Families On Track
Saturday 17th July
WHAT IS IT?
Where: Durham RacecourseThis is an exciting new running event which was held for the FIRST TIME EVER in 2019 in Durham! Paula Radcliffe is a very vocal advocate for family health and fitness and her concept of “ Families on Track” encompasses everything she believes in as a runner…but more importantly as a mum! This new exciting event offers an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a safe, fun and competitive event as a unit together. Mum, Dad. Kids, Grandparents, and other family members complete the 10km distance as a continuous relay, in whichever order or combination they decide upon. This offers a unique concept of adults and children running together, embracing exercise, but in a fun race format that can include everyone, no matter what age or ability.
HOW DOES IT WORK?There are 3 laps of varying distances. 1km, 500m and 250m. on a safe enclosed course. Each family must complete 10km total distance in any combination of those distances they chose. (e.g. 6 x 1km 5 x 500m 6 x 250m=10km). Each leg is completed by an individual who then hands over to another family member for the next leg. You can run in any order and run any distance as long as you eventually complete 10km. Changeovers take place in the “Crazy Zone”. This is where the fun happens! Each family will have its own Pen in the Crazy Zone. Sort the changes and cheer each other on. When you complete the distance the whole family group joins together for the Glory Leg up to the Finish Line.
ARE THERE ANY RULES?Not many!
- Each family group can be 3,4 or 5 people. Of which at least 1 needs to be under 16 and at least one over 18.
- You can enter more than one family group.
- Team entry costs £40, this includes a medal, t-shirt, goody bag and chip timing for all team members
- All members must complete at least one lap.
- Each leg (1km, 500m, 250m) must be completed at least 4 times (so Dad cant do 10 x 1km to show off!!)
- You must stay in your family Pen until changing over or running. Its not called the Crazy Zone for nothing!
- Our guideline is that under-10s should take on the 500m and 250m. Because they are FAST!
- You decide how to make up the 10km!