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MUDDY RUNNERS

Abbotts Ann Trail Race

Undulating trail routes await you with spectacular views of the Hampshire countryside, in the heart of the Test Valley

Next race:

Sunday 16th July 2023

10km - 5km - 2km
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The Muddy Runners are pleased to host the Abbotts Ann Trail races,

once again proudly supporting Andover foodbank.

Race number collection for all events will open at 9.30am & close promptly at 10:30am.

First race is scheduled to start at 11.00am.

The 5k & 10k events are pre-registration only, there will be no on the day registration.

 

To simplify the 2k registration process and offer greater flexibility to families, you can now choose on the day if your child will be taking part in the run simply by making a donation at the registration tent, in exchange for a race number and to receive a finisher medal once your child completes the race.

 

This year we have chosen to REDUCE the cost of entry to the 10k and 5k events and charge NO FEE for the children's 2k event.  Instead, bring along a donation to the foodbank!

 

URGENTLY NEEDED ITEMS:

  • TINNED FISH

  • TINNED FRUIT

  • LONG LIFE MILK

  • LONG LIFE FRUIT JUICE

  • MALE AND FEMALE DEODORANT

  • TOOTHBRUSHES

  • NAPPIES - SIZE 5 AND 6

  • LAUNDRY PODS/TABLETS

  • DISHCLOTHS


The 5k & 10k races are multi-terrain loops incorporating local paths, tracks, fields and road sections. 

The undulating landscape provides spectacular views across the Hampshire countryside

 

There will be a water station on the 10k route at approx 5km. Our events are cupless, please bring your own cup for use at the water station & at race HQ

 

Conditions may well be wet and the ground is uneven so trail shoes are recommended.

 

There will be tea, coffee, squash, and cakes at the finish line with all proceeds going to

the Andover Food Bank.

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Enter Abbotts Ann

Entry:

  • Click here to enter: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=308674

  • Entry in advance closes Friday 14th July 17:00  = £13 for the 10k race, £8 for the 5k race

  • Entry on the day = 2km only is the cost of a donation to the foodbank!

  • Payment can be made online by paypal or credit/debit card.

  • Participants must be 12 years and older for the 10k race.

  • Participants must be 7 years and older for the 5k race.  All 5k entrants under the age of 11 yrs,  MUST be accompanied by the responsible adult on the route at all times with their own entry to the race.

  • Children of any age may take part in the 2k event and may be accompanied by an adult if required.  However, we would ask that adults peel off before the finish and do not go through the finish funnel.

 

Dogs:

  • Running with a dog is permitted at this event, but dog owners must abide by the following conditions. By entering this race and signing the waiver you agree that you:

    • MUST:

      • Have public liability insurance for the dog, our event insurance does not cover any incidents caused by your dog, and therefore the requisite public liability insurance is the responsibility of the registered runner/owner

      • Carry bags to clean up after your dog on the route and carry until disposed of in a suitable bin

    • Should:

      • Dogs should be on a lead using a CaniX regulation waistbelt at all times

      • Carry your own water and bowl for the dog, we cannot guarantee the water stations will have the facilities to provide for your dog

  • Runners with dogs will start in a separate wave.

  • We will use the guidance of the British Sleddog Sports Federation with regards dogs running in heat and therefore;

    • If the effective temperature (taking into account the actual temperature and humidity) for the race time, is at or over 18 degrees Celsius, ​then we will not allow dogs to run the event.

    • Runners booked into the event may run without their dog in such circumstances

    • We will not be able to offer refunds for entries should you chose not to run without a dog

    • The decision of the race director for the event is final

 

 

 

Timings:

  • Registration opens at 09.30 am and will close promptly at 10:30 am. Upon arrival please make your way to registration to collect your race number.

  • Please note there is no bag drop so please return any belongings to your car.

  • The 10k will start at approximately 11:00 am

  • The 5k will start at approximately 11:05 am

  • .Please would ‘runners’ make their way to the front of the group, ‘joggers’ stay in the middle of the pack, and ‘walkers’ start near the back. 

  • The children's 2k event will start after the 10k & 5k events have finished, allowing parents/guardians to run in the earlier events, then watch their children.

 

Route:

  • The 10k and 5k routes are multi-terrain loops incorporating local footpaths, tracks, fields and road sections.  There are a few stiles and kissing gates along the way.  Please follow all instructions given by the marshals, especially on the road sections.  The marshals are there to ensure your safety - if they ask to you to stop due to oncoming traffic please do so.  The marshals will not be stopping traffic - only runners.

  • There are multiple obstacles on the course - overhanging trees, rough terrain underfoot, mud, holes and ruts caused by farm equipment. Please wear appropriate footwear and be aware of the terrain, especially the overhanging branches.

  • The course will be marked with km markers, tape, signs, flags, and we will have marshals on the course to help guide you.

    • Please close any unmanned gates behind the last runner as you pass through

  • HEADPHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON EITHER ROUTE. (with the exception of bone conductor headphones only)

  • These are multi-terrain cross-country routes and as such, the terrain is uneven, muddy in places and in the event of bad weather, some areas may be slippery.  All entrants should wear appropriate footwear with laces securely tied and take care at all times, following warning signs and markers and following any instructions given by marshals.

    • We reserve the right to remove any participant who does not obey a marshals directive/s

 

  • The routes cross private property, please stick to the routes and do not drop litter, there will be bins available at the finish for you to dispose of any litter you carry off the routes.

Facilities:

  •  Toilets will be available at the race HQ

  •  First aid is available at the finish line and also out on the course.

  • We love the environments we run in, we are also passionate about reducing our single use plastic waste. All our events are now 'cupless' meaning we do not supply single use cups at water stations:

    • Please bring your own cup or water bottle to carry on the course.

    • Muddy Runner reusable cups maybe be available to purchase

  • Water and refreshments will also be available at the finish line.

  • Post-race refreshments will be available for purchase at the race HQ

  • Parking can be found on the sports field, please follow the instructions of marshals at all times

Location:

  • Bulbery Sports Fields, Abbotts Ann, SP11 7BN.

  • Please drive slowly through the village as there will be a lot of traffic passing through.

 

Prizes:

  • Medals for all finishers

 

Results:

  • Results will be available within 48hrs

Please, please, please consider bringing along a donation to the foodbank from the list above!

Any Questions?  Please contact us at themuddyrunners@gmail.com.

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