Surrey Spitfire 20

Sunday 29th March 2015 at 09:30AM

This race is in support of:

The race venue is Dunsfold Aerodrome, Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB.  Dunsfold Aerodrome, famous for being the Top Gear test track, is the perfect venue for this 20 miler.   Build into your marathon training schedule or use it as a target event.  This event was included in the top 12 UK best events voted for by Women’s Running magazine readers.  Supported by Powerbar UK.

Race Entry

Entries in advance are now open.  You can enter online by using the hyperlink button to the right (a processing fee applies) or downloading an entry form here soon.  You will be presented with a medal and chocolate bar on completion of the race.  Entries are required to be 18 or above.

Race Registration

Please note, you will not receive anything in the post.  Race instructions can be downloaded closer to the time.

The Route

The start and finish is at Dunsfold Aerodrome at the end of the runway used for parking.  The route leaves the airfield after two miles and turns left through country lanes to the pretty village of Dunsfold and the surrounding area before returning to the aerodrome through the South gate. This event is two laps.  The route is undulating with plenty of flat bits and the odd short, sharp hill.  Water stations are plentiful and are spaced approximately 3 miles apart (water is served in cups).  Powerbar energy will be available at the 5/15 mile water stations and jelly babies will be available at all water stations.  Download a route map here.

Race HQ

Dunsfold Aerodrome has a distinguished history.  Established with the onset of WWII it is credited as the site of the development of the Harrier, Hawk and Hunter aircraft. It is now probably best know as the home of BBC One’s Top Gear. Toilets are available as well as limited bag storage.  Please come ready to race as there are no changing facilities. 

Run to Live, our shopping partner will be open for last minute nutrition and plenty of other goodies.  The lovely ladies from Girlguiding Surrey East are bringing along their stall, serving tea, coffee and snacks.  Team Fine Fettle with be there with a massage team to massage your aches away for a small fee (donated to charity).

Health & Safety

There is no doubt that this course is challenging.  You need to be fit and well to start this race.  Do not run the race if you feel unwell or have recently been unwell, even if you are raising money for charity.  Most medical emergencies during races occur in people who have been unwell but do not wish to miss the event.

If you feel feverish, have been vomiting, have had severe diarrhoea or any chest pains, or otherwise feel unwell, then it is unfair to you, your family, your charity and the race support staff to risk serious illness and become a medical emergency.  You are unlikely to do yourself justice, and there are many other races that you will be able to compete in.
*Please note, in the interest of safety, MP3 players and similar devices using headphones will not be allowed. You will be disqualified if you are seen to use them.*  Our insurance covers you for public liability only.  Please be aware you are responsible for your own personal injury insurance cover.

Getting There & Parking

Dunsfold aerodrome is situated near Cranleigh, Surrey.  Please note, access is through the North Gate off Stovolds Hill. *If you use Satellite Navigation Systems they will direct you to the wrong gate*. You can view directions to Dunsfold Aerodrome here.  There will be no access from the Compass Gate on the South side.

It does take a little time to get people through the gate and to the parking area so please leave plenty of time to get there.  There is plenty of car parking on site situated near to the start.

Race Start

The start is at the South end of the Aerodrome at the end of the runway used for parking and is a five minute walk from the car park.

Race Photography

Sussex Sport photography will be on hand to take race photographs for purchase afterwards.

Withdrawals, Transfers & Cancellations

From the moment we begin to organise an event, we start to incur costs.  Your entry fee is invested into the cost of staging the event – everything from the start and finish venues, to printing, to safety pins, from race numbers to marketing and VAT.  Organising any event requires a considerable amount of forward planning, risk and expense.  For this reason we are not able to offer a refund if you wish to withdraw.  However, in the event you are not able to run, if you can find a replacement, your place may be transferred.  Please contact Nicky on with any changes.   Most race directors will charge an admin fee for this service, we do not.  The deadline for any transfers is Sunday 15th March 2015.  Please do not run with someone else’s number, you will be disqualified and so not be covered under race insurance and in the event of you becoming unwell out on the course, we will not have any contact details for you or your family.  In the event the Spitfire cannot go ahead, for whatever reason, we will endeavour to contact you via email.  All updates will be posted on the front page of the event website.  Runners will be given the option of transferring their entry to a revised date if it is possible to reschedule.  Because of the huge costs incurred by this event prior to it taking place, no refunds will be offered.

Race Awarding Body

This race is run with an ARC permit under ARC rules.

Race Marshals

As always, the success of any race is often determined by the selfless volunteering of many marshals.  If you would like to help, then please see our volunteer page for more details.

Race Charity

The nominated charity for this event is First Touch Neonatal charity based at St George’s Hospital.  First touch offer support to sick and premature babies and their families.  To find out more

about the fabulous and important work First Touch do or access other events run by them, the link to their website is here.  Follow them on Twitter here and Facebook here.  First Touch is a Registered Charity No. 1072500.

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