10k Race and Fun Run

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10k Race and Fun Run
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Take a trip into Britain's past with this 10k and 3k fun run at Thurleigh Airfield in Bedfordshire. Originally built as a Bomber Command unit in World War 2, now repurposed as a car racing track, this rather flat course has great prospects for anyone attempting to chase down a new PB.
3k Fun Run and 10k
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Sun, 26 Sept 2021
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Bedford Autodrome, Thurleigh Rd, Bedford MK44 1QT, UK
Start times
Sunday, 26 Sept 2021
3k Fun Run:
10:00 am |
10k :
11:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for 10k Race and Fun Run
2 Loops
3k Fun Run
Route information
On your marks. Get set. Go. Hear the chorus of stampeding feet, resembling the rumble of the legendary motorsports cars that have graced this circuit. As you exit the pit lane, hurtle towards the first turn with a nice and easy downwards descent to your first kilometre. Settle into your pace on the flat straight leading you up to the 5k mark.
Start to get into the groove as you climb the first 5m of elevation to finish your first lap. Speed past the pit lane, there's no time for a tyre change in this race. With one lap to go, head towards the newly created pit stop on the opposite side of the pit lane.
If you are aiming for a PB there will be no lost time as after your drink you will begin to descend again for the final lap.
This course is perfect for beginners or PB chasing athletes looking for a fun and easy course to put their endurance to the test.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Finisher's T-shirt (10k only)
  • Official photographs and commemorative video (with optional charity donation)
  • Toilets & baggage drop-off
  • Chip-timed results
  • Disability Accessible Event
  • Water stations available every 1.5 miles
  • First-aid stations
  • Post / pre-race Massages and Family Entertainment
How to get there
Bedford Autodrome, Thurleigh Rd, Bedford MK44 1QT, UK
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By Car
If using a Sat Nav please use the address: Bedford Autodrome, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, MK44 2YP. Alternatively the Autodrome is located 10 miles north of Bedford town centre so please follow relevant signage. When you arrive at the Autodrome you will be directed by marshals to the closest available car park. The closest car park is located near the event village so blue badge holders or parents with young children please email the organisers at events@sdc.co.ukExternalLink in advanced to reserve a space.
By Train
The closest train station is located in Bedford town centre. The number 28 bus will be available near the station and can take you to Bletsoe Church which is a 15-minute walk away from the Autodrome.
Event day logistics
10:00 3k Fun Run starts
11:00 10k Race starts
Event Village
The event village at the Bedford Autodrome is located at the centre of the track.
Race Packs
Head to the race village for registration, please arrive with plenty of time to spare. All race packs will be collectable from registration including race number, timing chip and baggage drop-off label.
Plenty of toilets will be available at the race village.
Bag Drop
Please attach your allocated drop-off label to your bag and leave at the baggage drop-off stand in the race village.
Race Results
All race results will be available on the SDC event websiteExternalLink after the race as well as uploaded to PowerOf10 and RunBritain.
All entrants will receive a bespoke finisher's medal. All 10k entrants will receive a medal and a t-shirt. There will be prizes for first place male and female finisher's as well as for veterans (40+/50+/60+). Prizes will range from brand new iPhone's to Northampton Saints rugby tickets.
Entertainment and Massages
Head to the race village for family entertainment and a sports massage.
Professional Photographs
Official photographs and videos will be free with an optional charity donation.
Disability Access
The organisers can accommodate for individuals with disabilities. Please email the organisers at events@sdc.co.ukExternalLink with your requirements.
Can I run with my dog at the Bedford Autodrome 10k and Fun Run?
No, unfortunately this is not a dog-friendly event.
Where can I get a post-race massage at the Bedford Autodrome 10k and Fun Run?
In the event village there will be well-trained sport masseuses on hand to help you recover after your run
Can I run with a guide runner Bedford Autodrome 10k and Fun Run?
Yes, please contact the race organisers at events@sdc.co.uk and your guide can obtain a free entry
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