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Boudavida Women’s 10k Windsor

Saturday 24th September

Boudavida Women’s 10k Windsor  will take place on Saturday 24th September 2016 at a new start time of 10:00am. The event began with the idea of introducing women to participating in organised running events and this is still the way we operate. You will find that this event caters for all levels of ability: those who... Read more »

  • Location:Windsor Great Park
  • Start time:10:00am
  • Distance:10 Km
  • Athlete type:Perfect for beginners and experienced runners alike

Event entry:

UKA Club Members: £22.50

Non - Club Members: £24.50

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  • The Event
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  • Q&A
  • Charities
  • Travel & accommodation
  • Training

Boudavida Women's 10k Windsor  will take place on Saturday 24th September 2016 at a new start time of 10:00am.

The event began with the idea of introducing women to participating in organised running events and this is still the way we operate. You will find that this event caters for all levels of ability: those who have never participated in an event before through to seasoned runners – we treat you all as equal! Although there is a competitive element we know that there are many female runners out there who just want to participate in an event, and do their best whilst at the same time having fun.

NEW FOR 2016

  • Free Race T-shirt, Race Certificate and race medal to all finishers
  • Music  on course
  • Physiotherapy/masseurs
  • Children's fun run
14389 R4W 2016 T Shirts 10K small                        Plus all of the following from 2015
  • Bottled water on the course
  • Timing Gates - enabling you to join the start in a position where you are with other women who will be running at the same pace as you.
  • Pacers for each timing gate group - experienced runners who are able to run at the pace required - so just follow them!
  • Automatic text with your finishing time as you cross the line.
  • Aerobic warm-up
  • Age Category prizes.

2016 BOUDAVIDA WOMEN'S 10K WINDSOR  – PRIZES BREAKDOWN

 PRIZE VOUCHERS TO THE VALUE OF

WOMEN OVERALL

1st £75
2nd £50
3rd £30

PRIZE VOUCHERS TO THE VALUE OF

 WOMEN AGE CATEGORY PRIZES

V35

V40

V45

V50

V55

V60+

1st £30 £30 £30 £30 £30 £30
  Prize winners are only allowed to receive one prize. E.g. If a veteran runner finishes amongst the first 3 prize winners in the Open Race then she will not be eligible for the award in the veteran category. Entering as a Team:
  • Why not get some of your friends to enter and run as a Team. You decide on a name and perhaps you might want to come in fancy dress. Just enter as normal and then each of you make sure that you put in the same Team name.
  • Prizes for 1st Team ( lowest aggregate time of first 3 runners in the Team)
  • Prize for best Fancy Dress

Enter The Generation Game:

Generation Game Winners 2015

               Generation Game Winners 2015

  Alexia Limpert-Peers and Katherine Hardy
  •   Enter the “Generation Game” Mother & Daughter. You MUST Enter individually and tick the “Generation Game” box and write the name of your Daughter/Mother who will be your partner.
  •   Minimum age is 15 years on day of race – NO maximum age limit!!
    Prizes for the 1st Mother/Daughter team to finish in lowest aggregate time.    

2015 Race results can be found at chipresults 

Photos are available  at Marathon-photos

 

Press Release July 19th 2016

Boudavida to sponsor Women’s 10k in Windsor

     

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Boudavida, the new female sports and active wear range, has announced that it will be the title sponsor of the Running4Women 10k race in Windsor Great Park on Saturday September 24, 2016. The three-year sponsorship deal will see the race re-named the Boudavida Women’s 10k, Windsor, and will ensure the event continues to grow – appealing to a broad range of female participants from competitive runners through to those taking part in their first 10k.

Set in the picturesque grounds of Windsor Great Park and run completely on closed roads, the race is part of the Windsor Running Festival. Hundreds of women will complete the scenic 10k route, which ends with a fabulous final run along the iconic ‘Long Walk’ towards Windsor Castle.

Commenting on the new partnership, Boudavida founder Anabel Sexton says: “We were drawn to the Running4Women 10k because of its inclusivity – whether participants walk, jog or competitively run the course, it’s all about taking part together and celebrating physical activity. This is completely aligned to our vision for the Boudavida range – that regardless of size, age or ability, all women can be equally brave and bold in their own way.’

Along with discount offers for all race participants, Boudavida will be running various competitions and promotions in the lead up to the event, with spot prizes of the new kit for runners. Competitors and spectators will be amongst the first in the UK to try the new clothing range which will be showcased in the race village and a team of Boudavida runners will be taking part in the event.

Running4Women 10k Race Director, Peter Hier, says: “We’re thrilled to have Boudavida as the main sponsor for the Women’s 10k event. We’re proud to align ourselves with a brand which so passionately encourages women to be strong and healthy and which also gives back to women’s sport by donating 5% of all product sales to worthwhile sporting causes.”

“Having secured a three-year sponsorship deal with Boudavida we look forward to building a strong relationship with the team, working together closely to encourage more women to sign up and experience the physical, social and mental benefits of running.

Registration for the run is at www.running4women.com

Boudavida is a sports and active wear company with a difference. Launching in September with an initial range of 12 pieces, the brand brings fashion and function together, with a beautiful selection of contemporary clothing to enable women of all ages, sizes and abilities to feel good about their bodies and inspired to get active.

Founded by Anabel Sexton, a former marketing and communications specialist with over 25 years’ experience in the women’s sports sector, the brand ethos is to encourage all women to be brave, bold and active.

The brand will also help promote the profile of women’s sport and support aspiring athletes, with 5% of every garment sale going directly to athletes, projects, charities or campaigns. Customers choose where this money is spent when they make a purchase.

To find out more about Boudavida, or to be the first to hear about their active wear range please visit: www.boudavida.com

       

Press Release March 18th 2016:

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    The organiser of the popular Windsor Running Festival, which includes the Windsor Half Marathon and the Running4Women Windsor 10K, has confirmed HOKA ONE ONE® as the Official Sportswear Partner for 2016. HOKA ONE ONE® is the world’s fastest-growing, premium running shoe brand. It was launched in 2009 by two life-long runners who had spent years handcrafting and shaping lightweight shoes with extra-thick midsoles. Initially embraced by ultra-runners due to their enhanced cushioning and inherent stability, HOKA now offers shoes for all types of athletes who enjoy the unique feel the shoes provide. The Running4Women Windsor 10K takes place on Saturday 24th September and the Windsor Half Marathon on Sunday 25th September 2016. Both races take place in the prestigious, iconic location of Windsor Great Park with the start and finish on The Long Walk, attracting thousands of runners from near and far each year. HOKA ONE ONE® will be providing prizes for both races and will have a presence in the race village over the race weekend. Every Running4Women Windsor 10K finisher will also receive a HOKA ONE ONE t-shirt.

Top features of the Boudavida Women’s 10k Windsor

Name: Boudavida Women’s 10k Windsor

Date: 24/9/2016

Location: Windsor Great Park

Maximum number of runners: 5000

Start Time: 10.00 am

Entries On The Day: Yes at the Administration Marquee

On the day

On Site On The Day:

  • Children’s entertainment
  • Refreshments including hot/cold food and hot/cold drinks.
  • Secure baggage marquee.
  • Toilets
  • Secure parking
  • Merchandise

What Happens On Race Day:

You have taken the bit between your teeth and have entered your first race – but what happens now?

Most races these days will send you your race number through the post together with information about car parking etc. If you have not received anything by the week before you must contact the Race Office – you should be able to find contact details on their website.

To save yourself extra stress on the day make sure that you have everything you need, ready and packed the night before – make a check list of the most important items:

  • Shoes (make sure you have worn them before you race in them!)
  • Clean socks.
  • Shorts.
  • Vest / T-shirt.
  • Track bottoms.
  • Warm Top (Waterproof if weather is likely to be bad).
  • Extra clothes incase the weather is cold/wet.
  • Race number.
  • Safety pins (for your number).
  • Bottle of water.
  • Energy bar / banana for post race.
  • Race Direction / Information.
  • Travel information (Any travel tickets you may have bought).

This is not a definitive list but does cover the most important items that you will need.

Arrival:

Every entrant arrives at the race venue. Most events will have designated parking areas and larger race will have a public address system to keep everyone updated as the Start time approaches.

Preparation:

As the race start time gets nearer, competitors will be making final adjustments to their kit, visiting the toilet and warming up – so that they are fully prepared for their race. Be careful when warming up – it is so easy to do too much particularly if this is your first one. You should only need about 20 minutes maximum if it is a 5k and your first race.

Lining Up:

Everyone lines up according to their expected finishing time, with the faster more experienced runners right on the start line and those expecting to finish later, further back. This way, no-one is impeded and it is essential that you do this! You do not want to be caught up with the fast runner’s right at the start.

Start:

A gun, klaxon or air horn is sounded and the race begins. Unless you are right on the start line, progress will be slightly slower as the runners move away – which is often a good thing because your not tempted to go too fast at the beginning, which can ruin your race.

Main Race:

Over the duration of the race there will usually be mile or kilometer signs by the side of the course which inform you of the distance you have run. This can be very important if you are running to a pre set time schedule. You will also find regular drinks station – take a small drink at each one.

Finish:

The finish line will be clearly marked and you will often see countdown boards on the side of the course: 800m To Go, 400m To Go etc. At the bigger events there will be a large Finish Gantry with a timing clock.

Post Finish:

As you cross the finish line you will be marshalled into “funnels” where you will be asked to keep moving forward to receive your medal/T-shirt or whatever is on offer (depends on the race) drinks should also be available. It is imperative that you do keep moving.

You then exit the funnels, get reunited with family and friends, get warm/dry kit on and reflect on what was a fantastic achievement!

Finish 2015

The race Starts and Finishes along the Long Walk inside the Deer Park. The course itself, although rather undulating, it is traffic free and is spectacularly beautiful with fantastic views of Windsor Castle from 8k down to the finish. On route you will run past  the Statue of George III, commonly know as the “Copper Horse” , the Jubilee Statue of Queen Elizabeth II on horseback, the York Club and then through the Village and back down to the finish where your family and friends will be waiting to congratulate you on a job well done!

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ASK US A QUESTION...
If you can't find an answer in our published Q&A’s, email your question through to joanne@running4women.com and we will do our very best to answer you.
  • Q. Which is the best way to enter the race?

    Using the online system, but if you do not have access to a computer, you can enter by post.
  • Q. I have entered by post, how do I know if I have been accepted into the race?

    Please check your bank statement for confirmation of acceptance.
  • Q. Am I able to have a refund or deferral if I am unable to run?

    No, we do not give refunds and we cannot offer a deferral.
  • Q. Is there a limit to how many competitors can take part?

    5000
  • Q. When will entries close?

    We take entries right up to and including on the day.
  • Q. What do I do if I haven’t received my race pack?

    The first thing to do is to Contact the Race Hotline: 01384 379028. If you do not receive your race pack by race day, then please arrive early on the day and go to the Administration Marquee close to the Start/Finish line, where you will be issued with a new Race number and timing chip.
  • Q. Where do I find advice on pre-race training?

    Here on this website.
  • Q. I have changed by address since entering. Can I change my contact details?

    Yes please, it is important to notify us if you change your address as soon as possible. You have access to your registered data. To change any details please go to the link which you will find on your confirmation email that you received when you entered online. If you entered by post then simply call the Hotline: 01384 379028 or email joanne@running4women.com
  • Q. What's the best way to contact you?

    Please email the race team. joanne@running4women.com
  • Q. Do you accept group entries?

    Yes you can enter a group into the Windsor 10k; you will all need to enter individually but make sure you put your group/team name in the section provided on the form, so that you can all be linked together.
  • Q. Is there somewhere secure where I can leave my bag whilst I run?

    Yes there is a secure Baggage Marquee which is manned throughout Race Day.
  • Q. Where do I wear my race number and with what?

    Pin your number to the front of your vest, one pin in each corner.
  • Q. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

    No transferring of entries is not allowed. Your running number is unique to you and enables our safety team to access the personal details you have supplied to us quickly, if needed on race day. Giving your bib to another runner will result in both you and them being disqualified from this race. UK Athletics rules state: “Numbers are issued to the individual athlete completing the application form except with the specific authority of the Race Organiser. Athletes who receive transferred numbers without permission will be disqualified from the race. Both runners will be subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate National Association.”
  • Q. What time does the race start?

    10.00 am
  • Q. What refreshments are available out on the course?

    2 Water Stations out on route and 1 Water Station at the finish
  • Q. Is there car parking available and is it free?

    Yes on site car parking and it is free to both spectators and participants.
  • Q. Can I wear headphones?

    We strongly recommend that you do not race wearing headphones, as you need to be fully aware of the surroundings.
  • Q. WHERE DO I WEAR MY TIMING DEVICE?

    The timing device is MyLaps Bib Tag this device is already attached to the back of your number so just attach your number to your running vest/t-shirt and off you go. It is very important to wear your number clearly visible on the front of your running vest/t-shirt. Your number must not be altered in anyway or covered by any clothing/tri belt. Do not bend twist or fold your number.
  • Q. When will I receive my race pack/race number

    our race pack/race number is posted out approximately 10-14 days before the event
  • Q. Do I have to run for a Charity?

    No you don't have to run for any Charity you can just run as a normal entry.

The Boudavida Women’s 10k Windsor which this year is part of the Windsor Running Festival is pleased to have on board 10 charities all of whom are deserving of our support. You will find details on this page so why not sign up and raise money whilst running around Windsor Great Park.

  • PLATINUM

    CLIC SARGENT

    Run for CLIC Sargent and the money you raise supports children and young people with cancer, and their families. It might give a family a place to stay near hospital during cancer treatment. It might make sure there’s always someone to listen on the tough days. But however it’s used, that money will make a powerful difference.

    Join Team CLIC Sargent for the Running4Women Windsor 10K and you will get:

    • Dedicated training support
    • We’ll send you a snazzy CLIC Sargent running vest
    • A well-deserved post-race massage!
    • The loudest of cheers on race day and much more

     

    Find out more
  • GOLD

    Cancer Research UK

    Join the Cancer Research UK team and help beat cancer sooner. Our research has doubled cancer survival rates in the UK in the last 40 years, but we can’t stop there.

    Join our team for FREE and commit to raising £250 towards our lifesaving research. In return you’ll receive a bespoke training plan, an invitation to training days, a CRUK top and a personal CRUK contact to help you reach your fundraising target.

    Contact us: 0300 123 5461  / sportsteam@cancer.org.uk.

     

    Find out more
  • SILVER

    Help for Heroes

    By running and fundraising for Help for Heroes you are doing your bit to support those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illness while serving our country. Soldiers, sailors and airmen who are injured today will need our support tomorrow and for the rest of their lives. They are still battling and we won’t let them battle alone. The funds you raise will enable us to provide support for life.

     

    Find out more
  • BRONZE

    Bloodwise

    At Bloodwise (the new name for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research), we want to beat blood cancer. It’s a big vision, but we’re already working hard to make sure we make it a reality.

    We know you love a challenge, so why not push yourself and help us beat blood cancer at the same time? Our fundraisers won’t stop until they’ve beaten blood cancer – and neither will we. Join ‘Team Unstoppable’ at the Windsor Half Marathon 2015 and you’ll be changing the lives of people affected by blood cancer.

     

     

    Find out more
  • Alzheimer’s Society

    225,000 people will develop dementia this year, the equivalent to 1 person every 3 minutes. Alzheimer’s Society is the UK‘s leading support  and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Join Team Alzheimer’s Society today and help us to  lead the fight against dementia.

     

    Find out more
  • COPPER

    Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

    The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation gives ‘help and hope’ to people affected by lung cancer. The charity has a dual focus – saving lives and supporting people living with lung cancer. We are the only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to the defeat of lung cancer.

     

     

    Find out more
  • CRY

    Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY funds fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.

     

    Find out more
  • Daisy’s Dream

    Daisy’s Dream supports children and their families who have been affected by the death or serious illness of someone close to them. Our professionally qualified family workers provide information and support to families across Berkshire free of charge, at home or at school, and help them through this very difficult time in their young lives.

     

    Find out more
  • Childlife

    Throughout the UK, thousands of children and young people are facing challenges in their lives as a result of illness, disability or social circumstances. Childlife helps to improve the lives of children and young people by raising funds for the work of its four member charities – Ataxia UK, Acorns Children’s Hospice, National Deaf Children’s Society and the National Children’s Bureau.

    Find out more
  • With 1,000 local people living with Multiple Sclerosis in the local area, we offer support to help our members manage their MS symptoms rather than letting MS take control of their life. Help us provide specialist treatment and be part of something special. Make a difference – join Team BMSTC today.

    Find out more

Travel information

From the North – Join M4 and travel westbound to J10. Take A329M to Bracknell. At Twin Bridges Roundabout, continue on to the A329 – signposted to Ascot. At Heather wood Hospital Roundabout (near the racecourse) turn left on to A332 towards Windsor.  The route will be AA signposted for the Windsor Half Marathon taking place in the safe place the following day.

From the West – Leave M4 at J10 and follow directions above.

From the South – Leave M3 at J3 and follow A322 towards Bracknell.  At first major roundabout, get in offside lane and take A332 to Ascot.  At Heatherwood Hospital Roundabout (near the racecourse), continue on A332 towards Windsor.  The route will be AA signposted for the Windsor Half Marathon taking place in the safe place the following day.

Parking is in Windsor Great Park off the A332 Sheet Street Road. There is plenty of free parking for everyone.

 By Rail:

Train Services

The quickest way to Windsor from London is via Paddington to Slough (22 mins) where you change for Windsor (platform 1)

There are good views of Eton College and the Castle as you approach form the north-west on the raised brick arches, crossing the river Thames on Brunel’s ‘Bowstring Bridge’ (1849). Windsor Central Station is directly below the Castle walls.  It is then approximately 1.5 miles to the start on the Long Walk

 

Accommodation

 

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MACDONALD WINDSOR HOTEL – OFFICIAL HOTEL PARTNER

The  Macdonald Windsor Hotel, situated 2 minutes’ walk from the gates of Windsor Castle  offers 120 luxury bedrooms in the heart of the historic town. The MacDonald Hotel is the HQ Hotel for both the R4W Windsor 10k and the Windsor Half Marathon

www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk 23 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire – 0844 879 9101

 Mercure Windsor Castle Hotel

Mercure Windsor Castle hotel is a 108 room, 4 star hotel located in Windsor, opposite the main gates of Windsor Castle. The castle and grounds are just a few minute’s walk

www.mercure.com – 18 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire – 01753 851 577

Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa

With views directly over Windsor Castle, The Harte & Garter Hotel enjoys the finest location in town.

www.harteandgarter.com – 31 High Street, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead SL4 1PH – 01753 863 426

Copthorne Hotel Slough Windsor

The Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor is ideally situated for visits to historical Windsor and the surrounding areas.

www.millenniumhotels.co.uk – Cippenham Lane, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2YE Tel: 01753 516222

Travelodge Windsor Central

www.travelodge.co.uk – 34 King Edward Court, Windsor, Berkshire – 0871 984 6331