THE 5K COURSE.
The 5k route follows the respected and well tested parkrun course.
This begins on Prince of Wales Avenue, a flat, smooth road, before turning off into scenic, meandering woodland. The route crosses the road again, and remains on gently undulating tarmac before changing to compacted gravel with lots of turns.
Leaving the treeline, participants return to Prince of Wales Avenue and the flat road.
The course is two laps, if you take on the challenge of running in a blindfold, swap over with your partner (we supply sealed blindfolds for everyone), and complete the second lap.
At the end of lap 2, when you reach Prince of Wales Avenue a second time, keep to the left of the road and head to the finish line, close to the main gates, where your unique medal and refreshments will be waiting for you.
5K COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR BUGGIES
THE 10K COURSE
Want to really test yourself? Fancy an even more scenic route? Try the 10k route!
This route follows the 5k to start, however after crossing Prince of Wales Avenue near the main gates, the route tuns left after 50 metres, taking you through peaceful woodland. The route is carefully laid out here as there is an absence of formal paths.
Leaving the woods, you turn left onto a compact gravel path, before turning onto the Zen-like boardwalk, where you will feel as though you have entered a different world! At the end of the boardwalk, you will rejoin the 5k until Prince of Wales Avenue, where you cross to the far side again, before entering a more challenging, more undulating, twisting woodland with multiple surfaces and a pedestrian bridge. The route brings you back to the start for a second lap, where you can change over with your partner. At the end of lap 2, keep to the left on Prince of Wales Avenue and head to the finish for your well earned medal and refreshments.
10K NOT SUITABLE FOR BUGGIES.
ABOUT RUNNING BLIND
Originating from an idea by Colm 'Bootsy' Fearon after guiding a visually impaired runner, RUNNING BLIND is intended to be a fun event for all that raises awareness of visually impaired running, promote #inclusion, and raise much needed funds for LOCAL charity, helping LOCAL families.
The organising team are avid runners, experienced event organisers and volunteers - no-one on the team is paid in any way.
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