Key information for runners

Race Number: Your race number, if you haven’t already received it in the post, will be ready for collection from the registration stands outside the pavilion on The Duchy Field in Dedham from 9am to 10:30am.  Please be aware that we will have separate registration desks for the 3k and the 10k.

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 on a first-come first-served basis (£12).

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

Start time: The 10k starts at 11am with the 3k following directly after at 11.10am.

*Both the 10k and the 3k runs start 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.

*Please be aware that the 3k start has changed from previous years and is now on Crown Street.*

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 1.30pmThere is NO PARKING on Manningtree Road.

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 and a re-usuable 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 will be available to purchase at the Tea and Cake Stand. See our website for a list of prizes available.

Photography: Liam Winters 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!