2018 5 & 10 Mile races

MERSEA ISLAND LIONS CLUB 5/10 MILES ROAD RACE

Five and Ten Mile Race

Five and Ten Mile Race

Venue: Willoughby Avenue/The Esplanade Car Park, West Mersea, CO5 8BH (See Directions option in Main Menu for details of how to get here.) This is the excellent traditional start and finish point for this race, with virtually unlimited car parking spaces.

Date and Time: Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August 2018, 10.30am start.

Course Details: All road , 5 miles & 30 yards lap (x2 minus the 30 yards for 10 mile race) over fast, slightly undulating scenic roads with delightful rural and sea views. (Click here for pdf version of course map.)

NOTICE: Photographs will be taken of runners at this event. If any one does not want their photograph taken  or would like it destroyed please inform the race organiser.

Drink Stations: There will be 4 (per 5 mile lap), manned drink stations around the course.

Prizes:
10 Mile Race:
1st 10 Mile Team Prizes, both Men and Ladies (3 runners to count, any age)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Men/ladies
1st Male under 20
1st Female under 20
Veterans: 1st Man 60+, 1st Lady 60+

5 Mile Race:
1st 5 Mile Team Prizes, both Men and Ladies (3 runners to count, any age)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Men/ladies
1st Male under 20
1st Female under 20
Veterans: 1st Man 60+, 1st Lady 60+

Entry Fees:

Both races: £15.00 online (Latest on-line entry Saturday 18/08/2018 12 noon) or race day entry £20.00  (Race day entries close at 9:45am)

Minimum age for entry: 10 miles – 17 years, 5 miles – 15 years
(Runners between 15 and 17 must be accompanied by a suitable adult runner)

Race numbers will be given out on the day at race registration

IMPORTANT – NEW TIMING ARRANGEMENTS 2018

This year we have modernised the way that we register and collect race results.  We have purchased automatic timing software to give us accurate results and help keep the entry process manageable as the events grow.

When you arrive to pick up your race number or enter you will be given your usual Number but on the back there will be a tag stuck on.
You will need to ensure that you are wearing this for the duration of the event to register your time when you cross the finish line.  If you lose this number/tag you will be disqualified.

Please note: Your race time will start when you cross the blue timing mat at the starting line and finish when you have crossed the mat at the finish. You must PASS OVER the mat at the finish in order for your time to be recorded.

Number of Runners: Last year approximate numbers 300, combined both 10 and 5 miles races, with the usual mix of club and unattached runners, experienced and new. ALL RUNNERS ARE WELCOME!

Proceeds: Will be donated to several Mersea Island Lions Charities.

Race Information Contact:-

Roy Chamberlain- email: roychamberlain99@gmail.com

Register Here

an event organised by the Mersea Island Lions Club