Race Information
Race Information

Race Information

Everything you should need to know about The Godalming Run can be found below. If you need assistance with anything further then please contact us & a member of our race team will get back to you as soon as they can.

The Godalming Run 2024 will take place on Sunday 19th May.

Date & Times

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Race Date

Sunday 19th May 2024

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Race Start Times

10:00am - Family Fun Run

10:30am - 10k Race

10:35am - 5k Race

Fees & Registration

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Race Fees

10k Race: £18.00

£20.00 - If you register on the day of the race

5k Race: £12.00

£15.00 - If you register on the day of the race

Family Fun Run: £6.00 - Per person

All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all persons participating in this race, including accompanying adult/s, must register.

Please note: If the accompanying adult/s is/are also running either the 5k or 10k after the fun run, then they will not have to pay to do the fun run.

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Entry Age

Family Fun Run: No age restriction.

5k Race: Must be older than 11 on race day.

10k Race: Must be older than 16 on race day.

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Registration will be inside the Wilfrid Noyce Centre, adjacent to the Crown Court Car Park, & will open at 9.00am. All runners must pick up their race package from the Wilfrid Noyce Centre. Registration will be split into alphabetical order by surname & not race distance.

All Race Packs will include a race number & safety pins. Numbers need to be placed on the front of your race t-shirt/top so this is visible for the marshals.

Once you have collected your Race Pack, please head down to the start line located in the Phillips Memorial Park / Bandstand & make your way to the designated waiting area to be called.

Course Info

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The Courses

All runners will set off from the Godalming Bandstand in the Phillips Memorial Park, heading out into Borough Road with the fun runners doing a loop of "Charterhouse Green" before finishing back at the start point.

The 5k & 10k routes head out along Borough Road to pick up the scenic River Wey riverside path before climbing into the grounds of Charterhouse School.

All the 5k & 10k runners will experience beautiful views of Charterhouse School before going their separate ways. Whilst the 5k route heads back to the bandstand, the 10k route continues through the undulating woods surrounding the School & then heads back in to Godalming before starting the final climb up Westbrook Road & then looping back down to finish at the Bandstand.

This is a running event, so no walkers. Roads will be reopened at 1.00pm. If you are still on the course at this point you are responsible for finding your own way back to the start/finish line.

View the 5k Route on Strava
View the 10k Route on Strava
View the Family Fun Run Route on Strava

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The 5k Route

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The 10k Route

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The Family Fun Run Route

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Course Markers & Marshals

The route within Charterhouse School & grounds will be marked by red flags which will be positioned on your right-hand side. Please ensure you stick close to these flags to ensure you remain on the correct route.

Some direction arrows will be in place to help direct you around the course – so please keep an eye on this.

Marshals will be position all over the course to help assist & support you with any problems or questions. If you have any issues on the day then please contact your nearest marshal (they will be wearing a hi-vis jacket so should be easy to spot).

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Chip Timing

Chip timing is for 5K and 10K events only and will be embedded in your race bib.

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What to Wear

The 5k course is all run on roads. Road trainers are preferred for this race.

The 10k course includes challenging off-road sections including short sections of steep hill climbs on off-road paths in & around Charterhouse. Please ensure your running shoes are suitable for on & off road terrain.

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Warm Up

You are responsible for your own race warm up. We will not be providing a pre-event warm up for any of the races.

Travel & Parking

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Travel & Parking

Godalming train station is less than five minutes' walk from the start line.

FREE Parking is available all day in Crown Court Car Park (with overflow parking at the Waverley Borough Council Car Park).

If using SAT NAV, please use the postcode GU7 1HR which will bring you to the Waverley Borough Council Car Park. Borough Road will be closed from 10am & during the event so please ensure you use the car parks available.


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Toilets are available in the Wilfrid Noyce Centre & there are also public toilets available in Crown Court Car Park.

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First Aid

The Response Group will be providing mobile first aid cover throughout the event & will be based at the start/finish line. If you have any issues during the race, please contact your nearest marshal.

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Water is available to all runners at the finish of each event. If you require water or a sports drink during the race please make sure you bring it along with you as these are not be provided.

There are no water stops on the Family Fun Run or the 5k Race routes.

For the 10k runners only there is 1 water stop at the 5k mark. This is immediately as you exit the woods around Charterhouse, before you emerge on to Racquets Court Hill. Google maps link.

Please note that this water stop is cupless, so you will need to take a water bottle or soft cup to fill up.

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Medals & Results

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Finishers Medals

Medals will only be awarded to runners who cross the finish line & are wearing a race number. No race number, no medal.

A new logo and medal was designed for the Godalming Run 2023. The logo depicts some of Godalmings sights that can be seen along the route of the run. These are:

1. The Godalming bandstand
2. St. Peter's & St. Paul's Church
3. The River Wey
4. The Lammas Lands
5. Godalming Train Station & Railway Bridge
6. Charterhouse Woods
7. Racquets Court Hill & Westbrook Hill
8. The Pepperpot
9. Charterhouse School
10. Thomas Sutton Statue
11. The Flag of Surrey
12. The Finish Line!

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Results will be available for the 5k & 10k races instantly via the Godalming Run website. You can see the results from previous years here.

Not Permitted

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No dogs are permitted to run in any of the races.

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Baby Buggies

Baby buggies are not permitted on any of the races.

The routes involve narrow paths, steep hills, woodland trails (with many tree roots) and a set of steps (on the 10k course).

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The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in any of the races.

This is a health and safety requirement in order for runners to be able to hear marshals and other runners. The route has several very narrow paths where you may have to overtake or be overtaken, it is important to be able to hear runners who are behind you as you may need to move out of their way. There is also a crossing on a public road - there are marshals at this point and it is important that you can hear their instructions.

Race Information - The Godalming Run