FAQs

FAQs

The Hoof It 10km is a UK Athletics licensed event and all participants must be aged 15 or over, as per their rules. You can view the license for this event here

Our Santa Canta is open for all ages so long as you are able to complete the 5km distance on foot. We do however insist that anyone under the age of 16 must stay with their parent or guardian throughout.

Runners will be required to undertake either one 5km lap (Santa Canta) or two 5km laps (Hoof It). Almost pan-flat, the course is largely comprised of a sealed road surface. There is a section of very firm and compacted trail, which will ensure that your pace and rhythm can be maintained throughout. On each lap there are two very short sections of sand where the course crosses the actual racecourse.
Road shoes should be ideal – even in wet weather we believe the 'trail' section will remain firm.

The course route offers excellent viewing for spectators with the option to view the action whilst undercover from the elements. Do bring your binoculars though!p>

The event parking area, toilets and catering are all contained immediately adjacent to the event hub and there is free entry to the Christmas Market, with over 30 regional craft stalls offering a very timely and convenient Christmas shopping opportunity.

  • Chip timing and live-to-web results *
  • Half-way split times *
  • Accurately measured 10km route and officially licensed event *
  • Finisher's medal
  • Finisher's tech tee shirt *
  • Free car parking
  • Free entry to the Christmas Market
  • On course drinks stations *
  • Water at the Start / Finish

Items marked with an asterisk are for the Hoof It 10km only

Please note that included within the Santa Canta entry fee is a uni-sized adult Santa suit for entrants agead 10 and above or a Santa hat for those aged under 10.

We strongly request that all runners refrain from wearing of headphones so they can remain alert to any instructions provided by marshals whilst the event is in progress and / to be fully aware of all runners around them.
Water will be provided at the end of the first lap (5km) and again at the finish. But in an effort to reduce the use of plastic we plan to use water barrels and recyclable paper cups. (Plastic) Bottled water will not be available.
Runners may leave baggage and / or keys which will be stored in a dedicated and manned area throughout the event, albeit at the owner"s risk. A baggage / key label shall be provided to the runner and it shall be the responsibility of that runner to ensure that all left baggage has such a label securely attached. Baggage shall only be handed back to runners wearing their race number and where such a number matches that of the baggage label.
There is no time limit for either event so you can choose to trot, gallop or anything in between! We welcome all fitness levels, be it people having a go at a 10km for the first time, or experienced club runners seeking out a Personal Best on this super-fast course.
All entrants can opt and pay for a service that will ensure you receive your personalised race number and embedded timing chip in the post ahead of the event. Otherwise please arrive in good time ahead of the race start time and collect your number / chip from the event registration are that will be clearly signed.

We regret that due to the significant costs incurred in the planning of this event we are unable to offer any refunds or credits in the case of non-participation.

Runners shall be allowed to transfer their race entry upon payment of a £5 administration charge and so long as they contact us no later than 11th November 2018

We are here to help you at every step of the way. For Hoofit enquiries please email us at run@hoofit10k.co.uk and for Santa Canta enquiries please email us at hello@santacanta.co.uk. Alternatively please call us during office hours on 01457 855425 if you wish to discuss anything in person.
The event results will be posted 'live-to-web' on the website meaning that as soon as you cross your line you and all your friends will be able to see how you got on. For those doing the Hoofit 10km the results will also include your 5km split time too.
Your personal data will be stored safely and securely and not shared with any other third-party organisations. We will look to use the contact details provided to keep in touch about the event and to pass on essential event-day information.
Sadly the Hoof It 10km is not suitable as the route includes two c25m sections of soft and "deep" sand where we believe that the surface might compromise the ability for the wheelchair user to cross these sections. We do however welcome wheelchairs in the Santa Canta 5km where assistance can be provided.
Access to the venue will commence from 08:00am with registration opening at 08:30am. The Santa Canta will start at 10:00am with the Hoofit10km commencing at 10:30am.

Get in touch

Got a question about your entry or the event? Need assistance? We are here to help you at every step of the way. For Hoof It enquiries please email us at run@hoofit10k.co.uk and for Santa Canta enquiries please email us at hello@santacanta.co.uk. Alternatively please call us during office hours on 01457 855425 if you wish to discuss anything in person.