NO HEADPHONES ALLOWED
The use of headphones on the Cabbage Patch 10 is forbidden.
From 1 April 2016 a new rule regarding the wearing of headphones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition.
“The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.
This restriction does not apply to races held on dual carriageways provided that there are clear, structured separations between the separate carriageways. Competition Providers of races held entirely on roads closed to traffic may apply this condition where appropriate to local circumstances.”
Race Directors may apply the condition to any race where they consider the wearing of headphones to be a hazard - including, for example, where runners must be able to hear marshals' instructions or on a lap course, and UKA will support the race director where that local condition is applied.
Enforcement of this rule is a matter for the race director and referee and disqualification of runners who choose to ignore it is an option.
Race Directors should state at the point of entry and in all pre-race publicity whether or not headphones are banned because failure to do so could result in many runners appearing on the day expecting to run with them.
RACE NUMBER AND TIMING TAGS
Your race number will be sent to you prior to the race (please ensure on entering the race that you provide an address that you will be in at the time of the race!) The race number must be firmly attached to the FRONT of your top. It must be displayed vertically and not cut or folded in any way. The results will show your finishing time FROM WHEN THE RACE STARTS. IT IS ESSENTIAL IF YOU DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE RACE THAT YOU SEND BACK IN THE FREE ENVELOPE THE CHIP TIMING DEVICE – WE ASK YOU POLITELY TO DO THIS OTHERWISE A CHARGE IS INCURRED. MANY THANKS.
CHANGING AND BAG DROP
Please arrive ready to run as changing facilities are limited. There will be a small provision to leave bags etc (in the pubs function room during the race), but we recommend that you leave things in your car or with friends. ITEMS LEFT HERE ARE LEFT AT YOUR OWN RISK. FOR SECURITY REASONS DO NOT LEAVE BAGS UNATTENDED ELSEWHERE IN THE PUB OR TOWN.
Toilets are available at The Cabbage Patch Pub and numerous other pubs and cafes near the start will be open to provide extra toilets and tea and coffee.
Prior to the start, runners are asked to assemble in the holding area in Church Street. This is a pedestrian area. YOU MUST STAY THERE, AND NOT OBSTRUCT THE MAIN ROAD/TRAFFIC. Marshals will walk you to the start.
Please see route map. There will be mile markers and marshals throughout. The roads will not be closed to traffic so please be extra vigilent.
DRINKS AND NUTRITION
There will be 2 water stations on route and one at the end. Additionally there will be a nutrition station half way, a tot-of-beer station in the final mile and bananas, along with water, in the finish area.
The Maris Practice and St Marys University Massage students will be offering FREE massage in York House directly after the finish area.
RESULTS AND PRIZES
Results will be available on www.sportsystems.co.uk shortly after the race. Prize giving will be from 12.30pm at The Cabbage Patch pub, please see separate page for list of prizes.
SPECIAL SPOT PRIZES
Two bikes will be given away at The Cabbage Patch pub during prize giving. For a chance to win you must place your race number in the bin provided and be present in person to collect the prize. A spot prize of a Garmin will also be given away. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU COMPLETE THE PERSONAL DETAILS ON THE SECTION ON THE BACK OF YOUR RACE NUMBER.
NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY!
There are no entries on the day. Any transfer of your race number to another person must be notified to Sport Systems before 6th October. There will be NO TRANSFERS ON RACE DAY.
Should this year's Cabbage Patch 10 race be cancelled for any reason beyond our control, refunds will not be available due to all received funds being committed to our suppliers.
Parking is available in several car parks and streets within easy reach of the start and finish area. Please check residents parking restrictions on the signs generally they do not apply on Sundays. PARKING RESTRICTIONS THAT DO APPLY are rigorously enforced. Wardens will issue tickets for parking on any part of the pavement or double yellow lines.
Race Head Quarters is at The Cabbage Patch Pub, 67 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ, 3 minutes walk from the start (1 minute walk from Twickenham Station).