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Come and take on this 10k canal side challenge encompassing the 9 locks heading from Stourbridge to Merry Hill. Breath in the fresh winter air as you race from lock to lock along this enchanting stretch of water. Don't miss out on the chance for a new PB on this flat 10k run.
9 Locks 10k Challenge
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Sun, 26 Nov 2023
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Where and when
The Bonded Warehouse, 2 Canal St, Amblecote, Stourbridge DY8 4LU, UK
Start times
Sunday, 26 Nov 2023
9 Locks 10k Challenge:
10:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for 9 Locks Challenge
9 Locks 10k Challenge
Route information
Terrain Roads/Towpaths/Pavement
This fantastic 10k canal side challenge will take through the series of locks between Stourbridge and Merry Hill. Starting at The Bonded Warehouse, you will set off along the flat towpath that runs through the 9 Delph Locks. This race will finish on the waterfront at Merry Hill where a warm welcome awaits you.
What's included
  • Chip Timing
  • Awesome 10k lock to lock route
  • Free parking at race HQ
How to get there
The Bonded Warehouse, 2 Canal St, Amblecote, Stourbridge DY8 4LU, UK
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  • Start Area - DY8 4LU
  • Finish Area - DY5 1XD
Please park at the Waterfront (Finish area) and the organiser will arrange transport to the start, leaving Circa 09:00.
There are approximately 60 spaces available at Race HQ. If you park near the Hop house, you will need to pay via an app/website www.good2go.comExternalLink
There will be a free coach available for runners to use. The coach will leave from the finish area and take runners to the start line.
By Train
Stourbridge Town train station is a short 13 minute walk from the Race HQ at The Bonded Warehouse.
Event day logistics
08:00 Parking opens
08:30 Registration opens
09:00 1st coach leaves the finish line to take runners to the start
09:15 2nd coach leaves the finish line to take runners to the start
09:30 Bag drop closes
09:45 Race brief starts
10:00 Race Starts
10:45 Last runner starts
Age Requirements
You must be 17 or older at the time of this event.
Ability requirements
This relatively flat course is suitable for a range of ability and experience levels. Experienced runners can shoot for that PB, or alternatively this race is suited to runners wanting to compete in their first 10k.
Water Station
There will be a water station located at the halfway point.
When should I arrive to the 9 Locks Challenge?
It is recommended you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race to allow time to register and warm up.
Are there age restrictions at the 9 Locks Challenge?
Yes, you must be at least 17 years old at the time of the event.
Where does the 9 Locks Challenge start?
The meeting point for the 9 Locks Challenge is at The Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge. This is subject to change and you will be contacted in this instance.
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