A 5K run for all ages and abilities starting and finishing at the centre of the village of Hawkesbury Upton. The course visits sections of the beautiful Cotswold Way, with stunning views of the glorious Gloucestershire countryside.
Come and run, jog or walk the HU5K route, either to get a top time, or just for fun. All finishers will be awarded an exclusive medal, with winner's medals for the fastest runners in each age category.
Due to the ever-increasing popularity pre-registration is essential, and can now be completed online.
The route is gently undulating, either paved, earth-surfaced or on grass fields. There will be full signage to make sure you stay on track, and plenty of marshals to cheer you on and keep you safe.
On the day
You can collect your race number at the Village Hall, GL9 1AT from 9:30 on the day (16th June 2018). Once you’ve done that, simply make your way to the start line in time for the 11:00 start.
Food, drinks and entertainment will be available during the morning and after the race.
I've registered, when will I receive more information about the race?
You will receive a confirmation email immediately after registering and another with joining instructions a few days before the race. Please check your SPAM box then contact us using the email below if you do not receive these.
I’m new to running, is this for me?
Absolutely! Whilst we do time the race and celebrate the winners, plenty of people do it for fun, or just walk the course. There’s a great training plan here if you need some inspiration.
How old do children have to be take part?
If children are at primary school they can join in, as long as they’re accompanied by an adult.
How much does it cost to enter?
Children at primary school (up to 11): £5
Secondary schoolers and students (11-18): £7
Adults (18+): £9
After we’ve covered our costs, all of the profits from HU5K go to Hawkesbury Primary School.
I don't have a PayPal account, how can I pay?
Don't worry if you don't have a PayPal account, you can check out as normal and then choose the 'Check out as a Guest' option from the PayPal screen. You will be asked to enter your Credit/Debit card details. Here are step instructions.
1) Go through the HU5K checkout process, choosing PayPal as the payment method.
2) When the PayPal screen opens, choose the option "Checkout as a Guest".
3) Enter your payment card and other details, then click "Pay Now".
Can I run to raise money for another charity?
Of course, and to help we have a sponsorship form here that you can use. Also feel free to dress up!
Where can I park on the day?
Weather permitting, the Badminton Estate have kindly allowed us to park in a field a short walk from the start line. Marshals will be on hand to direct you. Please do not park on the High Street or in the Village Hall car park on race day. Please do not block residential driveways. Please Note: All vehicles are parked at the owners risk.
When do I get my race number?
You can check in from 9:30 on the day at the Village Hall. We’ll give you your race number, and any information you need. Please make sure you’ve pre-registered before the day so that we know you’re coming.
Is there somewhere I can change?
Yes, the Village Hall has changing facilities and toilets. Please allow plenty of time in case of queues.
Is there somewhere safe to leave my belongings?
There will be a ticketed baggage storage area within the village hall. Items left are done so at your own risk.
What time does it start?
11:00. Don’t forget to make sure you’ve allowed time to collect your race number, and get to the start line.
What if I need first aid during the event?
The Red Cross will be in attendance just in case there are any medical problems. We also have plenty of marshals on the route, and they’re all in contact with race control by phone.
How do I find out how brilliantly I’ve done?
If you’ve done really well you’ll get a winner’s medal on the day. Everyone who finishes will have their time published here a few hours after the end of the race.
Do I get a medal at the end?
Everyone that makes it to the end will receive an exclusive HU5K 2017 medal to celebrate their achievement.
I’m just coming to watch, where’s a good place?
The race starts and finishes at Hawkesbury Village Hall, where there will be homemade cakes and a fabulous BBQ. You could also cheer on the runners whilst they’re on the course – perhaps take a walk down the High Street and investigate one of Hawkesbury’s fabulous pubs?
Will there be anything to eat/drink/do?
Yes, we’ll have a BBQ and cakes if you’re hungry, as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks.
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