Hove Park, Old Shoreham Road, Brighton & Hove.
Sunday June 25th 2017.
Go Dad Run founder and triple world champion athlete Colin Jackson will be joined in Hove Park by six time world swimming champion Mark Foster, Royal Ballet soloist and Dancing with the Stars judge Fernando Montano and some other very famous sporting faces as they set the runners off and then put the medals around their necks when they cross the finish line !
Registration will open at our Event Hub from 9 am and will close ten minutes before the beginning of each run so please arrive nice and early!
The Event Hub will be situation just to the north of the café and tennis courts and close to the Orchard Road entrance.
Please note that when you arrive at the Event Hub you’ll be required to sign in with your unique number you received by email when you registered online or though one of our charity partners.
You’ll then be handed your runner number, timing chip, Y’fronts and T-shirt and be ready for your warm up!
We will only be able to accept cash entries as we have no facilities to take credit or debit cards in the park.
Free for boys aged 0-9 who are running with a registered adult
£10 for boys aged 10-17
£15 for men aged 18 and over
£20 for men aged 16 and over
The reason we are all working together to stage the Go Dad Run events is to get men thinking and talking about their health and also to raise funds for our five wonderful charity partners. Once you complete your registration you will have the opportunity to sponsor or support Prostate Cancer UK, Bowel Cancer UK, Orchid, CALM or Martlets Hospice. Thank you!
The 5B, 14, 14C, 55 and 56 buses serve the park throughout the day. Further information and timetables available from the Brighton & Hove Bus company.
There are cycle lanes leading to the park from the city centre and various places to secure your bicycle to around the park. For more information on cycling around the city check the Journey On site.
There is free parking available along Goldstone Crescent which surrounds most of the park.
These will be situated close the Event Hub.
This is located next to the registration tents at the Event Hub. Please note that space is limited so it is best to travel as lightly as possible.
The group warm up will commence approximately 20 minutes before the 5K is due to start.
The 5K run will begin at 10.30 am and will take you approximately twice around Hove Park so we will start gathering you into the start area at 10.20 am. The run will finish where it began.
The 10K run will start from the same place, 10 minutes after the start of the 5K, and take you approximately four times around Hove Park.
When you cross the finish line you’ll be handed your Sanlam Go Dad Run medal and your Big Yellow Goodie Bag. The first three home in each of the 5K and 10K will also be awarded special prizes.
The 40 acre park was opened in 1906 and Hove Park's great claim to fame, the Goldstone, lies in its southwest corner. This huge rock, weighing about 20 tons, is commonly believed to have been used by the Druids for worship.
The park also contains a café, miniature railway and children’s play area and there are plenty of places where spectators will be able to cheer on the men and boys.
There will be marshals around the course to support and encourage you.
Please take care when running around the course as this is public land and local residents will be out and about. Please always stay on the left unless otherwise guided.
Drinks and snacks will be available at the finish line and there will be a water station on the course.