The Switchback 5 is one of the highlights of our club
calendar. The course is a 5 mile, single lap, off road
route around Lloyd Park and into Addington Hills.
It's a popular warm-up to the cross country for club
runners, but is also ideal for runners of all abilities
looking to step up from a local 5km parkrun or Race for
The Switchback 5 represents great value for money,
with entry fees this year at £5 attached and £7
unattached for entries before the day - £2 extra for
entries on the day.
Entries on the day will be accepted at the Race HQ until
10:00 or when we reach our limit.
All finishers receive a FREE memento and this year
they'll also be able to enjoy FREE tea and cake at our
Sandilands clubhouse after the race.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the men's and
women's races, with trophies for places, teams (3 to
score) and the winners of male V40, V50 and V60 and
female V35, V45 and V55 categories.
The start of the race is in Lloyd Park, a couple of
minutes jog from the Race HQ at Sandilands clubhouse,
Addiscombe, Croydon, CR0 5DB. Lloyd Park and Sandilands
are on the Croydon Tramlink network, a couple of stops
from East Croydon mainline station.
The start and finish in Lloyd Park and the viewing
platform in Addington Hills are good places to
NOTE: NO NUMBERS WILL BE MAILED OUT. PLEASE PICK NUMBER
UP ON THE DAY FROM OUR SANDILANDS CLUBHOUSE (CR0 5DB) –
5 MINS JOG FROM START.
From East Croydon Station take any east bound tram or a
119,194,198,466 bus to Sandilands Tram Stop.
We look forward to seeing you on the 25th September.
Good luck and have fun running the Switchback
Mick Turner - Race Director