Welcome to Flamingo Land’s 3rd annual 10k race!
Flamingo Land and CIRCLE bring you a new and unique run that takes you through a theme park, a zoo and much more!
Date: Saturday 11th March 2017
Time: 10am start
Flamingo Land Resort
The ‘FlaminGO! 10k Run’ is a multi-terrain 2-lap course, passing through the zoo, theme park and golf course areas of Flamingo Land. The run is in aid of the Udzungwa Forest Project (UFP), a charity which carries out work in Tanzania to help protect wild animal populations and conserve tropical forests. To find out more about the amazing work UFP does, please visit the conservation page on the Flamingo Land website, or visit the CIRCLE website
How to Enter
To enter the run please follow the link to the runbritain website:
Please note that runners must be aged 16 or over. Entries cost £13 for affiliated runners and £15 for non-affiliated runners.
Entries on The Day
If you are unable to commit at an earlier date, you can still enter our run on the day, until 9:30 am. You just have to bring some form of ID. We will charge £20 on the day.
Find out more and connect with us on our Facebook Page
We need your help to raise as much money as possible for UFP, and so, if you wish, you can also collect sponsorship money. If you raise over £100 sponsorship you will be presented with a special certificate, as a thank you for your fundraising efforts. All money donated will go to UFP, and will directly help to conserve tropical forests and their threatened species.
Once you have finished fundraising you can donate the money via the CIRCLE conservation JustGiving page:
Please find the sponsorship form below
On the day
Once you arrive at the entrance to Flamingo Land, please follow our FlaminGO! helpers instructions, to find where to park.
All runners must register when they arrive, please make sure you leave more than enough time to register. We advise that you arrive at least an hour before the race starts. Registration is located in the plaza, from the car park, follow the arrows down towards the plaza area or ask one of our FlaminGO! helpers for directions. The registration building is located to the right in the plaza - look for the ‘Registration’ sign. Once runners have registered, they will be given their race number. Runners MUST fill in the medical details on the back of the number. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the run. Once you have your number, you can make you way over to the spectator area and the start of the race - come back out of the plaza and follow the signs to the start. There will be a quick speech at 9.50am and then the run will start!
There will be an awards ceremony at 12.30 in our spectator area so make sure you stick around! There will be a goodie bag and a medal for every runner and a selection of special prizes for the first finishers. There is FREE ENTRY to all runners into the zoo after the run has finished, however please note that spectators are still required to pay the normal admission price.
Toilets are located in the plaza – please follow the signs around the park or ask one of our FlaminGO! helpers on the day. Maps are available of the resort on the main Flamingo Land website. There will be food and refreshments available in our spectator area while you wait!
Spectators have two options available to them - they can either pay for zoo entry for the day at one of our turnstiles at the entrance to the Plaza and watch the runners go round the zoo or watch the runners from the spectator area for free. For spectators that pay to go into the park (admissions are the normal price of a day zoo ticket), pay and collect your ticket from the turnstile and show it to one of our FlaminGO! helpers at the far end of the plaza - they will let you through to the zoo area. Please note that access inside the zoo will be limited whilst the run is going on - our FlaminGO! helpers will let you pass into the zoo and through our course at regular intervals, listen out for their instructions!
Animal themed fancy dress is strongly encouraged, come in full-blown lion costume or even just wear a leopard headband, the choice is yours!
The run course consists of two 5k laps past our holiday village, golf course, theme park and zoo areas. The course is multi-terrain, across grassland and paved roads. Runners must be aware that when they approach Dinopark on their second and final lap, they should follow signs for ‘10k’ to left out of the park towards the finish line. Please find a map of the race route below.
From the A64/A170, Flamingo Land is situated off the A169 Malton to Pickering Road.
Our local train station is at Malton, for further details on train times, please contact National Rail.
The 840 Leeds to Whitby coastliner bus service stops at the Kirby Misperton roundabout, a 2 minute walk from Flamingo Land
See more at:http://www.flamingoland.co.uk/plan-your-visit/directions.html#sthash.3bkhm8rf.dpuf
Race Day Dos and Don’ts
Runners must not:
- Use a portable music device, like an IPod around the course, this is so runners are able to hear any instructions given to them by the race marshals. Failure to comply will involve disqualification from the run.
- Obstruct their number while running; this is for the benefit of all so we can hand the prizes out quicker!
- Wear appropriate footwear for a multi-terrain course. The golf course part of the run can get boggy at times so be prepared!
- Take necessary precautions if the day is very hot, windy or very cold.
- Enjoy themselves!
Spectators must not:
- Litter! Please take all rubbish with you or place it in one of our bins located in the spectator area
- Cross the barriers of the course while the run is taking place, unless instructed to do so by one of our FlaminGO! helpers.
- Be courteous to all of our helpers - we are only trying to make your day more fantastic!
- Cheer and offer support for the passing runners!
Terms and Conditions
We are unable to offer refunds to participants who have already paid. Refunds will only be available in the event that the run is cancelled due to extreme weather or other causes. Bags left by runners at our registration area are left at their own risk - we will not take any liability for lost or stolen belongings.