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The Weybridge 10k Run – Postponed Until Further Notice Due To Course Conditions Near River Thames
Hi all, we assessed the route this morning and all afternoon and the River Thames which runs alongside the tow path part of our route has risen dramatically due to the recent rainfall across Weybridge, Surrey.
We spent all morning with our Health & Safety teams which have supported us from the launch of this event and provided great medical cover last year and we have decided that the increased risk level of this section of the route has risen above what we want to put in front of our runners.
The extra rainfall has made the tow path considerably more muddy and slippery and with the higher river level this section of the route has become more dangerous. We had plans to pulse the start and filter our runners down here smoothly so that the risk was reduced but over the last couple of days the river has reached such a state that the slightest chance of one of our runners falling or being pushed in is not a chance we want to take. The river has been flagged by the canoe club and they have warnings in place, we had the option to support with medical cover across the river in the form of medical boats however we feel the need to do this only highlights how severe the risk is.
We appreciate many of you would happily run down here however with the volume of runners we have we have to consider everyone’s safety and given that we attract a lot of first timers we believe postponing the race until this risk has reduced and we can provide a better and safer experience is worth much more value to everyone that has entered.
We had plans in place to protect everyone down this stretch but the risk has been made too great for what we believe everyone should be running this race in, please be aware this decision is heartbreaking for us and not made lightly. The frustrating aspect is that there is a good chance it would run smoothly however putting one runners race in serious danger is one too many for us.
We don’t want to cancel a race that everyone has trained and looked forward to so we are planning a proposed postponement or deferral for those that have entered with no need to enter or pay again, once the weather eases and we can reinforce the route to accommodate for the extra dangers the river has been producing then we will release a new date for later this year.
As a new and upcoming race we want to improve the experience year on year and we believe our runners this year deserve a safe and enjoyable run.
We have made this decision now to hopefully allow everyone enough time to change plans, we do apologise for the hassle caused and this is not something we wanted to do after the time and planning that goes behind this from such a small local team.
We appreciate everyone will have questions and points of view and this will impact everyone in different ways and I will myself (Matt) attempt to answer every single person who wishes to raise a concern or ask a question if you allow us the time to do so.
Thank you very much for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you on our new race day. Matt & Tom
The Weybridge 10K – Sunday 1st April 2018
After a successful 2017 race we are delighted to bring this race back to the town of Weybridge for 2018.
This race is a definite for your calendar, if you are looking for a 10K that goes above and beyond and gives you a shot at smashing your PB then look no further.
Join the 10K Team – Volunteering
These events don’t happen without the fantastic support and commitment of our event volunteers who sacrifice their time to deliver a safe and secure race for our runners.
Join our team and help make our race a great success in the town of Weybridge. Visit our contact page and get in touch if you are interested.
Weybridge 10K Race Village
Hosted around Cowey Sale car park, we will have a selection of local business stalls & also food and drink.
Grab a snack and relax after your race or if you aren’t running, pop down and support your loved ones whilst you enjoy the scenic views over the river.
Get in touch to have your stall at the Race Village where we expect over 1250 runners and families!
Pinch of This
We are delighted to have locally based Pinch Of This attending our race village in April.
The Gluten Free artisan bakery will be bringing down a fantastic selection of quiches, pastries, macaroons and much more.
Mark and his team will be running the stand and be happy to help any hungry runners indulge in some of their home cooked delicacies.
Big Red Bus Bar
Have you heard of the Big Red Bus Bar? Well if you haven’t heard of it you will definitely see it on race day.
The impressive traditional London Bus will be the centre of attention at the race village, serving alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages to runners, friends of and all our village visitors.
How about that then? A 10k run and a unique way to rewind after.
Hungry for a hog roast? Essex based, Giggly Pig will be attending the event, serving up bacon and sausage sandwiches before the race and a hog roast for after, all from their organic pig farm.
This won’t be the first time the Giggly Pig have come to Weybridge, having previously visited the town at the Christmas lights turn on, and went down a huge success.
Charity Partner – Woking & Sam Beare Hospices
We are proud to say our partner charity for the Asics 10K Run is the fantastic Woking and Sam Beare Hospices, who provide a great service to the Weybridge community and North West Surrey.Woking & Sam Beare Hospices are independent charities dedicated to providing specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families, friends and carers.
Woking & Sam Beare strive for excellence in all they do. Their commitment to continual learning and development in the field of palliative care underpins the high quality of care and expertise for which they have a valued reputation.
You can select the Charity option on entry to run for this great cause and they will be in touch to support your fundraising. We are also proudly supporting Compassion UK and Shooting Star Chase, if you would like to find out more on how you can run for them please contact us.