11K & HALF MARATHON EVENTS
Beautiful woodlands, fields, paths and trails, these events have it all.
Open to runners of all abilities. These annual events get bigger & better each year.
Chillington Hall, Port Lane, Brewood, Staffordshire, WV8 1RE
The Chillington Hall Challenge winds through the private estate of the Giffard Family. Remaining in their family for 29 generations they kindly open up the estate for our annual Chillington Challenge.
Take in the views and splendour of this wonderful estate with its varied landscapes. Both courses flow past the grand house, through the woodland and loop around the beautiful tranquil lake.
When is race day?
Sat 6th June 2020 - Both events start at 11.00am.
Where is it?
Chillington Hall, Port Lane, Brewood, Staffordshire, WV8 1RE.
Am I able to park?
We have arranged plenty of car parking for participants and this is included in your entry fee.
Are there any changing facilities?
You'll need to arrive ready to race as there are no showers / changing rooms on site, only toilets.
Where are the toilets?
Right near the start area.
Are these events timed?
Yes, we are using one of the most accurate chip timing systems available today. This doesn't mean you have to be a competitive runner to enter, simply everyone will have their time recorded no matter how leisurely you want to get round.
What about spectators?
Friends and family are encouraged to come along and there are no additional spectator / parking fees. The start and finish are in the same place and allows them to wave you off and cheer you back in without having to move, but there's always the lovely grounds to explore a good viewing point for the more adventurous.
What are the routes like?
The clue is in the name, it's not hilly, but can be 'challenging' for novices due to the uneven / undulating terrain. But that said, everyone gets round with a smile on their face so it's fun for all abilities. The routes are approx 11.3K for the shorter event and 13.2 miles for the half, they may vary slightly each year due to the changing forestry boundaries. Both follow the many trails and paths through the beautiful and varied Chillington Estate. Terrain includes grass, fields, mud and gravel. Both start near the grand house and go up and down the main driveway, before leading off around the beautiful woodland and lake (ensure you read 'loop information' in the email receipt you get on sign up if you're doing the half marathon!) There is a short bit on tarmac near the start and finish area to maximise space for runners to spread out. No killer hills, but some definite uphills with uneven ground in places so trail shoes are recommended. Please stick to the signposted route which follows clear, well defined paths and trails. Marshals will be at various points around the course and another will follow the last runner to ensure everyone gets round safely. All entrants are expected to be reasonably fit and able to run / jog most of the route without getting into difficulty. There will be 4 water stops along the route at approx 3.5, 6.5, 8.25 and 11 miles for the half marathon, and 1 approx halfway for the 11K.
**Please note this is private land, you are only allowed access to the route / grounds on race day**
Although marshalled, you are expected to be able to run, be responsible for your own safety around the course, especially when crossing the small lane at the entrance to Chillington Hall. You need to be aware of traffic so we kindly ask you not to wear head phones etc until you have crossed this small lane.
When do I get my race number & timing chip?
You collect these from registration (at the race start area) on race morning, this opens at 09.00am. Please arrive in plenty of time to get yours which will be listed alphabetically (surnames) at the collection point. We will have safety pins available but won't complain if you bring your own.
How much are entries & can I enter on the day?
Half Marathon: Entries are £25.50 (this includes all admin & processing fees, you WILL NOT be charged any more at checkout)
This event sells out annually, but should there be limited places left, they will be sold at £35 each on the day, cash only. (min age for entries is 16yrs).
11K: Entries are £17.50 (this includes all admin & processing fees, you WILL NOT be charged any more at checkout)
This event sells out annually, but should there be limited places left, they will be sold at £25 each on the day, cash only. (min age for entries is 13yrs).
All entries are non-refundable. The staging of events have to be booked and paid for many months in advance. We are however pleased to offer a transfer service. We can swap your place to a friend / relative / team mate etc but you must handle any reimbursment of funds direct with that person, WE ONLY SWAP THE RUNNERS ENTRY DETAILS OVER.
*To transfer your place - Although a simple process, this can ONLY be done on race day morning at the registration area. There is a £1 admin fee payable in cash. You do not need attend, but your replacement MUST arrive at registration BEFORE 10AM and once signed in, we shall complete the transfer.
*This transfer service is not compatible with strangers off the race waiting list, nor can any entries be deferred to another year / or any other event / nor swapped between the different Chillington Challenge events distances*
First Aid / Health & Safety:
You should be relatively fit, be able to run / jog most of the route and have no known medical conditions which would hinder your run or cause the race organiser concern. Medical support will be present on the day. You are reminded not to run if you feel ill or have a cold or flu on race day as this can be extremely dangerous. Do not take part if you have any respiratory illness or recent medical condition. *If it becomes apparent to the sweep runners that you are in difficulty, ill, or are only able to compete by walking the route / remainder of the route, then you are likely to be asked to retire from the race, remove your race number signifying thus and make your way back to the start area at your own risk. This may sound harsh but it is for your own health & safety, and of other runners who the sweepers need to stay behind. No refund will be given under these circumstances. Sorry but no cani-cross at this event.
By entering these events you agree to abide by all of the above rules and conditions as well as the disclaimers via the online sign up process. Entry to tour Chillington House is not included within the race entry, separate charges apply.
Fundraising for Police Cadets
This charity funded scheme helps youngsters be self-confident, benefit academically and help local communities. Fundraising buckets are on site and donations on the day are greatfully appreciated (they receive no financial support from Staffordshire Police whatsoever). The Codsall Unit work extra hard mashalling on event day so please dig deep and show your appreciation!
Half Marathon Route Map
11K Route Map
Get your pre & post race sports massages!
Therapist Jan Hodgkiss will be offering pre & post race sports massages for just £5!
Great to concentrate on specific areas of the body, or problem areas you may have.