Grassmoor 10k and Fun Run
Sunday 2 June - 2k Fun Run 9am / 10k Run 10am
Venue - Grassmoor Country Park, Mansfield Road, Chesterfield S41 0JW.
This new race starts in Grassmoor Country Park and goes out onto the mainly 2m wide, hard core paths of the 5 pits trail which will take you through the beautiful Derbyshire. You will run along a traffic free course, passing small lakes, you might spot Hardwick Hall in the distance (Hardwick10k July 18th), lovely countryside. Being Derbyshire we have found a few hills although the 1k downhill run near the finish will invigorate you. Race start time is 10:00 and all abilities are welcome.
Directions & Parking - From the town centre follow B6039 Hasland Road. At Hasland this changes to Mansfield Road, keep straight on over Winsick Roundabout and after half a mile the North entrance to Grassmoor Country Park is on the right. Watch out for car park marshals. Postcode is S41 0JW.
Race HQ - This will be a tent by the Start/Finish area in the field close to Grassmoor Pond.
Changing - there will be no changing, showers or baggage store so please come ready to run or change in your car.
Race Number – To be collected on the day from Race HQ & pinned securely to the front of your top & worn as supplied without being mutilated or folded in any way to reduce its area. It must be clearly visible when running into the finish. In case of emergency 'please write your name, indicate any medical conditions or allergies and add a contact name and telephone number' on the back of your race number.
Enquiries and late entries - A race information desk will be available to answer any questions. Results will be available via our website www.northderbyshirerc.jimdo.com as soon as possible after the race. There will be no late entries taken on the day.
The Course - Starting in Grassmoor Country Park, then goes out onto the mainly 2m wide, hard core paths of the 5 pits trail which will take you through the beautiful Derbyshire. You will run along a traffic free course, passing small lakes, you might spot Hardwick Hall in the distance (Hardwick10k July 18th), lovely countryside. Being Derbyshire we have found a few hills although the 1k downhill run near the finish will invigorate you.
Always run on the left-hand side unless directed otherwise by marshals and although the course is traffic free we do politely request that runners do not wear head phones, if you ignore this advice it is at your own risk and if you cause an incident you may not be covered by our race insurance. The course is unsuitable for wheelchair athletes and no dogs are allowed. Medical facilities will be provided by first aiders. Drinks stations will be located at approximately 3 miles and at the finish.
Prizes - To first 3 men/women plus veteran prizes for first over 40, over 50, over 60 and over 70 man/woman. Also team prizes for 1st 4 men, first 3 women based on finish positions. All prizes are Derby Runner vouchers with a commemorative backpack to every 10k finisher.
Race Charity - We are supporting Weston Park as our race charity, if you would like to run and raise sponsorship please CLICK HERE to register. Once registered a member of the Weston park fundraising team will get in touch to help you with your fundraising.
North Derbyshire RC make a donation to the charity for each race entry received and we will also be holding a raffle for a £100 Derby runner voucher, tickets on sale at the Grassmoor 10k and also the Spire 10m (July 7th), where the winning ticket will be drawn. £1 per ticket all proceeds to Weston Park Cancer Charity.
2k Fun Run - Start is 9am which is one hour prior to the main race. The route is fully within the boundaries of the park and will be marshaled. The start is close to Race HQ in the field close to Grassmoor Pond. All Fun Run finishers receive a medal. Entries for the Fun Run will be taken on the day until 08.45am; entry fee is £3.
The Derby Runner – We are hoping they will have a stall on site with special offers on running gear.