Following government and UKA guidelines we are working on our Covid risk assessment which will be uploaded to this site in the next few weeks.
Race HQ will be operating in a covid safe environment.
The number of runners for each race has been reduced.
In the event of further government restrictions in relation to Coronavirus, the race will becore virtual and you will contacted.
Race entries will close on Sunday 20th June 2021, or once both races are full.
The price for UK Athletics affiliated members is £17 for 10K, £19 for 10 Mile.
The price for non-affiliated members is £19 for 10K, £21 for 10 Mile.
Due to the need to ensure a Covid safe environment, this year we are posting out race numbers and your entry fee includes £1 to cover this. However, when entering, there is the option to collect your race pack prior to the event. We will advise the date and times of the location in Ware in due course. We will refund the postage costs in person upon collection.
Rules – 10 mile and 10k - all runners
We will follow UK Athletics Rules, you can find more information at: http://www.uka.org.uk/competitions/rules/.
All runners must be at least 17 years of age on the day of the event.
Headphones (including bone conductors) must NOT be worn on the course (Rule 240 S 5 UKA Supplement of the above rules).
The race is for humans only - no dogs are allowed, sorry.
No pushchairs or buggies are allowed on the course.
You must display your bib number and run under your own name.
Runners must be finished by 12:30pm.
Failure to abide by these rules or follow marshals’ instructions may result in disqualification.
UKA Race Licence # 2021 41535
Race start times
Adult races will start at 9:15am (10 mile) and 9:30am (10k).
Adult Trophies and Prizes
Trophies for each of the 10 mile and 10k adult races will be awarded within the following categories:
Men's overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
Men's 1st place within 40+, 50+, 60+ and 70+ ages categories
Ladies overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
Ladies 1st place within 35+, 45+, 55+ and 65+ ages categories
Awards Ceremonies will begin at approximately 10:45am:
10k Men's overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
10k Ladies overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
10k Team Prize
10m Men's overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
10m Ladies overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
10m Team Prize
Age category awards will be given once the relevant runners are in.
Team prizes will be awarded to the first three members of any team to cross the line- providing these people have not won other prizes.
If you are unable to stay for the trophy presentations, the Race Director will contact the winners of unclaimed prizes after the event.
Each runner can only win one solo trophy.
There is no charge for children's races, however, children must be entered into the race by completing the Kids Entry Form. Entries will open in May.
Race numbers for children will need to be collected the day before. Location to be advised.
Children’s races will start at approximately 11:00am.
The Race HQ opens at 7:45am.
The car park opens at 7:45am.
The car park will be closed from 9.00am until 9:40am. After this time access and egress will be limited to protect runners’ safety.
Please car share wherever possible, or consider walking or cycling to the event.
Please do not park on local residential roads as this will congest the race route and upset our neighbours.
We cannot accept responsibility for any damages to, or loss from, vehicles.
Route and Road Closures
A 10k and 10 mile running event over multi terrain, including farm track, parkland a short residential road and tow path; suitable for road shoes.
There are no road closures for this event, however, some parts of the route take place on side roads.
We hope to have some form of refreshments in place, however, this will be dependent on changes in Covid regulations.
We cannot guarantee that the food is free from nuts or other allergens.
The bag drop is free and opens from 8.00am, but is dependent on Covid regulations.
It will be staffed throughout the day.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss or suspected theft.
Toilets and Changing Facilities
Toilets are available at Race HQ.
We normally provide changing facilities but due to Covid safety these may not be available this year.
There are no showers.
There will be two first aid stations: one at Race HQ and one on the course
These will be staffed by Hearn Medical.
There will be 4 waters stops for the 10 mile race and 2 for the 10K race. However, due to Covid, runners may be required to carry their own water.
The weather may be hot so runners must ensure they are fully hydrated and nourished before the event, and may choose to carry additional water.
Disabled Access to Race HQ
The Race HQ has access for people with disabilities.
Before registering for the race, any runners with disabilities should contact the race director to discuss further. We will do everything we can to accommodate racers needs.
We cannot provide guides or sign language interpreters.