Run Frimley 2019
Run Frimley is a charity event to raise money for the Frimley Park Hospital Stroke Appeal on Sunday 5th May. The event is comprised of a 10k Road Race and 2.5k Fun Run based at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey. Featuring chip timing for all participants and every participant will get a finishing medal and refreshments. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged (particularly in the fun run) and this year’s theme is “Super Hero’s” there are lots of prizes for top runners as well as the best fancy dress.
New for 2019
This years 10k road race has now been officially recognised by UK athletics and the course has been measured and verified. If you are an affiliated member of a recognised running club you will qualify for a discount when booking your place. As this event is to raise money for the hospital you can of course still pay the full price as a little contribution to our appeal.
Raising money for stroke patients at your local hospital
100% of the money raised by Run Frimley will go to the hospital’s Stroke Appeal to support the development of our stroke unit into one of the best in the country.
We have set ourselves a target to raise £1,070,000 and the Trust has given us £320,000 to start things off. We have now raised over £810,000 so we are getting close if you participate this year you will help us to get to our finishing line. The money will be used to extend the space in the stroke unit and provide a better area for recovering patients to spend time with their families away from the main wards, receive a wider range of complementary therapies that aid recovery and provide more of the latest equipment that helps to speed recovery.
Want a free running vest?
Just open up a Just Giving page and collect at least £50 in donations before the entry closing date and we will send you a free Run Frimley branded running vest.
Do I need to register in advance?
Yes! Registration closes at 6 pm on 3st May 2019 and there are limited registrations on the day for both run’s. Price on the day will be £8 for the fun run and for the 10k race the price will be £20. We can only accept cash on the day.
With over 1,500 people taking part in 2018 we have to close registration a few days before to provide our chip timing partner with everyone’s details and give us chance to prepare for the day.
If you register before the 25th April your running pack will have been sent out in the post. Any entries after this date, please collect your number on the day.What are the timings and prize categories in each run?
Please arrive at least 30-45 minutes before the start of your run. Parking is free at the hospital but we encourage you to use public transport or carpool if possible.
2.5k Fun Run
09.30am – Start
10.45am – Prize ceremony for the top 3 runners in both male and female under-11 and under-15 age groups.
10k Road Race
10.30am – Start
11.30am – Prize ceremony for the following categories: Males 39 & under, Females 34 & under, Males 40-59, Females 35-54, Males 60+, Females 55+Is there an age limit to enter the event?
10k Road Race
Our event is run in accordance with the UK Athletics Rules, so runners competing in the 10k Road Race must be aged 15 or over on the day of the run (Sunday 1st May 2019). There is no upper age limit.
2.5k Fun Run
Adults can take part in the Fun Run. Children must be aged under 15 on the day of the run to qualify to win a prize. There is no lower age limit for participation in the 2.5k Fun Run but under-9s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.Do I qualify as a Running Club member?
New for 2019, Run Frimley is now a UK Athletics certified event. To encourage running club member to take part we are offering a £2 discount on the normal entry fee. To qualify you must be able to show us, if requested, that you are a member of a registered UK athletics club.How do I register a group or team and are discounts available?
We offer a special registration discount for teams of 4 or more. This is for everyone from families, companies, schools or a circle of friends. You must create a team to receive the discounted registration fees.
10k Road Race – If registering as part of a group of 4 or more we offer a discounted entry fee of £16.
2.5 Fun Run – If registering as part of a group of 4 or more we offer a discounted entry fee of £5 per person. Although this is not a discount on the under-15 entry fee, it is intended as a family discount. Due to chip timing the under-15 runners we cannot make the entry lower than £5 even for groups.What are my transport/parking options?
We encourage all participants and spectators to travel by public transport if possible, or to share a car.
Free parking is available in the hospital’s public car park. The barriers should be open from 08.30am – 11.45am on Sunday 5th May. If you arrive outside of these times or find the barriers closed, just push the intercom button at the parking barrier and tell the security staff that you are taking part in Run Frimley to be let through. You will not have to pay for parking even if you have to get a ticket to enter the car park.Can I use a pushchair/wheelchair or a bike/roller skates/space rocket/other mode of transport, or bring a dog with me?
Due to the number of participants in both events we cannot allow the use of any alternative mode of transport or for dogs to join runners on the routes. It is not safe for other participants, particularly at the start and finish line.
The only exception is that we do allow families with pushchairs and wheelchair users to join the back of the field for the 2.5k fun run only.
We apologise for any inconvenience these rules may cause.Is my registration transferable?
Yes. If you would like to transfer your registration to another person, you must contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01276 604642. You cannot transfer a registration without telling us and must do so no later than 26th April 2018.Can I update my registration information?
If you move, change mobile number or would like to alter any of your registration information, please contact us via email@example.com or via 01276 604642Do I have to bring my confirmation email/ticket to the event?
You do not need to bring your confirmation email/ticket to the event. Bib numbers (and timing chips) are sent out in advance of the event, or collected on event day if you register in late April. If you’re registering on behalf of more than one person, all bib numbers and timing chips for your group will be sent to you.What is the refund policy?
All registrations are NOT refundable, other than in extenuating circumstances. Please contact the charity if you find yourself unable to attend due to reasons outside your control.I'm not sure if I can do the 10k, can I still take part?
Lots of people walk the 2.5k Fun Run but if you want to start getting fit the 2.5k is a great early milestone to aim for.
You can be ready to complete the 10k with just 6 weeks training. Lots of people do a mixture of walking and running for the 10k. 200 people took more than an hour to finish the run in 2018 so don’t worry about being ‘slow’.
Running can be a hard slog to start with but if you build up your base fitness slowly and steadily, you will be surprised at how your outlook on exercise changes. Here are some useful resources to get you started:
NHS Couch to 5k – this website, podcast series and app is a great way to get yourself off the couch and running 5k in just 9 weeks.
Running Bug Training Plans and Tips – this popular runners website provides a wealth of tips and training plans to inspire you.The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No. Only the person whose details are registered to the bib number may run in the event with that bib number for the health and safety of participants. Please see the section above on transferring your registration.Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact the charity via firstname.lastname@example.org or via 01276 604642
- Frimley Health Charity
- 01276 604642
- Frimley Park Hospital
- Frimley Park Hospital GU16 7UJ United Kingdom + Google Map