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Draycote Water - 10K & 5 Mile - July

Sun 14th Jul 2019
Rugby, UK

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  • Mixed
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  • Finisher’s medal
  • 500 participants

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Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, Draycote Water offers smooth, flat road with stunning reservoir and countryside views.

Running alongside the water, using dam wall pathways and a perimeter service road, you'll find mesmerising views of nature trails, wildlife and boats on the water as you notch up kilometre after kilometre. Some short inclines and downhill stretches keep the landscape changing around you, so you'll not get tired of your surroundings, even as you dig in to the later stages of a race.

You'll feel amazing energy from your fellow runners as you make your way around the Water towards a glorious home straight, where we'll be waiting with a finishers' medal, goody bag and a souvenir item of training kit - anything from a technical t-shirt to cold weather headgear.

Distances in this event

  1. 10K

    Run 5km
    9:45am Sun 14th Jul 2019
    £13–£15
    Tickets available
  2. 5 Miles

    Run 5mi
    9:45am Sun 14th Jul 2019
    £13–£15
    Tickets available

Route info

Course Maps
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What’s Included

Results and Prizes

Results will be uploaded live to our website and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

All finishers will receive a medal and a goody bag on completing the race.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females. Where possible, we will endeavour to present individual race prizes as soon as validated on the day.

Facilities

Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

Toilets: There are free toilets in The Last Drop for use throughout the event.

Changing/Showers: Whilst there are no dedicated changing rooms or showers, you will be able to use the nearby London Aquatics Centre shower facilities for a small fee of £2 when showing your race number on entry.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in The Last Drop throughout the event.

Water Stations

There will be water stations on the route at the finish, passed on each lap, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Course Details

10k Route

The course begins on the upper pathway and heading north for approximately 1km before turning back onto the lower perimeter road. It then continues back to the race village for approximately 1.5km followed by one complete clockwise lap of the reservoir. The race, predominantly on tarmac pathway but including loose gravel in places, is suitable for runners of all abilities.

Race Marshals

Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.

Distance Markers

The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Km markers where necessary.

Raceday Logistics

Registration

08:15 to 09:30 at the Race Village (signposted from the car park)

Race Numbers

For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted.

Timing

Chip-timed

Travel

Address

Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, CV23 8AB

Parking

On-site parking available: £4 all day or £3 for 2 hours.

Kit List

For safety reasons, it is suggested that you run without music so you can stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and atmosphere and unplug!

For racing we recommend you wear your normal running kit and trainers and don't forget to keep an eye on the weather in case you require any waterproofs.

Spectators

Spectators are best placed around the finish area where they will see runners pass at the end of each of the the part/full laps.

Volunteers

No volunteers required

FAQs

In accordance with UK Athletics guidelines, we require event participants to meet the following minimum age requirements on the date of the event.

• Marathon, 24 Miles, 20 Miles, 16 Miles - 18 years of age

• Half Marathon, 10 Miles - 17 years of age

• 10K, 5 Miles, 7K - 15 years of age

• 5K - 11 years of age

Pacers

Pacers will not be offered at this race.

Can I bring a Buggy/Pushchair?

This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Is this race suitable for wheelchair users?

This race is suitable for wheelchair users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.

Can I run with Earphones/Headphones?

Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at the event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. The race organisers reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Does this event have a time-limit?

Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) after approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.

Does it cost more to enter on the day?

Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).

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Reviews (8)

4.4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2018

    A really nice summer route that is mostly flat. We were lucky enough that the weather was perfect for the 7am run. There was a great turnout for an (almost full) loop around the reservoir. Unfortunately DPD had let the race organisers down and the t-shirts hadn't arrived but I organised for mine to be sent on. The medal is a nice medal and the goodie bag had water, chocolate and haribo in what more could you want before heading to Parkrun.Overall great little summer route that I would definately consider doing again next year.
  • Did the event in 2018

    The concept is simple, a 7 km race at 07:00 (and if you're up for it another at 19:00 \ 07:00 pm) on the 7th day of the 7th month at Severn Trent's Draycote water. Hence Seven @ Severn.This year it was a warm Saturday morning, and a great turnout for the 07:00 race. 341 runners. The Race Organiser has a well established routine at it's Draycote races. So turn-up, park, pick-up race number, warm-up, run, collect medal etc.I've done a few races at Draycote now, and there was a special feeling about this 07:00 race, no doubt helped by the sun, the temperature etc.The course is a partial lap of the reservoir, so there's a short walk from event HQ to the start and then the familiar lap. There was a drinks station part way round, water from cups. And drinks available at the end. A nice medal in the shape of a 7 (what else). Unfortuantely DPD had let the organsiers down and there were no tees at the morning race, but I collected mine in the evening and I understand that they were prepared to send to people who left their address.For those who've never been, there's plenty of parking and toilets at the visitor centre which also has a restaurant. There's also a playground suitable for younger kids if they want to tag along.
  • Did the event in 2018

    This is the second year that I’ve run both races i.e. the 7am and the 7pm race.The field was larger, this year, owing to the fact that the 7/7 was a Saturday. There is very little to criticise about this event. The organisation is excellent. The venue is picturesque, with a slightly undulating route. The medals are excellent quality and the t shirts are decent enough.I really enjoy this race and look forward to next year!
  • Did the event in 2017

    I really enjoyed the distance of this run, longer than a 5k but could put more effort in than a 10k.The run is all the way around the waters edge, missing out the biggest hill - which is great!A lovely sunny day, a scenic route and great goody bag at the end and I was happy
  • Did the event in 2017

    great to do in a summer evening with friends
  • Did the event in 2017

    We opted for the evening race due to work (had the 7th fallen on a weekend, I suspect more people would have done both the morning and the evening races)!  Friendly, local race atmosphere and a nice distance for newer runners.  One flat loop - a few undulations but no hills, so it's a nice fast course if you want to give it a blast! The only downside was that it took the lower path rather around the reservoir (there is an upper path alongside the water which offers lovely views), so for a lot of the race, you can't actually see much of the reservoir!  Would do this one again, and would like to do the two races in the same day.
  • Did the event in 2017

    We opted for the evening race due to work (had the 7th fallen on a weekend, I suspect more people would have done both the morning and the evening races)!  Friendly, local race atmosphere and a nice distance for newer runners.  One flat loop - a few undulations but no hills, so it's a nice fast course if you want to give it a blast! The only downside was that it took the lower path rather around the reservoir (there is an upper path alongside the water which offers lovely views), so for a lot of the race, you can't actually see much of the reservoir!  Would do this one again, and would like to do the two races in the same day.
  • Did the event in 2017

    This is actually 2 races over the same course at Draycote Water. Both races are 7km but one race is at 7am and the other is at 7pm. You can enter either or both. I opted for both.The course is undulating but this is offset by the scenery around the reservoir.The evening race was obviously far bigger than the morning race, so this gave a different flavour to each race.The organisation was excellent and the organisers were very friendly and helpful.A bonus of running both races was that the medals were actually different. There was also a good quality t shirt and a reasonable goody bagDefinitely a must do again race!

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Organizer Reviews

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There was great support all along the route, and the marshalls seemed approachable and helpful.
Erica H, 19th Feb 18

E

The Race Organiser do a good job, theyve got it down to a fine art
Erica H, 19th Feb 18

E

Excellent, enthusiastic marshals. Well organised race.
Erica H, 19th Feb 18

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