30 April 2017
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!!
We’re nearly at our race limit so you have until midnight tonight (Monday 24th April) to book your place. Don’t miss out.
For entries up to and including 17.04.17 your race packs with chips and numbers are all now in the post. Don’t throw away the chip with the envelope! We will do a final posting on Monday 24th April.
Note that we don’t give any refunds now (unless you come along on the day and help out for a couple of hours, which is good fun and you will still get your medal). You can transfer numbers to another runner but email their details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now approach its 7th anniversary this beautiful and significantly flat 10K takes place in stunning Abbey Park in Leicester. We regularly get 600+ runners choosing to take part in Leicester’s Big 10K either as their first ever 10K race or else the more experienced runners choose it to try and beat their PB’s.
Download Race Information
Click on the red button to enter online. If you would like to enter by post, please contact us and we’ll send you a postal entry. We don’t send numbers or timing chips out but they will be available to collect on race day.
Registration on Race Day
If the race limit hasn’t been reached, then there will be entries available on race day. Registration will be open from 8:00am. The race itself starts at 9:30am
Route Map & Course Information
The route starts within Abbey Park and does a rough lap of the park before heading around the outside of park perimeter. After running down the canal the route turns back into the park to perform another circle of the inside route of the park. Repeating the route on the outside of the park for the second time and then coming back into the park the finish is 700m from your final entrance of the park.
Race location and directions
Parking has been arranged for you at The National Space Centre, LE4 5NS which is signed with brown signs from the motorways and all major routes.
The National Space Centre have very kindly waived the £2.00 parking fee if you are not staying beyond 11.00am, but we would very much like to encourage you to visit the Centre while you have the opportunity. Have a look at their website.
Directions to the Space Centre
By Road: The National Space Centre is located just off the A6, two miles north of Leicester City Centre, midway between Leicester’s inner and outer ring roads. Brown road signs with a distinctive rocket logo will direct you from the arterial routes around Leicester.
By Train: East Midland Trains and Cross Country Trains serve Leicester Station. From here you can either take a bus or a taxi to the National Space Centre. First bus 54 runs every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday from Charles Street, a short walk from the station.
By Bus: First Bus 54 runs every 10 mins throughout the day Monday to Saturday and every 20 mins on Sunday running from 9.30am. First Bus 70 runs from Belgrave Gate every 20 mins, Monday to Saturday to Abbey Lane. The Space Centre is just a short a short walk along
By Satellite: National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS
By rocket: Touchdown pad is located 20 metres from the race start. Please let us know if you intend to arrive by rocket or space shuttle as there may be a queue.
There will be one water station that because of the nature of the course you will pass twice.
Prizes will be handed out on the day in the finish area. There are prizes for the first 3 finishers in each gender and first in each age group – these start at 35 for both men and women and will be in ten-year age gaps
Baggage & Toilets
A baggage drop off vehicle will be based at registration which is near the race finished/registration marque in Abbey Park.
There will be portaloos and urinals placed within Abbey Park between the start and the finish of the race.
Up to six weeks prior to the race entrants will receive a full refund less a £2.00 admin fee.
After this deadline, no refunds are offered, however an entry may be transferred to another runner on provision of full details prior to the race. Entries cannot be transferred on race day.
All contact should be made by email
Music Whilst Running
No earphones please! From 1 April 2016, a new rule regarding the wearing of head phones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition: –
“The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.”