The Big Day
The event is taking place around the Memorial Centre and the Gerrards Cross East Common on Sunday 11th May.
The day is starting with the entertainment stalls opening around 11am and the 5km Fun Run starts at noon from the Memorial Centre. Later in the day there will be a series of short races for children aged between 4 and 9.
There will also be a number of exciting sporting challenges and other entertainments, all organised on the Common.
Timetable for the day
|from 09.00||Road closures|
|10.30 - 13.30||T-shirt collection|
|11.00||Refreshments and Stalls open|
Live Music on the Common starts, courtesy of Chalfont Community College
|11.00 - 12.30||Children's registration on the day|
|11.35||Opening speech from Dominic Grieve|
|11.40||Runners warm-up at the Memorial Centre|
|12.00||Fun Run starts|
|13.30||Warm-up for childrens races on the common|
|13.40||Children's races start - youngest first|
|14.00-14.30||Live entertainment from Pop Goes The Choir|
|14.30-15.00||Winners awards, followed by The Grand Draw|
|15.00-15.45||Children's Fun Fitness Session|
|16.00||Refreshments and Stalls close|
The run starts outside the Memorial Centre (green marker), then:
- Head north on East Common Road
- One circuit of East Common then back to East Common Road
- Right into Marsham Lane
- Right into Oak End Way
- Right into Woodlands
- Right into Mill Lane
- Left into Woodhill
- Right into Hillcrest Waye
- Right into Hill Waye
- Left into Mill Lane
- Finish on the Common (red marker)
At The Finish Line:
Medals will be given to all runners. Trophies will be given to the first male and female individuals in each category. There will also be certificates for the runner with the best fancy dress outfit, prizes for the fastest team and the team with the best costume. Certificates will also be given to the first male/female teenagers and male/female veterans to finish. Winners will be announced at 2.30pm.
Please note that each runner can only be entered into one prize category. For example, if you are part of a team which finishes first, you will not be able to win an individual category as well.
Our chip based timing service will let all runners know their time over the course and finish position. A link to the results will be published on the website, Twitter and Facebook on the day as soon as they are ready.
Short Children's Races
We have our very popular short childrens races again this year and registration will be open until Monday 5th May. You can also register your children on the day between 11.00 and 12.30.
Timings for the individual races, divided up by age, will be confirmed nearer the time.
The Day's Entertainment
East Common will be brimming with activities, stalls, games and entertainment of all sorts. Many of the great activities from previous years will be back again this time:
- Face Painting at the Home Start stall
- Large bouncy slide
- Large bouncy castle
- Inflatable assault course
- Fire engines
- Film banners, posters and popcorn
- Lots of children's games, competitions and activities
- Beat the goalie
- Presentation of classic cars including a 1935 MG KN Pillarless Saloon
A fantastic range of hot and cold food, drinks, sandwiches, ice creams and snacks will be available including our ever-popular BBQ serving delicious burgers and sausages. There will be a licensed bar serving a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. Tea and coffee will also be available.
Our thanks go to Jungs Bakery for donating all the bakery items you will be enjoying on the day.
Music on the Run courtesy of Chalfont Community College...
We are delighted to be joined again this year by four student bands from the Chalfont Community College who will be performing a range of music from 12-4pm on the day:
Discrete - made up from AS students Christian Smith, Jamie Dickson, Anna Duncan and Harlie Rogers - play alternative acoustic. They all sing, accompanied by the guitar and keyboard and this will be their first 'public' gig!
Mind Mischief are another group of AS students - George Wilks, Frazer Holloway, Tom Daniels and Rosie Clark. They play heavy rock using guitars, bass, percussion and drums.
Awesome - Chelsea Murphy, Luis Harding, Charlotte Hazell, Jonny Morris and Josh Riley have been playing together for two years. They are all BTEC students and play pretty much anything they can learn.
City View - Emma White, Joe Towlson, Justin Mathis & Shannon Carragher - describe themselves as loud. Playing a mixture of instruments, they perform classic rock, indi, acoustic and alternative pop.
...And music from Pop Goes The Choir
Our Chalfont student musicians will be joined by the fantastic Burnham-based community group Pop Goes The Choir.
The Grand Draw
Our Grand Draw is back again this year and we are pleased to announce these fantastic prizes:
1-year Health Membership for two people at Stoke Park Country Club and Resort, worth over £3000
1-year Family Membership (2 adults, 2 children) to the Gerrards Cross Lawn Tennis Club, worth £650
Inflatable Birthday Party, courtesy of Better Leisure Centre, Chalfont St. Peter, worth £170
Meal and overnight stay at the Greyhound Inn, Chalfont St. Peter, worth £150
Roller Disco Party, courtesy of Better Leisure Centre, Chalfont St. Peter, worth £150
3x fitness sessions, courtesy of Lee Walker Fitness, worth £120
Public Car Parks Nearby
- At the end of Bulstrode Way
- Behind Hob Salon & The Food Hall
- Beside W H Smith in Packhorse Road
- Off Orchehill Rise
- At the Railway Station
- Near the library in Station Road
THERE WILL BE A NUMBER OF ROAD CLOSURES THROUGHOUT GERRARDS CROSS DURING THE DAY. YOU MAY FIND IT EASIER TO LEAVE YOUR CAR AT HOME AND WALK IF AT ALL POSSIBLE!