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WASHINGTON TRAIL 10K
Part of Trail Outlaws hugely popular Urban Trail Series events. Washington Trail 10k is wonderful popular and inclusive trail 10k. Whether you are starting out on the trails for the first time, or wanting to race for a PB this event is for you.
Washington Trail 10k winds its way around the wonderful James Steel Park and picks its way around some beautiful woodland trails along the banks of the River Wear.Keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful birds from the Washington Wildfowl Wetland Centre along the way and the resident otter famliy around Cox Green.
This truly is a fabulous fun trail event.
Route and Course Markings
Aid Stations/Check Points
There will be one check point that is passed through at 0.5 miles, 3 miles and 5 miles. Sweets and water will be available at the check point. Sweets, water and fizzy drinks will be available at the end of the race.
The race checkpoint has first aid equipment for minor injuries. The start/finish area will also have first aid provision inculding a paramedic and an ambulance. Nearest local hospital:- Washington Primary Care Centre, Princess Anne Park, Washington NE38 7QZ. 0344 811 8111
Shoes suitable for the ground conditions.
All finishers get a bespoke medal. On race day you will also get a Trail Outlaws themed momento.
There are also male and female prizes for the categories shown below.
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Race Registration and Parking
Biddick Academy School,
Tyne and Wear,
NE38 8ALMap for Biddick Academy
Washington Trail 10K - 30/04/2023
08:30 - 09:40Biddick AcademyOpens for race registration, pick up race numbers and race merchandise.
09:55Start/Finish AreaRace safety briefing
10:00Start/Finish AreaRace start!
11:30Start/Finish AreaAwards Presentation
12:00Start/Finish AreaRace cut off
Washington Trail 10K - Rules
- All competitors must be running under their own names and numbers. No swapping of numbers or running in another’s place will be accepted. If you are found to be running in another’s place you will be disqualified.
- You must log your number with race marshals at each check point. It is your responsibility to make sure the marshal takes your number.
- Any competitor who is deemed unfit to continue by the race directors, marshals or medics will be withdrawn from race. The decision will be FINAL.
- Runners must carry all mandatory equipment at all times during the race unless stated otherwise at Race Briefing by the Race Director. If found to be not carrying the required kit at any time, you will be disqualified.
- If you decide to retire from the race you must notify a marshal. You must surrender your race number and you will not be allowed to continue.
- Unsporting behaviour (cheating) will not be tolerated and result in immediate disqualification. This includes but not limited to, not carrying mandatory kit at all times, taking short cuts, use of PEDs.
- We strongly advise against the using of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs i.e Ibuprofen) during the events, as they are proven to cause harm during endurance events. Doing so against this advice is strictly at the competitor’s risk.
- All runners take full responsibility for their own navigation during the event.
- You must have your bib number visible at all times or easily accessible to show the Check Point team.
- If you do not leave an aid station before the cut off time you will not be allowed to continue for safety, cut-off times will be strictly enforced. If you get to the finish line after the final cut off you will unfortunately not be listed as an official finisher and will not be eligible for awards.
- Littering will result in immediate disqualification. We must respect the trails at all times. Some of our events take place in SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest), and securing permission to host events in these areas is very difficult. If you litter you not only jeopardise the events future, but more importantly you jeopardise the area.
- Dogs are NOT allowed to take part in the event. They present a trip hazard to other runners and a risk of upsetting livestock of local land owners.
- Headphones are not permitted at the race.
- You do not have a right of way priority over any other users of the course, you must respect other users of the course throughout the duration of the event.
- The race has an ARC permit number and will be held under ARC rules. We recommend that you make yourself familiar with ARC rules specific to Trail running: http://www.runningclubs.org.uk/rules