Final Race Instructions

The 8th Orpington Road Runners High Elms 10K takes place on Sunday 5th June 2022 at 09:30 am. Full race instructions can be found below for your assistance. If, however you find you are unable to race, we would be happy to transfer your entry. The deadline for this is 2pm on Saturday 4th June 2022:

  • Race headquarters is in the grounds of High Elms country park, Shire Lane, Farnborough BR6 7JH. Parking is available a short walk from High Elms Country Park in Church Road, Farnborough BR6 7DB. The car park will be open from 8 a.m. and will close promptly at 1 p.m. Access to Church Road is available from the A21 South via the High Street, Farnborough or the A21 North via Shire Lane. The car park will be clearly signposted from both roads. Please follow the marshal’s instructions on arrival. The car park at High Elms country park is NOT available to entrants. 

  • Bike racks will be available near the registration area. Please note this will not be supervised, although volunteers will be around the registration village throughout the morning. Please do consider bringing a bike lock and use the baggage tent to store other items.

  • Race numbers with chip timing is available to collect on race day from 8 a.m. Registration will close at 9:15 to allow for a prompt race start at 09:30. All race number collection points are in alphabetical order (Surname). 

  • We will have entries available to sell on the morning before the race. These will be sold at £23. Registration for on the day entries will open at 8am and close at 8:45 am. Please encourage your friends and club mates to join you in participating in this charity fundraising race, we’re sure they’ll enjoy the challenge.

  • Race Numbers should be pinned to the front of your running vest. Please complete the required information on the reverse, especially any medical information and emergency contact details.

  • Baggage drop is available at headquarters. Toilet facilities are also provided.

  • At this stage we don’t know what the weather will have in store for us. In the event of the weather being particularly warm please make sure that you are well hydrated before you race. There will be water stations available at 4k and 8k.

  • Water and bananas will be available at the finish. In a bid to be environmentally friendly and to respect our beautiful countryside, water will be available in bio-degradable cups. Please only take one cup, refills will be readily available,

  • The pre-race warm up will be conducted by Fran from Flin’s Fitness

  • The route will follow paths through the nature trails of High Elms Park and surrounding countryside. The course is hilly and challenging in parts, and subject to uneven surfaces. Please remain vigilant and listen to our friendly marshals around the course. We also request that you retain any waste (gels/hydration packaging) so as not to damage the local eco-system. https://www.strava.com/routes/13546744 / https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/2162748/Orpington-High-Elms-10k 

  • In accordance with the new Rule introduced by UKA, the use of headphones and earpieces are NOT ALLOWED. RULE 240 S 5 UKA SUPPLEMENT – HEADPHONES. This is to ensure the safety of all our runners across the interchangeable terrain and so that you can hear the marshal’s instructions around the course. Bone conducting headphones will be permitted but please consider having the volume low to ensure instructions can be heard

  • Spectators are most welcome around the course and at the start/finish area. Details of spectating points can be found at our registration desk. The Green Roof café is nearby to buy refreshments.

  • We will also have a cake stall at race headquarters selling home-made baked goods, the proceeds from the purchase of these will go to our chosen charity The Chartwell Cancer Trust (see below for more details). Please bring your pennies to enjoy our amazing homemade treats

  • All finishers will be awarded a sustainable wooden medal which is made in Britain. All unused medals will be returned and reused, demonstrating our commitment to being environmentally friendly.

  • We are delighted that prizes will be awarded to the following runners:

1st, 2nd, 3rd male

1st, 2nd, 3rd female

Male and female age category winners

Club team prizes

If you have any questions in relation to your entry, please email highelms10k@gmail.com

All proceeds from the High Elms 10K go towards our chosen charity which, this year is The Chartwell Cancer Trust, a local charity that raises funds to make improvements to cancer care for patients, families and medical staff across South London, North Kent and East Surrey, aiming to change the loves of both adults and children suffering from cancer and leukaemia.

 

 

 

On behalf of the race committee, our fabulous volunteers and everyone at Orpington Road Runners, we look forward to welcoming you on Sunday 5th June!

Peter Magee - Race Director

Thank you once again to the following sponsors and supporters of our race: Up and Running, Shinshinkai Karate Club, Run Britain, Friends of High Elms and FAB Cycle Services