This fantastic event is back again - this time for its 31st year. The race is regularly rated as one of the best 10k races in the South, and we are all looking forward to making this the best year yet! The race follows a town centre route along closed roads with a start and finish in the magnificent Julie Rose Athletics Stadium in Ashford.
The course is considered fast - so whether runners are looking to run their first 10K, looking for a good 10K time or simply looking to enjoy the experience of running a town centre race, the Givaudan Ashford 10K is for them.
For competitors and supporters the Julie Rose Stadium provides the perfect place to watch the start and finish from a Grandstand seat - plus there will be hot drinks, refreshments and entertainment available.
As with all of our events we organise, we will be using the very latest electronic chip/transponder timing. The event is fully licensed and certified with all results being submitted to runbritain rankings and the Power of 10.
We will be providing a live feed onto our website for results - so cross the line and your result goes live!
There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female,1st male and female VET40, 50 and 60 and a team prize (three to score).
Facilities at venue:
Toilets and full changing and shower facilities. Free car park. First aid room. Covered spectator seating at the start and finish areas with updated race progress available. Full refreshments available at the Julie Rose Stadium on-site
Advanced entries: £16 affiliated club members, £18 unaffiliated
On-the-day (subject to space): £20
ADVANCED ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER AT 5PM. PLEASE NOTE ON-THE-DAY ENTRIES CLOSE AT 9:15AM TO ALLOW THE RACE TO START ON TIME. Arrivals after this time may not be eligible to race. Thank you for your understanding. On-the-day entries are subject to space.
Under UK Athletics rules the minimum age for the 10km race is 15 years on the day.
For great tips about nutrition, training and hydration for training and on race day we recommend visiting www.runnersmedicalresource.com.
Want to know what it's like to run the race? Watch the video below!
From all directions please follow directions of car park marshals upon arrival. There are limited spaces at The Julie Rose Stadium itself, but overflow provision has been made within a few minutes walk of the venue.
Exit off M20, junction 9 taking the exit on the roundabout for Ashford A20. At the next roundabout take the first exit market A28, Canterbury. At the traffic lights turn to the left, marked A28, Canterbury. Continue straight ahead through 2 sets of traffic lights, remaining on the A28. At the roundabout turn right onto Willesborough Road. The Jule Rose Stadium is located approximately 400m along on the left hand side.
On entering Ashford on the A28 Canterbury Road turn left onto Willesborough Road. The Julie Rose Stadium is located approximately 400m along on the left have side.
Ashford International Station is located approximately 3 miles from the Jule Rose Stadium. There are regular trains from Dover, Canterbury, Tonbridge, Hastings and London. The station is also connected to HS1 High Speed Services to/from London St. Pancras in around 30 minutes and Eurostar services to Europe.
We recommend the use of a local taxi or bus for transit to the Stadium from the Rail Station.
Bus services operate twice an hour from Ashford International Station to the Jule Rose Stadium using Route H. The journey time is approximately 20-30 minutes. Alternative routes and locations are available.
For bus timetables please check www.stagecoachbus.com
FOR A LIST OF THE ROAD CLOSURES FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CLICK HERE.