Event details
Come and join us on Sunday, 26th June 2022 for a 10K chip-timed race, taking runners on a sightseeing tour of Gloucester, including the cathedral, quays, canal and docks.
  • Date: Sunday, 26th June 2022 at 8:30am
  • Venue: Gloucester Park, Gloucester
  • Distance: 10km
  • Surface: Road, footpath and towpath
  • Route: 1 lap partially retraced
  • Setting: City centre taking in tourist attractions and also canal towpath
  • Profile: Predominantly flat
  • Wheelchair accessible: We are very sorry but due to the nature of the course and in particular narrow stretches along the canal towpath and positioning of bollards we have concluded that the course isn’t wheelchair accessible.
  • Water stations: Yes, at 4K and 8K
  • Distance markers: Every 1K
  • Traffic free: Yes

 

Covid and other unforeseen Events

 As things stand we are confident that the race will go ahead on 26th June at 8.30am. However, in the event that progress with Covid is not as anticipated or other unknown factors come into play we may be forced to adapt the event or postpone it. We are asking entrants to provide an estimated time and also names of anyone they intend to run with. This means that if we are required to start the race in small groups we will be in a better position to do so, starting the faster runners first. In that eventuality the event is likely to start earlier.

In the event that we have to postpone the event runners will be offered the opportunity to transfer to the next running of the event (and indeed this will be the default position) or alternatively will be able to choose a £10 refund or to donate their whole fee (less the EntryCentral administration charge to our chosen local charity).”

 

Extras

  • Awards: Medal, t-shirt, winners’ prizes, goody bag
  • Changing: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Bag storage: Yes, supervised
  • Parking: Several nearby public car parks
  • Notes: The aim of the route is to showcase Gloucester so it passes the Cathedral, through the Docks and Gloucester Quays and there is a run along the canal towpath.  Given the intention of taking in the sites it does twist in the odd place, but is still a fast course.  The event is very much a community event re-established by Davies and Partners Solicitors following the decision of commercial organisers not to continue with it.  Any surplus will be given to Gloucester charities.

 

Entry

  • Online entry: Yes, enter Gloucester 10K here
  • Postal entry: No, online only
  • On-the-day entry: No
  • Minimum age: 15
  • Entry cost: £21.00 affiliated, £23.00 unaffiliated plus Entry Central Administration fee. From 1St June the race fee will increase by £2.00 for both options.
  • Closing date: When we reach 950 participants, or midnight on 20th June 2022, whichever is reached first.

 

Organisers

  • Contact: Tewkesbury RC
  • The Race Director is Nigel Tillott in his capacity of Chair of Tewkesbury RC.  He is supported by the Committee of Tewkesbury RC but substantially by Davies and Partners Solicitors where he heads up the Gloucester office and is supported in particular for this event by Dan Smith and Raymond Perry. The other major organisers of the event are Gloucester Quays Rotary who in particular are responsible for the race route set up and marshalling.
  • Address: c/o Davies and Partners, Rowan House, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3RT
  • Email: rungloucester@daviesandpartners.com

 

Running on Canal Towpaths

  • Single file running on towpath unless overtaking
  • All participants should be courteous towards other towpath users
  • All participants should be aware of Weils disease in case a runner enters the water. (Weils disease is a type of bacterial infection spread by animals. In 90% of cases, Weils only causes mild flu-like symptoms, such as headache, chills and muscle pain. However, in some cases the infection is more severe and can cause problems, including organ failure and internal bleeding. The common mild symptoms mean that most infections are hard to diagnose but if you do fall into the water and you later feel unwell, you are advised to see a doctor.)