19 April 2020
Next years race will be on Sunday 19th April.
Why not book now and benefit from an early bird price?
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.Download Race Information
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
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.
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.
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.