Where is Registration and Race HQ?

Race HQ will be located in the event village, situated central to Shimpling Park Farm, registration will take place here and any race queries can be resolved.

What time can I register and collect my race pack?

12 & 24hr Race Registration is between 17:00 – 21:00 on Friday & from 07:00 – 11:00 on Saturday. (Please remember ID & £2 TRA Fee applicable to unattached runners)

 

3K & 10K Race Registration is between 07:00 – 09:30 on Saturday

Where is the Car Park?

The car park is situated in a meadow, along the main driveway close to the main arena. Please follow the car park attendants instructions and take care entering and leaving the farm.

Please note that parking is free.

All cars parked in the car park do so entirely at their own risk and the race organisers or land owners accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to vehicles or valuables parked there.

We try to encourage car sharing where possible to restrict traffic.

What are the age limits?

The age limit for the 24 hour and 12 hour race is 18 years.

For the 10k event it’s 15 years.

There is no age limit in our 3k race but children under 8 must be supervised by an adult.

Who can camp?

Camping in primarily available for our 12 & 24hour participants and their supporters, however there may be extra pitches available – enquire here.

What facilities are available on site?

There are toilets, showers, refreshments, sports massage & medical support available throughout the event.

From 9am – 5pm on Saturday there will also be a selection of food & drink stalls.

Where is Race Start & Finish?

All our Races Start and Finish from the same place and will be clearly visible by the inflatable gantry and is located close to the event arena.

Where and when can I find Race Results?

All race results will be displayed live on our website.

All recorded times are final and no dispute will be entered into.

This event is staffed by volunteers and, while all effort will be made to record finish times, the organisers take no responsibility for failure to record times accurately. The results have been contracted out to a third party and they will record the 24hr times by chip timing. The organisers accept no responsibility for equipment failure or an inability to capture finish times in any way. Failure to secure your chip in line with the instructions or to lose it will mean your time is not recorded.

Which Race Rules do you use?

We use British Athletics rules in arriving at winners. Suffolk Trail Festival base their winners on the information supplied by the chip timing company and do not accept responsibility for any errors.

If an accurate race time is imperative to competitors we ask that they bring their own watches to record their times.

What entertainment is available?

There will be a fire pit for toasting marshmallows. There will be music during the evenings and face painting & kids craft area (small fee) on Saturday. More entertainment may be added to the itinerary.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Absolutely.

Are BBQ’s allowed?

Yes, we have a designated bbq area for our 24hour participants and supporters, away from the camping area.

We also offer BBQ hire for a small fee.

What if I need Medical Support?

Qualified First Aiders will be on hand at the race head quarters to assist with any emergency injuries. Please note you should seek medical advice from your local GP if you are in any doubt as to your health in competing in this event. The organisation will not be held responsible for any injury, accident, loss or damage that may arise before, during or after the event as a consequence of a competitor’s participation in the race.

If you have a medical condition, please make a note of this on the reverse of your race number.

If you are injured on the course please speak to one of the marshals who will contact the first aiders.

If you see another runner on the course who is in distress, please stop and help this runner.

Can I bring dogs?

While Shimpling Park Farm welcomes responsible dog owners and you may encounter some dogs on the course please note that UK Athletics rules require that running with dogs is not permitted.

Are there toilets & showers?

Yes. We have portable toilets and hot showers.

Is there a baggage area?

We provide a manned baggage area by registration. All baggage and personal belongings are left at the owner’s risk. and must be labelled with the owner’s name and contact number. Labels are provided at the registration desk. The race organisers will not take responsibility for any losses or damage incurred.

If I am not happy or wish to complain, what do I do?

The organisers have taken every step possible to ensure this is a fun, safe and enjoyable event. We hope you will take the run in the spirit in which it is intended. If however, you do have cause for complaint please would you direct it to the race directors at the race HQ where a formal written complaint will be recorded. This is so we can ensure the event is improved on where possible for future years.

Will there be photographers?

Yes, Details will follow. Please note that a condition of entering the Suffolk Trail Festival is that photographs may be used in future by the photographer and Suffolk Trail Festival for marketing purposes.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation (by organiser)

Where an event is cancelled or changed because of adverse weather or other factors outside of our reasonable control (force majeure), we shall not be liable to make any refund or pay any compensation – either for event entry fees or any other personal costs incurred by you.

In a situation where an event is cancelled prior to its starting, for any other reason, the maximum possible refund will be made to participants, less any reasonable unrecoverable expenses. We shall not be liable to pay any compensation.

Cancellation (by you)

All events are non-refundable, but you are permitted to re-sell your place free of charge. Details of the new competitor must be provided up to 48hour before the race start.