Christmas Cracker 2016
11 December 2016
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The 2016 Christmas Cracker race will take place on Sunday December 11th. Now in its 29th year, this is Weston ACs largest race by far and people come back year after year to take part in the festive run. All standards of runner take part so don't be put off if you are a new runner. All runners are actively encouraged to wear fancy dress or at the very least one piece of tinsel.
For the latest information visit the Cracker webpage by clicking HERE.
Measured 10k course
Flat, on tarmac and beach, thus not suitable for wheelchairs, sorry
First aid and water stations
Lead car, race clock, festive distance markers and marshals
Event risk assessment undertaken, for your safety
Race HQ - at Weston College, Knightstone Road
30 subsidised creche places available at £5 per child (min age 1yr & max 12 yrs) - Please see CRECHE note below
Changing facilities and showers
Supervised kit storage (at owners risk)
Hot and cold refreshments available
Full results published on the Internet
Post race presentation and live entertainment
1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female runners
1st and 2nd male and female vets. V40, V45 and V50
1st male and female vets over 60 and 70
Only one prize per runner (fancy dress excepted)
Quality technical T-shirt and mince pie to all finishers
Individual and team fancy dress prizes
Many spot prizes
Online entry is £14 (attached) and £16 (unattached) inclusive of processing fee
Closing date is 28 October 2016, or earlier if the entry limit is reached before then
The race has closed early for the last 19 years so don't delay, enter today!
Minimum age is 16 years
Race packs will be dispatched in November
Check our website for the very latest race information by
Remember – absolutely no entries on the day so enter soon!
BEGINNERS TRAINING PROGRAMME
Weston Athletic Club will be organising a 10k training programme this autumn in the run-up to the event to help runners prepare for the race. As well as preparing people physically, we’ll also give people advice on pre-race nutrition, hydration and what kit to wear when running.
The Christmas Cracker training programme will begin on Monday September 26 with sessions every Monday evening at 7pm, and optional sessions every Saturday at 8am. A charge of £30 will be made at the beginning of the course and all the profits will go to Weston Hospicecare. All the coaches and leaders from the club give their time freely.
Anyone wanting to sign-up or find out more should contact Jim Wotton (details on the WAC Cracker page).
There are 30 creche places available for children aged from 12 months to 12 years inclusive.
The cost for this subsidised service is £5 per child.
To book your child in the creche please CLICK HERE to access the booking form.
Race HQ on the day is at Weston College, Knightstone Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2AL
Please note that the race start is on the beach by the Grand Pier.
Allow yourself 15 minutes to get from the College to the start location.
For race entry enquiries contact Matthew Wheeler (Race Secretary)
For race organisation enquiries contact Malcolm Gammon (Race Director)
TELEPHONE 01934 813340