Final instructions

Race day Instructions

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Running Monk

Hello and on the behalf of Farnham Weyside Rotary Thank you for entering the Farnham pilgrim Marathon or Half Marathon, this will hopefully answer any questions you may have so you can enjoy your race.

** Entries only on Day open from 7.30am and for Marathon up to 8.30am

or Half marathon up to 9.30am**  

What is the date and when do the races start?

Race date is 9th September 2018

the Marathon starts at 9.30am

the Half Marathon at 10.30am.

How do I get there?

The start is at The Sands Recreation Ground (opposite The Barley Mow pub), The Sands, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1NE. OS Grid Reference SU 883464, please look out for the “Pilgrim“ direction signs, these will be from the A31 hogs back.

From FarnhamRUNFORD at the Shepherd and Flock roundabout take the A31 to Guildford, on the A31 take the next exit, sign posted to Runfold, follow the slip road round to the T junction, Turn Right, about 50 metres turn left (near Barfield school) follow road and turn next left, the FREE car park is on the right opposite the Golf Club. The start is a 150 metres from the car park.

From Guildford / London Osealen the A31, Hogs back, look out for the Seale Turn off, as you come down the slip road and reach the T junction, turn right towards Runfold, at next T junction turn Right, again towards Runfold, Follow the road down the hill and round a right hand bend, pass Kei`s Chinese restaurant and turn next Left (near Barfield school) follow road and turn next left, the FREE car park is on the right opposite the Golf Club. The start is a 150 metres from the car park. The car park is Free but there will be a bucket for donations to charity.

Running Clubs with at least 5 runners may book to park one vehicle (up to minibus
size) on the Start/Finish field, The Sands Recreation Ground – please email well in advance if you want to do this to, and please arrive early.

The closest Train station is at Farnham here is the train timetable for trains arriving on the 10th September ,  Campsite about 3 miles from start , There are a number of good Hotels in and around  click here Farnham

Collection of Numbers alton

Nothing is being sent out by mail – you need to register and collect your race number and timing chip

 On Race Day Sunday 9th Sept from 7:30am onwards at The Sands Recreation Ground where the race starts and finishes.  Please arrive in plenty of time.  Priority will be given initially to the Full Marathon runners, whose event starts at 9:30;  the Half Marathon starts at 10:30.

“Late entries available” on  the day

From 7.30 am  £39* for Full marathon or £34* for Half Marathon

* no reduction for membership of a Club.

This year we are reverting to the separate timing chips tclipshat you loop through your shoe laces, sticking the ends together with the self-adhesive

Please check you appear in the correct entry list when it’s published and your details are correct.  If there’s a problem please email me at before Race Day.

The race number bibs have a tear-off numbered Baggage Label for attaching to your bag handle/strap before dropping off at the Baggage Store.

*Important – Please do not use another persons number without notifying us, you will not be covered by our insurance and this is could unfairly alter the Race results.

Please go Click and change Competitors details here – Sports Entry Solution by Wednesday 5th September

or if not possible you must be email by 6:00pm on Wed 5th Sept, After that we have to allocate race numbers and finalise entry data for sending to our timing service supplier.

Deferrals to next year have never been allowed for this year’s entries.

What Shoes ? water stops?

Unless there has been a big Downpour the night before the race, I would go with normal running shoes rather than trail, the water stops are as frequent as every 4 miles Click here, there are jelly babies, bananas and other snacks at most of these.


You’ll be able to print out your result/time on the field this year, and those who entered online before 7th Sept and opted in to the ‘SMS’ service will receive a text with their result.

Anyone with an internet connection can see the results live as the runners come in by going to Sports timing Solutions live results These results remain available to view on the STS Results page for months.

Mobile signals at the Start/Finish field are good.

If you have an Apple iPhone and intend to run with it, STS have a free GPS tracker app which will let family or friends track your progress round the course – see STSprotracker for details.


Race Village

There will be various stands at the race village these include

Pilgrims Walk – 2.5 mile walk, Fully marked, with great views, ideal to keep spectators busy – Donation on day

Woodlarks Cafe – Selling Bacon sandwiches and cups of tea, etc.

Childrens Play Area – swings and climbing equipment – beside the seating area.

Farnham Brass Band – playing from a selection of greatest hits.

Popped truck  – Prosecco and Champagne


Massage will be available after the events, a donation will be given to our charities.

Prize Giving – will be given on receipt of a position as below, this will be available at the back of the timing Van.  

Prizes will be awarded for full and half


Men : 1st / 2nd / 3rd – Vets 1st Over 40, 1st Over 50, 1st Over 60 and 1st over 70

Women : 1st / 2nd / 3rd – Vets 1st Over 35, 1st Over 45, 1st Over 55 and 1st over 65

(other prizes depending on number of entries in each category)

We look forward to welcoming you on the 9th September, have a great run and hope you really enjoy the day.

Best wishes,

Farnham Pilgrim committee For Farnham rotaryroundallWeyside Rotary


Email addresses:

for issues relating to

for all other enquiries –   


More information including: facilities on the Start/Finish field, a family walk to keep spectators busy, route maps and profiles of the courses, which may be downloaded.

This event is organised for charity on behalf of the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside – Registered Charity number 1053391