Both the 10k and 5k routes start at the Castle Grounds, Deddington. There is a short on-road section down Castle Street, Hopcraft Lane and St Thomas Street to Chapmans Lane. Here the routes follow a track through Leadenporch Farm at which point the two routes diverge.
The 5k route turns left and follows a bridleway back to the Clifton Road where it joins the pavement back to Deddington and the Castle Grounds.
The 10k route carries on via a bridleway across Appletree Farm and Manor Farm into the village of Clifton. In the village you turn left along a short section of pavement before taking a footpath on the left through Home Farm. This takes you back across the fields and joins the latter part of the 5k route back into Deddington.
This route has been chosen as it is almost entirely off-road and takes you through some of the scenic farmland that surrounds Deddington over some challenging terrain. Please be aware that you will be running across the land of working farms and you may need to give way to farm traffic.
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Make sure that you keep to the designated route at all times and do not deviate from the bridleways and footpaths. Please do not run on the crops. Please do not drop any litter.
Lastly, make sure you take a moment to take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy your race.
RACE ENTRY & REGISTRATION
Either enter online or download an entry form and send it along with your cheque to:
The Race Secretary, St. Michaels, Clifton, Oxfordshire, OX15 0PA.
2019 RACE ENTRY FEES
10k route - £15.00
5k route, over 16's - £10.00
5k route, under 16's - £5.00
2020 RACE ENTRY FEES TO BE CONFIRMED
If you would like your race number sent to you before race day, please send an SAE to the Race Secretary at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Race numbers will be available for collection on the day.
Registration will be open from 9.30am on race day to allow time for you to pick up your race number if you prefer. Both the 10k and the 5k races will start promptly at 10.30am. There will be no race entries allowed on the day, all entries are to reach Race Secretary by 20th April please.
Please note that you must be over 16 years old to participate in the 10k event. Children under 12 years old participating in the 5k event must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the course.
HOW TO PAY
You can register and pay on-line through PayPal using your PayPal account or Debit/Credit card. You do not need a PayPal account to do this.
You will receive a donation receipt confirming your payment to Deddington Four Farms Challenge, please keep this safe as this is your proof of payment for your entry. You do not need to print it out.
You can also pay by sending a cheque along with your race entry form. Cheques should be made payable to 'Deddington PTA'.
WITHDRAWLS & CANCELLATION
Your entry fee has been invested into the cost of staging this event and any profit made will go directly to our three charities. For this reason, if you are unable to run and want to withdraw, we regret that we are not able to refund your entry fee. Race numbers are not transferable.
The historic Castle Grounds, Deddington will be the start and finish of the race. There will be a BBQ, licenced bar, fresh coffee and cake stalls and lots of fun activities for under 5s. Please be aware that this is an open air venue so bear in mind the weather conditions on the day, over which we have no control! There will be portable toilets and a left baggage facility (at your own risk), but no changing facilities available.
There is no parking at the Castle Gounds. If you do need to drive to the event please park at Deddington C of E Primary School car park or playground, Orchard House, Hopcroft Lane where parking is kindly provided by the owners, or park respectfully in the village. We encourage anyone living nearby to please walk to the event.
All competitors must attend the safety briefing at the start of the race at 10.25am. Please listen to and obey any instructions from the marshals at all times.
Marshals are not allowed to stop the traffic at any road crossings, but will assist you with crossing wherever they can. You are responsible for your own safety and for that of any children you are accompanying at all road crossing points.
During the road sections of the race, keep on the pavement, or to the side of the road where the pavement runs out and keep in single file where possible. Where the race is on-road please be aware of traffic at all times.
HEALTH & SAFETY
You need to be fit and well to start this race as parts of the course are over challenging terrain. Do not run this race if you feel unwell or have recently been unwell. Please make sure you have filled out any relevant medical details on the back of your race number.
Please do not take dogs on or off the lead on either of the run courses as they may cause an injury to fellow runners.
Our insurance covers you for public liability only, please be aware you are responsible for your own personal injury insurance cover.
A fully qualified First Aider will be on duty at Race HQ.
There will be water stations on both the 5k and 10k routes.
TIMING & RESULTS
There are no timing chips for this event, but we will record your race time. Results will be posted on the website as soon as possible after the event.