Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

The event suits all ages and abilities as you can run/walk/cycle/scoot/skateboard your way round.  For safeguarding reasons, all under 16s are strictly a parent's/guardian's responsibility while at the event and under 8s MUST be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or other designated adult of the parent's choice at all times. Children under the age of 4 years will only be permitted to walk the 3km distance with an adult.

What is a family ticket?
This is a great way for your family to save on the entry fee and is valid for 2 adults and 2 children (aged 0-16 years).
 
Can I run with a pushchair or buggy?
Yes.  Although please be mindful, take care of other participants around you and if possible start at the back. Running whilst carrying a baby or child (in your arms, on your shoulders or piggyback, in a carrier or harness) is not permitted on the course due to safety risks.  However, walking whilst carrying a baby or child is allowed, as long as their safety and welfare is not compromised.

How do I register?  
Registration must be done online in advance of the event.  Entries will close on Tuesday 7th September 2021.  On the day entries will not be allowed.  Your number will be posted to you before the event date.
 
Do I need to fundraise?

It is optional and we encourage you to take part whilst helping to fundraise for a local charity or school of your choice.  Visit the Charities & Schools page for inspiration about local causes you may wish to support.  We recommend setting up an online fundraising page such as Justgiving or Virgin Money Giving.  If you require fundraising material or sponsorship forms, then please contact the relevant charity or school who can help.

What is included in the entry fee?  
Support before and during the event, finisher’s medal, goodie bag, first aid, toilet facilities and parking. 

Will there be food/drink available?  

We encourage you to bring your own water bottle, but bottles of water will also be available as needed. We are keen to be more green and environmentally friendly, but due to the current climate this year and to reduce the amount of touchpoints we will not be providing water stations with paper cups. There will be a lovely, newly refurbished cafe on site where snacks, an array of food including a BBQ, non alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase.

 
Is there parking?

Free parking is available on site.
 

Is bag storage available?

There is no secure area to leave personal belongings. You will need to leave your belongings in your car. 

When do I need to decide on the distance?  
You can choose the distance (3km/5km/10km) that you wish to cover on the evening of the event.
 
Is the course suitable for a wheelchair?  
Yes.  There are also plenty of parking spaces for wheelchair users in the car park, plus there is a wheelchair access toilet in the café, in Aerobility and in the passenger lounge. 

Is the event accessible for deaf participants?  
Yes.  Safety information will be provided by email in advance, a BSL interpreter will be at the event (from Total Communication) assisting with instructions and helping at the cafe plus a starting flag will be used to announce the start of the event.

Can I wear fancy dress?

We welcome anyone to take part wearing fancy dress, however please ensure your outfit does not affect your health or safety around the course or affect any other participants or attendees. 

Can I wear headphones?

Yes - but please be mindful of others around you.  Keep the volume low to ensure you can still hear what is happening around you and any safety announcements. 

Can I smoke on site? 
Blackbushe Airport is a strictly non-smoking, non-vaping environment.

Can I bring my dog?  
Dogs are not permitted anywhere on the airport.
 
What happens if the event is not able to go ahead due to Covid-19 restrictions? 
If the event is not able to go ahead on 11th September 2021 then it will be rescheduled and places will automatically be transferred to the new date.  If you are unable to make the new date then please get in touch with us via the Contact form.
 
What happens if I cannot attend due to self-isolating?

If you need to self-isolate due to Covid-19 then please get in touch with us via the Contact form and we will arrange to transfer your place to the following year.  You must notify us in advance of the event date.