Key Details for the day
The race is aimed principally at Years 7 and 8 pupils (or equivalent); Year 9 pupils are not eligible to run (unless they should be in Year 8 by age).
A team consists of a maximum of 6 runners - minimum 4, with the top 4 runners to score. You may enter up to 3 teams of each sex. Incomplete B or C teams are permissible if a school has less than 8 or 12 runners respectively.
Registration will open from 12:30pm. Please collect your registration envelope by 1.50pm from the REGISTRATION TENT by the finish line in Knole Park (you will pass this as you head towards the start line).
Please use the usual signed posted outside doors at the Sennocke Centre, but please note there will not be any access to the main reception area due to the mock examinations. Teachers to take care of their own students valuables, please do not leave anything in changing rooms.
2.15pm for girls (please be at the start line by 2pm latest)
2.45pm for boys (please be at the start line by 2.30pm latest)
The course will be marked by staff, pupils, flags, cones and tape.
A First Aid Point will be situated near the Finish and the school has a nurse-staffed Health Centre in case of problems.
Any runners with problems on the course should notify a course marshal.
Entry to the School and Parking
Cars and minibuses should enter and park in Dukes meadow Car Park, where you will be met by a member of staff. Coaches must Drop-off ONLY in the Solefields Road car park.
We are very pleased to have parents attend and support the races. They should note, however, that parking in the School will be at full stretch and therefore may wish to consider parking in the town car parks and walking through to Knole; alternatively, they may (taking care on the roads) park in the designated car parking area by Knole House but at present these are on a pre-booking basis only. They should also note that the exit gate from Knole closes at 4pm.
Access to Knole Park is through the school and down Knole Lane (head to the far left hand corner of “The Flat”, head up the slope, turn right again, keep walking until you pass through an archway onto Knole Lane. Turn right down this lane into Knole Park. At the bottom of the valley, please turn right and you will see the registration tent on your left. The start for both races is the same and is further along and up to the right, it will be clearly sign posted. If windy, please note that teams should not shelter directly under large trees in case of falling branches (these are not unknown).
In case you have last minute transport or other problems, please note that Registration’s mobile number on the day (from 12.45-2.00pm) will be sent out to schools in advance.
Please use the main school numbers at other times.