19 April 2020

Event Announcement

Next years race will be on Sunday 19th April.

Why not book now and benefit from an early bird price?

Race Information/Overview

This beautiful and significantly flat 10K takes place in stunning Abbey Park in Leicester.  The 2019 race had over 1200 entrants 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.

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Online entry is for Leicester’s Big 10K 2020 is already open.  Book now and benefit from an early bird discount.

£17 for members of UKA affiliated running club

£19 for non running club members

The minimum age to enter and run this race is 15 years old.

The race 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 around the park the route turns back into the park to perform another larger 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

Abbey Park, Leicester, LE4 5AQ
Parking is in public car parks in the area.

There are plenty of public car parks locally to Abbey Park, links here. We can no longer off free parking at The National Space Centre as our race has become too big. There will be 170 spaces there on a pay & display arrangement at £3 per vehicle.  Please allow yourself time to walk to the race start, which will be signed from the main gates and from St Margarets.

Water stations

There will be one water station situated just before the 5K marker.


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.

Withdrawal Policy

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 unless the runner comes to help marshal on the day. 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.”

This included bone conducting ear phones for this event.

Event Charities

LWA living without abuse

We are again in partnership with LWA for the 2020 race, you can make a donation or elect to run for LWA on the entry form. Formerly known as Loughborough Women’s Aid, LWA is a domestic abuse charity based in Charnwood however they support people living in the whole of Leicestershire, Leicester and the Rutland area. The charity was set up 1977 and is still run by unpaid Trustees. They do have some lottery funding and apply for grants and do receive a little from the Government. What do we do? We support children and adults who have or who are suffering from any kind of domestic abuse – Physical, Sexual, emotional or financial. We provide outreach support which can include practical and emotional support, court support, financial support, housing support and resettlement. LWA also run the Freedom Programme and Recovery Tool Kit sessions to help and support victims rebuild their lives and start planning for their futures.

Event Partner

Your Race Day

Your Race Day will be taking snaps of you looking at your finest as you're running around the course.  Click on the logo to view your photo's.  It may take a few hours after the event for them to be uploaded.