FAQsIf you have a query regarding the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races please take a look at our frequently asked questions below. If you still don't find the answer you're looking for, then please contact the team via our Contact page.
When are the races taking place?
The 2017 event will take place on SATURDAY 8th APRIL 2017.
Where are the races taking place?
The races will be staged at Preston Park, Brighton, in the south west area of the Park.
Where do I collect my child's race pack?
Race Packs will need to be collected at The Brighton Marathon Exhibition, on Friday 8th April between the hours of 11am and 7pm or on race morning from the race pack collection point within the Event Village on Brighton Beach.
What is in my race pack?
How do I enter?
Entries for 2017 open on Monday 23rd January and will be FREE. www.brightonminimile.co.uk/enter
Who can enter?
Boys and Girls aged between 7 and 17 years of age. Races will be categorised by gender and by age. Find out full details here
Is there a deadline date for entries?
Entries will be first come, first served and limited to 3000 spaces. We expect these to sell out so don't miss out when entries open in January.
Can a friend run in his / her place?
We can arrange this for you but you will need to ensure you contact us to update the entry information by emailing email@example.com. Last date for changes Friday 3rd March 2017.
My child is unable to run. What is the deferral policy?
We will not be rolling over any entries to 2018, entries for next year's event will be on a first come, first served basis.
What do we do if my child is injured before 16th April and we have to consider pulling out?
The basic advice for any mild injury or “niggle” is ‘r.i.c.e.’ (rest, ice, compression, elevation), but this should not be relied upon for anything other than a slight sprain or ache. For any pain that persists, it is best to consult your local physiotherapist to have the injury properly diagnosed – and to prevent a reoccurrence of your injury. Make sure you prepare correctly, as they say....”Fail to prepare...prepare to fail!”
What does my child receive for their entry fee?
An official T-shirt will be issued at the race pack collection point. Each participant will receive a medal, and a kit bag upon crossing the fnish line. Winners will receive a stage presentation. You will also experience the buzz and atmosphere by taking part in the opening event of the Brighton Marathon Weekend where huge crowds will cheer you along the route.
How do teams work?
You can create a team on signing up and more about this can be found here.
Will there be a photographer taking photos at the Finish?
Will there be loos / food / water?
There will be plenty of loos and concession stands will be available within the Event Village area, which is near to the Start and Finish of the course There will also be water provided to the participants at the finish line. The safety and well being of each entrant is our number one priority.
Is there anywhere to put runners' belongings?
We would advise that a parent or responsible adult accompanying the runner would hold runners bags while the race is on. However we will also provide a baggage holding service. Your race number will correlate with your check-in area for baggage. Lost Property – we will hold any lost property for a week after the event, and then it will be donated to charity.
What medical facilities will be in place?
We will have full medical care/treatment available to all runners at the start, along the route, and at the finish. We take medical safety of the entrants as of paramount importance. Our medical cover will be provided by St John Ambulance combined with local paramedics, and a team of local paramedics, doctors and physiotherapists.
Where will the runners be picked up after they have finished their race?
Security for the children
What happens if the weather is bad?
Keep an eye out on the weather forecast so that you have time to prepare all of the correct running kit. Not only to run in, but to warm up in before the race and to wear when you have finished running - remember you will want to stay at the event to watch other races and relax in the Event Village area.