We are thrilled to announce a return for the 2nd year, the highly popular Run the River 7.5/15k series in 2017. The second of the two events will be held on the morning of Sunday 16th July.
This year we will be introducing a 22.5k (Long Half Marathon) This will be a 3 lap race but certainly never boring.
These events will also include a 1k (for all ages and abilities) and our very own 50m (free for 5 and unders only)
We are sorry but this event is not Canicross friendly.
Location: Stothert & Pitt RFC,
50m dash (Under 5’s only) – 9:40am
1k (all ages and abilities) – 9.45am
7.5k – 10:10am
15k – 10:05am
15k – Minimum age: 17 years old.
50m – 5’s & under only – Free!
Registration will open at 9:00am and will be held inside the Stothert & Pitt Rugby Club on the main Bristol to Bath A4 (near The Globe pub at Newton St Loe) which can easily be accessed by bike, car and bus.
The 7.5k is a single loop, the 15k a two loop course. It is an amazingly diverse multi terrain route which will be held on a mixture of roadside path, the trails alongside the stunning River Avon and will also transverse through a mixture of broadleaved woodland and open countryside. All this whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings of the Avon Valley.
Course description: Flat and will be suitable for all standards of runner.
The start and finish will be on the Rugby Club field and the course takes in a figure of 8 route. Firstly, bearing right along the River to the Boathouse Pub and then up on to the A4 footpath heading back towards to the Rugby Club. For the 2nd half of the loop you will turn right opposite the Globe roundabout following the River Avon Trail again up to Saltford Rowing Centre and then you will re-
Parking and toilets: There is limited parking for 90 cars at the Rugby Club. So please, please do car share if possible or think about seeking alternative transport. *Note: We have now secured extra parking at Saltford Rowing Club, more details to follow*
The Rugby Club boasts separate male and female changing facilities and will be open for bacon butties (£2) and tea and coffees (£1) throughout the event.
All finishers will receive a medal.
All 1k and 50m finishers will also receive a goody bag.
The 7.5k/15k/22.5k races will be timed.
There will be 15k/22.5k winner’s prizes for the following:
Overall male 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Overall female 1st, 2nd and 3rd
1st Senior male and female
1st male and female V40
1st male and female V50
1st male and female V60+
1st male and female U20
There will also be 7.5k trophies for the Overall male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
There will be 2 suitably placed water stations for runners and the finishers table will be laden with its usual fruit, cake and treats.
First Aid will be in attendance and the course will be fully marshalled.