Race Info

Race Information

Thank you to all that made 2018 a great success, see you in 2019!

If you have a question which is not answered here then please email hannah@hbo-10k.org.uk,  we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Race Route

The Big “0” 10k Road Race is a fully marshaled course that follows a figure of 8 through the village of Hatfield Broad Oak on closed roads starting in the High Street and ending on the Village Green.  The course is gently undulating and on road throughout until the final 800m as it enters the Village Green at the finish.

Race HQ

Race HQ will open from 8.30am and is located on the Village Green which can be accessed via the high street opposite the village school or via walking through the Flower Festival Car Park situated behind St Mary’s Church. At 10:50am there will be a verbal Race Briefing in front of race HQ.

Entries

Registration for 2018 is now closed, 2019 registration will open in early 2019.

Race Packs

Race packs include your running bib and timing chip. Please click HERE to view how to attach your timing chip

NB Race packs WILL NOT be posted. and Race Numbers are non-transferable

Race Day Timetable

TIMEEVENT
08:00Car parks open
08:30Race HQ opens for Race Pack and Chip Collection on the Village Green
10:30Race HQ closes for chip collection and runners assemble on the Village Green for the Pre-Race Briefing
10:40Road closure commences
10:40Pre-Race Warm Up on the Village Green
10:50Pre-Race Briefing informing runners of hazards on the day and do’s and don’ts of the race. Due to the size of the race runners may find it hard to hear this. NB: All runners receive a pre-race briefing email.

Runners are invited to walk from the Village Green to the Race Start lining up with markers according to anticipated running time. Please be realistic about your starting position so that you do not impede race times for our faster competitors
11:00Race starts
12:15Prize giving
12:40Assemble outside the Village School for 1mile fun run
13:30Road closure ends and roads open to vehicles

Race Day Parking

There are 2 car parks which are clearly signposted and we ask that you do not park illegally on grass verges or the race route. Arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to negotiate any traffic build-ups and delays.

  • SAT NAV POSTCODE: CM22 7HH- please follow the directions of our traffic marshals.
  • Car parks will open at 8.00am, please allow enough time to collect your race pack.
  • Disabled parking can be found at the Flower Festival Car Park behind St Mary’s Church.  Please ask car parking marshals for direction.

Sports Massage and Warm Up

We will provide free sports massage and physio support on site to assist you before and after the race, located on the Village Green (Their services are free to use).  Mind and Body Detox will be on hand to provide a warm up at 10:40.

Donations will gratefully received by HBO PTA & Friends and distributed to village causes.

Changing Facilities/ Personal Belongings

Kit may be left in the changing marquee to the side of race HQ at your own risk.  Unfortunately we are unable to take responsibility for small valuables (car keys/wallets etc.)

Water

The weather on race day may be warm and it is your responsibility to ensure you take on enough water.  There is ONE water station on the course at the 5k marker.  Water is also provided as runners cross the finish line.

Finish Line

The race finishes on the village green and there is plenty of space for spectators. You will be funneled to collect your water / t-shirts etc.  The best way to exit or enter the village green once the race has started is behind the church. We suggest you agree a meeting point with friends and family on the Village Green outside the finish area to avoid congestion and as a courtesy for runners who have yet to finish.

Earphones

The wearing of earphones is strictly prohibited by BARR. Devices with headphones or earbuds, including bone-conducting headsets, are prohibited during the road race. This is for your safety, as listening to music during a race may distract you from being able to hear instructions from our race marshals and other runners on the course. If you are observed using such a device during this race you will be disqualified.

Results

Runners results will be displayed at RACE HQ, runners will be emailed and any runner that has provided a mobile number will be sent a text message on the day. Results will be available to view on our website.

Further Information

Pot Holes/Hazards: tbc

Medical Support: Medical provision is provided by St John’s Ambulance in accordance with UKA rules. Marshals will be lining the route at 1km intervals. We also have first aiders and medical support around the course.

Spectators: Non-runners can gain access to the Village Green via the rear of the Flower Festival Car Park behind the Church.  There is a gate between the car park field and the Village Green which will be open on the day and sign posted.  NB access to the village green directly from the High Street will be limited so we advise you to use the above access.  Please ensure this is communicated to friends and family.

Certification

We are proud to announce that this year the Broad Oak Big “0” Road Race Run has been designated as a Gold Grade race by the British Association of Road Races (BARR). Please click here to view our Gold Grade certificate.

Our race has also been issued with a road race licence by UK Athletics. The number for the 2018 race is 2018-33609. Click here to view the licence.

Our course has also been accurately measured by a Certified Measurer using IAAF procedures approved for use in the UK. Our course number is 16/087 and you can click here to view our certificate of course accuracy.

Road Closure Order

Please click here to view our road closure order

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