Yes, the official 2019 race t-shirt is available here.
Yes, the Half Marathon, 10K & 5K will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.
Full results will be published on our website on the day of the event. They will also be published in a local news papaer on the Thursday following the event.
There is a 3 hour cut off time for all three events. If you are still out on the course after this time, the sweep vehicle will ask you if you wish to continue, which will be at your own risk. The sweep vehicle will also be able to return you to the Race Village if you think you cannot complete the course.
The event is covered medically according to the UK Athletic’s Guidelines.
The marshalls will help you if you are in need of medical attention during the race and there will be mobile medical attendants out on the course.
No. In line with UK Athletics guidelines we discourage the use of headphones as this is a closed road event with potential dangers on the course.
Noise-cancelling headphones are strictly banned.
No. The route is very hilly and challenging; pacers would not be able to offer reliable pacing from which you could benefit.
No, there will not be timing pens at the start.
Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us at Race HQ while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.
There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.
Limited free race parking will be available, currently expected to be primarily at Frome Cricket Club, 30 Rodden Road, Frome. BA11 2AH. Further parking should be available at the Showfield. Further information will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week leading up to the race.
By car: Please navigate to Frome Town Football Club, BA11 2EH.
If you plan to arrive the day before the event, then you have the choice between car and public transport (bus and train). If you are planning to arrive on the day itself, then car is the best option. The buses and trains do not operate early enough to get you to Frome in time for the start on the day. For places to stay and eat, see our Visit Frome page.
Participants who register on or before 30 June 2019 and provide a valid UK address can expect to receive their race pack by post to the address provided during registration. Participants who provide an incomplete, invalid or non-UK address, together with anyone registering after 30 June 2019, will need to collect their race pack from registration on the day.
If you expect, but fail to receive your pack by 15 July 2019, please contact us by email so that we can prepare a replacement for collection on the day. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided in your pack/at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.
Participants who register on or before 30 June 2019 and provide a valid UK address can expect to receive their race pack by post to the address provided during registration. Participants who provide an incomplete, invalid or non-UK address, together with anyone registering after 30 June 2019, will need to collect their race pack from registration on the day. Please come to the Registration desk between 8am and 9.30am.
Race packs will contain your number, your race chip and useful information about the event and day itself.
Yes, we allow transfers up until 2 weeks prior to the race date. Please email us in order to request a transfer, you will need to provide details of the other person.
Entrants are NOT PERMITTED to transfer their registration/number to another participant without confirmation from us. Participating in someone else's place can have serious consequences in the case of a medical emergency. Furthermore, the accuracy of race results is dependent on our ability to maintain accurate information about competitors and we reserve the right to disqualify any participant who does not adhere to these stipulations.
Subject to any price difference, transfers to an alternative event or participant (as a result of illness, injury or other circumstance) are permissible at no charge until three weeks prior to the start of the event, after which such transfers will incur a £5 administration charge. We reserve the right to refuse transfer requests received later than 2 business days prior to the start of the event.
Entry fees are refundable until three weeks prior to the start of the event, after which such refunds will incur a £5 administration charge. Entry fees become non-refundable two weeks prior to the start of the event.
For the senior races (half marathon, 10K, 5K), no. Entry on the day will not be available.
However it will be for the 1K junior event, you can register on race day at the tent marked ‘Junior Event’ in the Race Village.
The half marathon, 10K and 5K events all start together at 10:00 am.
The Junior 1K event starts at 09:45 am
We are sorry, but not in the half marathon and 10K events. The courses are hilly and many of the descents are not suitable for wheelchair athletes. Our insurance will not cover wheelchair entries in the half marathon and 10K.
We welcome entries in the 5K from wheelchair athletes. The Junior 1K event is also open to wheelchair athletes.
To enter the half marathon event, you must be at least 17 years old on race day.
To enter the 10K event, you must be at least 15 years old on race day.
To enter the 5K event, you must be at least 11 years old on race day.
There is no lower age limit for the Junior 1K event but athletes should be under 16.