10K Race Details

Corsham 10K Pre-Race Brief


Thank you on behalf of the Race Organisers and Sponsors, for entering and supporting our race.  
We are looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday 24 April at 10.30 when the race will officially commence. Please take the time to read this document as it contains important information you will find necessary to have a safe and enjoyable event. Clearly Covid still looms large in everyone’s thoughts, and we ask that anyone with symptoms or who is suffering at the time of the race does not turn up.  This year we will have a one-way system in operation at Race HQ, please refer to our race HQ schematic on our home page (the only time the one way system is bypassed is when the slower runners are directed to the start through the Rugby Club entrance) We will have a race village with various charities, cake sale, refreshments, donations for previous year tee-shirts and the sponsors including sport equipment for sale and a team of masseurs – donations welcome please. Please remember to bring some cash. 

The Race Number you should by now have received in the post (if you entered up to the 31 March) it has the Timing Chip incorporated so all you will have to do is to pin the number to your running tee shirt or vest making sure it is visible and the chip is not obscured.  Once you have this as soon as you cross the start and finish line your number will be recorded and your individual race time will be accurately measured.  Should you not have received your number by Wednesday 20th April then email james@dbmax.co.uk  
If you prefer to start at the back of the field to keep as far from other participants as practicable, please do so, in the safe knowledge that your race time will be accurately recorded. 
If you entered the race after the 31 March, your race number will be available for collection on the day at the information point. 
Please do not sell or pass your race bib/number onto someone else, this is not permitted for safety reasons and goes against the events Terms and Conditions, this will also result the runner to be disqualified. 

Free parking is available in most of the Town Car Parks (but not immediately outside the Church and Corsham Court entrance) and in the local Primary and Secondary schools which will be signposted and can be viewed on a map on the 10k website (www.corsham10k.co.uk), some car parks charge 70p if you stay longer than 2 hours. Once parked you can have a nice amble down to the start line in Lacock road just 1K away – or better still a gentle warm up jog.  There is no parking in the grounds of either the Football Club or Rugby Club and Lacock Road will be closed to all traffic between 0845 and 1230.  Please do what you can to car share or better still make your way to the event by bicycle or on foot.  Bike racks will be available at the Football Club (on the tennis courts) 

There will be a secure baggage area located in the grounds of the Football Club.

There are basic and limited changing available at the Football Club Race HQ.  There will be sufficient portable toilets and urinals brought in and positioned prominently in the Football Club Grounds. 

Water will be provided at the 5K point and again at the finish by Wessex Water.  To respect the environment, we are once again proposing to use recyclable cups rather than single use plastic bottles.  Refill points will be available after the finish. Bring your reusable cups if you have them. 

You are not permitted to run with a personal music system for your own and other’s safety.  Out on the country roads you need to be able to hear approaching traffic and directions from Marshals.  Please be sensitive to the shared roads and run on the appropriate side of the road and as directed by Marshals.  St John Ambulance will be providing the First Aid services and all principal Marshal points are equipped with radios to ensure a swift response to any casualty. 

This year we have allocated areas for your waste, please ensure that you dispose of all your rubbish in the correct signposted bags to help us to recycle. 

This year we have added more barriers along Lacock Road and incorporating a manned crossing point.  As you leave the football Club this is to help keep the Lacock Road free for the runners coming in.  Please respect this area and ask for your patience and ask you to listen to the Marshall’s instructions.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

There will be a pre-race warm up (led by Will Edwards of First Step UK gym) in the Football Club Car Park which will take place at around 1000 after which there will be the Race Brief. 

The START line is on Lacock Road to which you should only proceed once directed after the Race Brief.  There will be markers up to divide the FAST, MEDIUM, AND SLOW runners and we’d be grateful if you are realistic and fit yourself into the  relevant category.  As a guide the FAST runners will expect to complete the Course between 30 minutes and 50 minutes, the MEDIUM runners between 50 minutes and 70 minutes and the SLOW runners between 70 minutes and 100 minutes. Those who prefer to keep a distance from fellow runners will line up behind the SLOW runners. 

The finish line in also on lacock Road for the second year and you will be asked my Marshall’s to make your way through to collect water, and then take note of your race bib (red number Full package, green number No Frills package) to proceed through to the correct signposted filtered lanes. Please listen and thank our Marshall’s, they are there to help you. 

The Course is undulating with a flat first kilometre than a gentle inline for the next 3 kilometres.  Just before the 5K point there is a lovely downhill blast before another gentle climb up Jaggards Lane into Neston.  After that the remainder of the course is mostly flat, but just to ensure you are still awake, there is a short downhill section followed immediately by a tough couple of hundred yards past Corsham Primary School which just takes a bit of head down determination, a good few deep breaths at Pound Pill, and then you’re at the top, ready for the last kilometre back down Lacock Road to the Finish. 

Once again, we have a range of Pacers, so if you are looking to get round in one of the times that we have Pacers for, please stick in their company as you run the route.  Pacers will be holding sticks with yellow markers and wearing tabards which indicate the number of minutes they will complete the course in.  

Professional photographers will be present, and you will be able to purchase any photographs via the Corsham 10k website after the event. 

Presentations will take place around midday, and there are decent cash prizes for the first, second and third male and female runners, and trophies for winners of each category.  Veteran Categories are V40, V50, V60, V70, V80 as well as the Open and Junior categories. 

This year there will be no individual result print outs on the day to reduce contact and paper, however the results will be available shortly after you finish via dbmaxresults.co.uk and select the Corsham10K.  A full list of results will appear on the race website and results will be streamed live onto the DB Mac (our Timers) website as runners cross the finish line. 

We hope that the remainder of your training goes well and that you have a great race.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the website if you need any more information. 

This year there was an option to have a reduced entry fee to the race if you didn’t want to have the mementos that we provide.  These are a Race Tee shirt, a Medal, and a small tub of Marshfield ice-cream. If you chose the so-called ‘no frills’ option, we will not be able to provide these.  We regret that it is not possible to change from a no-frills option at this late stage. 

There are 2 principal charities that the event supports this year.  Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Dorothy House Hospice Care. Should you wish to further support this or any other charity we will be very pleased.  We would love to hear your individual charities that you are supporting this year.  

We are grateful to all those who have helped us by way of Sponsorship towards the costs of the race and can assure everyone that this is not a money-making project for Corsham Running Club.  All profits after costs go to charity or are retained to prime the event for next year.  Our main Sponsor is once again Strakers Estate and Letting agents who continue to be hugely generous.  They also provide us with the Lead Car.  All Sponsor’s names are on the back of the Tee shirt so please patronise them if you can.  We also want to acknowledge the many helpers we have on the day whether from Corsham Running Club, local Primary Schools, Local Youth Organisations, and members of the Corsham community who are keen to help the event succeed and progress from one year to the next. 

And finally, we need to thank the members of Corsham Running Club who organise this event and give up their opportunity to run so that others get the chance to be involved in this superb way of keeping fit and staying healthy.  If you’ve enjoyed the event and want to join the warm and friendly group of people that make up Corsham Running Club (www.corshamrunningclub.co.uk), you would be very welcome. 

Karen Littlechild 
Corsham 10K race director 
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Corsham 10K Race details

Background: The Corsham 10K and 2K usually take place on the Sunday nearest to St Georges Day. The run is now in its 39th year, organised by Corsham Running Club, and all proceeds after costs are donated to local charities.

Date: Sunday April 24th, 2022

Race HQ: Corsham Town Football Club, Lacock Rd, Corsham SN13 9HS

No Frills for the 2022 Race: We are offering a super discounted option, called the No Frills Package. The £14/ £16 entry fee is for runners who don’t want the momentoes on completion of the race. The No Frills Package is there for runners who are happy with water and a banana at the finish line.

Entry: No Frills Package  £14.00 attached  £16.00 unattached. Full Package £19.00 attached, £21.00 unattached

Entries open 19th December 2021 – NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES

Capacity: 1400 runners

Distance: A 10K officially measured course with km markers

Age restriction: 16 and over on race-day. 24th April 2022

Registration: Race packs will be sent in the post. If for any reason you do not receive your pack please register at race HQ before 10:00am on the day

Start: 10:30am

Categories: Male and female overall winner, U18, V40, V50, V60, V70, teams (of 4 – based on sum of finishing positions NOT times)

Timing: Chip timing is provided by DB Max

Cash prizes: Male and female 1st, 2nd and 3rd = £100, £75, £50

Memento: T-shirt, Medal AND a tub of Marshfield Ice Cream (Except for runners who choose the discounted No Frills Package)



The 10k race starts at the football club and takes a route along the edge of historic Corsham, then gradually climbing up Park Lane to the peak of the course at 4km. Down Westwells to the water station at 5km before heading onto the country lanes and up to Neston at 6km. It is then mostly downhill to the finish, but watch out for the cheeky climb on Pound Pill at the 9km mark before heading back to the finish at the football club.

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