Beaverbrooks Fun Run - FAQs

Where does the event start and finish?

The event start and finishes outside the Savoy Hotel, Queen's Promenade, Blackpool FY2 9SJ.

What time does the run start?

The start time is 11am.

Where is the route?

From the Savoy, the route heads south along the Promenade passing Blackpool Tower, the Golden Mile and Pleasure Beach.  The turning point is near the Big Blue Hotel and run back towards the Savoy to collect your medal.

What should I wear?

Wear whatever you feel comfortable running in.  If you'd like to buy one of our new bespoke Trinity running vest and cycling jerseys, please visit our online shop.

In the interest of safety, people wearing roller skates will not be allowed to participate.

Is the event timed?

Yes.  You will receive a disposable tag which you attach to your trainer - the chip will register the time as you run over mats at the start and finish lines.

Our chip timing system is provided by Sports Timing Solutions.  The times will be available on our website shortly after the event.

Please note: Instructions on how to attached your disposable trainer tag are provided in your runner pack

Is this event suitable for a for anyone?

This event is a fun run and we encourage runners of all abilities and levels of experience, however the minimum age is 11 years old.

We will reserve a section at the front of the race for runners expecting to finish in under 40 minutes.

Am I able to take part in a wheelchair?

Yes.  All we ask is that you contact the fundraising team beforehand by telephoning 01253 358881 or by emailing kayleigh.penn@trinityhospice.co.uk.

Where should I park?

Limited parking is available on nearby streets.  Please give yourself plenty of time to park and where possible car share or use public transport.

Are there any toilet facilities?

Yes, toilets will be available at the start.

Will there be anywhere I can get changed after the run?

No, unfortunately there are no changing or showering facilities available.

Will there be first aid cover if I need it?

Of course, we take your safety seriously and first aid support will both en-route and at the finish line.  Marshals will also be able to assist you if needs be.

I have a medical condition, do I have to let you know beforehand?

No, but please ensure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your entry number.

Will refreshments be provided?

There will be water stations at the halfway and finish points but we recommend you fetch your own with you.  You will be available to purchase snacks at the Savoy Hotel before and after the run.

Do I need to raise sponsorship?

Yes please!  The entry fee covers our costs for putting on this event.  Any sponsorship raised will go directly towards patient care.  If every runner raises just £25, this event would raise £50,000!

How do I raise sponsorship?

In your pack you will find a sponsorship form.  Or if you prefer you can create an online giving page  at www.justgiving.com/trinitycare - it is really easy, only takes a few minutes and maximises the amount of gift aid we can claim.

What do I do with the sponsorship money I've collected?

You can make a donation:

If you have a question we haven't answered, please contact the Fundraising team on 01253 359362 or email kayleigh.penn@trinityhospice.co.uk

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