Michelmores 5K Charity Run

Date: 
Thursday, 8 September, 2022 - 17:00
Location
Powderham Castle
Kenton
Exeter
Devon
EX6 8JQ

Thank you for being part of the Michelmores 5K Charity Run

Exercise and your mental health

The Michelmores 5K Charity Run turns 21 this year and is returning after a short hiatus with a new and exciting route. Join us on Thursday 8 September 2022 in the beautiful grounds of Powderham Castle, near Exeter. This iconic venue will provide the perfect backdrop to come together with colleagues, family and friends in the great outdoors and raise money for our charity partner, the Charlie Waller Trust. Read more about the Charlie Waller Trust here.

Wellbeing, inclusivity and sustainability really matter to Michelmores, and form the foundation of this year's event. Those aged 14 years+ and of all fitness levels are invited to jog or run the route. There will be prizes for the fastest individuals and teams, as well as those who raise the most money for the Charlie Waller Trust on our dedicated JustGiving page. 

We will be encouraging green travel and incentivising our returning participants to re-use a T-shirt from a previous Michelmores Charity Run - expect a kaleidoscope of our Charity Run T-shirts as we do our bit to reduce the environmental impact of our event. 

Gates will open at 5pm and the run will start at 6.30pm.

Sign up here

Prizes

We all know it's all about the taking part, but what about the prizes?!

This year we will be giving more than a nod to: 

  • Biggest Team 
  • Fastest Team based on the top 4 fastest runners
  • Team that raises the most on our dedicated JustGiving page*
  • Individual who raises the most on our dedicated JustGiving page*
  • Fastest Corporate Team based on the top 4 fastest runners
  • Fastest Running Club based on the top 4 fastest runners
  • Fastest Individuals
  • Youngest Runner

A big shout out and thank you to those who've donated prizes: The Double Locks, The Puffing Billy, Winslade Manor, The Blue Ball, The Botanist Exeter, Exeter Golf & Country Club, The Courtyard Hotel and Co-Bikes.

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Food and drink

We're really pleased to welcome these fantastic food stalls to our event who will all accept cash and card for purchases. 

  • The Global Street Kitchen will be there with a selection of flatbreads.
  • Pizza A Legna - our events team can personally attest to the tastiness of their pizzas! 
  • Barnova will be coming along with their horse trailer bar to serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • The Coffee Hatch will be a hot attraction with their local coffee, tea and homemade cakes.

Please bring your own water bottle to refill from our dedicated stations.

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Family Fun

Children aged 14 years and over can take part in the Michelmores Charity Run and there will be fun for the smaller ones too. Here are our plans to help you keep little legs occupied, and it's all free!

Face painting - Sparkley Sonia will be on hand to create fantastic creations with her paintbrush.

Children's craft activity - help our volunteers to create 'nature shakers' to welcome our runners over the finishing line in (sustainable) style! 

Children's trail - we all know that being in nature is good for our wellbeing so we are creating a mini trail for the little ones to follow.

Games and FreePlay - get stuck into some serious play with a buzz wire, hoola hoops, skipping ropes, bat and ball, and more!

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What to expect on the day 

On arrival, be entertained by our compère, former Exeter Chief rugby player, Chris Bentley

Before the run join our talented Senior Associate, Robert Walton as he leds a Tai Chi session. This will be followed by a professional warm-up with the personal trainers from U7 Gym.

Enjoy the new scenic route through the deer park of Powderham Castle and don't forget to say cheese! Steven Haywood Photography will be capturing your 'over the finish line' moment. 

After the run, stretch and cool-down in one of the sessions led by FREEMOOVEMENTPhysiotherapists from First Physio and Peak Physio will be available to ease out any post-run aches.

We have some fantastic prizes to reward our top teams and runners. Kick back with friends and family and join in the celebrations with some delicious food and drink. Find out more below. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-Event

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Is there a minimum age requirement?

Minimum age for participants is 14 years.

When does the event start?

Gates open at 5pm and we kindly ask that all runners arrive by 5.30pm to collect their race numbers and T-shirts (if included in their package). The warm up will start promptly at 6.10pm and the run will start at 6.30pm. 

Who should I contact if I'm having issues signing up?

If you are struggling to complete your registration form or have any technical issues, please contact mail@city-runs.co.uk or Kat Fortson at events@michelmores.com

What if I have made a mistake on the entry form?

No problem, we are very happy to make any changes to your entry form up to one week before the event. Please inform us of what needs changing by contacting our Events Team at events@michelmores.com.

Can we change team members once we have signed up? 

If you would like to make changes to your team members, please contact our Events Team at events@michelmores.com

Can we change team captain details?

If you need to change the name or details of the team captain, please contact our Events Team at events@michelmores.com.

How do I change the name of my team?

If you need to change the name of your team or running club, please contact our Events Team at events@michelmores.com.

Can we run as an individual and as part of a team?

Yes, anyone is welcome to run as an individual. Other team categories include corporate, running club and family. 

I signed up as an individual - can I join a team? 

If you have signed up as an individual but would now like to be added to a team, please email our Events Team at events@michelmores.com and provide us with your full name and the name of the team that you would like to join.

How will the largest team be judged?

When entering as a team, please select the correct 'Team Type' when completing the registration form. Team types include individual, running club, corporate and family. Don't forget to also state which company you work for in the 'Company' field. The club or corporate with the most entrants will receive a prize.

How can I change my emergency contact details?

It is very important that the emergency contact details you have provided are correct. If you would like to change the details of your emergency contact, please email our Events Team at  events@michelmores.comPlease include your full name, followed by the name and contact telephone number of your new emergency contact. There will also be a space on your race number for you to include these details.

When should I expect to receive my T-shirt and race number?

To reduce the environmental impact of our event, we are asking for all runners to collect their T-shirt and race number on the day. Please ensure that you collect these no later than 5.45pm and, don't worry, there will be lots of us on hand to assist you. Please note that T-shirts will only be given to those who have one included in their ticket price. 

Can I change my T-shirt size?

Once you have signed up and selected your T-shirt size, no size changes can be made.

Can I add a T-shirt to my ticket if I change my mind?

We are encouraging all of our returning runners to re-use a previous Michelmores race T-shirt, however, if you would like to order a new race T-shirt, please email our Events Team at events@michelmores.com. There will be a charge of £10 (including VAT) for a 2022 race T-shirt, all profits to go to the Charlie Waller Trust.

How do I set up my fundraising page on JustGiving?

Go the extra mile and do your own fundraising. You'll not only be supporting the Charlie Waller Trust, but you'll also be in for a chance to win some of our prizes, including being entered in to a prize draw if you raise over £25 in sponsorship. This target amount would pay for 100 Wellbeing Action Plans for a school. 

Please follow these instructions.

  1. Visit our fundraising team page and scroll down to 'Join the team'.
  2. Click on 'Join the team' and log into your JustGiving account.
  3. If you haven't already set up your own fundraising page, click 'create your fundraising page'.
  4. It will then ask you to search for an organised event that you are doing to raise money. Please click 'Describe your own event' and select the following.
  • Event type: A personal run / marathon
  • Event name: 'Michelmores Charity Run 2022'
  • Event date (optional): 8 September 2022
  1. Your fundraising target will be automatically set to £25
  2. Add a fundraising page link
  3. Click continue.
  4. Please note that this event is not eligible for gift aid, so please select no for both questions in this section.
  5. You can then complete your page and start sharing this with family and friends!

Please note that your name will be visible to anyone that visits the team fundraising page. The winner of the prize draw will be notified after the run. Please get in touch with Kat Fortson at events@michelmores.com if you have any queries.

 

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds if the event is cancelled due to circumstances outside Michelmores' control, or if you are unable to attend for any reason. If we do need to cancel, you will be informed via email. 

Who should I contact about accessibility requirements?

Please note that parts of the route are off-road and on uneven terrain, but we will do everything that we can to make the run as accessible as possible for all participants, including disabled athletes. We will also do everything that we can to make the event as accessible as possible for all spectators, friends and family. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact our Events Team at events@michelmores.com to discuss your needs and requirements. 

If you require any further information on the accessibility of our Michelmores Charity Run, or wish to bring someone to accompany you, please do get in touch with us. 

What are the Michelmores Charity Run - Terms?

By taking part in the Michelmores Charity Run 2022, you accept the Michelmores Charity Run - Terms. 

The Michelmores Charity Run - Terms

  • Terms of Entry

I wish to take part in the Michelmores Charity Run 2022.  I understand I take part entirely at my own risk and I confirm I feel fit and able to undertake the demands of the race.  I will not undertake the race if I feel unfit or receive medical advice not to participate.

Except in the case of death or personal injury caused by the Michelmores’ negligence, I accept that Michelmores will not be responsible for accident, injury, damage, action, claim or expenses which may arise in consequence of participation in this event however caused.

  • Refunds and Cancellations

I understand that no refund can be given if the event is cancelled due to circumstances outside Michelmores’ control, or I am unable to compete for any reason.

  • Amendments to route

I accept that the route may need to be amended if unforeseen circumstances arise that make it either impossible or unsafe to use the advertised route.

  • COVID-19 Policy

I agree to the Michelmores COVID-19 Policy set out here.

  • Photography
    • I understand that there will be photography at the event and I grant permission for Michelmores LLP to use photographs, video clips, quotes, or any other record of my participation in The Michelmores Charity Run for the purpose of marketing future events online and on print materials.
    • I understand if I do not wish my photograph to be made publicly available and/or used for marketing future events and on print materials, I should inform Michelmores at events@michelmores.com.  While Michelmores will use all reasonable endeavours to comply with any such notice of withdrawal of permission for the future, materials in public circulation at the date may be difficult or impossible to withdraw.
  • Use of my personal details

I understand that, subject to the points below, the Michelmores LLP Privacy Policy will apply to my personal data that will be collected when I apply and participate in the race.

I also understand that my personal data will be used solely for the purposes of the running of the race and reporting the result.  The legal basis for this use is Michelmores’ contract to provide the race.  Michelmores will be using three specialist sub-processors of personal data as follows:

  • City Runs will act as the race organiser and registration provider for this event. City Runs will manage all aspects of the race, including key tasks, such as managing entries, mapping out the route, conducting a health and safety assessment, managing road closures, setting out marshal plans.
  • Raceahead will be the timing and fulfilment services company. Personal data is required to fulfil race packs and manage timing chips, so that all runners can receive their results and partake in the run.
  • I understand that the appropriate information will be made available to the medical provider (St Johns Ambulance) at the event only for health and safety purposes.

If you opt in receive emails about Michelmores events and/or Charity Of The Year, you can withdraw your consent to your personal data being processed in this way or opt out from receiving marketing at any time by contacting us (please see section 13 of our Privacy Policy.)

If I still have more questions, who can I speak to?

For answers to any further questions, please contact our Event Organiser, Kat Fortson, at events@michelmores.com.

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On the day

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When will I receive my official time?

If you give a mobile number when registering, you will receive your individual race chip time shortly after finishing via text message. A full list of results will also be available online via our results page - visit www.michelmores.com

If you have not received this and would like to know how you did, please contact our Events Team at events@michelmores.com.

Can I take part on a bike, roller skates or something similar?

No, participation must be on foot only, unless you are a registered wheelchair user.

Can I run with a child in a pushchair/sling?

No children or unregistered participants are permitted on the course at any time. Pushchairs are prohibited on the route and runners must be aged 14 years or older to take part.

Can I use headphones?

Yes, you are allowed to wear headphones while participating in our events. However, you must ensure that the volume is low enough for you to hear marshal instructions or emergency service vehicles at all times. 

Supervision of children

Parents and guardians are responsible for supervising their children at the event, including the run and children's activities. If you have lost your child and need to report them missing, please head straight to the Children's Activity Area where a member of staff can help.

Are dogs allowed at the venue?

All four-legged friends are welcome on the day, but they must be kept on a lead at all times. Runners are not permitted to run with their dogs, and dogs are not permitted on the course at any time. Please be mindful that there will be wildlife located on the estate, including deer.

When will I get my medal?

As we look towards a more sustainable future, we have decided that runners will not receive medals this year. 

Will there be toilets and drink stations?

There will be plenty of toilets on site and in the Race Village.  Water will not be available on the course but will be provided at the finish line.

Can I park at Powderham Castle?

Yes, you can park free of charge at Powderham Castle. However, we are encouraging all participants and spectators to use greener transport where possible, including cycling, walking or taking public transport. More information on how we can support this will be available shortly. 

If you have informed us of any accessibility requirements, we will reserve a parking bay for you near the entrance. 

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