Norfolk Gazelles 'Big Stampede'

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE.

Following the decision of Run Norwich to move their race to the 23rd October, we have now moved our race to the 30th.

 

This years Big Stampede is back and will be at at the Norfolk Showground - 30th October.

After the success of the last years event at the Norfolk Showground, we are delighted to announce the return of the Norfolk Gazelles Big Stampede on October 30th 2022.

As last year in addition to the Championship Relay (4 x 5km) we held an individual 5k race and a 2k race for juniors.

All races will be chip timed by Total Race Timing and every runner will end up with an individual 2k or 5k chip time (relay competitors will have both an individual 5k time and total time for each team).

 

THE BIG STAMPEDE RACES!

Enter here: Total Race Timing | Norfolk Gazelles 'Big Stampede'

Race License 5k (Single) 2022-42760: 2k 2022-42760: 4x5k Relay 2022- 42760

Love running as a team? Run as a herd of four in the Championship Relay!

Four 5k legs around the Savannah (aka The Showground):

Leg 1 - Dorcas Gazelles, Leg 2 - Mountain Gazelles, Leg 3 - Chinkara Gazelles, Leg 4 - Impala Gazelles

Ages 11+

Race starts from 10:00 (see more information below)

UKA Affiliated - £13 each (£52/team)

UKA Unaffiliated - £15 each (£60/team)

 

IMPORTANT:

  • Team captains need to pay for their team when entering.
  • Affiliated teams must have ALL members affiliated – otherwise they will be classified as an unaffiliated team.
  • Where teams have competitors in different age categories, they will be categorised as the ‘least advantageous’ group (e.g. 2x Vet and 2x Open will be classified as Open).

 

Want to run solo? Then we have the Individual 5k Dash!

Ages 11+

Race starts from 10:00

UKA Affiliated - £13 each

UKA Unaffiliated - £15 each

 

Want to bring the kids?

- Fawns 2k Trot – ages 4-12 (kids accompanied by an adult)

- Calves 2k Canter – ages 4-12 (kids race unaccompanied)

Races start from 09:15

£6 (accompanying adult no charge)

Enter all races here via Total Race Timing: to follow

 

Norfolk Gazelles 'Big Stampede' - 23 October 2021

We are really looking forward to the next running of the Championship Relay. Following last year it's now bigger and better with an additional individual race for adults and two children’s races.  Welcome to the Norfolk Gazelles 'Big Stampede'!

We would encourage groups to come and set up for the morning of fun and help cheer of the teams. Clubs and groups are also encouraged to bring Gazebos and Tents to create your own HQ on the day.

 

 

THE BIG STAMPEDE RACES!

Championship Relay!

Four 5k legs around the Savannah (aka The Showground):

Leg 1 - Dorcas Gazelles, Leg 2 - Mountain Gazelles, Leg 3 - Chinkara Gazelles, Leg 4 - Impala Gazelles

Ages 11+

Race starts from 10:00 (see more information below)

  • Affiliated teams must have ALL members affiliated – otherwise they will be classified as an unaffiliated team.
  • Where teams have competitors in different age categories, they will be categorised as the ‘least advantageous’ group (e.g. 2x Vet and 2x Open will be classified as Open).

 

Individual 5k Dash!

Ages 11+

Race starts from 10:00

Childrens Races

  • Fawns 2k Trot – ages 4-12 (kids accompanied by an adult)
  • Calves 2k Canter – ages 4-12 (kids race unaccompanied) Races start from 09:15

Prizes

For the relay:

Trophies: 1st male and female teams in each of the following categories

  • Junior: 11-17
  • Senior: Open 18-39
  • Vets: 40+
  • Super Vets: 60+
  • Junior Mixed Team: At least 1 female & all 11-17
  • Open Mixed Team: At least 1 female & 18-39 (+ mixed age categories ie if any runner in a team is 39 or under you will be in the open category)
  • Vet Mixed Team: At least 1 female & all 40+
  • Super Vet Mixed Team: At least 1 female & all 60+

In addition to this, the individual fastest male and individual fastest female overall will receive a trophy.

For the Individual 5k Dash:

Trophies: 1st   male and female in each of the following categories (no team events):

  • Junior: 11-17
  • Senior: 18-39
  • Vets: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,65-69, 70+

 

 

For the 2k Junior Runs:

Trophies: 1st   male and female in each of the following categories:

  •  4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12

 

About the route:

The 2k route will be one lap around the Showground The 5k routes will be three laps around the Showground

Important Note: It will be the runner’s responsibility to ensure they complete adequate laps. Any runner not completing all three laps will be disqualified.

 

Refreshments and Water:

Refreshments and food will be available to purchase on the day so please bring some money or your cards.

We will have water available at the end of the race, but we would encourage all runners to bring their own bottle which we will happily refill to reduce the waste on our recyclable cups. 

 

Venue & Car Parking:

Race HQ: Race HQ will be at the Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, New Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT.

Car parking: Ample car parking is available for all participants at the Showground. The entrance will be clearly signposted and will be off the Dunham Road which is en-route the Norwich Family Golf Centre. Please only park where directed and only leave the car park as instructed. Disabled parking is available close to Race HQ; if you need to use this, please advise the marshal who will direct you accordingly.

 

Chip Timing:

We are using Total Race Timing for these races and every individual will receive a separate chip and bib for the race.  Please ensure that the bib is securely fastened to the front of your vest and clearly visible and that the chip is securely fastened to your shoe. This is very important. Please complete the medical and emergency contact details on the back of your number. Numbers will be picked up from Race HQ on the day.

On race day, team packages will have been prepared and available at race HQ, consisting of the following;

  • 4 bibs with chips – each bib and chip will be allocated to a specific runner A B C D
  • An envelope which will have printed on it the name of the 4 team members and their specific chip number – this is where the runner is tied to the chip number

A single nominated person from each team should come to the race HQ to pick up their race package.

When a team opens their race package, they need to hand out the bibs and chips to each named person, ensuring that they allocate the correct numbered chip to the correct person as per printed on the envelope and secure the bibs to their vests.

IMPORTANT:  THE RUNNING ORDER MUST BE ENTERED INTO TOTAL RACE TIMING IN THE ORDER YOU WISH TO RUN IN WITH A CUT OFF FOR CHANGES NO LATER THAN 10PM ON FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are running more than one leg you will have two separate chip/BIBS. It is the runner’s responsibility to wear the correct BIB/chip for the leg. If you are accompanying a disabled or visually impaired runner you will not have a chip attached, as this will be with the runner you are accompanying.

For all individual runners you race bib and chip tag will also be available from race HQ in and envelope.

For the 2k and 5k Dash, please report to race HQ to pick up your bib and chip.

    So that runners are ready it is advisable that they go to the waiting pen 5-10 minutes before they expect their runner to appear, using the pen entrance market above.

As soon as they spot their runner approaching down the final straight, they should move to the pen line and then as their runner approaches the finish line, they should enter the ‘Live Zone’ and time their run so they cross the start line as their team member crosses the finish line. We will have marshals positioned here to note any team which materially jump the start.

It is important that runners stay away from the timing mats when they have their timing chips attached, straying too close to the either the starting or finishing mat might give a false reading which will affect their individual and team times.

The above is really important as most individual races only have the mats live for a short period of time before the start of the race to avoid false reading, but for relay races as people are constantly cross the mats, they need to stay live for the duration of the race.

 

Changing & baggage:

We will have informal areas for baggage and changing. Please ensure you bring warm clothes and umbrellas in case the weather turns.  We want to be able to support your teams so please ensure you are suitable dressed as there will only be limited areas of shelter at the showground.

 

Toilets:

Toilets are available on site and will be manned to ensure cleanliness is maintained. Please do not use other areas for a “wild wee” anywhere else at the showground!

 

Other FAQs:

Is the race officially timed?

 

Yes! Official times will be provided by Total Race Timing and will count for your new PB! These will be posted on social media and our website.

 

What is the terrain?

Fast and flat, along the Showground walkways

 

 

Is there a cut-off time?

No!

 

Is there a medal for finishers?

Yes! Medals are provided for everyone who finishes the race. These will either be placed in runners envelopes when they collect their bibs or available for collection after the race on the day.

 

What time does the race start?

The Junior races will start from 09:15 The Senior races will start from 10:00

 

What is the date of the race?

The event takes place on Sunday 23 October 2022

 

Can I run with headphones?

No headphones will be permitted on this race (this includes bone conducting headphones). This is an England Athletic rule, anyone wearing headphones will be disqualified.

 

How will I receive my prize?

Medals will be available on the day. As things stand, we hope to distribute trophies out on the day and we would encourage winners to pick these up to prevent delays in receipt.

Presentations will be made from race HQ as soon as all competitors are finished, and results verified and available.

 

Who is the medical support provider?

Support is provided by MedPTS

 

Contacts:

If we can be of any assistance whatsoever, please contact:

 

Ceri Theobald (Race Director) 07967 059220 Or email racedirector@norfolkgazelles.co.uk

 

Finally, we really hope you enjoy the races on the day. If you are keen to progress as a runner and want to get involved in one of the friendliest clubs catering for all abilities with excellent coaching and facilities, please drop us a line.

 

 

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