4th June 2017


Poole Park

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Event Information

Poole’s premier competitive running event with runners of all abilities from across the Country competing with the Nations best athletes.

Now in its 35th year, the Poole Festival of Running is probably Poole’s oldest 10k race. It will feature top international runners, Local Club Runners and many charity runners. All standards are welcome.

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Course Information

Mostly flat apart from once over Seldown Bridge and a small incline at Whitecliff on each of the two laps. As you approach the finish area to start the second lap, you will be directed to the right passing the finish area to your left.

The 5Km point is approx. 60 metres beyond the finish line. All other Km markers will be in place, accurate to +/- 5 metres – SEAA Course measurement number 11/017. All junctions will be marshalled. You must comply with directions given by police or race officials, but your safety is your own responsibility.

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Entry List

A  full list of entrants, is displayed here.  Please check  your details are correct. Errors can be corrected before the race but NOT afterwards.

On the day

Race Numbers & Timing Chips

Your race number can be collected from the admin marquee in Poole Park on Saturday 3rd June from 2:00pm until 5:00pm and race day 8:00 to 10:00am.  You can also view the current list of entries here. Please attach your number to the front of your vest or T-shirt and ensure it is visible at all times. Please ensure that contact phone numbers & medication details are written on the reverse.

Please note that in order to comply with UK Athletics rules you must not fold your number. Race referees can and do, disqualify runners who do so. Race Numbers must be worn only by the runner to whom they have been issued. They are NOT transferable in any circumstances.

 Car Parking & Toilets

There are pay and display car parks at the Civic Centre and the Everyone Active Leisure Centre. Toilets are available at The ARK and at the start/finish.


Please come changed ready to run if possible, however there are changing facilities in the marquee. Please leave your baggage in the area provided. This area will not be marshalled and kit storage is at your own risk. Do not leave valuables in here as we cannot accept responsibility for any loss.


Full results will be displayed live in the marquee. They will also be on the results page on this site.


10.30am in Poole Park (close to the marquee). Please assemble from 10.15am in your estimated finishing time zone. There will be time boards to assist you. The roped off area at the front is for sub 34 min. runners only. Please do not enter this space unless you anticipate finishing in less than 34 minutes. Please note that as per UKA licence rules, you are not allowed to wear headphones/earphones as you may not hear instructions from marshals or runners closing behind, especially at water stations.

Bollards and Safety

There are bollards across the Baiter path about 1Km from the start and at the entrance to the subway on the second lap, it could be slippery here. Please take care and don’t overtake whilst passing through the bollards. There will be warning signs 10m before. Remember you have entered at your own risk. Race officials will remain at the finish until the last runner has completed the course. Where police cones have been placed in the road competitors must run inside the cones. DO NOT run out of the coned off area into the road.


There is a water station on course,  at the half way point just after the finish gantry. There is also water at the finish. After you have collected your drink at the finish please move away from this area so as not to restrict runners behind. IMPORTANT: Please dispose of cups in the dedicated bins; it would help if you crush them first.

Prizes (Poole 10k Event)

You do not need to register or declare teams as this will be done automatically. First four runners will score, with the lowest combined placing’s winning the team prize. Vets count as seniors for the team. An individual will be awarded any prizes to which they are entitled, i.e. if a Male Vet 40 is 3rd overall and 1st Vet in his category, he be awarded both prizes.

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In the main arena at 12:30pm. Please stay and support your fellow competitors. There are refreshments, bar facilities and entertainment to enjoy.


Due to the confines of the course the event is not suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs or buggies etc and please – no dogs. Athletes must not be accompanied or followed by others on cycles.

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Entries fill up fast! On-line entries close 2:00pm Sunday 28th May 2016
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