THE ALCESTER 10K WILL BE BACK ON 8TH OCTOBER 2023!

We are thrilled to announce the Alcester 10k is back for its ninth year on Sunday 8th October 2023! Starting and finishing in the beautiful market town of Alcester near Stratford Upon Avon it’s a race not to be missed!

The 2022 events had more runners than ever and sold out early, so make sure you get registered fast!

Starting on the High Street the route takes runners out into the stunning country lanes of Warwickshire for a single loop with two drinks stations along the way, finishing with welcome cheers from the friendly locals. We offer OPTIONAL t shirts and medals for all runners, in order to try and do our small part to reduce waste going to landfill.

You can personalise you finishers medal with an iTAB Ribbon Hangar for just £8.50 – collect your medal at the finish line and your iTAB will arrive in the post a few days later engraved with your Name and Time. The iTAB fits perfectly onto the ribbon of your medal and is a great way to celebrate and share your event journey

Chip timing, post-race snacks and race photography all come as standard from Raceways and afterwards why not stay and enjoy what the town has to offer from its many lovely cafes and pubs?

As with all Raceways events, our charity partners Marathon Kids UK will host a FREE to enter 1Km Kids Fun Run which starts and ends next to the adult finish line and all children receive a FREE medal, so the whole family can enjoy the fun!

RACEWAYS 3 RACE BUNDLE FOR 2023 – THREE RACES, ONE PRICE!

You can now enter all three of our 2023 races in one go – buy our NEW 3 race bundle for just £70! (Even cheaper £64 for affiliated runners)

Includes entry to:

Leamington Spa Half Marathon 2023

Alcester Autumn 10K 2023

Redditch Kingfisher 10K 2023

 

Click HERE to enter now!

We are excited to announce the release of our BRAND NEW Raceways Events Gift Vouchers!

The vouchers are available in values of £25 or £50, and can be redeemed against any race and merchandise.

Click HERE to order yours now!

RACEWAYS EVENTS AND TEAM WASS COACHING!

We have teamed up with our good friends and colleagues at Team Wass Coaching to give you the knowledge, planning, and motivation to smash your 2023 running goals! Whether you’re a complete novice, or want to beat your PB, you can join our brand new running community today!

  1. Individual membership – £10 : You’ll receive a detailed 16 week plan from Team Wass Coaching to hit their 10K or Half Marathon Goal.
  2. Community membership – £20 : You’ll get an individual 16 week plan provided from Team Wass Coaching, and additional access to the “Raceways Team Wass Running Community” – a social Facebook group and email newsletter to provide you with community support, feedback, to share ideas and experience, and for Becky from Team Wass Coaching to provide weekly tips and motivation.

Sign up to your 2023 Coaching journey when you register for any Raceways Events race HERE

CHARITY FUNDRAISING

Run the Alcester 10K for FREE by fundraising for Marathon Kids UK?

The Alcester 10K’s official charity partner is Leamington Spa based children’s charity Marathon Kids UK, (formally Kids Run Free) who are on a mission to get kids moving – find out more about their work HERE.

With your help, the charity will be able to launch a new park event, have an impact on a local school, and so much more.

Marathon Kids UK gratefully accepts all donations, no matter how large or small. To fundraise for Marathon Kids UK all you have to do is enter the Alcester 10k as normal, once you have done this please contact fundraising@marathonkids.co.uk referencing the race you have entered. The Marathon Kids UK team will advise you on how to set up your fundraising page.

Then all you need to do is start fundraising, if you raise a minimum of £100 we will refund your entry fee. If not any money you raise will be greatly received.

It couldn’t be easier to support the next generation to be more physically active!

Thank you.

THE SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF OUR RACES

At Raceways Events CIC, we are striving to do all we can to reduce the environmental impact of all our races, while continuing to deliver the great events our runners expect from us every year. Here are just some of the ways we are improving the sustainability of our events…

 

Recycling and Litter:

We operate a “No Trace Policy” at all of our races. Our teams sweep the race route fully to collect all litter, which is then discarded appropriately. We work with local waste disposal operators to ensure suitable recycling options are available for the disposal of all litter associated with our races.

We also ensure that all water bottles or cups are collected and recycled appropriately.

Water:

Where possible, we endeavour to avoid using single use plastic bottles at our water stations, and seek out solutions using mains water supply and water cups where possible. Where our race partners provide finish line water bottles, we keep these to a minimum (depending on the number of runners) and ensure they are recyclable where possible.

Medals:

We have shifted to using wooden medals at all our races. These are designed and manufactured in the UK, which significantly reduces the carbon footprint from transport, packaging and production compared to metal medals that are usually imported from China.

All our medals are now an optional extra for a small fee, which means they are made to order and we therefore only produce the minimum necessary. They are also fully recyclable, which significantly reduces the waste going to landfill after a race.

T Shirts:

As with our medals, we have decided to offer finishers T shirts as an optional extra, for a small fee. This allows us to only order the precise number needed, which will reduce the number of left over T shirts that end up being thrown away. We can also produce higher quality T shirts, which means that they are not simply worn once and discarded, never to be worn again.

Goody bags:

As with many of our fellow event organisers, we have moved away from physical goody bags for all race finishers. You can still get your post-race snack, water, and medal or T shirt (if you’ve purchased one!), but they’ll be ready to be collected individually.

Registration:

To reduce our paper use, we do as much as possible through online processes and email communications. All registrations are taken through online portals, we send out all our race information (before and after the race) via email and posted on our websites, and (where possible) have race numbers collected at race HQ prior to the race rather than posting them out.

RACE DAY INFORMATION

Download your full race day information here:    Alcester Autumn 10k 2022 Race Information Pack

  • Traffic Free, picturesque course
  • Medal & tech t-shirt for all finishers
  • Electronic Chip Timing
  • Prizes for top 3 male & female, first male & female under 18 and first male & female V40, V50, V60
  • No on the day entry
  • Secure baggage drop provided by Marathon Kids UK – open from 9.15am on the High Street

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Where is event HQ?

Event HQ will be at Centenary Fields, Alcester, B49 5QP.

What time is registration?

Registration for both the Alcester 10K, and the Marathon Kids UK 1km Fun Run, will open at:

Saturday 8th October 12pm – 6pm

Sunday 9th October 7.30am – 9.30am

How do I collect my race bib and chip?

You can collect your Race BIB and timing chip from registration at Centenary Fields. Please collect them on Saturday 8th October if you can, to reduce the number of runners congregating at registration on the morning of the race.

Where can I park?

Parking is available at Festival Fields, Stratford Road, Alcester. This is a large field on the north side of the Stratford Road, next to the river. The nearest postcode is B49 6PG.

What time does the race start?

The race will start at 10am. Please make sure you get to the start line in good time, and please move into a position that matches your estimated finishing time – there will be signage to guide you into the right place.

What happens if I cannot take part?

Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds if you are unable to take part. In some circumstances however, we can transfer your entry to an alternative event, as long as you notify us by email before the race day.

Can I transfer my race number to a friend?

To transfer your entry, please come to registration (see times above) and speak to a member of the team, who will be able to sort this out for you.

What time will the roads reopen?

There will be rolling road closures throughout the race, with roads being reopened once runners pass through.

The Stratford Road  (8km onwards) will be reopened at 11.30am. Any runners remaining on the course will have to move onto the footpath at the side of the road in order to finish the race.

ROUTE MAP

Route map for Alcester 10K 2021 by Sam Taylor on plotaroute.com

 

ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION

Download the road closure leaflet here:  Autumn 2022 Road closure leaflet

 

Road Closure Information – Alcester Autumn 10k 2022 – 9th October

There are approved road closures in place on the morning of the event to ensure the safety of athletes, spectators and motorists, which will affect Alcester, Kinwarton, Great Alne, Walcote & Haselor.

The roads will be reopened at the earliest possible opportunity once all runners have come through, to minimize disruption to local residents and businesses. The specific timings for each road affected are below. Please note that these timings are the latest times at which the road will be closed and reopened.

Please also see the map below for more information.

If you have any questions, please email office@raceways.org.uk

 

Alcester: High Street

Closed from 6am until 2pm, when the event will finish.

Alcester: Henley Street

Closed from 6am until 2pm, when the event will finish.

Alcester: Kinwarton Road

Closed from 9.30am until 11.15am, when the last runner will have passed through.

Motorists will only be able to access this road once it is officially reopened.

Captains Hill/B4089:

Closed from 9.30am until 11.30am, when the last runner will have passed through.

Motorists trying to access Alcester will have to divert to the A435 via Kings Coughton.

Motorists trying to access Great Alne will have to divert via Spernal Lane (please note that a two way traffic control will allow through traffic at Great Alne).

Great Alne: Spernal Lane

Closed from 9.45am until 11.45am. There will be a two way traffic control in place to allow through traffic, although motorists will not be able to access the B4089 until this has reopened (see above).

Pelham Lane:

Closed from 9.45am until 12pm, when the last runner will have passed through.

Motorists trying to use this route either northbound or southbound will have to divert via Aston Cantlow.

Walcote and Haselor: Mill Lane

Road closed from 9.45am until 12.15am, when the last runner will have passed through.

Motorists will only be able to access this road once it is officially reopened.

Motorists trying to access Great Alne will have to divert via Aston Cantlow.

Motorists trying to access Alcester will have to divert via the A46 Stratford Road.

Stratford Road:

Road closed EASTBOUND from 9.45am until 12.30pm, when the last runner will have passed through.

This road will remain open Westbound, allowing access into Alcester from the A46.

Motorists trying to access/exit Gas House lane will be able to access/exit via Stratford Road until 10.15am, at which point this will be at the discretion of traffic management operatives managing this junction. This junction will reopen as soon as the final runner has passed through.

Motorists trying to exit Alcester town centre will have to divert via Evesham Street towards the A435.

Motorists trying to exit Oversley Green to the A46 will have to divert via Alcester town centre, and Evesham Street as above.