When is the 2023 Goring 10k?
The next Goring 10k will take place on Sunday 12th March 2023 - three weeks before the Reading Half. The race will start at 11.00am with check-in from 9.00am.
What is the deadline for entering online?
9am Monday 6th March 2023.
Can I enter on the day?
Entries are still available on the day, they can be bought in the Registration area on Bourdillon Field for £30.
How much does it cost to enter the Goring 10k?
The online entry fee is £23.00. For runners affiliated to a UKA running club, the online entry fee is £21.00. If available, on-the-day fees will be £30.
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, with the exception of bone conducting headphones.
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 PTFA. 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. In previous years 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?
You can park on residential roads, at Goring and Streatley Station, Sheepcot Rec and Wheel Orchard Car Park (some have meters so bring change or a card). Wherever possible we ask entrants to come by train. Goring and Streatley Station is about 10 minutes walk from the school.
Do I get a medal?
Yes every finisher on the day collects a medal. This year we have opted for eco medals which are fully recyclable (made from eco board and hessian string) to reduce landfill.
How is your race sustainable?
We have chosen eco medals which are fully recyclable (made from eco board and hessian string) to reduce landfill. As well as that the water offered to runners on the course is in reusable plastic cups which our wonderful volunteers wash by hand.