Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is The Vyne Run?
A: It’s a challenging multi-terrain 5k or 10k run which starts and finishes at The Vyne Estate. The course takes runners along farmland and trails in ancient woodlands.
Q: How much is the entry fee?
A: The 5k is £12 and the 10k is £14. However, for UKA affiliated runners the 5k is £10 and the 10k is £12.
Q: What type of runner is this event for?
A: It is challenging enough for a competitive runner, but also very inclusive, and therefore equally ideal if you've never entered a race like this before.
Q: What is The Vyne?
A: The Vyne Estate is a National Trust property dating back to tudor times and located a few miles North of Basingstoke. It has manicured lawns sloping down to an ornamental lake and several marked walks wind through the acres of woodland. More details about The Vyne can be found here.
Q: Is car parking available?
A: The Vyne has a large free carpark, but if possible please share your transport with your fellow runners and family to reduce the number of vehicles on the day.
Q: How far is the race?
A: We will get the course to be as close as possible to the stated run distances. So they will be approximately 5km and 10km.
Q: What’s the age limit?
A: As the course is a challenging route you must be 15 years or over to enter the 5km and 18 years or over to enter the 10km.
Q: How many entrants will be running?
A: The run will be strictly limited to 400 runners.
Q: What is the cost of admission to the Vyne?
A: Admission for runners is included in the race entry fee. However, spectators wishing to see runners at the start and finish of the race will need to pay for entry to the Vyne. For details of admission prices, please click here. It is worth remembering that whilst there is an admission fee for the Vyne estate, there are locations along the route (notably Morgaston Woods) that are free-of-charge vantage points.
Q: What are the prize categories?
A: There are prizes for the first, second and third placed men and women at both the 5km and 10km distances.
Q: When will I receive my race number?
A: Race numbers must be collected on the day, please leave plenty of time to collect prior to the 10am start.
Q: What time should I arrive?
A: Aim to get to the registration tent at least one hour before the start time (the race begins at 10am). There will be plenty to see and do, so make a day of it and get there early. Once you have parked, marshalls will direct you towards the registration tent (5 minute walk approx)
Q: What about my bags?
A: Once you have collected your race number, your welcome to leave your bag with our helpful team of bag ladies. Please write your race number on one of the bag tags provided and attach to your bag. The organisers take no responsibility for the contents of any bag.
Q: What clothes should I wear?
A: Wear whatever you normally run in, this event is NOT suitable for fancy dress, sorry, but we won’t let you run unless you’re sensibly clothed!
As with any race, you have to be the judge of what’s right for the weather on the day.
Q: What shoes should I wear?
A: Trail running shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. This race is challenging underfoot and you need something that’s going to give you lots of grip on this off road multi terrain course.
Q: What happens if I can’t finish?
A: We have friendly marshals right around the course and you’ll never be far from one. If you’re dropping out, you MUST tell the nearest marshal so that race control knows you’re no longer in the running.
Q: But what about if I’m injured or I’m feeling unwell?
A: We have first-aiders based at race control and also at a central location in Morgaston Woods. They can be with you very quickly wherever you are in the race. in the unlikely event that you needed hospital treatment we would work with race control to ensure your swift transfer. We would then make sure your SOS contact knew what was happening — that’s why we ask for a specific name and race day emergency telephone number!
Q: Can my family watch me on the Vyne Run?
A: Morgaston woods are open to the general public. Friends and family are welcome to enjoy the grounds and facilities at The Vyne where there will be refreshments available, whilst you run. However, to enjoy the grounds of The Vyne Estate there is an admission fee applicable.
Q: How many drinks stations are there?
A: There will be water at the finish line and one drink station on the course dispensing water only.
Q: What facilities are available after the Race?
A: For a small fee, you can enjoy a pre or post run massage with North Hampshire Massage, or enjoy the delicious, fresh and seasonal produce in the Tudor tea-room.
Q: Are there any toilets?
A: Yes, at the main entrance and also by the Tea Rooms.
Q: Can I run with my dog?
A: Sorry but dogs are not permitted on this run.
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