Please read for your benefit and safety:
LOCATION - The 20km, 12km and 5km courses are mostly off-road on a variety of terrains; hard trail, chalky tracks, grass, mud and some country lanes. The 20km race features a number of hill climbs inlcuding up one face of Butser Hill onto the South Downs, with a total ascent of 317 metres. The 12km features one big hill up to the South Downs Way with a total ascent of 172 meters, and like the 20km route, although it is a tough race, it offers spectacular views across Hampshire to the Isle of Wight as well as across to Meon Valley from the South Downs Way. The 5km race follows the same start as the 12km race to begin with, but then turns right into Thieves Lane to follow the 20km route, but turns back in Clanfield, up Chalton Lane, down Sunderton Lane and into South Lane Meadow, with a total ascent of 93 meters. The 1k and 2k children's races take place within the confines of South Lane Meadow, over grass and gravel. See maps of the Start/Finish areas and the Course on the Clanfield Challenge website
REGISTRATION - Registration will be spread over two days, it would be very helpful if any runners who live in or close to Clanfield take up this option to help with any congestion on the day. If you are a family competing in several races, one family member can collect all registrations with a suitable ID. The registration on Saturday 19th will be from 10:00-14:00 at the Rising Sun pub, post code PO8 0RN. There will be adequate parking either at the pub or follow the signs to Clanfield Middle School. The remaining race numbers will be available for collection on the day at South Land Meadow, post code PO8 0RY starting at 08:30 and closing at 10:30.
If you have any medical conditions that you are aware of please inform us before the race and write your condition down on the back of your race number. Entries on the day will not be accepted.
TIMING - 1km Race starts 9:30am, 2km Race starts 9:50am, 20km race starts at 10:40, 12km race starts at 11:00 and 5km race starts at 11:20. Please be at the start in North Lane 10 mins before your race start - if you are running after other races, please let entrants through to the start line. Presentations will take place in South Meadow at 12.30pm.
SIZE OF FIELD - 1km = ~125 runners, 2 km = ~125 runners, 5km = ~250 runners, 12km = ~300 runners, 20km = ~200 runners (Online entry will close on Sunday 6th May 2018))
PAYMENT - Payment for the race must be made in advance of the day through the eventwhizz online booking system only. Entries will not be taken on the day of the event. Should you have difficulties paying online please get in touch.
AGE LIMITS - 1km - up to the age of 6 yrs old (Parents are welcome to run with their children). 2km - from the age of 5 - 12yrs. 5km - for anyone over the age of 11 yrs, the 12k for anyone over the age of 15 yrs, and the 20k for anyone over the age of 17 (All age limits as of Sunday 20th May 2018)
RACE HQ - Located South Lane Meadow. 20k, 12k and 5k runners - please come early and enjoy watching and cheering on the 2k and 1k runners.
CHANGING - Limited changing at Clanfield Memorial Hall
PARKING - Ample free parking is available on South Lane meadow, Clanfield memorial Hall, Clanfield Junior School and surrounding roads
START - The 1km run starts within the grounds of South Lane Meadow at 9:30am and the 2k run starts also within South Lane Meadow at 9:50am. The 20km, 12km and 5km run will start from North Lane at 10:40, 11:00 and 11:20 respectively - this is situated north at the junction of South Lane and Chalton Lane with the Rising Sun on the corner. All runners are asked to congregate near the start 10 minutes before each race start time. The 5k runners will be held at the back of the 12k start pack who will be held at the back of the 20k start pack. WARNING – Please give yourself adequate time to walk from the parking area or Race HQ (about 10 min) to the start line. North Lane will be closed to traffic. As you approach the split point for the two events we will ask runners of the 12km to keep to the left and the 20km and 5km runners to the right and follow race directions. PLEASE USE BINS PROVIDED FOR ANY PRE RACE RUBBISH.
RACE NUMBERS - Your race number must be pinned to the FRONT of your vest or T-shirt, and the reverse of your number filed in with the appropriate information in the case of emergency.
SPECTATORS - The best places to watch the race is at the finish within the South Lane road and the meadow grounds. However there is also excellent viewing throughout course along the South Downs Way, top of Butser Hill for the 20km, and the Sustainability Centre and on Hambledon Road for both the 20km & 12km
For safety's sake - keep off the road, follow the instructions of the marshals, and do not obstruct the runners or race officials. Please give every runner your warm support.
WATER STATION - Water will be available at a water station at the top of Butser Hill car park and along the South Downs Way at the Sustainability Centre.
TOILETS - Portable toilets are available onsite at South Lane meadow. Limited facilities are available in Clanfield Memorial Hall. There are public toilets at the Rising Sun pub in North Lane close to the start.
FINISH - Chip timing is being used for all runs. You need to ensure that you cross the start and finish line as directed to ensure your time is recorded. There is a water station and snacks after the finish.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE - First Aid posts are situated at South Lane Meadow and the finish area.
AUDIO HEADSETS - We ask that runners do NOT wear/use headphones on the 20km, 12km & 5km runs. Due to several road crossings you will need to be aware of marshals instruction at all times. In 2016 we had one runner using headphones run in the wrong direction and they were unable to hear marshals trying to get their attention.
IF YOU EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY - STOP RUNNING AND SEEK OUT THE NEAREST MARSHAL AND REQUEST HELP. A vehicle will be available to pick up entrants who are unable to complete the course and will return them to the start/finish area. If you do drop out it is important you assist us by reporting your name and race number to one of our marshals.
AWARDS PRESENTATION - will be held in the South Lane meadow TBC at 12.30pm.
RESULTS - Provisional results for the 20k, 12k and 5k will be available (via your race timing chips) on the day and all results will be uploaded to the website and social media within 24 hours of the event.
CONTACT DETAILS - for urgent issues on the day please call the race director – contact details can be found on the main contact details page of the website.
REFUNDS - Refunds for this event are not available except under exceptional circumstances. Any refunds will be minus refund fees.
Clanfield Challenge 20km Trail
This is a new race and route for 2018, the event is open to anyone over the age of 17 yrs old - this route is a favourite with Clanfield Joggers and will be a challenge for all runners incorporating several climbs before the most challenging long climb up the furthest path to Butser Hill. This is an inclusive 20km trail run which offers fantastic scenery from one of the highest points in Hampshire and along the South Downs with views to the north and East Meon. The course will follow off road footpaths and bridal ways and metalled roads with limited Tarmac road sections. Each competitor will receive a finisher's medal and T-Shirt at the finish line.
Clanfield Challenge 12km Trail Run
This event is open to anyone over the age of 15 yrs old - this race will be a challenge for all runners incorporating a long climb from the start up to the South Downs Way. This is an inclusive 12km trail run which offers fantastic scenery along the South Downs with views to the north and East Meon. The course will follow off road footpaths and bridal ways and metalled roads with limited Tarmac road sections. Each competitor will receive a finisher's medal and T-Shirt at the finish line.
Clanfield Challenge 5km Trail Run
If you don't fancy taking on 'The Clanfield Challenge 12km' why not give this a go. This event is open to anyone over the age of 11 yrs old and we expect to see lots of mixed abilities. Whether you are training to get fit, raising money for charity or simply fancy setting yourself a challenge why not try this 5km run in and around the footpaths of Clanfield village. Each competitor will receive a finisher's medal and T-Shirt at the finish line.
Clanfield Challenge 1km and 2km Fun Run
It didn't seem fair to organise all these events without doing something for the kids, so here it is. The 1km fun run is for toddlers up to the age of 6. The 2k race is for children from 5 up to the age of 12 yrs old. We expect children of all abilities to take part, and hopefully this event will be full of fun. Set within the safety of South Lane Meadow this is the perfect opportunity to introduce your kids to a fun running event and they'll receive a bespoke finisher's medal as a reward.
Refreshment will be available before and after all races located at South Lane Meadow, hot drinks, cake before the races and hot food including beers, wine and soft drinks along with music are planned for you to enjoy after the race finish. Please join us and participate in all the activities during the afternoon, the site will close at 5pm. Come on -- don't miss out -- register to become a Clanfield Challenger today!.
Run under ARC race rules and affiliation. Permit 17/077