rules of the event and conditions of entry

Our priority at all times is that everyone can experience a fun event that is safe and enjoyable. To that end we need to have some rules in place so that everyone has a clear understanding and the event can run smoothly. The rules of entry are set out below, please read them all and be familiar with them. By entering the event you are signifying your unreserved agreement to them. Please note that although we do not intend these rules to be onerous, they may change from time to time to reflect changes in the event.



This race is organised by Thurston Fun Run and none of our members, staff, sponsors, landowners, suppliers or agents will be liable for any injury, loss or expense which may arise as a consequence of your participation in this event.


Applying to the 10k run

A condition of entry is that you agree to abide by these Race Rules. Entrants for the 10k run must be aged 15 years or older on day of race. While there is no age limit for the 3k run, parents are reminded that their children enter at their own risk and that there are some parts of the route which involve road sense.


About your race number

Race numbers will be provided following entry, either by post or by collection on the day, and must be pinned securely to the front of your running top using a safety pin in each corner. Entry to this race is personal to each applicant and race numbers cannot be sold or transferred. Any runner who competes in another person's race number will be disqualified.


Remaining Alert

The use of iPods, MP3 players and similar devices is prohibited during all road races. You will be running on the left hand side of the road during this race and we want you to be alert and aware of everything that is going on around you, especially when traffic is approaching from behind. It is also very important that you are able to hear clearly any verbal instructions that the race marshals may need to give you. If you are observed wearing such a device during this race you will be disqualified.


What we can do

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel applications, including duplicate applications, or alter the date of the event, the course route or distance.


Medical ability

Entrants to this race undertake not to take part unless they are medically fit to run a 10K and able to complete the course in under 1½ hours. You entry confirms that you have no medical condition or other disability that would endanger yourself or other participants.


... and other transport

The course is not suitable for wheelchairs. No wheeled vehicles or following cycles are permitted.


On the Day

All runners are required to complete their contact and medical details on the back of their race number. This is a requirement of participation and may be checked by race officials prior to the start.


Leaving items at the desk

Any belongings left in the baggage area are stored at the owner’s risk.


Keeping you safe

Race marshals and medical team members have the authority to disqualify and remove any runner they consider to be acting dangerously, or to be unfit to compete.


Looking after each other

Runners are required to report any casualties immediately to the nearest first aid post or race marshal.


The final say

In the event of any dispute the decision of the Race Referee shall be final.