News: Online entry opens 1st January 2019.
The two 'runs' will start promptly in wind or rain but if we think
there is a risk of participants injuring themselves we will postpone
them. We will postpone if the ground is icy and people might fall or if
the ground is covered in snow and the uneven nature of some parts of
the course could cause twisted ankles. These are difficult judgements
to make and in any event participants are responsible for their own
If you are in any doubt about possible postponement please look at this website as we will put a message here. A final decision will be posted online by 4pm on the Saturday before the event.
The answer is no, but we encourage all runners to consider doing so. There are many charities to choose from. Our feedback from runners is that it can greatly enhance your experience.
We suggest £50 is a reasonable target, but all best efforts are appreciated by Charities.
Yes, but you must register as a standard entry. You will also have to take responsibility for the donations to the charity yourself.
No, but any profit and ALL donations will go to Rotary Charities. You can see more about what we do and how we use any charity money at http://www.caterhamrotary.org.uk.
If you can't decide please look at the websites mentioned above or ask the organisers. If you use our VirgiMoneyGiving page the money will go into our Rotary Charity account and we will pass all of it onto good causes.
The registration pack you will get after sending in your application form will include a sponsorship form so that you can ask your supporters for their commitments. You can also use our VirginMoneyGiving website and ask your supporters to donate direct to Rotary Charities. See the sponsorship page on this website for more information.
No, this is used to cover the costs of staging the event. By choosing a charity you are offering to get sponsorship on behalf of your nominated charity. We have made a small profit every year so far and we donate that to charity.
Entry is now open.
Please use the entry section of this website and follow the instructions. Alternatively you can request an entry form.
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Sorry there are no discounts for any class of participant or for any affiliations. The entry fees just about cover our costs so that all sponsorship goes direct to the charities.
Upon successful entry up to one week before the event you will receive a registration pack through the post containing your number and other information. If you do not please contact us and we will investigate. It is therefore important that you should give us your correct details. We will continue to accept entries as long as we can (see When will entries close? below) but if we cannot deliver your number to you in time we may ask you to collect it from the Registration Desk half an hour before your run.
Up to a week before the event you will receive a running number in the post. This should be prominently worn on your front so as to identify you as an authorised participant and eligible for the finishers egg.
Entries will close on line on the Friday evening before the event.
Postal entries should not be sent less than one week before the event,
they can be hand delivered to the address listed on the form up to
midday on the Friday before the event. You can enter on the day at
double the fee as long as we have not reached the maximum numbers
For entry in the week before the event you must collect your running number from the registration desk in Queens Park pavilion half an hour before your start time.
Sorry there are no refunds.
The 1k starts at 10am and the 5k starts at 10.30am. Both start promptly in normal circumstances.
For detailed course info please look at our course maps on this website or have a practice run round the course! There will be a location map and route in your registration pack.
Maybe. Entries on the day will be £12 for the 5k and £6 for the 1k. However this will not be the case if the course capacity is reached.
Yes. If you plan to walk the whole distance we request that you allow runners to start in front of you.
Yes. But we request that your dog remains on a lead at all times and that that you allow other runners to start in front of you.
The start and finish of both races are in the park which can be soft
and muddy making it difficult for wheelchairs and push chairs. However
we have had a few wheelchair entrants and many push chairs over the
years who have completed the 1k. The 5k crosses road and uses uneven
paths and tracks so would be more difficult. We have never had entries
using wheelchairs or push chairs in the 5k. Because it is a fun event
and we would like everyone to take part please contact us if you have
We ask wheelchair and push chair users to start behind the main group of participants please.
Yes, we would be delighted if you did. We encourage people to dress up and have prizes in both runs for best dressed bunnies.
All finishers receive an Easter egg (approximately 80gm) and water is available.
We have the use of Queens Park Pavilion which has toilets and changing facilities. There will be a bag drop desk where you can leave any items while you run. Please no valuables as we cannot be responsible for them although we do try hard to take care of your belongings. You will need your runner number to leave items and to retrieve them. There will be stalls selling various items including bacon butties, burgers, tea, coffee and soft drinks.
If you already have your number you do not need to register on the day. The registration desk is there for people who don't have a number and want to register on the day or have registration questions.
There are no specific age restrictions but we do ask you to use common sense. We are not bound by UK Athletics regulations but you should be aware that they do not allow under 11s to take part in 5k runs. The Easter Bunny Runs are fun events and many people walk some or all the time so they can be suitable for all ages with care.
Yes, but please start after the main group of runners and be careful not to pose a trip hazard for other people.
There are many websites that give ideas and suggestions for novice runners. This is just one example http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=48
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