Event FAQs

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Where and when does it start and finish?

The event starts and finishes at Lydiard Park Academy (formally Greendown School), Grange Park, Swindon SN5 6HN.

The start times are:-

11:00am – 10km
11:15am – 5km
Please arrive in good time for the start of your event.

Muevete Fitness will be helping you warm up for your event with a Zumba workout ahead of each start.

Will I be able to park easily?

There are two main parking areas, Lydiard Park Academy and Shaw Ridge. Parking permits will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis.

The car parks will be continuously marshalled – and it will be busy so please follow the directions of the marshals. Please also be aware that cars will be prevented from entering/leaving the Lydiard Park Academy car park at certain times to allow participants to clear the start/finish area.

Will there be a safe store for personal belongings?
 A supervised baggage store will be available.

Will there be refreshments?
 Our popular café will be open throughout the event serving a variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

What is the route?

Copies of the 5km and 10km routes can be downloaded from our website. Once you have registered, online or by post, copies will be mailed to you. Both routes are circular.

The 5km route begins with a short distance along footpaths and cycle tracks before then entering the delightful surroundings of Lydiard Park.

The 10km route covers approximately 5km along footpaths and cycle tracks before it too enters Lydiard Park. At this point the 5km and 10km converge and return to Lydiard Academy along safe footpaths and cycle tracks.

Is the Mad March Hare a race and is it timed?

NO – we don’t have a timing clock at the start or finish. Our aim is to provide an event that will be welcoming to all comers of all abilities from across the community.

We do attract some elite runners and some very fast power walkers who bring their own time pieces. The majority of entrants are out to enjoy the exercise, have fun and raise valuable sponsorship for our chosen charity.

Is there any recognition for being first across the finish line?

Everyone who crosses the finish line receives a medal, a goody bag and warm congratulations from supporters.

We are keen to recognise our first past the post so one of the marshals will we’ll be looking out for them to pass their details on to local media.

Is merchandise available?
Mad March Hare merchandise including Caps, Pin Badges, Bags and Bunny Ears are available here on our website and will be for sale on the day.

Can I get some help with training?
 Check out this useful training guide from our sponsor, Les Slinn Personal Training – Slinn Allstars Beginners Information


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