HOGSMILL 5

OUR ANNUAL CLUB RUN

HOGSMILL 5

ENTRIES NOW OPEN!



 

Our annual race will take place on Sunday 28 April at 10am



https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/Hogsmill52024






CHARITY OF THE YEAR


Our Charity of the year for 2023/4 is:


Epsom & Ewell Foodbank

Should you wish to make a donation you can via this link -


https://epsomandewellfoodbank.enthuse.com/Donate#!/



OUR SPONSORS


Our race would not go ahead without local support both from volunteers who donate their time and local businesses who sponsor this fabulous local race. 


Thank you to our main sponsor:


LA Sports Massage Therapy


Also to Up & Running and VFit Ewell.


2024 Race Information

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Our ever-popular annual women-only race is back! With no cut-off time it’s the perfect target for absolute beginners and enjoyed by established runners too. All abilities are welcome to come and give it a go. It has a warm, friendly atmosphere with a very popular cake stall (Allsorts are known for their excellent baking!) raising money for our charity of the year.


The minimum age for the main race is 16. 


The race is mostly flat with the start and finish at the Harrier Centre athletics track in West Ewell and explores the picturesque parkland in the Hogsmill Local Nature Reserve including the newly completed wetlands.


There are also children's races over various distances (100m - 400m) on the athletics track before the main event (depending on the number of entrants). Entry to the children's races will be £1 and can be made in person on race day. Children’s races will start at 9.30am.


There is limited parking available at the venue.


Please note that this race does not permit the use of headphones except for bone-conducting headphones permitted by UK Athletics.


We are delighted to have the Epsom and Ewell Food Bank as our charity of the year.


Early bird entries are £18 with UK Athletics affiliated runners and £20 non-affiliated until 29 February 2024. Thereafter £20 with UK Athletics affiliated runners and £22 for non-affiliated. The closing date for entries is 12 noon on 26 April 2024.


The Course

Course map - click image to show more detail

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2024 RACE FAQs

If you have any queries not covered by the FAQs or your race entry email  

please contact race@epsomallsorts.org.uk

When is the race?

The race takes place on Sunday 28 April 2024 at 10am. Please arrive with plenty of time so you can collect your race number from 8.45am.


How much does it cost to enter?


Early bird (available until 29 February):


With UKA Licence - £18


Without UKA Licence - £20


Thereafter:


With UKA Licence - £20


Without UKA Licence - £22


How old do I have to be to enter?


You must be 16 or over to enter. Any entrant under 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to participate.


How do I enter?


Entries are available online. Please visit https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/Hogsmill52024


Do you send my race number in advance?


No, please collect your number at the race headquarters (Harrier Centre) from 8.45am.


Are there entries on the day?


There will be limited entries on the day at a cost of £20 for EA afftiliated runners and £22 for non-affiliated runners. There will be no on the day entries if the race reaches capacity. If you are entering on the day, please leave plenty of time as you will need to be registered. On the day, entries will close at 9.30am promptly.


Where does the race start? 


The start and finish is situated at the Harrier Centre - click for map/directions within King George V Recreation Ground off Poole Road in Ewell West, KT19 9SH. Dogs are not allowed in the Harrier Centre.


Is there a cut off time?


No, there is no cut off time. There will be a tail runner so don’t worry about being forgotten!


Is there parking at the race?


There is limited parking at the Harrier Centre. There is some parking at King George V Recreation Ground, but this is for all park users. There will be no parking available outside the Harrier Centre.


Public transport


Train: Ewell West rail station is about 20 minutes’ walk away, and on Sundays typically has South Western Railways trains arriving every half hour in both directions, though you are advised to check the latest travel information.
Bus: the 418 (TfL) runs between Epsom and Kingston and serves Ruxley Lane and Chessington Road.


Are there changing facilities? 


There are no changing facilities at the venue. Please arrive dressed and ready to race. Please do not use toilets to change in as this will cause delays.


Are there toilets?


There are toilets available at race headquarters.


Where can I leave my bags?


Bags are left at the owner’s risk. We do not offer a secure bag drop, but bags can be left in the main room of the Harrier Centre if you wish. The organisers (Epsom Allsorts Running Club) and the owners of the Harrier Centre premises (Epsom & Ewell Borough Council) cannot accept responsibility for any personal belongings.


Is the race chip timed?


Yes! Sports Systems will be providing chip timing this year. In order to give runners an accurate race time we will be using chip-to-chip timing.


Is there a water station on the course?


There will be a water station at approximately halfway. To minimise our impact on the environment we are using compostable cups this year but are also encouraging runners to, where possible, run with your own running bottle.


What is the course like?


The race is a scenic 5-mile multi-terrain race. It is mostly flat with the start and finish on the athletics track, before proceeding along some local residential streets and then entering the Hogsmill nature reserve. Take care as the route goes along some paths by the Hogsmill river, with possible lumps and tree routes to watch out for and depending on the weather, these paths can be wet and muddy. The route also goes across grass which again depending on the weather, may be wet and slippery. There will be distance markers at every mile.


There will be lots of marshals wearing hi-viz vests out on the course. They are there for your safety, so please listen and obey their instructions. It is not a closed-road race, so the marshals will warn you of traffic. For safety reasons, runners are asked not to run with headphones from personal music devices as you need to be able to hear the marshals give you vital instructions and of course, hear them cheering you on! If you insist on listening to music, you must wear over-the-head headphones; earbuds are not allowed.


Can I wear headphones to listen to music?


No, UK Athletics rules ban the wearing of headphones in races that are not closed to traffic. They do allow bone conducting earphones where you can still hear the traffic. This is for the safety of runners and other road users and will ensure that you can hear instructions given out by Marshalls.


What if I am unable to run on race day?


Race entries are non-refundable. If you can't take part you may be able to transfer your number to a friend, transfers are accepted up until 25 April 2024. Please don’t do this without letting Sports Systems enquiries@sportsystems.co.uk or us race@epsomallsorts.org.uk know. Transfers after this date can be done on race day with form completed and brought to the event. For health and safety reasons we will need to know who is taking part, not who we think is taking part! You will be required to complete a transfer form so that the race has a signed declaration for the new runner. There is an administrative fee of £5.


When will the winners be announced?


We aim to begin announcing the winners within 5-10 minutes of the last person crossing the finish line. This will approximately be around 11.30 am.


What prizes are there?


Of course! Watch this space for more details!


Where can I find my results?


The results will be posted on our website shortly after the race.


What if my name is called out for a spot prize but I’ve left the event?


Unfortunately, spot prizes are to be drawn at random and given to those present at the event. Thank you for your understanding.


How is the Mob trophy allocated?


The Club with the most finishers will receive the Mob trophy.



Why has the date moved to April?

 

As a committee, we've  decided to trial the April date to avoid clashes with other key events and long bank holidays in May. We will

 reflect on how this year's race date is received to inform future decisions.


FURTHER INFORMATION