28 April 2019
Provisional date for Leicester’s Big 10K in 2019 is Sunday 28th April. We will confirm this in due course.
This beautiful and significantly flat 10K takes place in stunning Abbey Park in Leicester. The 2017 race had over 1000 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.
For 2018 we are delighted to be working with a new Charity Partner – Living without Abuse, have a look at the information below and please do think hard about running for them
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Race entry is now open and will continue to be open until midnight on Thursday 26th April. If the race limit hasn’t been reached there will then be entries available on race day.
The minimum age to enter and run this race is 15 years old.
The race starts at 9:30am.
Running Club Member (affiliated) – £17
Non-Club Member (unaffiliated) – £19
Please note there is also a small transaction fee.
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
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.”