Race information

Run Thorpe Park 5k & 10k Sunday 18th September 2022

Address: THORPE PARK Resort, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///spin.living.tribal for exact event village location)

Please be aware that in order to enter the resort and come through the turnstile you will need to show your confirmation email from RunThrough or Let’s Do This the Thorpe Park staff.

You will then be given a wrist band which must be worn at all times.

Start Time: 5k & 10k – 8:30am

Due to rides opening and park opening to the public at 10am, there is a strict cut off time of 9:40am (70 minutes). We ask that those running close to the finish time please notify staff and we will arrange an earlier start time of 8:15am for you.

Race Packs

**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**

Collection Times: 7:00 – 8:00am

All entries will be assigned a number. To collect your number you need to make your way down to the collection desks on Sunday morning. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day. You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt.

If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed. Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib. Please remove the strip and attach it to your shoe shiny side up as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race. At the finish, you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

IMPORTANT: When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

Travel

Please see directions on how to get to Thorpe Park Resort HERE

SAT NAV address

Thorpe Park Resort, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN

Using GPS

Some Sat Navs aren’t so savvy and may lead you to Norlands Lane so keep a lookout for the big coaster track over our main entrance on Staines Road.

Before you travel, check out the very latest travel news with Highways England, or use Google maps to find a route.

Car Parking

All directions on where to park at the Resort when you arrive will be clearly signposted on the day of your visit. Car parking will be FREE for those participating in the event until 1pm, after this time you will need to pay for parking. Those leaving the car park before 1pm will need to push the help button to be let out of the car park. It is not necessary for guests to display a car parking ticket on their car.

By Train

Regular South Western Trains run from Waterloo direct to Staines, which is the recommended railway station for travelling to Thorpe Park Resort. You can see Staines Railway station on Google maps here, and zoom out to see where it is in relation to us. Approximately 5 trains run per hour to and from London Waterloo, with a journey time of between 30 to 50 minutes. Staines can also be reached directly via other mainline stations: Reading: Trains run approximately every 30 minutes with a journey time of 46 minutes, and a less frequent service running on Sundays. Weybridge: Trains run approximately every 30 minutes with a journey time of 29 minutes, and a less frequent service running on Sundays with 1 train every hour. Windsor & Eton Riverside: Trains run approximately every 30 minutes with a journey time of 14 minutes.

Toilets

Toilets are available in the lower dome. There are also lockers available to use there too.

Baggage

Runners and spectators will not be able to go on the park before the race starts, however, they will be able to go to the entrance of the garden room where a member of RunThrough staff will collect their bag and store it in the garden room. Please ensure your baggage label is attached to your bag. You can find your baggage tag attached to the bottom of your race number. Simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect your belongings, show your number to the baggage staff and they return your bag.

Before the race

Please be aware that in order to enter the resort and come through the turnstile you will need to show your confirmation email from RunThrough or Let’s Do This the Thorpe Park staff. You will then be given a wrist band which must be worn at all times.

During the race

There will be marshals all around the course as well as kilometre signs and arrows. The course is on the paths in the Resort. It will be 1 lap for the 5k and 2 laps for the 10k. Please keep count of your laps during the race. If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front. Please discard any water bottles or rubbish near the course signs and bins during the race.

SEE COURSE MAP HERE

Results

Results will be available on www.runthorpepark.com after the race.

Pictures

We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be available to view here after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

Spectators

Spectators can buy their tickets here. Please be aware that spectators will need to enter the park before 8:30am. Spectator and race tickets will be void after 8:30am and will not be permitted entry after this time.

Refreshments

There will be a water station on course as well as at the finish. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event. Costa coffee will be open from 7am in the Dome so runners and spectators can purchase a drink there before the run.

COVID-19 NHS APP

We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race. If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThrough Chat group on Facebook. If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space. There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your RunThrough medal and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

RunThrough Kit

Powered by RunThrough, RT Kit provides the level of quality and style in its running clothing that you’d expect from a brand that has become synonymous with running over the last decade. If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!