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Easter Festival – General Information

Easter Festival – General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

BRIEFINGS
Race Briefings will take place immediately prior to all events. At the 5k this will be in the area of the Garenne Stand before moving all athletes to the start. The briefing for all other races will take place on or beside the startline. Please do the start official the courtesy of keeping silent and listening.

FACILITIES
The Garenne Stand has several WC facilities and male and female changing rooms available. The Club canteen will be set up in the Club Room.

At the remaining races public toilets are available close to or within warm-up distance of the start and finish but no other shelter or facilities are available.

JUNIOR FESTIVAL
A Junior Festival (15 and under) runs in parallel with the adult race. Details and entry form here.

NUMBERS
If you cannot make the registration evening, you may collect your race number on the day at the race venue from 60-30 minutes before the start of the race.

If you have entered both the Intertrust 5k and 10k, you will need to keep the same number for both races. The Full Course and the Relay will have separate numbers.

Should you lose a number, a replacement can be issued at the cost of £5 – please report to the registration caravan in good time for this to be sorted out.

PRESENTATION
The Presentation will take place in the Hockey Club (at the Footes Lane complex) from 2:30pm after Monday’s 10km, with complementary tea, coffee and cake. The bar will also be open.

PRIZES
See link on main page

REFRESHMENTS/RECOVERY(weather permitting)
Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Club ‘Tea tent’ at the first 3 races and there will be a discount on drinks for anyone using their eco-cup.

Massage will also be available at these races, and the end of the 10k, courtesy of Sports and Remedial Massage Clinic www.srmc.co.uk

REGISTRATION
Pre-registration and number collection will take place at the Club Room, Garenne Stand, Footes Lane from 6.00pm Thursday 18thApril. You will be able to check-in, collect your race numbers, eco-cup and/or towel and enter any overall or relay teams. Those who have not travelled as part of a team can be entered into a composite team if desired. Late entries will also be possible but GAC members should note that they should enter in advance of the Festival. ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE SUNDAY 14th APRIL. A £5 surcharge will apply for entry at registration evenings or on the day.

RESULTS
Results will be posted daily on this website and the FaceBook page (Guernsey Easter Runs), with links on Twitter (@GsyAthletics). We endeavour to get these out by early evening each day…but sometimes surpass ourselves, so keep your eyes peeled.

RULES
The Club standard rule page including further links to UKA rules is here. Participants should particularly note the following:

The correct number should be pinned securely to the FRONT of your vest or running top. In accordance with UKA rules, numbers may not be folded, cut or otherwise defaced.

These races are not run on closed roads therefore runners MUST obey the instructions of the marshals or other officials. Runners should be aware of traffic and any other hazards.

Personal music players of any kind MUST NOT be worn in any of the Easter races, for your own safety and that of other runners and road users. Violation of this rule will carry the penalty of disqualification and exclusion from the race results. The Race Briefing and other announcements will re-iterate this. If you are wearing headphones at the time of the Race Briefing, you will have the opportunity to divest yourself of them then.

Please show courtesy to the officials and pay attention to the Race Briefing and other announcements made, it is for your own safety and that of other runners.

Please abide by the rules.

PARKING AND TRANSPORT
Public parking is available at all of the races – details are given on the various race information pages.

A complimentary bus is available to take competitors to the start of the 10k, departing from the finish at Northside, The Bridge at 08:15 (journey time c. 15 mins).