TAKE ON THE CLASSIC 10K
From the beginning of the Frome Half Marathon in 2011, each year of sees hundreds of runners take on the classic 10K distance. Using the first 4.8 miles of the half marathon course before you split, you'll be amongst 1000+ runners giving you the big city race experience in this beautiful town and surrounding villages. Whether you're pushing for a storming 10K personal best or making Frome your first attempt at 6.2 miles, you'll find people of all paces to keep you going as you take in the sights.
A single 10K loop takes you from Frome Town Football Club through two residential areas where locals are out on their front lawns to give you the send off you need, before you head up through the town centre. Watch out for race photographers trying to catch you at your best! As you pass through the Critchill residential area, you'll experience its renowned hosepipe-wielding, jelly-baby-offering and impromptu-water-station-manning residents - a very welcome sight as you bank your first five miles.
From Frome Town Hall and the Memorial Theatre, you begin the glorious sweep downhill through the heart of Frome that will set your hairs on end, with your goosebumps carrying you through to the football club finish line.
Superb souvenir medals await you, with replenishing snacks and drinks to kickstart your recovery. Grab a finisher's photo on our podium before you leave and watch out for confirmation of your result within hours of the race.
On entering this event you should receive a booking confirmation email within 10 minutes. If you fail to do so, please check your spam/junk folder. Further event details will be communicated by email (to the address provided during registration) in the week leading up to the race.
When: Sunday 21 July 2019 at 10:00.
Where: Frome Town Football Club, 48 Berkley Road, Frome. BA11 2EH.
Pricing: £20 Unaffiliated, £18 Affiliated, £0 Gold Members.
Entry on the Day: Entry on the day will not be available.
Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 15 or over on the day of the race.
Registration: From 08:30 to 09:15. Pack collection will be available for entries registered after the 30 June cutoff or where an incomplete, invalid or non-UK address has been provided during registration.
Race Numbers: 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 in order 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.
Route: The course is traffic-free, on closed roads and paths (with the exception of emergency responders and vehicles with specific permission). Beginning at Frome Town Football Club, the route proceeds around Frome itself before returning back to the Football Club. Please be vigilant of vehicles, other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.
Spectators: Frome residents and visitors will be out on the course in almost all sections of the route. If you have friends or family coming to support you, they can watch from anywhere and make use of shortcuts to see you in more than one place. There are plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants along the route.
Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.
Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race.
Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.
Toilets: Portable toilets will be available at the race village.
Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.
Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Km markers where necessary.
Water/Fuel Stations: There will be water stations on the route at regular intervals, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.
Goody Bag: All runners will receive a water and snacks on completing the race.
Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in the race village throughout the event.
Changing/Showers: There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.
Lost Property: Lost property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.
Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
Medals: All finishers will receive a medal on completing the race.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females. Where possible, we will endeavour to present individual race prizes as soon as validated on the day.
T-shirts are available for purchase during the order process and, subject to availability, at the race for £8 (cash only). Please note that pre-purchased T-shirts must be collected at this race and will not be available for collection at any other events.
Getting to the Race
Directions: Please navigate to Frome Town Football Club, BA11 2EH.
Parking: 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.
Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.
Wheelchair Users: This race is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.
Event Time-Limit: There is a strict 3-hour time-limit for this race in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the road-closure schedule. If you are still out on the course at this time, the sweep vehicle will ask you if you wish to continue which, without the road closures in place, will be at your own risk. The sweep vehicle can also return you to the Race Village if you feel unable to complete the course..
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Roads that are closed on or close to the race route will be closed for the minimum amount of time necessary. Our timing estimates shown on the road closure schedule are intended as maximum closure times - roads will not be closed any earlier than the stated closing time, but may open earlier than re-opening time.
Whilst we appreciate frustration for drivers, we do all we can to provide advance notice of closures and to keep disruption to an absolute minimum. On race day, our marshals and road safety officers will provide current, accurate information to the best of their knowledge with respect to timings and alternative routes. It is hoped that the benefit to the town and all those running or spectating is greater than the disruption caused by temporary road closures. If you are unable to travel by road for a short period during the race, please be patient. Abusive or intimidating behaviour towards staff and volunteers will be reported to the police. For details on roads that are closed or popular routes that are affected, please see our schedule of road closures below.