Key information for runners

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 all vehicles must depart by 3pm. See the Race Information section of the website for more details.

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.

Food and entertainment: There will be a wide range of food, refreshments and entertainment on the playing field. This includes live music, tea and cake stand, pavilion bar, BBQ, bouncy castle, face painter, Toddler Toddle, free massage and free yoga classes.

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 Marshalls’ 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.

Water: There will be three water stations along the 10k route and one along the 3k route. Bottled water will be available at the finish line.

Finisher Gifts: All finishers will receive a medal and a finisher bag with a snack and promotional materials.

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

Raffle: The raffle draw will follow the prizegiving. Tickets will be available on the day priced at £1 per ticket – see our recent post for prizes available.

After party: The live band will strike up again after the raffle. We invite you to stay and enjoy the festivities until 2pm.