FAQs

Have some questions for us? Please take a look at our FAQs below. If they don’t answer your questions then please get in contact with us.

There are a number of places to park in and around the village on the day of the Race. We would urge runners to try and park in the car parks listed below in the order they are presented.

  1. Mill Lane Car Park. Capacity 127. Full details can be found here: http://www.colchester.gov.uk/milllane
  2. Mill Pond Car Park. Capacity 24. Full details can be found here: http://www.colchester.gov.uk/millpond
  3. Field Car Park. (Brook Street) Capacity 500.
  4. Dedham Primary School. Capacity 25.

Please take care to drive safely through the village and respect our residents.

We urge all runners to AVOID parking on the Maningtree Road as this could jeopardise the safety of the race and runners.

No. The use of headphones will result in disqualification. This is for your safety.

No, except for registered guide dogs.

If you can’t make the run and it is too late or you don’t want to transfer then you can defer your entry to the following year’s event.

Limited 10k entries are available on race-day. Cost of race-day registration is £20  Fun Run/3K entries are also open.  Entries to be submitted by 10.50 am.

Unfortunately the pavilion is not open to the public so there are no changing facilities available. There are public toilets on the playing field opposite the childrens’ playground, and there will be portable toilets behind the pavilion.

No upper age limit in either run. For the 10km race the minimum age is 15 yrs on the day of the event. For the 3km fun run, anyone under 12 yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

Yes, but in order to assist St Johns Ambulance we request that runners who will walk the course do not enter. Rear car available in 10k race, if lift needed.

As long as race entry is open, you can transfer your entry to someone else using this form.

Please note it is a condition of the race that you run with your own name and number.

If you can’t make the run and it is too late or you don’t want to transfer then you can defer your entry to the following year’s event.

Undulating; mostly flat but a 1km long hill, and another shorter hill.

All Results will be available on the website

Runners 8 years old and under are not formally permitted to form part of the race, and will therefore not receive a run time or a race position.

However, we do warmly invite such runners to run alongside their family members and to receive a medal upon completion. All we ask is for a discretionary contribution. Thank you for your support.

The team prize is non gender specific and is based on the top 4 club runners.