The Sport Relief Shepperton Fresh Mile takes place on Sunday 20th March 2016 and is hosted by Fresh Gym, Shepperton. We’ve prepared these FAQ to help YOU prepare for the big day! If you still have outstanding queries, please call us on 01932 225953.

Participants (Runners/walkers)

  • What time should I arrive?
    • Registration is from 10.30am at the registration point in Manor Park. The warm up will take place at 11.00am at Manor Park. Milers will then leave Manor Park field and cross over Church Road into the Halliford Field. This is the start point.
  • Where can I park?
    • There is a car park in Manor Park (charges have been suspended for Sunday 20th March).
  •  Can I leave belongings anywhere?
    •  Unfortunately there are no facilities to leave bags or valuables.
  • What should I wear? Can I dress up?
    • Fancy dress is definitely encouraged, so dress to impress! We recommend you also wear a sturdy pair of trainers (and prepare for muddy areas). Light layers are best as you can take them off if you need to.
  • What should I eat beforehand?
    • We recommend something to give you energy like porridge, toast or a banana, an hour or two beforehand, and plenty to drink to keep you hydrated.
  • Can I enter on the day?
    • There will be a limited number of entries available on the day but the event is very popular and likely to sell out. To avoid disappointment, please enter now online.
  • Do I need to bring anything?
    • Your race number, appropriate clothing/trainers and a drink if you need one en route.
  • What if I forget my race number?
    •  Go to the registration point and we can issue a new number.
  • Are there toilets?
    • Toilets are available at Shepperton Cricket Club.
  • Can wheelchairs users/mobility scooters/children in pushchairs take part?
    • Due to uneven ground, this route is not suitable for pushchairs/prams or wheelchair/mobility scooter users, unfortunately.
  • Are dogs welcome?
    • Spectators may bring dogs, but no dogs on the running course please.  We would ask that you be a responsible pet owner and ensure you remove from site any dog waste.
  • What if I can’t make it on the day?
    • Your entry fees will go towards covering the cost of putting on the Sport Relief games nationwide. Any sponsorship money already raised will be gratefully received, and used to transform lives here in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.
  • Can someone else run in my place?
    • Yes, but you will need to go to the registration point to update the organisers with the replacement runner’s details.
  • Can I volunteer?

The event / route

  • Is there a map of the route available?

Yes – please see below. It is subject to change, but we don’t envisage major alterations.The Shepperton Fresh Mile 2016

  • Can I walk?
    • Run, walk, jog or skip – it’s up to you! Some milers will want to go fast, so if you want to walk or take your time we recommend you head to the back of your wave to let those running go first.
  • How long will it take?
    • As long as you need. Expect to take 20 minutes per mile walking, 12 minutes per mile for gentle jogging, 10 minutes per mile for a medium jog and 8 minutes per mile (or less!) for faster running.
  • What if the event is cancelled?
    • If there is extreme weather, or an event outside of our control, we may have to cancel for your safety. In this instance, we will post an update on this webpage and Facebook. If time and practicality allows, we will try our best to contact you directly.
  • Can spectators see the whole route?
    • The start and finish points are in Halliford field. Spectators are welcome to walk around Halliford Mere Lakes. Please note there will only be marshals en route and not around the entire Halliford Mere Lakes area.
  • Can children run without an adult?
    • Children under the age of 16 are only able to enter the event as part of a parent/guardian entry. It is the responsibility of parent/guardians to decide whether a child under 16 is capable of doing the distance. A responsible adult should accompany a child at all times. In all cases, an adult’s emergency contact details must be supplied to us.
  • Can I choose 1, 3 or 6 miles?
    • Yes, it’s up to you whether you run (or walk) 1, 3 or 6 miles (that’s approx. 1.6km, 4.8km or 9.6km).
  • What if I can’t complete it?
    • Don’t worry – we know you’ll have given your very best effort! Be proud that your sponsorship money will be used to transform lives here in the UK and across the poorest countries. Remember you can walk all or part of the event. If you feel ill prior to running, then please be sensible and don’t take part.
  • Is the route signposted?
    • The route will be marshalled and marked out. It is a loop, and each loop will be 1 mile.
  • What terrain is it?
    • The terrain is fairly flat but the ground is uneven and potentially wet and muddy in places.
  • Is there a water station en route?
    • There is a water station in the Halliford field.
  • Is there a first aider or lost child point on site?
    • There is a St John Ambulance first aid treatment centre in Manor Park, and lost child/lost property point in Halliford Field.
  • Will I get an official result (time)?
    • We won’t be doing any formal timing but you can time yourself if you want to!
  • Is there a prize/medal?
    • Each registered miler will receive an amazing Sport Relief 2016 medal.
  • Will there be a photographer?
    • There will possibly be an event photographer, organised by Fresh Gym.
  • Where I can share my photos online?
    • On Twitter (mention #SR16, @trainfresh and @sportrelief), Fresh’s Facebook page or Instagram (@fresh_gym_shepperton).

Volunteers

  • What volunteer roles are there?
    • We need marshals along the route.
  • How do I sign up?
  • What if I can’t attend on the day?
    • Please contact Jo Hickman, event organiser, on 01932 225953.
  • What time should I arrive?
    • 10am for a briefing where full instructions will be provided – please report to Ellie or Beth at the registration point in Manor Park.
  • Can I volunteer and run?
    • Unfortunately not.
  • Can I watch the run?
    • You’ll be able to view the runners either en route or in Halliford field at the start and finish points.
  • What should I wear?
    • Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and potentially wet/muddy ground. Don’t forget sunscreen if it’s sunny!
  • How long will I be needed for?
    • Until the final participant has completed their mile. If you have any additional time after the race then we’d really appreciate help with event close down too.
  • Can children volunteer?
    • Of course we welcome children to volunteer but they’ll need to be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at all times.
  • Do I need to bring anything?
    • Drinks and snacks are a good idea as you may be stationed at a marshalling point for a while.
  • Can I leave early (e.g. when my child/friend has finished the run)?
    • That would make logistics a bit tricky, as volunteers are allocated a position for the entire race. We can cover comfort breaks though!
  • What if the event is cancelled?
    • If there is extreme weather, or an event outside of our control, we may have to cancel for your safety. In this instance, we will post an update on this webpage and Facebook. If time and practicality allows, we will try our best to contact you directly.

Please check the participant FAQ (top of page) for general event questions, e.g. toilet facilities, parking etc.

Telephone: 01932 225 953 . Email: info@trainfresh.com