Frequently Asked Questions
Where is my nearest First Nation Home RanSlam Run?
There are four RanSlam Runs, one in each of the regional capitals of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh & London.
How do I enter the First Nation Home RanSlam Run?
Simply choose your country from this link and get registered!
I'm Scottish but I live in London can I run for Scotland in the London Race?
You can only run for your country in the event in that country. So to run for Scotland you'd need to be in Edinburgh. There is no reason why you can't represent the country that you live in now or maybe make a weekend of it and go "home" to run!
Can we enter as a team or a group?
You can only enter one person at a time, but as long as there are still spaces available you and all your friends can enter. When it comes to teams you'll be in the biggest team of them all anyway!
When I enter the First Nation Home RanSlam Run what will I get?
You'll get one of the exclusive places in your national team to represent your country. You'll get an exclusive pair of Adidas Shorts and performance t-shirt in your national colours to wear on the big day (you can't buy these anywhere), a medal if your team wins and a goodie bag at the finish.
What Should I wear for the Race?
You have to wear the national team kit that is given to you as part of your entry. Your national teams t-shirt and shorts. If it's a bit chilly on the day you can wear layers under these items but not over them. You should also wear your race number bib - this has the chip timer on the back of it, without this your time won't count!
What if I forget or lose my kit in advance of the race, or decide I don't want to wear it what will happen?
If you've met the minimum fundraising target you'll still get to run although you'd need to start at the back if you're not dressed in your national team gear.
Will my kit fit me? If it doesn't can I exchange it?
You'll get an opportunity to enter your size information when you register for the runs. We'll contact you again in the middle of November to reconfirm your sizes. If you don't own any Adidas clothing it'll be wise to visit a sports store to try some different sizes if you're not 100% sure. There won't be an opportunity to exchange it once we've reconfirmed your sizes and its delivered so make sure you're happy with what you've requested.
Will you be timing participants?
Yes we'll be chip timing all the competitors, remember this is a race and you're effort will determine if your country wins so we need to be accurate!
Can I walk/Jog rather than run or is it a race?
Yes it is a race. Just run, jog or walk as fast as you can - use the months leading up to the race to get fitter and faster. Remember, you're representing your country! We've created a training schedule to get you up to speed - view it here.
When do I have to be there in relation to my wave start time?
You need to arrive at least 40 minutes before your wave start time in order to ensure you get warmed up and to the start area in plenty of time. There will also be the singing of your national anthem before you run - you're representing your country after all!
What do I need to bring on the day?
You're national kit of shirt and shorts, your race number, some safety pins to put it on with and a smile!
Will there be anywhere to leave my bags whilst I do the run?
Unfortunately we can't provide anywhere secure for bags. We recommend you come without any heavy bags and carry any valuables with you or leave them at home. Alternatively you could bring along your family and friends and leave your bags with them while they cheer you on!
I have a disability. Can I take part?
We have made every effort to ensure that as many of our courses and venues as possible are suitable for people with disabilities, however we have not been able to guarantee this at every event. As a result we are unable to allow wheelchair users to participate at any of the four runs as one of them was unsuitable for access so have decided to not allow any wheelchair racers this time. We will look to remedy this issue for 2014.
Can I skate/cycle/rollerblade the run?
Unfortunately this is a running race so you can't use other aides that might give you an unfair advantage as that's just cheating!
Is there a minimum age to take part in the First Nation Home RanSlam Runs?
Yes you must be over 18 years of age on the 25th March.
Can my dog join me on the RanSlam Run?
Unfortunately you can't bring your dog on the run. Due to the safely and well being of all our participants you aren't allowed to compete with any pets. They can however wait with a friend to greet you once you're finished!
When is the last date I can enter the RandSlam Run?
As there are only limited spaces when they're gone they're gone. So get in quick!
Can I enter on the day?
No. You must register well in advance of the race day and meet a minimum fundraising target.
I've entered the First Nation Home RanSlam Run but I haven't received anything yet, when will I get my pack/information?
You're nice shinny Adidas kit will be posted to you early March 2012, a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of the big race.
Does my entry fee count as a donation?
No. Your entry fee helps with the staging of the First Nation Home RanSlam Runs, your timing chips, kit, postage and medals.
How much does it cost to enter?
The First Nation Home RanSlam Run costs £60 per person to enter (including VAT). As this is a very special race and you're amongst a select few representing your country we'd like you to raise as much money as you can to change peoples lives forever. We've set you a rough target of £300 to try and hit so good luck but remember every pound you raise makes a difference!
Are the BBC Showing the race and how do I get on TV?
The BBC will be filming at all of the First Nation Home RanSlam Runs ready to be broadcast during The Mile Show on BBC One on Sunday 25th March.
The best way to get on TV is to run as fast as you possibly can to make sure your team wins! But unfortunately we can never guarantee that the BBC will show you.
Registration for the RanSlam has now closed. If you have already registered you can still access your giving page.
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