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ClareO65

I’ve just entered the Regents Park 10K taking place this Sunday. I’ve just paid my money but what happens next? I’m due to stay nearby as we are visiting family so will leave here Friday. Am I expecting anything through the post and will it come before Friday? I have no info on where to go etc. This is my first race so I’m a little nervous 😬Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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I imagine they won't post out your number as it's very close to race day. Probably worth dropping them an email to see if it will be there on the day for you to collect—or even better, if they have an office you can pick it up from the day before to avoid the rush. Usually they have a desk for late/overseas entrants to get their number from on the day but it varies depending on the size of race and organiser, so best to check!

Don't be nervous, be excited! 😊

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misswobbleGraduate10

The race instructions will be on the website and/or emailed to you 😃👍

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AnniemurphGraduate10

Ooh, exciting, well done!

As Sqkr and Wobble have said, they probably won't post anything out to you as it's fairly close.

Check on the website to see what the instructions are for picking up your race number on the day (or better if you can pick it up the day before - less hassle!)

I tend to set all my kit out the night before. On the morning I have my porridge a couple of hours before the start time and make sure I arrive with at least an hour in hand.

You will not believe the queues for the loos, so if you have to pick up your number as well, allow even more time!

Safety pins to attach your number are usually provided but I always take my own anyway because I'm like that :D

Did I mention loo queues?

Find the start. This sounds obvious and sometimes it's away from where you think it's going to be or not as obviously marked as you think it should be!

If there's a bag drop (you might have a willing friend or family member to act as pack horse) then leave time to chuck your stuff in there as well.

Find out if you all go in one wave or if you have been assigned a start time. If you can choose, unless you are super-speedy, start towards the middle or end as the pros will set off like greyhounds and you don't want to get in their way :D

Join the loo queue :D

Look out for photographers on your way round and aim for flying feet and a big smile :D Save something in the tank for a sprint finish because there is always a finish photo!

Most, most importantly, have fun! Bring back that bling, post a pic and tell us all about it!

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ClareO65 in reply to Anniemurph

Thank for all the advice. I’ll be up at 4am to join those loo queues then 😉

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AnniemurphGraduate10 in reply to ClareO65

:D

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Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Anniemurph

Very useful post - thanks! Have my first race a 10K in October and you’ve advised on all the things I wouldn’t have thought of. Loo queues you say? 😬

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AnniemurphGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Loo queues! :D

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