LAUNCH OF THE BEACON BUNNY RUNS 2017 (10k and 3k).
Changes to the Beacon Bunny Runs 2017
Many of you may have noticed that new barrier systems at both the bottom and top Car Parks of Beacon Hill have been introduced. This change was likely to cause problems in the smooth running of the event so the promoters, The Rotary Club of Loughborough Beacon and our hosts, Beacon Hill Rangers and Leicestershire CC got together to review options.
The result of the review means that we have changes to both location and date. The new date is the 1st October 2017 starting at 11.00 and the new location is at the top Car Park.
The other change is the reintroduction of a 3k in place of the 5k trialled in 2016, this as a result of competitor feedback.
A new structure of prices has been introduced this year and it includes both the car parking fee and a chip timing fee as well as the Goody Bag and medal.
10k Adults £22 (UK Athletics registered members discount £2)
Early Bird discount of £4 is available up to 31st August 2017 and up to 30th September of £2.
3k Adults £12
Early Bird discount of £3 is available up to 31st August 2017 and up to 30th September of £2.
3k Juniors £9
Early Bird discount of £2 is available up to 31st August 2017 and up to 30th September of £1.
There are also special 3k rates available up to 30th September 2017 for a family of 4 - £28 and a family of 5 - £33 (These are not available on the day).
Access to Beacon Hill
The new arrangements mean that we have access to the park through side gates and much larger car parking availability. We now have an agreement with Leicester County Council about the access and also a revised system of paying for car parking, this is now built in to the entry fee and the extra cost of £3.50 per vehicle disappears.
Finishers Medals and Goody Bags
There will be medals this year and I can confirm that the medals are ordered and will be given out to all finishers on the day. There will also be a Goody bag for all 3k finishers and an enhanced Goody bag for all 10k finishers.
In order to keep costs down as much as possible we will not be giving out T shirts on the day, however, there is a limited supply of T shirts available with the Bunny logo which will be on sale on the day. They will cost £2.50 each or £4 for 2. Get to Beacon Hill early to ensure you get one as when they are gone then they are gone!
The start will be combined 10k and 3k with the 10k at the front. Full details of the routes will be published in future updates.
Joining on the day
Registration will be open from about 9.30 for collection of Bib Numbers and timing chips and will be in alphabetical order. A further reminder of joining will be sent in the week leading up to the Race Day.
There will be a host of prizes for all categories and full details will be published in future updates.
Watch out for more information as we get closer to Race Day on the 1st October 2017 - www.beaconbunnyrun.org always has the latest updates.
Race Director BBR17 - Garner Roberts