Race starts on Friday 23rd June at 7:30pm

Race HQ

The Pavilion
Main Street
Long Bennington
NG23 5HE
Race HQ and finish area

This is just off the A1 north of Grantham. You can find a detailed location map here. There are toilets, including disabled facilities, at Race HQ as well as changing rooms and showers. There is plenty of parking, so please keep the course clear by using the car parks provided. (see map for details)

Race

The race will start at 7:30pm prompt. There will be a rolling road closure for most of the route in the direction of the race, please be aware that vehicles can travel on the other side of the road.

Runners will be required to run in accordance with the Highway Code and in single file wherever possible.

It is a fairly flat course with 33m of ascent and 33m of descent, a course profile is on our website. There is one drinks station for water at 6km. There is also a first aid station here as well as one at the finish. If you witness a fellow runner injured, or in difficulty, please make sure a marshal has been informed before you continue your run.

The start is situated a few hundred metres from Race HQ and will be clearly signed. There are no toilets at the start area. The start area will remain live to traffic until the road closure is put in place at 7:20pm. Runners who get to the start prior to this time are requested not to block the road and to assemble in the car park adjacent. To help ensure a smooth start we will indicate time boxes at the roadside.

Once the race has started runners will have the use of both carriageways for approximately 200 metres, after which you will be guided onto the nearside carriageway only. Runners are reminded to run on the left hand side throughout the race. This is for your own safety and is the shortest route round the course.

The finish line is just before the gateway as you re-enter Race HQ. There will be a gantry making it clearly visible. When you finish, please move off the carriageway onto the playing fields, along the funnel and collect your bottle of beer, memento and refreshments. NOTE: The wearing of headphones is strictly prohibited and any runners found wearing them will be disqualified.

Race Numbers

Race Numbers will be posted along with the final communique the week before the race, you will be notified by email when you race pack has been posted.

Each race number has an RFID chip attached to the back, pre-loaded with your details.

Race numbers must be attached securely to the front of your vest/ T-shirt for the race. Please complete the short medical questionnaire on the reverse of the number.

Failure to wear your number will mean your time and placing can’t be recorded. We request that you do not transfer your number to a fellow runner without letting us know, see transfer menu.

Lost/transferred numbers should be reported at Race Reception on the night or before by e-mail to event@granthamrunningclub.co.uk.

Transfers

If you have entered the race but are unable to take part, you may transfer your entry to another runner until midnight on Thursday 15th June. Please email event@granthamrunningclub.co.uk, from the email address you used when registering, with the following details of the runner you wish to take your place:

  • Name:
  • Email address:
  • Address:
  • Contact telephone number:
  • Affiliated running club (if applicable):

The event does not hold a “Waiting List”

Prizes and presentation

Prizes

1st three Senior Male

1st three Female runners

1st place Male Vet: V40, V50, V60 & MV70+

1st place Female Vet: V35, V45, V55 & FV65+

1st prize for Male (4) and Female (3) Teams.

Presentation will be at approximately 8:45pm in the Race HQ.

Results

Results will be available immediately, please go to the results screen and enter your race number and you'll be able to print them off. If you have provided a mobile number your results will be texted to you and all runners will also be e-mailed their results. Results will be posted here.

Contact Telephone

Race Day:07734 158182

Course Details

Summer Solstice Course

For a more detailed look, or to download the course to your GPS device

GPSies - Summer Solstice 10k Road race

Terms & Conditions

By entering this event you agree to abide by these terms and conditions and any race instructions given by the race organisers. The Summer Solstice Road Race is delivered in accordance with UKA Rules and regulations and is organised by Grantham Running Club.

  • Entry to the event is £14 for affiliated and £16 for non-affiliated runners. By affiliation we mean a runner that holds a UKA Competition License. The entry system at Run Britain will automatically check this requirement.
  • You can only enter the race via Run Britain. There are no entries on the day.
  • Anyone who will be aged 16 or older on or before the 23rd June 2017 may apply for entry to the race.
  • Applications will be accepted up to entry limit (900 see pt 6) in the order of date received at the race office, subject to entry closure date.
  • In the interest of health & safety the Race Director at his discretion may reduce the entry limit.
  • If your entry is accepted, your fee is non-refundable, even in the case of event cancellation. The moment you enter our race we start to incur costs.
  • Entries can be transferred to another runner up to 15th June 2017 23:59. Please see transfer menu for additional information.
  • Only one application per person will be accepted; any fees processed due to individuals submitting duplicate entries are non-refundable. Please check the entry list before entering i you are unsure.
  • None-affiliated runners can form a team(s) subject to meeting the required minimum number of participants per team; on Run Britain enter your team name under the Running Club heading. Any offensive Teams names will not be included in the Team Event.
  • Members of affiliated clubs will automatically be entered into the Team category and the team will be made up from the order the runners finish.
  • Men’s teams will consist of 4 members and women’s teams of 3 members.
  • The teams will be ranked by the lowest combined finishing positions of their respective runners.
  • Runners may only win one prize each and will automatically be allocated the highest value prize. i.e. if a male V40 come 3rd overall and 1st in his vet category he will be awarded the 3rd overall prize.
  • We reserve the right, to refuse to allow you to participate in the event at the start or to continue participation at any point along the route of the event, should you be deemed to be behaving inappropriately or give cause for concern that your continued participation may cause offence or injury to yourself, any spectator or other competitors. This includes the wearing of any clothing or visual message that may cause offence.
  • Failure to comply with an instruction from race officials will result in disqualification and ejection from the race.
  • Race numbers must be displayed on your front. Anyone not displaying an official race number or displaying it in an inappropriate way will be removed from the race.
  • Closing date for all entries is midnight 18th June 2017 or when the race limit has been reached, whichever comes first.
  • All entrants are required to finish the race in under one and a half hours. Anyone still on the course after 90 minutes will be considered a walking pedestrian and must follow the highway code.
  • The wearing of headphones (including those that conduct sound through bones) and other music playing devices is not permitted. This is for your own safety, as listening to music during a race may distract you from being able to hear instructions from race officials and other runners on the course. Anyone wearing headphones during the event will be disqualified.
  • No pets or other animals are permitted in the race.
  • If any partially sighted athlete needs a guide to help them round the course there will be no entry fee for the guide, although obviously they would not be participating in the race in their own right and are running entirely at their own risk.
  • The decision of the Race Referee in terms of prize allocations is final and the Race Director will not enter any discussions on this matter.
  • By entering the event you give permission for relevant information you have provided to our first aid providers.
  • By entering the event you give permission for the free use of your name or photograph in any broadcast, telecast, advertising promotion or other marketing of this event.