ABOUT THE RUN
A great country route around the local villages of Euxton and Astley Village. A two lap course run on very quiet roads. Last year was a sell-out with 500 entries so be sure to enter early!
This is an undulating course and accurately measured.
The event headquarters is the Lancahire Fire & Rescue Training Centre, Washington Hall, Southport Rd, Chorley PR7 6DH. There is plenty of parking available onsite. At Race HQ you will find the registration desks where you can collect your race numbers, an enquiry desk if you have any questions, toilets, baggage storage and refreshments.
Entry into the event is open to everyone of all abilities as long as you are aged over 15 on the day of the race. Online entry is the quickest method and we do not charge a transaction or handling fee for debit/credit cards.
The entry fee is £12.50 for UKA/ARC Club Members and £14.50 if you do not run for a club.
The fee for fire service personnel is £12.00
There may be entries available on the day (dont risk it though), and these will be charged £5 extra.
Postal entries will not be accepted.
AWARDS & PRIZES
All runners receive a commemorative medal at the finish line, along with drinks and snacks to help you recover from your run. Individual race winners are awarded prizes in the following categories:
First 3 Male winners in the race
First 3 Lady winners in the race
First Male Veteran
First Lady Veteran
The awards presentation will take place at the registration area at approximately 11.30am.
RUN FOR CHARITY
Raising money for charity is a big part of the Fylde Coast Running experience for many runners. You can run for any charity that may be close to your heart. Contact them directly and ask for sponsor forms. They will give you all the help and assistance you need for raising sponsorship money.
Your running number needs to be collected from the Race Makers on the day from the race venue. Registration opens at 8.30am. Please bring your email confirmation or payment receipt with you when collecting your race pack (which includes pins to attach your running number to the front of your running top) to ensure a swift collection process. You should arrive in plenty of time to avoid queues. There is an enquiry desk if you have any problems or questions about the event.
The race venue is the Lancashire Fire & Rescue Training Centre, Washington Hall, Southport Road, Chorley PR7 6DH. The race HQ is clearly signed. Registration and late entries are located within the appliance garage at the front of the venue. Baggage storage is also clearly marked. There are no changing or showering facilities at the fire station.
Parking is available within the training centre. Marshals will direct you to the parking areas. Please drive carefully within the training centre, as it is operational.
There are several toilets located within the training centre. They will all be clearly marked on race day including facilities for wheelchair and limited access users.
RACE DAY ITSELF
Arrive in plenty of time to allow you to park; collect your running number; get changed and visit the toilet etc. Just before the start the toilets become busy so plan your visit carefully. When you have your running number, fill in the medical information section on the back. Be careful not to damage or lose your number, as replacements will not be issued. If there is a risk of you blacking out during the race (for example if you suffer from fits), put a red cross on the front of your number. Pin your number on your FRONT without folding or covering it - it needs to be seen by the Race Makers. Do not pass your running number on to anybody else without first notifying registration - this is to ensure the results are correct and for obvious safety, insurance and medical reasons. When you are happy that you are ready to run, make your way to the start area. The start location is clearly marked by the inflatable archway. Line up behind the start line, where there will be a few safety announcements and before the race starts at 10.00am sharp. The route you are running on is open to traffic so be aware of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. We advise that you do not wear iPods or similar devices whilst running. You may not hear stewards or indeed fellow runners if they need help! At the finish you will be awarded with your runners medal. Water will be available along with medics, should they be required.
WATER STATIONS & COURSE AID
A water station is located at the halfway point on the course. Bottled water is available to all runners. The bottle cap will be removed before being passed to you. The station will be clearly signed. Please try and drop your bottles as soon as possible so we don’t litter the course too much. It also helps the crew at the stations to pick the bottles up quicker. A water station is also located at the finish area. Medics are available throughout the course on bikes and at the finish. If you get into any difficulties on the course you should alert a steward or medic who will be able to help you.
DROPPING OUT, SLOWER RUNNERS & WALKING
If you have to drop out for any reason, and you cannot make your own way back to the race venue to collect your belongings, then make your situation known to a course steward or a member of the medic crew. Arrangements will be made to pick you up and bring you back. Priority will be made in cases of injury or illness. If you are very slow, but are determined to finish, on-course facilities may become less available. Our team at the rear of the field will endeavor to give you support and advice. At some point, perhaps through tiredness, cramp, blisters, etc, you may be forced to walk. If this happens you must move as far to the left hand side as possible to allow runners to overtake.