The 2024 Treehouse runs are at 10am on Sunday 24th March
Please note, this week we discovered a broken bridge on last year’s route and have had to very quickly re-route both races. The maps below were updated 23/03/2023
Set in an around the village of Cholsey, Oxfordshire. The course is almost entirely off-road. The full route is shown as a line on the map below. We use chip-timing and a hand-made wooden medal. Trophies are awarded to the first three male and female in the 10k as well as the fastest male and female in the 5k
The Treehouse 5k route is also a largely off-road route, as shown in the map below. We use chip-timing by Rogue Racer, and all finishers receive a hand-made wooden medal.
Children’s Fun Run
The Children’s Fun Run (formerly known as the Bunny Run) course is around the recreation ground – three laps makes one 1km. Fun Runners can run as many laps as they like, and will receive a medal showing the distance that they achieved. The record from 2021 was a whooping 14.1km set by two of the year 3-students from The Treehouse School!
To enter, children must be between 4-12 years old inclusive
Additional Race Details
By train: Cholsey Pavilion is just a 2-3 minute walk from Cholsey station, with regular train connections from Reading, Didcot Parkway and Oxford. From the station, turn left and walk 250m down Station Road – the Pavilion will be on your left.
By car: Car Parking will be in a dedicated location this year. Please refer to your race pack which contains the map of available parking As you drive into the village, please look out for the marshals who will direct you to the field. All cars must be parked by 9.45am. There is strictly no parking at the Pavilion.
- Registration will be in the gazebos near the Pavilion – please register promptly.
- Registration will be open from 8:30am and everybody must be registered by 9:45am. On the day registrations need to be made by 9:30am.
- There will be chip timing on the day – your chips will be given to you at registration.
- Rogue Racer, who provide the chip timing service, use reusable chips which attach to your ankle.
- It is the runner’s responsibility to return chips to event organisers immediately after the run.
- Lost chips will be charged at £35/each.
Warm-up and start
- There will be a pre-race warm-up, for all those that would like to join in.
- This will take place near the start line at 9:45am, followed by a race briefing at the Start Line at 9:55am.
- The 5k and 10k run starts at 10:00am.
- The Children’s Fun Run takes place as soon as the 5k and 10K runners have cleared the field.
- Please line up behind the 5k and 10K runners.
After the race
- After the race please remember to return your chip timer and collect your medal.
- Physio and massage might be available after the race.
- There will be a presentation of trophies to category winners at around 11:15.
- We will post a link to the results on the website and on our Facebook soon after the run.
- Toilets: There will be portable toilets located close to the start/finish on the Rec – please use these rather than the toilets in the Pavilion.
- There is a disabled toilet within the Pavilion – if you need this, please enter through the front door and ask one of the helpers to direct you there.
- Refreshments and activities will be available from 9.00 until 12.00.
- These will include bacon butties, veggie sausage butties, teas, coffees, cakes etc.
- Any money raised from the refreshments will also support The Treehouse School.
- There will be lots to do for families whether entering the family run or supporting other runners.
- For younger children, the race start is right beside a lovely playground.
Supporters and spectators
- Please bring along your family and friends to support you – there will be activities and entertainment for all the family.
A safe race
- Emergency Mobile Number for the day is 07747 022 402
- The course shall be flagged and maps will be available in the registration tent. Please also see the map above
- Runners are advised to allow plenty of time to warm up
- Water will be available at the halfway point of the 10 and also at the finish line. If you like to run with a bottle, please bring one with you, you can fill up at the start/finish or at the water station
- Runners are required to write details of any medical conditions on the reverse of their race number. You will have told us about any pre-existing medical conditions when you registered and asked to confirm that to their knowledge they are medically fit to take part, but if you have any new conditions please let us know.
- All major road crossings will be stewarded by stewards equipped with Hi Viz clothing. All roads remain open to vehicles, so runners should take care when running on or crossing roads
- Medical facilities will be on site and is available to support anyone during the event
Runners are advised to…
- Run responsibly
- Leave adequate space between themselves and other runners
- Overtake only when safe to do so
- Ensure that you are wearing appropriate footwear.
- Walk if coming across a hazard and inform other runners of the hazard.
- Wear clothing appropriate to weather conditions
During wet weather and as a result in the build up of mud, ground conditions may deteriorateand become slippery. The event stewards and safety officer shall monitor the ground conditions and make a dynamic assessment of the need for further controls/cancellation of the event as appropriate.
Any persons coming into contact with any wild or domestic animals should walk calmly past the animal and make no attempt to interact with the animal in any way. Remember animals, especially wild animals can become startled and behave in an unpredictable manner.