How old do I need to be to take part in a hoohaah run?
Anyone 15 years and over can run in one of our events.
How do I get my race pack?
We do not send race packs out in the post. Race numbers and chips are collected on race day from the registration desk. All pre-race information is on our website but any further details will be sent the day after entries close.
How will you communicate any last minute instructions?
Most of our race information can be found in these FAQs or on the page on the website relating to a particular run. Any pre-race information, results, and details of up-coming runs are sent out by email. It is important you mark us as a safe sender, check your spam box (particularly in the week before race day) and notify us of any email changes so we can update our records. If you enter someone else using your email address you will need to make sure you pass on any relevant information on to them. We do try to post a copy of any emails we send out on our home page of our website, on twitter and on facebook.
Are there any on-the day entries?
We are often full before our closing date and, if that is the case, then we are unable to offer any entries on the day. If however, we have not met the race cap set by our venues then there may be some entries on the day. Availability will be notified by email prior to the run as well as being posted on social media.
Do you give out medals at your runs?
Yes, each runner that finishes the event will be given a medal.
Do you have toilets at the race?
Yes, if the venue does not have it’s own loos then we hire portable loos in for our events.
What about shower/ changing facilities?
Sorry, we don’t have facilities to shower or change at our events
Will there be water stations?
There will be no water stations on the route (you will need to carry any liquids you need).
There will be water available, self-service style, at the finish.
What is your event cancellation and refund policy?
We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and an alternative date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee. (Booking fees are non-refundable).
How do I get my race time?
A chip will be attached to your race bib number. The event is being officially timed by Event Chip Timing and the results will be available on the day at http://results.eventchiptiming.com. An email will also go out after the run regarding the results and listing the winners. You need to have agreed to receive emails from us in order to be sent the race results email.
What if I am injured?
We have a first aid team at each of our runs. It is important you seek the necessary advice from your GP about taking part if you are in any doubt as to your fitness to run. If you become ill on a run either alert the nearest marshal so they can call the first aid team or, if you are unable to do so, alert a fellow runner and ask them to notify the nearest marshal. Please note that might be behind you rather than ahead of you. It is imperative that you tell us of any medical conditions that might be relevant when you register.
Can I run with headphones / earbuds?
While we don’t prevent runners wearing headphones / earbuds parts of our routes are on roads or involve crossing farm tracks where farmers might be working or using tractors etc. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of any instructions marshals might give you and to be particularly vigilant at road crossings.
Is there parking at the venues?
Yes. We have parking at each venue however, depending on location parking may be free or there may be a small charge levied by the venue concerned. Please see the specific race details pages for more information on this.
Can I see a map of the route?
We try to upload a map of each route on the relevant page on the website relating to each event. Please note, from time to time the routes might be ‘tweaked’ from the route shown if there are issues with the venue that need accommodating. Where runs are on private land the route might only be posted a few days before the event as runners are not permitted to run on the land outside of our race event.
What type of terrain are your runs?
We put on multi-terrain events that take in small sections of road and tracks as well as fields and woodland. Trail shoes are therefore recommended.
Can I run with my dog?
While we love dogs and have them ourselves we do not allow runners to run with their dog.
Is it ok to walk the route?
While we are keen to promote sport in all its forms we do put on running events. Obviously, if you should feel unwell or become injured then you may need to walk but we do not encourage entries from anyone planning to walk the entire route at the outset. Our marshals are all volunteers and are on site from about 8am and we don’t feel it is fair to make them stay longer than they need to. Please note there is a 3 hour cut off time for the half-marathon. After that time signage will be taken down and you may not get a chip time. If it looks like you will not make the cut-off the last runner marshal will discuss the options with you.
Where can I leave my bags?
When possible we operate manned baggage at our runs. To make use of this facility you will be asked to attach one of our labels or stickers to your possessions with your name, mobile and race number on. Possessions will only be returned on presentation of your race number. To prevent small items such as keys or wallets becoming separated from any items of clothing we recommend bringing a bag to keep everything together. NB valuables are left at your own risk.
Do you award prizes?
Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, and the first male and female in the following categories – over 45yrs, over 55yrs and over 65yrs.
There will be no prize-giving ceremony, unless COVID restrictions allow. Trophies will be posted out to winners.
Can I qualify for a free place?
Yes. We offer anyone that marshals for us a free race place.
How do I become a marshal?
Just get in touch with us and let us know what race you are able to assist at. No experience is necessary just the ability to cheer and supervise runners on the route.
Will there be a pre-race warm-up?
With COVID restrictions in place we are sadly not providing a pre-race warm up. This is something we hope to get back to in 2022.
What about post-race massage?
As with the pre-race warm up we are not in a position to offer post-race massage but this is something we look forward to offering again in the future.
Will you have race photography available to buy after the run
We will have a photographer at our events who will upload images to our Facebook page as soon as possible after the event.
What about facilities for spectators and for runners after the event?
Most of our venues have cafés apart from Childerley where outside catering is provided offering mainly a selection of cakes and snacks as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks.
Currently all event staff and volunteers will need to confirm that they have not been unwell in the 14 days leading up to the event. This also applies to competitors and spectators. For this reason we are discouraging spectators to attend the event. If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:
How can I raise money for the charity?
For our standalone 2021 event we have decided not to support a specific charity given the current uncertainties. We are of course very much looking forward to engaging with a new charity for 2022.
We are happy for anyone to use a hoohaah run as a ‘vehicle’ for their own fundraising. So, if you would prefer to set up your own fund-raising page via JustGiving, Virgin Money Giving, etc you are most welcome to do so. All money raised in this way pass direct to the charity.