Date: 8th October 2017
10m starts: 9.30am
10m: £20 per Adult *
All entrants must be age 16 or over on race day.*
It is very costly to put on a run and the entry fee simply covers the costs. As this is an event to raise funds for Headway Cambridge we would ask competitors to try to obtain sponsorship for their run. A suggested minimum figure to raise would be £25. However, sponsorship is entirely voluntary and is not a pre-requisite for entry to the run.
Refunds will only be given if requested by the 8th September and will be subject to a 5% administration charge. Cancellations after the 8th September will not be entitled to a refund. Sadly, due to the administration involved we do not offer the chance to transfer your place.
This is a multi-terrain event and all competitors enter it at their own risk. While medical assistance is provided for the duration of the event no liability will be accepted by either hoohaah, the National Trust, the charity or individual race organisers for any injury incurred by entering this race.
Pictures and video footage may be used on the hoohaah website or that of our sponsors and in advertising material and media write-ups. All competitors entering the run agree to their photograph being used for these purposes.
Entrants must be 16 years or over on race day to enter the 10m. It is a condition of entry that all competitors agree to the terms and conditions as set out on the hoohaah website. Please note there is a cut-off time of 3hrs to complete this course. If our last runner feels you are unable to make this he reserves the right to ask you to make your way back to the finish by the fastest route or hand you a map to complete the course at your own risk. If the latter please be aware that race signage and water stations are likely to have been removed.
Closing date for entry is midnight 2nd October 2017 or when the race limit has been reached whichever is the earlier. Race limits are sometimes put on our events because of weather conditions or other events and issues that might be taking place at the National Trust property.
The registration desk at the race start will be open from 8.00-9.15am where race numbers and chips should be collected. Please note race numbers and chips will not be sent out in the post prior to the event.
To collect your number please queue in alphabetical surname order behind the desk dealing with that letter. The desks will be marked.
Please allow sufficient time to collect and attach your chip prior to the run.
A limited number of ‘on the day’ entries may be available at an increased cost of £28. While every effort will be given to ensure on the day entries receive a chip time this can not be guaranteed. All on the day entries must be registered by 9am on a first come first serve basis.
The route is a multi-terrain course around the picturesque National Trust property, Wimpole Estate. The route will include stretches of footpaths, woodland and meadows. Wimpole is nestled in rolling countryside and some moderate hills form part of the course. Parts of the course may be muddy and all terrain running shoes are advisable.
A water station is located at approximatey 1mile, 4miles, and 8 miles. Water is provided in cups not bottles. Gels are also provided (subject to availability) at the water stations.
There is ample parking at Wimpole Estate although some parts may be on a field. Please follow the car park attendants instructions and take care entering and leaving the estate. Please note that parking is free to National Trust members displaying their sticker. There is a charge for the car park of £2 payable on arrival. The car parking charge can be redeemed on purchases in the café or shop on presentation of the receipt.
If you are a National Trust member you will be required to show your NT card when entering the estate so please bring it with you.
Please note the car park charge is levied by the National Trust to help them maintain the car park and grounds and is not a charge made by hoohaah.
All cars parked in the car park do so entirely at their own risk and the race organisers or land owners accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to vehicles or valuables parked there.
For more information see the Wimpole Estate.
A gazebo will be positioned near the race start and this is where registration will take place and any race queries can be resolved. The race start is located in front of the Stable Block.
This will be clearly visible by the inflatable gantry and is located close to the car park.
Located in the same place as the race start.
Prizes and Trophies
The winning categories are:
- First Male
- Second Male
- Third Male
- First Female
- Second Female
- Third Female
- Fastest Male aged 16-39 inclusive
- Fastest Female aged 16-39 inclusive
- Fastest Male aged 40-49
- Fastest Female aged 40-49
- Fastest Male aged 50-59
- Fastest Female aged 50-59
- Fastest Male 60+
- Fastest Female 60+
The presentation of prizes will take place between 12 and 12.15am. Please note that on occasions where there is a chip timing query the prize-giving can be delayed. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Age category prizes will be announced on our website and posted after the event.
This is a charity fun run staffed by volunteers and, while all effort will be made to record finish times, the organisers take no responsibility for failure to record times accurately. The results have been contracted out to a third party and they will record the 10m times by chip timing. The organisers accept no responsibility for equipment failure or an inability to capture finish times in any way. Failure to secure your chip in line with the instructions or to lose it will mean your time is not recorded.
We use British Athletics rules in arriving at winners. These rules use gun rather than chip times. Hoohaah base their winners on the information supplied by the chip timing company and do not accept responsibility for any errors.
If an accurate race time is imperative to competitors we ask that they bring their own watches to record their times.
All times will be uploaded to the website hopefully from the Sunday evening. All recorded times are final and no dispute will be entered into.
Qualified First Aiders will be on hand at the race head quarters to assist with any injuries. Please note you should seek medical advice from your local GP if you are in any doubt as to your health in competing in this event. The organisation will not be held responsible for any injury, accident, loss or damage that may arise before, during or after the event as a consequence of a competitor’s participation in the race.
If you are injured on the course please speak to one of the marshals who will contact the first aiders.
Health and Safety
- MP3 players- Parts of the route will include crossing private road junctions where cars are entering and leaving the estate and we therefore strongly advise you NOT to wear headsets during the race for the safety of yourself and others.
- Dogs- While Wimpole Estate welcomes responsible dog owners and you may encounter some dogs on the course we do ask competitors not to run with dogs in the interest of safety to other runners.
For anyone new to running who has set this run as their personal fitness challenge, you might find the following links of use:
Changing, Toilets, Baggage: There are toilets for male and female runners at the race start together with a disabled toilet. These are located adjacent to the main carpark. Please be aware that Wimpole Estate is open to the general public on the day of the race and we would ask you to use the loos provided and not the bushes or trees as families and children will be visiting the hall. There are no changing facilities at Wimpole.
The car park is so close to the race start and finish however, we are providing a manned baggage store area. Baggage may be left in the baggage tent just before the race start. All personal belongings are left at the owner’s risk and should be labelled with a contact name and number. The race organisers will not take responsibility for any losses or damage incurred.
Refreshments: Hot and cold drinks are available at the cafe in the stable block from 9am and in the restaurant/ cafe from 10am.
Complaints: The organisers have taken every step possible to ensure this is a fun, safe and enjoyable event. The race has been organised by and with the help of volunteers to raise money for charity. We hope you will take the run in the spirit in which it is intended. If however, you do have cause for complaint please would you direct it to the race directors at the race HQ where a formal written complaint will be recorded. This is so we can ensure the event is improved on where possible for future years.
Photography: Our official race photographer is …………….Photographs will be uploaded to the photobox gallery soon after the run and can be purchased direct from there. Please note that a condition of entering the Wimpole 10m hoohaah is that photographs may be used in future by the photographer and hoohaah for marketing purposes.
Massage: Post run ‘taster’ sports massage will be provided by Ben Capper of Cambridge Spartans. Please check the website later for more details. This is usually free of charge and subject to availability. Donations will be gratefully received by Headway Cambridge and will be collected in the massage tent.
Race Warm up: This will take place about 5-10mins before the race start and is being provided by Ben Capper.
Please note: should we experience adverse weather in the week leading up to the race, and the Race Director in conjunction with the National Trust/landowner deem the conditions at the venue to be too bad; the Race Director reserves the right to postpone the race. In this event, a new race date will be agreed. We regret that should you not be able to attend the new date; no refund of your race fee can be made.