On The Day

On the day instructions are currently provisional, and may change to accommodate Covid guidance - please check back nearer the race for final arrangements.

Race number and timing tag

Your race number and timing tag, will be sent out in the week before the race.

If you've not received them by Friday 20th, please contact us for guidance.

You must wear your number and tag. If you fail to wear the tag then your time won't be recorded by the equipment.

Under no circumstances swap your number or give your place to another participant.

Covid guidance

It is of the utmost importance to us to keep everyone participating in the Escrick 10K safe. We therefore ask that all entrants adhere to our Covid-9 guidance and respect their fellow runners, and volunteers at the event.

All runners must undertake a self-assessment for Covid-19 symptoms. Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. No-one should leave home to participate in the event if you, or someone you live with, have symptoms of Covid-19 currently recognised as any of the following:

  • A high temperature 
  • A new, continuous cough 
  • A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste 

Should you report or demonstrate any such symptoms, you must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation.

We also ask all runners to adhere to the following guidance on the day:

Lateral flow test

We want to keep everyone as safe as possible and reassure all participants by requesting everyone takes added precautions, therefore where possible we would encourage people to take a Lateral Flow Test on Saturday or Sunday prior to coming to the event.

You can obtain lateral flow tests for free from various locations.

Anyone testing positive should not attend the event and follow government guidance.

Face coverings

Whilst these are not mandatory we would encourage all entrants to consider wearing a face covering pre and post-race.

Social distancing

Please where feasible observe social distancing and be respectful of both other entrants and volunteers throughout the event. We recognise that this won't always be possible during the start and race, but encourage it where feasible.

Come ready to run

Minimise your interaction with race staff, volunteers and participants by being as self-sufficient as possible and please bring your own hand sanitiser. To reduce points of contact there is no bag drop this year. There will be no water table en-route this year, so please bring sufficient water. (Water will be provided at the finish line).



Getting here and parking:

  • To help everyone avoid parking congestion we encourage attendees to car share where possible
  • Car parking is at Queen Margaret’s School accessible from the school entrance on Skipwith Road. 
  • The postcode for users of satellite navigation is YO19 6EG. 
  • The car park will be open from 9:30am. Please allow enough time to park, and to get to the start line. We strongly suggest arriving no later than 10:30am
  • Parking is on grass, and is approximately 800m from the start line.  
  • Please do not park elsewhere in the village.
  • For those preferring public transport, the Arriva 415 service runs between Selby and York. The Escrick stop is opposite the Sang Thai restaurant.

We have a limited number of disabled parking spaces available – please contact info@escrick10k.co.uk at least a week before the run if you require one.

Facilities:

Toilets:

We have portable toilets on the Village Green, including a urinal block. Please do not use the Portable toilets for getting changed as this can cause queues.

There won’t be enough for everyone to spend a penny five minutes before the start of the race. Please plan ahead!

The sports hall toilets are not available this year, however the village hall toilets will be available for those with a desire to avoid portable toilets. These are located about 400m from the start line (map).

Bag storage:

Unfortunately due to Covid mitigations we will not be able to offer a bag store this year.

Refreshments:

A BBQ will be available on the village green serving bacon, sausage, chicken, vegan and vegetarian rolls for £2.50. There will also be cakes, tea, coffee and soft drinks - all priced at £1. This will be available from 9.30 a.m.

The Race itself:

Race briefing:

  • This race will start at 11.00am promptly, from the start line at the Village Green. Please assemble at 10.50am at the start line.
  • Please ensure you are wearing a race number and a timing tag.
  • Can you please only be at the front if you are a fast runner – 100 people complete the run in less than 45 minutes. 
  • There are prominent yellow arrows at every turn on the course. The course is well sign-posted, and marshals will be located at a number of points along the route to ensure competitors and spectator safety.
  • An off road vehicle will be used at the front of the race to direct the runners.
  • At all times follow the directions of the marshals
  • The kilometre markers are not precise but have been located where you can see them
  • There are speed humps on the road close to the start/finish.
  • Be careful going through the gates into the school which have protruding edges
  • The route in the woods is uneven and possibly be muddy in places
  • There are electric fences in places in the woods. These are well back from the course and shouldn't impact runners, but if you sneak behind a tree for a pee you might get a shock.
  • There is a crossing point in the woods where runners are going in both directions, but the marshal will ensure you head in the correct direction.
  • The course is generally closed to public vehicles, but we cannot guarantee that the course is entirely free of vehicles, pedestrians and horse riders. Also wild animals, particularly deer, may stray onto the course, albeit these usually run away from people. Please keep a good look-out.
  • When returning up the school drive, please keep to the left to allow cars to exit the car parks on the other side of the drive.
  • Due to Covid mitigations, we will not be operating a water station this year at the 5km point. It is advisable that all competitors drink sufficient water prior to the run, and carry additional water for during the race. It should be noted that the event is being held on a morning in August, when the temperature and conditions could be demanding especially as you are running. Water will be available at the finish line.
  • We have an emergency vehicle located by the course – contact your nearest marshal if in trouble 
  • The first aid post is next to the start/finish line manned by Medics UK. Medics on bikes will also follow the last runner.
  • We do not prohibit the use of headphones, but please ensure these do not inhibit your ability to hear instructions from marshals or hear approaching vehicles.
  • At the finish line, we will exchange your timing tag for a medal. Do not duck out!
  • Enjoy the run

Finish:

Timing is based on chip timing. Your timing tag will be collected after the race in the funnel area and exchanged for a medal.

Water will provided to all Entrants shortly after the Finish Line, along with a medal, and a choice of chocolate or cereal bars.

Race times and positions will be published on our website (through a link to ukresults.net) on the evening after the race.

Spectators:

Spectators are welcome. The best locations are either at the start/finish line, or near the cricket pavilion 1km/9km marker.

Prizes:

Prizes will be awarded to

1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female

Age Category Prizes: 

Male >40, >50, >60 and >70

Female >40, >50, >60 and >70

Departing:

The pedestrian route back to the car park runs along part of the course. Please give way to runners and keep to the sides where possible.

We will use an alternative car park exit from the lawn areas until 12:30pm to reduce the number of cars needing to cross the course, please follow the exit signs. Please keep to the 10mph speed limit and maintain a good look-out for pedestrians.

Please leave by 1pm, as the car park gates will be locked at this time.

Complaints:

We want the Escrick 10k to be an enjoyable and safe race, therefore we welcome feedback. In general it is best to contact us after the day with this, unless it is an immediate safety concern that needs addressing immediately on the day. Creating a queue of 25 cars whilst you argue with a car park marshal on your opinion of ways the parking can be improved, is not the right place nor time.

We will not tolerate aggression and unnecessary confrontation towards our volunteers. Anyone exhibiting aggression or unnecessary confrontation towards our volunteers will be disqualified and barred from future events.

Remember, your participation in the event is subject to our terms and conditions.

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