2.5K of hilly fields, a fun family event.  As there are no specific time restrictions, you’re free to take it easy and go at your own pace.  This is a social run, so enjoy with friends at a comfy pace or feel free to push yourself on this challenging terrain. The 10 mile route goes through the trickier terrain of Chaddesley Woods so if you’d like an easier run, the 5 mile route should be nice and gentle. That said, it’s mostly trails with stiles, kissing gates, fields, mud, long grass no matter where you go. Trail shoes are recommended and expect to get a bit dirty.  Bring some clean clothes to change into for the post run party!

Do I need trail shoes?

Trail shoes are recommended, and if we get a lot of rain in the build up to the run, then we’d say they’re essential.

Are there any age limits?

For the Santa Dash all we ask is that under 12s are accommpanied within arms length of an adult throughout the run.  For the 10 mile route runners should be over 18 and be of sufficient physical fitness for the challenging course. If under 18’s are interested in this event they can enter the 5 mile route but must be accompanied by an adult within sight at all times

Will you send me a run number?

You wont get your number in the post, it will available for collection from the Park Gate the day beore the event, or on the morning of the run.  If you are going to be collecting your number on the day please arrive in plenty of time before your distance is due to start.

What time does the run start?

The Santa Dash starts at 9:15. The 10 mile run will start at 10:30 and the 5 mile run will start at 11:00.  If you haven’t been able to collect your number from the pub then please arrive NO EARLIER than 8:30am on the event day.  Registration will be open at 8:30 am for the Santa Dash ad 10AM for the Bumble Bimble.

Can I run with my dog?

Yes, but only one dog per runner please, and dogs need to be kept under control, on leads and away from the livestock on the course.  There are plenty of stiles to test your dogs agility!  Some of them have “dog doors”, many don’t, so if your dog isn’t particularly agile, or you’re unable to lift them over, the route may not be appropriate.

Can I volunteer?

If you’re unable to run then you can still take part!  This event couldn’t take place without the support of volunteers, if you would like to help out please contact us via email or via our facebook page.  There are several roles, marshals out on the course, at water stations, at base or run marshals running the route assisting runners.