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Run Frimley 2023

Event Details

30 Apr 2023 | 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Sturt Rd, Frimley Green, Camberley GU16 6HY

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0300 6153206

fhft.events@nhs.net

Take on Run Frimley on 30 April 2023. With an amazing atmosphere and various race distances, this is the perfect event for runners of all ages and abilities!

About the Event

Please note, online registration closes on Thursday 27th April at midday, however you will be able to register on the day also and any entries made after Monday 10th April will need to collect their race packs on the day!

We are delighted to welcome the return of the hugely popular Run Frimley on Sunday 30th April 2023. The event has always attracted a strong community following with over 1,000 runners taking part year on year. The event is comprised of a NEW multi-terrain road and trail 5k and 10k race (featuring chip timing for all participants) and our new 1 mile ‘colourful’ family fun run.

We have made the decision to change the location of Run Frimley to a NEW permanent home at Frimley Lodge Park. There were some real positives about previously using the MOD site next to the hospital, but we were unable to find an agreement this year for a less restrictive on-site entry process, which previously led to a very slow and limiting start to our event.

With the aim to enhance site accessibility to all and improve the event experience for both our runners and spectators we feel that Frimley Lodge Park is the ideal location. Our new venue has a host of facilities already on-site and will also provide our runners with brand-new and exciting road and trail terrain running routes to achieve new PB’s and set yourself new challenges.

Exciting new routes to be published soon…

New for this year – Our Fun Run made Fun!

We have made the decision to make our annual fun run just that……….fun! Historically this has been a 2.5k chipped time event that was sometimes as competitive as the 10k event itself! We wanted to move away from this and make the event more family accessible for anyone of any age and of any ability to take part in and just have fun.

We’ve removed the chip timing element of the run and reduced the distance to just 1 mile. The course will stay within the grounds of the event village which means everyone can watch and cheer loudly to all those taking part. What is even more exciting is that we are making this event super colourful and will need your help too! They’ll be powdered paint just as you will have seen at other colour runs and bubbles for all the runners to enjoy and embrace as you run together. Where we need your help is to add even more colour. We want to see the wackiest, craziest, and the most colourful runners we ever seen!

As we want this to be the whole family taking part together, we are also giving free entry to the fun run to anyone who takes part in either the 10k or 5k race. The 10k and 5k race will start and finish before the start of the fun run, just so we don’t add any tired legs to the main event, so really, you have no excuse! Please note, there will be a limited number of medals available for this route.

Get that face paint on, dust out that ultraviolet top, put on those shorts you’ve always been told you can’t wear outside the house! Bring the colour, bring the laughter and most of all, bring the fun!

View our event FAQ’s here!

Entry Options

The day will start with the 10k at 09:30am followed by the 5k at 09:45am and then finally the fun run at 11:30am. Please stick around post event to enjoy the event village and clap those at the trophy presentation around midday. *Cut off: Please note, anyone out on the 5K & 10K route after 11.30am will be picked up by our sweeper vehicle*

Entry for the 10K is £20.00, £15.00 for the 5K and £10.00 for the Fun Run. A £30 family entry (2 adults & 2 children) will also be available for the Fun Run. 

5K & 10K entry fee includes: exciting routes, bespoke medal, chip timing, free entry into the Fun Run, refreshments, event village and more!

Remember, you can secure a free entry charity place just by pledging to raise £50.00 prior to the event and receive a free running top of your choice. Run Frimley is more than just a race for us, it’s our biggest annual fundraising event to raise vital funds for your local NHS hospital we would dearly love your support and to be part of Team Frimley. Please see below for more details on this.

You may wish to download our Run Frimley Sponsorship Form or set up a fundraising page on Just Giving or Enthuse.

Here are just some ways that your support can help:

  • £13 will fund a night light with motion sensor to avoid falls from bed.
  • £25 can help restock activity boxes, for patients to enjoy.
  • £50 can help colour-code the doors on our wards, helping to reduce fear and confusion for patients.
  • £234 will fund a Dementia clock.

Run for us and we will pay your entrance fee!

Run Frimley is more than just a race, it’s our biggest annual fundraising event to raise vital funds for your local NHS hospital.

All you need to do is pledge to raise a minimum of £50.00 before the event day and you can enter Run Frimley for free! YES FREE!

Need more incentive? As a charity runner will send you a FREE running top to wear in this year’s race! You can choose from either a Tech pro vest or T-Shirt depending on what you prefer.

Fundraise for Run Frimley and help us care for more patients like Caroline…

“After suffering with breathing issues and being unable to walk and eat. I was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease, Polymyositis – a condition which attacks the muscles throughout the body. I found being in hospital incredibly hard but felt very privileged and humbled with the care I received by some truly amazing people, who did so much to make my stay as easy as possible. The support and care I got was absolutely incredible, especially during a global pandemic. Without their help and encouragement, I would not have got my life back and walked out of the hospital 2 months later. To say thank you to the staff who took care of me, I took part in both Run Frimley 2021 & 2022 to raise money for the trust” – Caroline

Dementia Appeal

The run this year is in aid of our Dementia Appeal.

Dementia is often misunderstood. There are many misconceptions, and we all need to learn different techniques to communicate better to those people and families living with dementia.

We want to lead the way in acute hospital care. Now you can support us in our vision – to set the national standard for excellence in patient safety, quality and continuous improvement for people living with dementia.

Click to find out more about our Dementia Appeal

Find out more

We would like to thank our event sponsors:

                     

Volunteering

We need an army of cheerers, marshals and general event support to make this event special. If running is not your thing or you have any family and friends who’d like to come and support you on the day, we’d love them to join our volunteer team! Contact us on the details below.

Participant FAQs

Route Type, Accessibility & Cut Off Time

Please note, our new route is a mixed terrain road and trail run and anyone out on the 5K & 10K route after 11.30am will be collected in our sweeper vehicle. Unfortunately, both routes are not wheelchair accessible, however if you would like to get in touch with our Event Manager to find out more, please email your contact details to fhft.events@nhs.net

What should I bring? Do I need a water bottle?

Please bring a water bottle which you’ll be able to refill at the event village. Because we want to be as sustainable as possible, we will not be providing plastic water bottles at this event. We will have water points along the 5km and 10km route where we will have recyclable cups.

Make sure you bring your race number that would have been sent to you in the post. If you’ve signed up closer to the event date, we will have race numbers which you can collect from the event village.

Is there an age limit?

For the 10km route, children must be 15 years of age or over to take part. For the 5km route, children must be 13 years of age or over to take part. Children (under the age of 16) MUST be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over AT ALL TIMES. For the Fun Run there are no age restrictions for participation but under-9s must be always accompanied by an adult.

Where can I park?

You will have access to the car parks and an additional parking field at Frimley Lodge Park. The car parks are a short 2-minute walk away from the entrance to the event arena located at the far-left field behind the café/pavilion. Maps will be sent out to all runners ahead of the event.

Please click here to view the full list of FAQs for Run Frimley 2023!

Pay in Your Fundraising

Once all of the hard work and excitement of your fundraising event or activity is over, you will need to send the money you have raised to us as soon as possible so that it can start helping patients feel even better right away. We recommend that you do this no later than 4-6 weeks after your event.

Find out more

Contact us

Email us on fhft.events@nhs.net or call 0300 6153206 with any questions or for any further information. We’re here to support you 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

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