FAQ

BEFORE THE RACE

How can I enter the race?
Entries are available online. More details are availble at: Enter Now!

What does it cost to enter?
EA affiliated runners – £15
Non-affiliated runners – £17
Entries on the day – £20

Will you send my number in advance?
No, you can collect your number at the race headquarters before the race from 7.30am.

Can I enter on the day?
On the day entries close at 08:30 prompt, or sooner if we reach our limit of 800 runners.  If you are entering on the day, please do leave plenty of time.

How old do I have to be to enter?
You must be 15 to enter. Any entrant under 18 must have a parent’s or guardian’s signed letter giving permission for him or her to participate. Please bring this to race headquarters by 8.30am on the day.

ON RACE DAY

When is the race?
The Valentines 10k will take place on 12 February 2017 at 9am. Please collect your number from 7.30am at race headquarters (Chessington Community College, Garrison Lane, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2JS).

Where does the race start?
The start will be in Barwell Business Park, a short walk from race headquarters. Please see the course map here.

Where does the race finish?
The race will finish at Chessington Community College.  Please see the course map here here.

Where can I park?
There is no parking at race headquarters but free parking is available at the Barwell Business Park, Chessington, KT9 2NY, opposite Chessington World of Adventures. Parking there is not a problem and is only a couple of minutes walk from race headquarters.

Where do I collect my number?
Your number can be collected from 7.30am on race day from race headquarters (Chessington Community College, Garrison Lane, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2JS).

Where can I change?
In race headquarters, there are plenty of toilets and spaces for you to get changed.

Are there showers available?
Yes, there are showers available at race headquarters.

Are there toilets available?
There are toilets available at race headquarters.

Where can I leave my bags?
There is a supervised baggage area where you can leave your bag. Please make sure that your bag has the tag with your race number attached to it.

Will the race be chip timed?
Yes! In 2017 we will return to using chip timing. In order to give runners an accurate race time we will be using chip-to-chip timing.

Are there water stations on the course?
There will be a water station at approximately halfway.

What is the course like?
Please note that the course is not traffic free. It is mostly flat with mild undulations after two kilometres, six kilometres and between eight and nine kilometres. Kilometer markers will be displayed. Please follow all instructions from marshals.

Can I wear headphones?
No, UKA rules ban the wearing of headphones during road races.

Will you provide a T-shirt for all finishers?
Of course, like every year we are providing a fabulous t-shirt.

AFTER THE RACE

Where can I find the results?
The results will be provided shortly after the race on the results page of this website.

Are there prizes available?
Yes, these will be awarded at race headquarters after the race. There will be prizes for the first three men and women, as well as age category prizes, men’s and women’s affiliated team prizes (three to score) and an affiliated team mob match prize.

When can I register for Valentines 10k 2018?
You are a bit keen! Entries will open sometime in October 2017. Just make sure you enter our 2017 race first: Enter Now

9am, 12th February 2017 Chessington, Greater London