Key information for runners

Race Number: Your race number will be ready for collection from the registration stands outside the pavilion on The Duchy Field in Dedham from 9am to 10:30am.

T-shirts: if you ordered your t-shirt online, please be sure to collect this from the registration area. There will be a limited number available to purchase on the day first-come first-served (£12 – cash only please).

Warm-up: There will be a group warm-up near the pavilion at 10:35am open to all runners.

Start time: The 10k and 3k runs both start at 11am.

*The 10k run starts on Crown Street and you will be directed there from the playing field. Please follow the Marshals’ instructions as we have to hold runners at the junction between Southfields and Crown Street until the road closure comes into effect at 10.55am.

*The 3k run starts from the area near the playground on The Duchy Field.

Parking: Limited public parking is available in Dedham. We have arranged extra event parking in the field at the bend in the road on Brook Street (postcode CO7 6AD). This will be sign-posted – please note that this is private land and we kindly ask that all vehicles depart by 1.30pm.

Food and entertainment: There will be a wide range of food, refreshments and entertainment on the playing field. This includes music, tea and cake stand, pavilion bar, BBQ, bouncy castle, face painter, and free foot treatment/massage offered by Pedicare. Be sure to bring some loose change with you…

Finisher Gifts: All finishers will receive a medal. 10k finishers receive a finisher bag with snacks and promotional materials. 3k finishers receive a re-usable water bottle.

Awards and Cash Prizes: Prizegiving will take place at around 12:30pm by the pavilion. See the website for the full list of trophies and cash prizes available.

Raffle: The raffle draw will follow the prizegiving. Tickets are already available at the Marlborough Head pub and will be available on the day in the registration area. See our website for a list of prizes available.

Photography: Raven Imagery will be taking runner photos which will be available to purchase online following the event. We will also be taking photos and video footage for promotional and race-related purposes. For more information about photography see the FAQs on our website.

From all of us at The Dedham Run Team, we wish you a great run and an enjoyable day!