Trust10 trail runs FAQs
We've answered a few frequently asked questions about Trust10 trail runs.
How old do you need to be to take part?
We love to see children and families together, enjoying running non-competitively. We recommend that anyone running our Trust10 event is 14 years old and over.
As the parent or guardian you can use your discretion as to your child being suitable and able to take part in our Trust10 recreational run. Please keep an eye on them, accompanying and remaining responsible for them at all times throughout the event. We will remind you about the importance of this on property webpages and during the pre-run briefing.
Parkrun currently allow 11 year olds to run 5k events unaccompanied and allow Under 11s to run within an arm’s length of a responsible adult. UKA have various rules related to children running in competitive events on the track, trails and fells which generally have lower distances due to the competitive nature of the events. These bench marks have been considered when setting the recommendation of 14 years for the Trust10 recreational run.
Due to the differences in the places we host Trust10 events, our recommendations may vary if certain hazards are evident on particular routes.
This might include;
- If our route crosses busy roads
- If our route has extended running on public highways
- If navigation or terrain is perceived to be difficult, or if weather is extreme.
This will be highlighted via the property information of that Trust10, allowing you as a parent or guardian to make an improved decision regarding the suitability of the event for your child. If you are unsure please contact the property directly and they will be able to advise.
Can you run with a buggy?
Runners with buggies may be allowed if the site is suitable. A route description should be available for all, and buggy runners are advised to review this prior to the event.
Runners are advised to use their own judgement regarding suitability of their buggy and to use their experience to negotiate the route. Please note, buggy runners will be asked to set off at the rear of the run behind the main/non buggy running runners.
Can I bring my dog?
Runners should check with the property they would like to run at if dogs are allowed. This is a local decision often based on livestock around the route, which may change at points during the year. A pre event briefing will include presence of livestock on route.
All runners, spectators and other walkers with dogs should keep their dogs on leads at all time.