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The Redbridge Christmas 10k & 5k

Location: Redbridge Cycle Centre, Forest Road, Hainault, Ilford, IG6 3HP
Date: Sunday 22nd November 2020
Time: 08:30

This race will have new Covid safety measures in place and therefore please note the changes below.

Start line opens – 8.30 am
Start line closes – 10.30 am

 

We are excited to launch a brand NEW race at Redbridge Cycle Centre, in Northeast London, under new Covid -Safe Guidelines. Our new tried and tested safety measures at live races have proved popular with runners, so we bring you the NEW Redbridge Christmas 10k & 5k race on Sunday 22nd November 2020.

Redbridge Cycle Centre is the venue for our popular Summer Twilight Ultra and Marathon event. Its self-contained course is the ideal venue for a Covid-safe event. The secure, traffic-free, undulating tarmac route sees runners covering laps of the cycle circuit for a choice of 10k or 5k distances.
As 2020 has been a strange year for many, we bring you our first festive race of the year! Dust off your Christmas running gear and join us for some seasonal fun! Fancy dress is entirely optional!

All finishers will receive a Christmas medal and trophies for the leading runners and age category winners.  

Covid–Safety Measures
 
We have successfully developed a number of new procedures which are designed to ensure our races will be Covid-secure and ensure the safety of our runners, staff and the general public.
 
The first change you will notice is the start time. Rather than a single start time for all runners, we are operating a pre-booking system with start times available in 3-minute slots, beginning at 8.30am through to 10.30am.  A maximum of twelve people will be able to begin the race in each slot – and each of those people will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line.
   
If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 as outlined by the NHS or have been unwell in the last 14 days please do not travel to the event and email us and we can let you know deferral options available.
    Current NHS advice on coronavirus/Covid-19 can be found here  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-Covid-19/  
  
Entering the event
If you have entered the race in good time, your race number will be sent to you in the post.

If you have entered the race close to the race date, you will need to collect your race number on the morning of the event. If you proceed to the registration table, a race official will write down your name and advise you of your race number – and you will be asked to sanitise your hands and, if you wish, put on gloves, before collecting your number from a storage box on the desk. Please remember to social distance from the race official and anybody else who is collecting a number. A race official will manage any queues to ensure everybody remains socially distanced.

Please note that you will not be able to enter on the day due to the new guidelines. Entries are available online until midnight the night before the event.  

Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back. If you do so you may not receive an accurate time. Make sure you do not damage the chip. Please make sure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your number. Remember race numbers are non-transferable. This is particularly imperative at this time as it is now more important than ever that we know who is taking part in the event.

Please note the following changes for the event and please read the codes of conduct below.
1.       As mentioned previously, the first change you will notice is the start time. Rather than a single start time for all runners, we are operating a pre-booking system with start times available in 3-minute slots, beginning at 8.30am and remaining available until the final slot at 10.30am. A maximum of twelve people will be able to begin the race in each slot – and each of those people will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line.
2.       Please arrive ready to run. There are no changing facilities and no facilities for left baggage – this is in line with UKA Guidelines. 
3.       A sterile area will be in force around the start line with strictly no access to anybody other than participants and race officials. Once you enter this area you will not be able to leave until your race begins. NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED WITHIN THIS STERILE AREA.
4.       Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, water, in sealed bottles, will be available at the finish and you will be required to collect it yourself from an unmanned water table – hand sanitiser and gloves will be available for you to use. There will not be water stations on the course. Please consider bringing your own water with you, you will be able to fill up your own bottle at the water stations.  
5.       Again, in line with UKA Guidelines, no results, race prizes or awards will be available on the day. Results will be uploaded immediately to our website and emailed to participants on Monday 23rd November. Race medals will be located at the finish line. Race winners and age group winners will receive a memento in the post after the event.
6.       There will be toilet facilities at the venue and these will be sanitised regularly. Please play your part by washing your hands thoroughly and using hand sanitiser before and after use.  
7.       Hand sanitiser will be available – please use it regularly.
8.       You must maintain social distancing at all times – before, during and after the race. When overtaking another runner please be mindful of the space available. 
9.       Spectators are not encouraged to attend – but if they must do so, they should not congregate around the race start or finish areas.
10.   Once you finish your race please continue to walk through the finish funnel and return direct to your vehicle – do not wait for friends or family.
11.   Please read the Participants and Spectators Code of Conduct. Please observe the ‘Rule of 6’ and do not gather in large groups to discuss the race or take team photos.

 
  • Parking
  • Toilets
The Course
All races are accurately measured and cover multiple laps of the just over a 2km lap.

10k Runners will complete just under 5 laps and 5k runners will complete 2.5 laps.

You can view the course map here.

First Aid​
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.

We will notify runners when they are on their last laps.
Race HQ: Redbridge Cycle Centre, Forest Road, Hainault, Ilford, IG6 3HP

The Race Headquarters will be located at the main reception. The start of each race varies depending on the distance covered. All runners will be walked to their start prior to each race. Runners of later distances should be aware that the other distances will still be running at this time.

The finish will be located adjacent to the race HQ. Parking is available at the main car park which is clearly signposted upon entry. 


The closest tube station is Fairlop which is approximately 1.5 miles from the Race HQ.