BEFORE THE RACE
How can I enter the race?
Entries are available online. More details are available at: Enter Now!
What does it cost to enter?
EA affiliated runners – £16
Non-affiliated runners – £18
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 2020 will take place on16th February 2020 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.
Is there a cut-off time?
Yes, we have a cut off time of 90 minutes. It can be a bit nippy out there if you’re not running so we like to get our volunteers back in the warm within this time.
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! Sports Systems will be providing 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 along the way. Kilometer markers will be displayed. Please follow all instructions from marshals.
Can I wear headphones?
No, UKA rules ban the wearing of headphones in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.
AFTER THE RACE
Will there be any goodies given to me after the race?
Yes. You will receive a free technical t-shirt as well as fresh fruit, chocolate and some Valentines related treats.
Will I receive a medal?
No. We’ve thought long and hard about introducing medals but have again this year decided not to. We’re runners too and love a bit of bling but we have decided to maintain our very low entry fee and as such are not able to provide medals. We do hope the smart t-shirt, treats and low entry fee make up for this though!
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.