When is the 2020 Goring 10k?
The next Goring 10k will take place on Sunday 15th March 2020 - three weeks before the Reading Half. The race will start at 11.00am with check-in from 9.00am.
Our organising committee have been monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak and making contingency plans to ensure the safety of our runners, volunteers and other attendees.
Following official public health instructions from the government, World Health Organisation and UK Athletics regarding any safety precautions related to COVID-19, we feel it’s safe to go ahead with the Goring 10k as planned.
As a safety precaution, we do ask that if you have any concerns please consult https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ before deciding to attend.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to our Goring 10k event this Sunday 15 March 2020. If anything changes, you will be emailed individually.
What is the deadline for entering online?
Monday 9th March 2020.
Can I enter on the day?
We are strictly limited to 1200 runners. If entries are still available on the day (please note we have sold out in previous years), they can be bought in the school PE Hall for £25.
How much does it cost to enter the Goring 10k?
The online entry fee is £19.00. For runners affiliated to a UKA running club, the online entry fee is £17.00. If available, on-the-day fees will be £25.
How do I pay for my online entry?
You pay online using PayPal.
What is the course record for the Goring 10k?
The course record was set in 2013 by Gareth Watkins with a time of 33m14s.
Will the course be the same as last year?
Is there a Cut-Off Time?
Yes - runners must complete the course within 90 minutes.
Is there an age limit?
Yes, as per UK Athletics guidelines, for a 10km race of this type, your age on day of competition must be 15.
Are dogs allowed?
Unfortunately due to safety reasons, we do not allow runners to bring their dog (or any other pet)
Can I wear headphones?
As we are an official UK Athletics race, we have to follow their rules which state that wearing headphones is not allowed.
When will I receive my race number and timing chip?
You will need to collect your race number and timing chip from the Bourdillon Field behind Goring Primary School on the day of the Race from 9.00am. When you go to collect your number please make sure you leave enough time to fill out the important medical and emergency contact details on the reverse.
Where do I collect my race number and timing chip on the day?
You will need to collect your race number and timing chip from the Bourdillon Field. In the event of adverse weather the collection point may be moved into the PE Hall at the adjacent Goring Primary School.
I’ve not received my race number and timing chip by post. What should I do?
Don't panic! You will need to collect your race number and timing chip on the day of the race. The collection point will be at the Bourdillon Field behind Goring Primary School and will be open from 9:00am. When you go to collect your number please make sure you leave enough time to fill out the important medical and emergency contact details on the reverse.
What are the proceeds of the race used for?
The race is organised on a completely voluntary basis by Goring Primary School PTA. The entry fees initially cover the cost of staging the race (road closures, traffic management, chips, timing, facilities, etc). All of the profits from this race will go to Goring Primary School and this year we're supporting fundraising to fit out a dedicated library at the school. Last year we raised money for a new minibus which is getting lots of use taking children on school trips, to sports matches and to forest school.
How should I get to the race?
We commandeer several car parks around the village on the day of the race, but wherever possible we ask entrants to come by train. Goring and Streatley Station is about 10 minutes walk from the school.