Queen Elizabeth Country Park

The course is in the lovely country park with plenty of hills and forest trails. The race will be a single lap with a long flat(ish) start before a nice steep hill to take you into the forest section.

As this is Remembrance Sunday there will be a minutes silence at 11am followed by the start just after 11:01am. The course distance is 5 miles.

Directions

QECP is very easily located off the A3 just south of Petersfield – there are large signs on the A3.

Car park – competitors must park in the normal car parks at up to  £6 a car – there is plenty of space if you park considerately, however, due to not being able to use the regular overflow car park there may be a long walk from a parking space to the start. It will be an enormous help if you can car share where possible. The QECP have changed their parking arrangements to a number plate recognition system. Please help us by bringing the correct change for the race car park.

The race car park is just off the northbound carriageway on the slip road (please do not park on the slip road which is exceptionally dangerous). If you are heading south follow the slip round under the road bridge and up to the car park.

Race Meet

The meeting area / finish, is in lower field which you get to by walking past the park visitor centre. There is no shelter in lower field unless your club brings it, so please wear suitable clothing. The start line is a short 2 minute walk up hill from the finish area.

This year we have QE Country Park new caterers supplying hot drinks, and a selection of foods for you to enjoy post race from £1 and up.

Please stay if you can at the end, provisional race results will be announced at the end – subject to weather conditions.

Facilities

There are limited toilets in the visitor centre – with 500 runners expected the queues could be lengthy – you may want to bring your own tissue paper. There may be portable toilets in the bottom field. There are no showers / changing facilities. If you go into the visitor centre / café please ensure you do not drop mud.

Competition Rules

All runners must wear a Club Vest. No ipods / MP3 permitted. Full race rules (including pace eligibility) here The race referee’s decision on a contested line finish is final. Please stay in finish order in the funnel. Take your finish token to your club captain who will complete your team results sheet to be returned with the token to the race scorer who will be in a PJC gazebo in lower field. 

Due to the high risk of trip hazard on the course we have professional first aid for your additional safety. All runners run at their own risk however.

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