Run Wexham 2017
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Run Wexham: help seriously ill children at Wexham Park Hospital on Sunday 23rd July 2017
Run Wexham is a 10k Trail Race and 2k Fun Trail Run which starts and finishes in the grounds of Wexham Park Hospital in Berkshire close to the South Bucks border. Though the hospital is close to Slough the race terrain is beautiful and rural, and the run is across adjacent countryside and farmland between Wexham Park and Black Park / Rowley Lane. Parking is free and within the hospital grounds.
Every participant will get a finishing medal, fancy dress is strongly encouraged (particularly in the fun run) and there are medals for runners and a prize for the child’s best fancy dress! The theme for this year’s fancy dress is superheroes.
Supporting children in need of critical care at your local hospital
100% of the proceeds from Run Wexham will support your local hospital and our Children’s Critical Care Appeal. Your support will provide state-of-the-art equipment to help very poorly children with complex problems that spend time at the hospital with their families. The hospital has funded the development of a new 5 bed high dependency unit with family accommodation.
It is important for young children to be treated as close to home as possible to help reduce the additional stress put on a child and their family when they are seriously ill.
All the building works for the expanded Children’s Critical Care Unit has been funded by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and the equipment required for the Unit will be funded through the Appeal. We will also equip the four parent’s bedrooms which have been newly built right next to the ward.
10 children with serious illnesses are admitted to your local hospital every week
Register via the button to the right and become part of a movement to help these children to get the best possible care.
How do I set up a JustGiving fundraising page?
To start fundraising click on the link below and login in or register with JustGiving and write a few words about why you are raising money for the Children’s Critical Care Unit. This only takes a few minutes and then you can send your new page to friends and family:
Any issues just let us knowCan I enter a team?
As this is a manually timed event we will not be timing teams so groups can enter but there will not be a team time given on the day.
However, as this event is all about raising funds for the Children’s Critical Care Appeal you can set up a team fundraising page and see which team can raise the most! Follow the link below to set up your own JustGiving page:
Thank you!Do I need to register in advance?
Yes! Registration closes on Friday, 21/7/17, at midday and there are limited registrations on the day.
With many people taking part we have to close registration a few days before to record everyone’s details and give us a chance to prepare for the day.What is the pricing, timing and prize category for 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.
10k trail run (£14)
10.00am – Start
Midday – Prize ceremony for the top 3 runners in both male and female plus male 55+ and female 50+.
2k trail fun run (£5 children, £7 adults)
Midday – Prize ceremony for the top 3 runners for children 11-16 years and children under-11.Is there an age limit to enter the event?
10k trail race
Our event is run in accordance with the UK Athletics Rules, so runners competing must be aged 15 or over on the day of the run (Sunday 23 July 2017). There is no upper age limit.
2k trail fun run
There are no age limits for participation in the 2k trail fun run but under-9s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.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 car park at Gate 4, Wexham Park Lane. The barriers should be open from 08.30am – 10am. 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 rough terrain on these trail runs and 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.
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 email@example.com or via 01753 633206 / 01276 604642. You cannot transfer a registration without telling us and must do so no later than Friday 14 July 2017.
We need to know who wears each number in case of emergency.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via 01753 633206 / 01276 604642Do I have to bring my confirmation email/ticket to the event?
Yes, you do need to bring your confirmation email/ticket to the event. Bib numbers will be collected on race day from the registration point.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 don't run/I'm not sure if I can do the 10k, can I still take part?
Lots of people walk the 2k Fun Run but if you want to start getting fit the 2k 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. 240 people took more than an hour to finish the run in 2014 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 email@example.com or via 01753 633206 / 01276 604642