Race Info & Route
The Sandridge 10k and family fun run is going ahead with a few covid-19 related changes. All runners will complete their 10k or 1mile distance on 12th September on routes they have individually planned.
When: Saturday 12th September 2020.
Where: A running spot near you…Heartwood Forest if you can make it.
Why: For health, for fun, for the children of Sandridge Primary School.
With whom: We would LOVE nothing more than to be running together and encouraging competitive sprint finishes, however, we ask you stick to government advice and run only with others if it is safe to do so.
Route: To promote social distancing, you are encouraged to run your own route. Please do stick to footpaths and avoid running over bluebells or other flower meadows. The Sandridge10k was due to be a 100% trail route – see if you can make yours off road too.
Please note, we are unable to route mark or marshal your run!
Water: Hydrate well before your run and look forward to a cool drink when you finish, or take a bottle with you to have on route.
Chip timing: race organisers will no longer be able to chip time your event BUT YOU CAN! Run with your smart watch or phone, link up to strava or garmin (or any other tracking app) and send us the results.
Medals: YES! Our beautiful bespoke wooden medals will be awarded to all finishers of both the 10k and family fun run events.
If you are able to show us your run on the day, we will award your medal then. For those who are further afield, we will gladly post them to you once we receive your tracked run.
Food and Drink Festival: This all depends on the current covid-19 situation and will only operate within Government advice.
We are crossing our fingers and toes that we will be able to set up Race HQ as planned at the Sandridge 1st Scout Hut adjacent to Heartwood Forest so for those running locally, we can award your medals on the day and have a (socially distanced) drink with you after your run.
Please be advised that ALL signed up runners will be notified by email 1 week before the run with the finalised plan with regard to how much of an event we are allowed to host.
Please run safely and look after each other.
Thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times.
Entry to both events will open in January 2020 so runners have 8 months training opportunity!
Online entries will close 24 hours before the race start or when the run reaches capacity. A limited number of entries can be made on the day at the runner’s village (subject to availability).
Getting to the event
In the interest of both health and minimising our carbon footprint, runners and spectators are encouraged to walk or cycle to the event where possible.
Cycle racks are provided adjacent to the main car park in Heartwood Forest.
There are regular bus routes through the village of Sandridge.
For those who need to drive, we ask you to car share where appropriate! We do ask drivers to consider off setting their carbon load via the Woodland Trust’s ‘Carbon Capture Scheme’.
Please note there is limited parking at Heartwood Forest, disabled access will be prioritised.
There are public car parks in Nomansland (Ferrers Lane, AL4 9FH) and in Sandridge Village (High Street, AL4 9DA).
Car parking space will be opened up at Sandridge Primary School (Woodcock Hill, AL4 9EB)