Below is a list of the locations that crews are welcome to meet runners, including the aid stations where crew access is permitted. Runners must not be crewed at any other point than those listed below. More detailed rules for crews can be found in the infopacks. (Please note this list is subject to change at any time. Organisers reserve the right to add or remove locations without any prior notice. Removal of a location between now and race date will be noted at the top of this page).
Cut off times apply only at aid stations. Listed cut offs at crew only locations are simply a guide and will not be enforced.
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Race HQ for 2019 is at Farnham Leisure Centre. This has been changed from our previous HQ at St. Polycarps Primary School to give us more space. It is an 8 minute walk from Farnham station and 10 minutes from the School so there are no changes to accomodation recommendations. The race itself starts at the trail head of the North Downs Way. Runners will commence the 5 minutes walk down to the race start following the race briefing as we have in the past.The actual race start is a short walk from the school at the start of the NDW trail. Signs will be in place over race weekend indicating the route from registration to the start line.
There is a car park at the northern end of Shalford Park, on the A281/ Shalford Road, which is free at weekends. Crews are advised to Park there and walk the short distance south to where the North Downs Way/ Course cuts across the sports fields. Crews may meet runners east of the bridge over the River Wey, and West of the Shalford Road. Under no circumstances should crews park or crew runners on the Pilgrims Way/ east of that road crossing.
Crews may tend to runners along the ridge of Box Hill/ View Pt. Around the trig point in the clearing and on the trail is best, but between the top of the steps coming from the west and the next set of steps headed east is permitted.
The aid station is situated in the middle of the Wray Lane Car Park. The Car Park is situated at the crest of the hill of a road called Wray Lane and is less than a minute from Junction 8 of the M25. The best way to approach it is to get off at Junction 8 and take the turn off at the roudabout for the A217, then take the first left off of the A217 and Wray Lane is the immediate right hand option off ahead of you. As you drive down Wray Lane there is a turning to the right which leads into the Car Park. Ahead is one way up Wray Lane coming towards you so you should not be able to go wrong.
Crews may park anywhere in Merstham including along Rockshaw Road.
This car park/ location is just off of the NDW trail/ course.
The race finish is in the fields behind Knockholt Pound Village Hall. All cars must park at Coolings Green and Pleasant (note this is different to Coolings Garden Centre on Rushmore Hill), Main Road, Knockholt, TN14 7LJ. This is a 5 minute walk from the finish, almost directly opposite the village hall.