speed of light 5k

speed of light 5k

Sold out in 2013 so enter now to guarantee your entry!

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date:  saturday 4th october 2014

start time: the 5k will start at 7pm. 

price: there are various entry options, please click here to be taken to them.  entries may close early if the race reaches entry capacity. 

route:  starting and finishing near the bournemouth marathon festival hub in the lower gardens, this beautiful coastal route takes in the bournemouth pier.  this race takes place at dusk with the emphasis on light around the route.


age limit:  11 years and older

entry benefits: each runner will receive a wicking technical finishers t-shirt, accurate chip timing, training plan, great medal, results posted on their my details account within 48 hrs, race recovery pack and a fantastic running experience. runners will receive their l.e.d armband when they enter their starting pen ready for the race.

note: we encourage entrants and spectators to wear fluorescent clothing on race night to enhance the visual spectacle of the speed of light!

event chip timing
timings for all races will be recorded using a chip timing system - your timing chip will be embedded into your running number.

Your Result Information
All your personal data and information, including your running times, are treated with great respect. As such your result information is exclusively available to you within your my details account after you have completed the race. We will only openly publish the top 10 finishers of each race. You will need to log in to get your times, splits and finishing position within the race. You can then choose to share this information as you see fit. They are your results and times.

there will be a baggage drop off point available for runners at the start/finish area.  this will be clearly marked in your final details documents and signage will guide you there on the morning of the race. 

if you looking to book accommodation in bournemouth for the weekend of the event please visit the accommodation section of the website for more information.

our official race photographers are marathon photo.  you will receive a link to their website following the race.

in the interest of safety
the race director and the emergency services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary.  these would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.

speed of light 5k runners   bournemouth pier lit up purple