The Worcester Sanlam Go Dad Run 5K and 10K
Sunday at 10:30am23rd July, 2017
Worcester RacecourseWorcester Racecourse, Worcester , WR1 3EH
Our special Earlybird discount is available until midnight on April 22nd.
- Free for boys aged 0-9
- £8.00 for boys aged 10 –17
- £13.00 for men aged 18 and over
10K Entry Fee
Our special Earlybird discount is available until midnight on April 22nd.
- £16.50 for men and boys aged 16 and over
About this event
We’d love you to get all your male family and friends to come and join us for our 2017 Worcester Sanlam Go Dad Run 5K or 10K Run at Worcester Racecourse on Sunday July 23rd.
The reason we are all working together to stage the Go Dad Run events is to get men thinking and talking about their health and also to raise funds for our five wonderful charity partners. Once you complete your registration you will have the opportunity to sponsor or support Prostate Cancer UK, Bowel Cancer UK, Orchid, CALM or St Richard's Hospice in Worcester.
Your family and friends also have the opportunity to be part of Go Dad Run by coming and helping cheer you on and show their support!
So please get all your male friends together, pull on your big blue Y’fronts and join us at Worcester Racecourse for a lot of fun and a run with a difference.
All registered Go Dad Runners will receive
- Timing chip and a full results service at the end of the race
- A pair of big blue Sanlam Go Dad Run Y fronts to wear over your shorts!
- PUMA t-shirt
- Your personal Runner number
- Big Yellow Drawstring Bag to keep your trainers or towel in
- A refreshing can of Wellman Health and Vitality drink
- Go Dad Run medal
Join the Go Dad Run community on Facebook to share your training and make new running friends.
In 2017 all runners aged 10 and over will be given a timing chip on the morning of the run, and a full results service will be provided at the Event Hub at the end of the race.
Go Dad Run Extras
All runners will also collect their Sanlam Go Dad Run blue Y-fronts, a PUMA t-shirt and their runner number when they register on the day, and be handed their Go Dad Run Medal and Big Yellow Drawstring Bag when they cross the finishing line!
No items will be posted in advance but all will be collected on Sunday the 23rd July 2017, at the registration tent.
Charity and Sponsorship
The reason we are all working together to stage the Go Dad Run events is to get men thinking and talking about their health and also to raise funds for our five wonderful charity partners. Once you complete your registration you will have the opportunity to sponsor or support Prostate Cancer UK, Bowel Cancer UK, Orchid, CALM or St Richard's Hospice in Worcester. Thank you!
From the north or south take junction 6 off the M5 and follow the A449 towards Worcester City Centre. From the West take the A443 and A44, both offer good access to the city centre.
Follow the brown racecourse signs. The Centre Course car park post code is WR1 3EH. The stable yard post code is WR1 3ED.
There are frequent British Rail services to Worcester Foregate Station which is 10 minutes walk from the Racecourse and also to Worcester Shrubhill Station which is a 20 minute walk or 5/10 minute taxi ride from the racecourse.
On the day registration – location and opening time
Registration will open at our Event Hub in Pitchcroft Field from 9 am and will close ten minutes before the beginning of each run so please arrive nice and early!
Please note that when you arrive at the Event Hub you’ll be required to sign in with your unique number you received by email when you registered online or though one of our charity partners.
You’ll then be handed your runner number, timing chip, Y’fronts and T-shirt and be ready for your warm up!
Situated at the Event Hub.
This is located next to the registration tents. Please note space is limited so travel as lightly as possible.
The group warm up will commence approximately 20 minutes before the 5K is due to start.
The 5K run will begin at 10.30 am so we will start gathering you into the start area at 10.20 am. The run will finish where it began.
The 10K run will start from the same place, 10 minutes after the start of the 5K.
When you cross the finish line you’ll be handed your Sanlam Go Dad Run medal and your Big Yellow Drawstring Bag. The first three home in each of the 5K and 10K will also be awarded special prizes.
A full breakdown of runner times and positions will be available at the Event Hub, immediately after the races are completed.
Racing has taken place at the Pitchcroft course, close to the banks of the River Severn, since at least 1718, making Worcester one of the oldest racecourses in Britain.
Flat racing was discontinued in 1966, but the National Hunt meetings continued to provide competitive racing with large fields. In April 2000 Arena Leisure took over the running of the Racecourse and the City Council maintain ownership of the land and management of the maintenance of the grass area in the centre of the racetrack.
There will be marshals around the course to support and encourage you.
Please take care when running around the course as this is public land and local residents will be out and about. Please always stay on the left unless otherwise guided.
Drinks and snacks will be available at the finish line and there will be a waterstation on the course.
To view the Go Dad Run FAQ's please click here
Can I register on the day of the event?
This is possible only if the event isn’t sold out. This will be stated on the website prior to the event.
When do I receive my race pack?
We email you your race number and details and this also goes on the website prior to the event so you can search if you haven’t received your email for any reason. You then collect your race packs at registration on the morning of the event.
How do I know I am registered?
You will receive an email confirming your entry. If a friend or colleague has entered as long as they have used your email address in the entry you will receive confirmation.
Will I receive race information in the lead up to my event?
Yes we send out email newsletters giving you updates on your race, information from partners and general details to get you ready for race day. You will receive a number of emails which include your race number details.
Will I be chipped timed?
Yes all our events (unless otherwise stated) are chip timed! In most cases you will use our disposable race chips. You need to ensure you put these on correctly on your shoe (race instructions will be given via email and this info is on your event information page on your event page).
Can I find the race number list prior to the event?
Yes, your event race list will be online approximately a week prior to your event. Please make a note of your race number and that of friends as you will collect your race pack on the morning of the run.
What happens if I don't receive my race email?
If you don’t receive your race email it may be because the wrong email address was inputted or the race email went in to your junk mail so please check carefully. All information will be on the website of the location you are taking part in and a race listing with your race number will be online the week before the event.
Can I Enter a team?
Absolutely! Get as many friends, family or colleagues together and run as a team. You are not required to run together and each person will receive their own time however it's just fun to run under a team name.
Can I run with a buggy?
Yes this is typically ok for most locations however please check the run route course as some locations can be a mix of path, trail, grass so not always suitable for running with a buggy. Also please try and stay to the left as much as possible to give room for other runners.
Can I volunteer to marshal at the event?
Absolutely! If you miss out on a place or just want to help out on the day and marshal that would be great. You would be there to support and encourage all entrants. Contact us by filling the form to express your interest. We would welcome you to join our team.
GoDadRun Events. Can children take part?
Yes. Boys under the age of 10 can take part for free if they are accompanied by a registered adult aged 18+. There must be one registered adult for every three U10s. Boys between the ages of 10 and 15 years cannot enter individually and must be entered as an additional entrant where the primary entrant is over 18 and has the permission of the parent or legal guardian of the additional entrant. 16 and 17 year old boys can enter individually but cannot enter participants under the age of 16.