Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

The event suits all ages and abilities as you can run/walk/cycle/scoot/skateboard 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 15th September 2022 at Midday.  On the day entries will not be allowed.  Your race number and airport approved safety pins will be available for collection on the day of the event, please allow plenty of time to collect these before the start (gates open from 4.00pm).

 

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.  If you require fundraising material or sponsorship forms, then 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).
 
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, goodie bag, 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 environmentally friendly so will not be providing water stations with plastic or paper cups. We encourage you to bring your own water bottle, or you can purchase bottles of water from the cafe. Food, non alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase from the lovely 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.

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 17th September 2022 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.