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Cambridge Town and Gown – The Junior 3k

Date: 21 October 2018

Location:

Midsummer Common, Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB5

Registration fee:

The Junior 3k – £12 (9 – 15 years old)

Timings:
9.15am – The Junior 3k starts
10am – The 10k starts


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About the race

Cambridge Town and Gown is our autumn run of the series. In 2018, we’ll host the third year of the Junior 3k and entries are now open!

If you’re wanting to run your first, your fastest or your most orange 3k yet – this is the race for you.

Online entries are now closed. We will not be taking on the day entries.

 

Cambridge Town and Gown – The Junior 3k

Cambridge Town and Gown is our autumn run of the series. In 2018, we’ll host the third year of the Junior 3k and entries are now open!

If you’re wanting to run your first, your fastest or your most orange 3k yet – this is the race for you.


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Date:
21 October 2018

Location:
Midsummer Common, Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB5.

Registration fee

The Junior 3k – £12 (9 – 15 years old)

Timings:

9.15am – The Junior 3k starts

10am – The 10k start

Additional Information

Key Timings

8am – Event Village opens

9am – The Junior 3k warm-up

9.15am – The Junior 3k starts

9.35am– The 10k warm-up

10am – The 10k starts

11am– Trophy and prize presentation

13:00 – Event Village closes

Where does the event take place?

The Event Village is on Midsummer Common, Victoria Avenue, Cambridge CB5.

It’s where you can have your registration queries answered, drop your bags off, use the toilets/changing facilities or buy food and drink.

The start and finish lines are just a one-minute warm-up jog away.

Who can take part?

The Junior 3k is open to anyone aged 9–15 on race day.

It’s a race that attracts local runners, including schools, club runners and fun runners. If you are a wheelchair user or have any accessibility requirements and would like to take part, contact us on townandgown10k@musculardystrophyuk.org and we’ll make the necessary arrangements.

Do I have to fundraise?

The Town and Gown raises vital funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK. So while fundraising is not compulsory, we encourage all runners to fundraise what they can to help beat muscle-wasting conditions sooner. Visit our fundraising pages for hints and tips, and to set up an online giving page .

Race packs and chip-timing

We’ll send your running bib to the postal address you give us when you enter. If you register before Tuesday 2 October 2018, you’ll get your bib one week before the event. If you sign up after this date, you’ll have to collect your race number on the day of the event. We’ll keep you informed ahead of the event.

If you give us your mobile number on entry, you’ll get an SMS with your chip-time shortly after you finish the race. All chip-timed results will be available on www.chiptiming.co.uk after the event.

Transferring your place

You can transfer your place to someone else, and there’s an admin fee of £5 per transfer. The deadline to transfer your place to someone else is Tuesday 2 October 2018. It won’t be possible to transfer your place after this date.

Prizes

On the day, there will be trophies for the following categories:

Open prizes: first, second and third male and female

Age group prizes: first male and female in age groups 9-11, 12-13 and 14-15.

Should you qualify for an Open and an age group trophy, the greater value prize will be awarded to you. The other prize will be offered to the next finisher.

Food and drink

You’ll find a number of food and drink stalls in the Event Village  on the day. All of these donate a percentage of their sales to Muscular Dystrophy UK, so if you support them you’ll be helping support the charity. Keep an eye on the website in the coming months to see who’ll be there on the day. If you wish to support the day as a caterer, contact us.

Goody bags

Once you’ve finished the race, we’ll give you a goody bag with a medal, a brag-worthy finisher T-shirt (sizes subject to availability) and some free product samples.

Travel advice

There is no parking at the Event Village so we recommend travelling by public transport where possible and using either local Park and Ride Services or local car parks. To book your Park and Ride, please visit – https://cambridgeshireparkandride.keyivr.com/

Park and Ride schedule – TBC for 2018

From sites:

Trumpington Park & Ride: First bus 9am then every 15 minutes
Newmarket Road Park & Ride: First bus 9am then every 15 minutes
Madingley Road Park & Ride: First bus 9am then every 15 minutes
Milton Park & Ride: First bus 9am then every 15 minutes.
Babraham Park & Ride: First bus 8.56am then every 15 minutes

From the city centre:

Trumpington Park & Ride: Last bus back 6.05pm
Newmarket Road Park & Ride: Last bus back 6.19pm
Madingley Road Park & Ride: Last bus back 6.30pm
Milton Park & Ride: Last bus back 6.35pm
Babraham Park & Ride:  Last bus back 6.04pm

The closest stops to the Event Village will be those in the city centre – Emmanuel Street, Drummer Street or Downing Street, depending on which service you get on. The city centre is only a short walk from Midsummer Common.

There will be some disruption to local bus services and if you’re travelling via bus, we recommend you check the Cambridgeshire County Council website to help plan your journey.

Local NCP car parks – Cambridge Station / Alternative car parks – Park Street.

www.cambridge.gov.uk/parking

Train times:

London King’s Cross to Cambridge (TBC for 2018):

  • Departing at 6.35am and arriving at 7.45am
  • Departing at 7.04am and arriving at 8.35am
  • Departing at 7.52am and arriving at 8.55am

(Keep an eye on the Trainline website for updates.)

Event partners and sponsorship

The Town and Gown 10k is always interested in forming partnerships with businesses. There are several great opportunities to work together, and you can reach a wide audience. For more information about our sponsorship packages fill out the short form on our sponsors page.

Are there training plans for runners?

Yes, we have beginner and intermidiate training plans to get you ready for the day on Muscular Dystrophy UK’s training zone. Visit the training zone now.

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Cambridge Town and Gown 3k route

The event route will be similar to 2017’s, with the start on Victoria Avenue and the finish in Midsummer Common.

The route will take you into Jesus Green and into Midsummer Common along the River Cam before finishing in the Event Village.


Open route map


CTG3k 2018 Route Map

Cambridge Town and Gown 3k route

The event route will be similar to 2017’s, with the start on Victoria Avenue and the finish in Midsummer Common.

The route will take you into Jesus Green and into Midsummer Common along the River Cam before finishing in the Event Village.


Open route map


CTG3k 2018 Route Map

Fundraising

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Fundraising Online

Set up a JustGiving page to kickstart your fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy UK


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Sponsorship form

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Fundraising ideas

Download our fundraising guide. You’ll find tips to take your fundraising to the next level!


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Photos

Photos from Cambridge Town and Gown 3k 2018 will be available to view and purchase from our partners Sussex Sport Photography, who donate a percentage of every photo sold to Muscular Dystrophy UK. You can type your runner number and see all the photos taken of you on their website. We hope you find one you like!


Find my photos

See below our favourite photos from Cambridge Town and Gown 3k 2017

Results


2018 3k results


2017 3k results

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