Race Day Information

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IMPORTANT RACE INFORMATION! – SPLAT QUACK GO

Are you ready to go Quackers on June 16th

This document contains all the information you will need to run (walk or waddle) through Splat Quack GO.

PLEASE READ THROUGH CAREFULLY, THIS GUIDE WILL COVER…

  • • GETTING TO THE VENUE
    • ENTERING
    • CAR PARKING
    • REGISTRATION & KEY DROP
    • TRANSFERS/DEFERRALS
    • START TIMES
    • WAIVERS
    • WHAT TO WEAR
    • SAFETY
    • RACE PHOTOGRAPHY
    • FACILITIES

Key points:

  • Arrive at least 1 hour before your wave time
  • Runners will be called 15 minutes before their start time for a safety briefing and warmup.
  • Don’t worry about bringing tickets, we will have a list of everyone on the day
  • Head to registration and collect your T-shirt and wave start band
  • Only runners wearing the correct wave start band will be allowed to start
  • No Metal Studs/Spikes on shoes, trail shoes with deep lugs recommended.
  • Key drop facility only, please keep valuables in your car
  • No showers, but we will have a basic wash down station

GETTING TO THE VENUE

The address of the venue is;

Poplar Park
Hollesley
Suffolk
IP12 3NA

We will have arrows (with a duck logo), situated along local roads to help find the site. However it is easy to find, from Woodbridge, take the A1152 through Melton, you will pass over a railway crossing just after a sharp bend, then you will see a roundabout. Turn right at this roundabout taking the B1083 up the hill, then further along, take a left turn to Hollesley. Keep on this road all the way towards Hollesley, and just before the village turn right into Popular Park.

HOW DO I ENTER

If you have not already registered, or have friends who want to join you, visit www.splatquack.com and you will see links to each event ticket. This takes you to Eventbrite to sign up.

We also accept on the day signups for £50.

You choose 6km or 12km (2 laps), after the first lap has been completed, so distance is chosen on the day.

TRANSFERS/DEFERRALS

If you wish to transfer, or defer your entry, THE DEADLINE IS 9th June 2018, after this time you can no longer transfer or defer. Please email race@splatquack.com.

CAR PARKING

We have allocated three car parks close to the event village and start lines. Our staff will direct you on arrival. There is one entry and exit point. Please be patient and we will get you parked / exited as soon as possible.

Car Parking is FREE, but we ask kindly to make a donation to our chosen charity, Fresh Start New Beginnings.  Collection buckets will be at the car park entrance and any donation will be most gratefully received.

WHAT AGE DO I NEED TO BE TO ENTER?

All entrants need to be 16 or over. Anyone under 18 must have a signed parental waiver you will not be able to take part without one. A waiver form is attached to your race email.

DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SWIM TO TAKE PART?

No you don’t. At no point will you be out of your depth on any of the water obstacles.

CAN WE ENTER AS A TEAM?

You are more than welcome to run as a team, we offer some of the best and biggest team discounts out there, which can be seen on our website.

REGISTRATION

Once parked up, make your way to the big black duck tent. Registration is alphabetically by surname, there will be 3 lanes along with a lane for key drop and on the day entry.

We do not use race numbers, nor do we require the tickets that you would have previously received by email. We will know everyone who is due to arrive on the day and will check you off once signed in.

You will be handed a coloured wrist band, IMPORTANT! Each band shows your wave time. You CAN ONLY Run in the wave time specified. If you miss your time, you will need to return to registration to see if we can fit you in a different wave, for which a different wave band will be issued.

You will collect your T-shirt from registration which you can wear on the day, or take home clean! This will be given in a goodie bag at the start of the event which will contain a small snack, and an energy gel. You can choose to have this before the event, or after.

You will be offered a rubber duck which you can carry around the course for a £50 cash prize, see prizes further below for more info.

KEY DROP

We do not have a bag drop facility, but we offer a key drop facility. Please keep valuables in your vehicle. Our car park is situated very close to event village, so it’s a short walk.

WAIVERS

To help speed up queues, please bring a signed waiver (attached) on the day, we will have spares at registration, but unless you like queuing we highly recommend you bring a signed one ready with you.

Runner Waiver – Download and Sign and bring on the day

START TIMES

Wave bands will be checked at our start line security.

NO WAVE BAND, NO START.

Wave 1: 10.30
Wave 2: 11.00
Wave 3: 11.30
Wave 4: 12.00
Wave 5: 12.30

Each wave will have up to 250 runners. If you want to sprint ahead, make sure you move to the front of the start line queue. If you plan to waddle, move towards the back.

WHAT TO WEAR

We strongly advise that you arrive at the event in your running kit, as there are no changing or storage facilities, and that you bring warm, dry clothing to change into after the race. There will be NO SHOWERS though we will have a wash station to wash your hands and face.

You will get very wet, muddy and dirty (and rather smelly). We advise that you wear a synthetic T-Shirt (long sleeve is best) to protect against scratches, or better a compression top, shorts or running tights and a good pair of off-road trainers such as trail shoes with good grip, or at least a good pair of running trainers. Please don’t wear your brand new £120 runners as they will get punished!

If you like, you can come in fancy dress, or generally wear whatever you like, but metal studs on shoes such as football boots is forbidden.

If the weather looks to be hot, please remember your sun cream. Being wet in the sun can burn skin quickly.

SAFETY

We take necessary and practical steps to ensure your safety on our courses. There are a number of medically trained personnel around the course including the professional medical staff.

We will have a safety briefing for each wave. Listen carefully as they will point out important safety information to protect you and other runners.

We have marshals stationed at most obstacles, who can report any injury or concerns and our team can get to you quickly.

If you see any other runners injured, stop to make sure they are ok, and report to the next marshal.

Professional medical staff will be present at the Start/ Finish area and they will have access to the whole course via 4×4 vehicles. Our RD’s, management and head marshal will also be roaming around in a 4×4 and quadbike and can quickly attend to any incidents.

CAN I MISS AN OBSTACLE OUT?

Yes you can. You can go around any obstacle you don’t feel happy with, however, these events are about you pushing yourself and achieving the unachievable. There are always willing hands from competitors and marshals to help with any obstacle that you may struggle with and we encourage you to help others.

WATER

There will be one water station at the end of the first 6km lap for those doing 12km, and water will be provided in your goodie bag at the finish line.

PRIZES

You can choose to carry our rubber duck round the course. Each duck has a number, and if you manage to get the duck safe round the course and thrown into the duck bin at the finish line you will have a chance of winning our lucky dip £50 cash price.

Once the last and final runners cross the finish line, we will jump in and pick out a random duck and the winner will be announced. We will have your duck number assigned to your details so if you are not around, we will contact you by email.

Squashed, flattened, muddy and even undistinguishable ducks are allowed providing we can read the number! Remember there is a sandbag carry along the route which should make duck carrying interesting.

RACE PHOTOGRAPHY

We have gone all out to capture as many memories for you as we can. We have 7 professional photographers, with 6 stationed at obstacles and one at the finishing line. We also have a roaming photographer and our marshals and support staff will be taking photos on the day.  Plus if you’re doing two laps, you will pass photographs twice!

We also have aerial drone footage being done and a ground video crew!

Photos and videos taken on race day by the team will be posted on our website. A post-race email and Facebook announcement will provide links for you to download all these FREE photos.

We will choose the best for our Facebook page, for which you can tag yourselves in. hashtag #Splatquack when sharing.

WHEN WILL MY PHOTOS BE READY

As OCR runners ourselves, we know the excitement of wanting to see those photos. As organisers, we also know just how much time it takes to edit and sort and upload many thousands of photos.

PLEASE BE PATIENT. We will keep you updated on Facebook on these, and photos will be released in batches.

TOILETS

There will be toilet facilities available for contestants and spectators. Please respect the venue and its land. Use the toilets and put all rubbish in bins or take it home.

GOODIE BAG & REFRESHMENTS

Your goody bag will be handed out BEFORE the race which includes a snack and energy gel, which you can choose to consume before or after the event.

When you finish, we will hand out your finishers medal and a bottle of water.

A catering company will provide refreshments on the day.

REMEMBER TO BRING

  • A warm change of clothes for the journey home.
    • Money for refreshments.
    • A towel.
    • Water (for drinking and cleaning).
    • Grit and determination.
    • Sense of Humour.

ACCOMMODATION

There are two very good local sites for camping you can use Tangham Camspite (Rendlesham Forest) – www.forestcamping.co.uk or Shottisham Campsite – www.shottishamcampsite.com

OUR CHOSEN CHARITY

Fresh Start – new beginnings works through Suffolk and Norfolk, and was set up to provide a therapeutic service for children and young people up to 21 years who have reported being sexually abused and to offer support for them and their families.

Their aim is to help children and young people make sense of the confusion they feel and to teach them coping strategies to deal with the difficulties they face. To date, they have already helped 1000 children, but are limited by the funds they receive. There are many more children waiting for support, and for every £2500 the charity receives, they can help another child, not just short term, but long-term support, helping the child to rebuild their future.

Please see their website, https://www.fsnb.org.uk, where you can donate, or contact them for a sponsor form and raise money to support them.

FINAL NOTES

If you require any further information then please contact us at race@splatquack.com.

We look forward to seeing you there (if we can see you at all, covered in all that mud 😊) and wish you the best of luck!