Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate?
The event suits all ages and abilities as you can run, walk, cycle or scoot your way round.
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 4 years will only be permitted to walk the 3km distance with an adult.
How do I register?
Registration must be done online in advance of the event. Entries close on Thursday 14th September at 10.00am. Your event number and airport approved safety pins will be available for collection on the day of the event, please collect these by 5.00pm (gates open from 4.00pm).
Is there a time limit?
If you are planning to walk the entire course, you will only be able to do 3k or 5k as light loss will prevent walking 10k. If you haven’t completed your first lap of 5km by 6.20pm (within 50 minutes) then you won’t have enough time to complete a second lap.
Do I need to fundraise?
It is optional and we encourage you to take part in support of a local charity or school of your choice. Visit the Charities & Schools page for inspiration of local causes you may wish to support. We recommend setting up an online fundraising page such as Justgiving. If you require fundraising material or sponsorship forms, please contact the relevant charity or school who can help.
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).
Do I need to wear a helmet?
Anyone cycling, scooting, skating or skateboarding must wear a safety helmet: you will not be allowed to participate if you are not wearing one.
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 due to safety risks. However, walking whilst carrying a baby or child is allowed, as long as their safety and welfare is not compromised.
What is included in the entry fee?
Finisher's medal (wooden), support before and during the event, first aid, toilet facilities and free on-site parking.
Will there be food/drink available?
We are keen to be more green and environmentally friendly so will not be providing water stations with paper cups. We encourage you to bring your own water bottle, or you can purchase bottles of water from the cafe. BBQ food, snacks, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks will be available to purchase from the Pathfinder Cafe on site.
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 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 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, a starting flag will be announce the start and volunteers from Chloe's and Sophie's Special Ears Fund will be available on the ground for British Sign Language and Deaf Accessibility.
Is the course suitable for a wheelchair?
Yes. There are also plenty of 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. If a carer needs to take part to provide supervision or assistance then please get in touch with us and we'll provide a code to enable free entry.
Are spectators allowed?
Yes, people are welcome to come along to watch or support and there is no charge for this.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are not permitted at the event.
Can I smoke on site?
Blackbushe Airport is a strictly non-smoking, non-vaping environment.
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.
What happens if the event is not able to go ahead?
If the event is not able to go ahead on 21st September 2024 due to weather conditions - the event is non-refundable/non-transferable. Tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable.
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.