Race Info

Race Entry and Date

Online entry will close on the 31st of July 2020. There only be 100 entries allowed for each race.  No further entries will be accepted once the limit has been reached, even if this is before the official closing date. Sign up as soon as possible! Early bird prices are available till the 30th of April 2020.

This event will take place on the 9th of August 2020. 

Registration: 8:30am-9:30am
Race Start:   10:00am
Race Finish:   13:00
(3 hour time limit)

Medals and Prizes

You’ll receive your shiny bespoke medal at the finish! The design is brand new for 2020 and is designed with the help of local primary schools.  We also have trophies for the following categories:

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Female
  • 1st Vet Male 40+
  • 1st Vet Female 40+
  • 1st Vet Male 50+
  • 1st Vet Female 50+
  • 1st Vet Male 60+
  • 1st Vet Female 60+
  • 1st Vet Male 70+
  • 1st Vet Female 70+
  • 1st Vet Male 80+
  • 1st Vet Female 80+

The presentation of trophies will take place near the finish, or inside the hall if we have bad weather.

Water Stations and Refreshments

There is one water station on the course where our friendly team can hand you water or squash! You will pass this twice on the 5 mile and four times on the 10 mile. Before or after your run there is a cafe at the HQ which sells hot and cold refreshments and also has a great food menu.

Timing and Results

Timing is gun to finish chip time. After crossing the finish line please do not re-cross the line as this will interfere with the recording.

You can instantly receive a print out of your result after the event! Full results will be available on this web site as soon as possible after the race.

HQ Location

Inspire: Luton Sports Village, Butterfield Green Road, Luton, LU28DD

HQ Facilities

  • There is a large, free* carpark at the HQ! *The car park is controlled by ANPR cameras and parking over 4 hours is chargeable. We do not anticipate this to affect runners.
  • Changing, toilet and shower facilities for male and female runners.
  • A baggage area is provided but please do not leave any valuables. 
  • Lockers available for a 20p returnable coins. 
  • Cafe
  • Seating
  • First Aid Point

Registration and the Start

Please arrive in good time to collect your number at the registration desk which will close at 9:30am. The start will be at 10:00am in the area just outside of the Sports Centre.

Course Records

10 Mile
Men 2019 – Darren Deed, Bedford & County 53:58
Women 2019 – Christine Lathwell, Stopsley Striders 1:09:04
5 Mile 
Men 2017 – Tim Harries 29:00
Women 2017 – Natalie Lawrence, Fairlands Valley 34:37 

Race Photography

Free race photos are included and taken by two photographers on the course and at the finish!

Medical Attendance

Qualified first aiders will be in attendance should you require any medical assistance, both mobile and at the finish. Please speak to a marshal if you need assistance. 

Race Rules

The race is run under UKA rules of competition. We strongly advise you NOT to wear headsets during the race for the safety of yourself and others. Minimum age is 16 for both the 5 mile and 10 mile races.

Refunds, transfers, Illness, Injury etc.

We regret that once applications have been processed we cannot refund fees to runners who do not eventually take part. Like all events, entry fees are used to hire the venue equipment etc. Therefore, we do not issue any refunds after entry. If you are ill or injured, then you should not run for your own safety. For insurance reasons you cannot give your number to someone else to run in your place. Swapping numbers will result in disqualification.