Families on Track

Text reads Paula's Families on Track. yellow image on a person running

How does it work?

The race begins at 12:30pm. So please head over to Registration at 12:00pm  (noon) to sign up, ready to get to your start pen for the briefing at 12:15pm.

There are 3 laps of varying distances: 1km, 500m and 250m on a safe, enclosed course.

Each family must complete 5km total distance in any combination of those distances they chose. (e.g. 6 x 1km, 5 x 500m, 6 x 250m = 10km).

Each leg is completed by an individual who then hands over to another family member for the next leg.

You can run in any order and run any distance as long as you eventually complete 5km.

Changeovers take place in the “Family Zone”. This is where the fun happens! Each family will have its own Pen in the Family Zone, where they can change runners and cheer each other on.

When you complete the distance the whole family group joins together for the Glory Leg up to the Finish Line.

Image of three rectangles showing that there are three lengths of race. 1000m, 500m and 250m. In the centre there is the changeover place. There is also a start and finish flag.

Are there any rules?

  • Each family group can be 3,4 or 5 people, of which at least 1 needs to be under 16 and at least one over 18.
  • The minimum age to take part is 4 years old.
  • You can enter more than one family group
  • Team entry costs £35, this includes a medal, t-shirt and goody bag for all team members
  • All members must complete at least one lap
  • Each leg (1km, 500m, 250m) must be completed at least 4 times (so Dad can’t do 5 x 1km to show off!!)
  • You must stay in your family Pen until changing over or running. It’s not called the Family Zone for nothing!
  • Our guideline is that under-10s should take on the 500m and 250m. Because they are FAST!
  • The team captain must be over 18
  • You decide how to make up the 5km!

Take a look at the Families on Track Race Guide 2024.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Families on Track arena!

Families On Track