The Kingston Canter 5k
13 October 2019
The Kingston By Night & Kingston Canter - race brief update.
The Kingston By Night & Kingston Canter Cross Country run, in partnership with Kingston Maurward is about having fun, being social and exploring the outdoors.
This brand new, totally traffic-free race is contained within the grounds of Kingston Maurward College.
The scenic route takes you on mixed terrain, but mostly on grass, paths and trails and follows a picturesque path around the lake.
Whether you’re an experienced off-roader, first-time runner looking for an adventure or even if you’d rather walk than run, then you’re more than welcome, you’ll be able to choose either our 1 loop 5k, 2 loops 10k (Saturday and Sunday) or the 4 loop Half Marathon Canter route (Sunday Only)
Dressing up (if that’s your thing) having fun and giving it your best shot is a must for this event. The minimum age for the event will be 15
Both Kingston races will be well signed, have a friendly atmosphere, are chip timed, have awesome marshals and be loads of fun.
Plenty of free parking.
Please follow the direction given to you by the marshals so you park in the correct place, once the race starts the roads around the house will be closed. Please leave as directed by the marshals.
Refreshments on site.
The rules etc......
Getting Here - Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PY
Bright clothing and head torches are a must for this event.
You MUST have a head/chest torch to run at night (no torch = no run!) and some hi viz clothing too.
All finishers will be rewarded with a bespoke medal to celebrate your achievements at the finish line outside the big house.
For those who have ordered food, the curry, this will be served in the Canteen - just follow the signs - unfortunately due to the expected inclement weather overnightL, the outdoor bar will not be in operation - however we will be giving you a bottle of beer (over 18’s) at the finish for you to celebrate your runJ
Registration and number collection will open at 17:30 please bring some photo id with you.
Please wear your race number on the front, as it is with no adjustments to it - please DO NOT FOLD your number, it has your foam timing chip on the back - you will need to bring with you either a race belt or safety pins for your number - we will not be supplying the pins.
Registration will close at 18:15 Race brief will be at 18:25
Race starts 18:30’ish (later than advertised) as we will wait for the right amount of light before we release you, it is a night run after all J
All finishers will be rewarded with a bespoke medal outside the big house where there will be tea/coffee, cake and flapjack to help you celebrate your achievements.
Registration and number collection will open at 08:15 please bring photo id with you.
Please wear your race number, as it is, on the front with no adjustments to it - please DO NOT FOLD your number, it has your foam timing chip on the back - you will need to bring with you either a race belt or safety pins for your number - we will not be supplying the pins.
Registration will close at 08:50
Race brief will be at 08:55
Race starts 09:00
There is a three-hour cut off for the half.
Here is the planned route for Saturday and Sunday events.
Please note - at all other times of the year this is private and you cannot run around the area. 1 loop = 5k’ish so it will be 1, 2 or 4 loops depending on your race.
Car Parking & Main Start Area
Weather, look up, that’s what we have - or you can look at the BBC update here -
Footwear - this run is almost totally off road, there are fields that have had cattle and sheep (poo) in plus an odd stream or two so wear something for the trails not track.
Feed station - there is one on route that will have water, coke, sweets n stuff - this will be staffed by volunteers from The Will Mackaness Trust - please thank them as you run round x you could also donate here http://www.willmackanesstrust.org.uk/
Medics - Whitehorse medics will be in attendance in case you don’t use your HD eyes in the middle of your head and trip over a tree route or something less pleasant.
Once again - torches and hi viz for Saturday - please make sure you have both - no torch = no run.
This is a unique opportunity to run around these grounds so please be very mindful of litter and your actions on the land. Anyone seen littering will be DQ’d and poked with a stick!
We hope you have a great time, it’s all about the fun stuff at this event.
Times will be online at Full On Sport as soon as the race starts - there are winners prizes for the top 3 males and females in each race. There are no age group awards.
Free photographs will be on our Facebook page after each event. Stay safe and we will see you all at the weekend.
Bustinskin Race Team
Registration open from: 08:15:00