Blackburn 10k - October

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The Blackburn 10k returns in this epic 10k at the home of Blackburn Rovers FC. Great for runners of all abilities, the course starts and finishes inside the magnificent Ewood Park. Come to satisfy your inner football fan or to experience crossing the finish line in this unique venue.
Participants
10k and Kids' Race
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Calendar
Sun, 10 Oct 2021
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Star
4.5
(25 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Ewood Park, Nuttall St, Blackburn BB2 4JF, UK
Start times
Sun, 10 Oct 2021
10k:
9:30am |
Kids' Race:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Blackburn 10k - October
10k
Distance
10km
£24.00
Kids' Race
Distance
1mi
£5.00
Route information
Calling all football fans to this epic 10k race that starts and ends inside Ewood Park, home of Blackburn Rovers FC.
Runners will head out of the stadium and head towards Blackburn town centre. From there, they will complete the loop before entering the final stretch inside the stadium.
Runners will be cheered on through the finish line in front of the RFS Riverside Stand and will be greeted by music, food and entertainment in a buzzing event village. This is an event not to be missed.
This course is run on closed roads and is generally considered fast and flat, so is a perfect venue to capture that personal best.
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What's included
  • Chip-timed event
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Free official race photos
  • Marshalled course
  • Fruit & Flapjack
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
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How to get there
Ewood Park, Nuttall St, Blackburn BB2 4JF, UK
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Address: Ewood Park Nuttall St, Blackburn BB2 4JF
Car:
From the North:
Leave the M6 at Junction 30 and join the M61, at the first exit join the M65 and head East to Blackburn.
Ewood Park is well signposted on the M65, leave at junction 4, join the A666 and head towards Blackburn.
Ewood Park is about a mile away on your right.
From the South:
Leave the M6 at Junction 29 and join the M65 and head East to Blackburn.
Ewood Park is well signposted on the M65, leave at junction 4, join the A666 and head towards Blackburn.
Ewood Park is about a mile away on your right.
From the West:
From the M6/M62 or M60, join the M61, leave the M61 for the M65 and head East to Blackburn.
Ewood Park is well signposted on the M65, leave at junction 4, join the A666 and head towards Blackburn.
Ewood Park is about a mile away on your right.
From the East:
Travelling from Yorkshire, either on the B6234, the A56 Haslingden by-pass or the Skipton Road, join the M65 and head West. Leave the M65 at junction 4 and head towards Blackburn on the A666, Ewood Park is about a mile from the motorway on the right hand side.
From the M62 leave at Junction 18 for the M66 Bury, travel to the end of the Motorway which becomes the A56, join the M65 at Junction 8 and head Westbound towards Blackburn. Leave the M65 at junction 4 and head towards Blackburn on the A666, Ewood Park is about a mile from the motorway on the right hand side.
Pick-up/Drop-off point: Drop off is at the Darwen End
Public Transport:
Train:
Mill Hill Station is the closest station around 1 mile from the ground. Blackburn station is approximately a mile and a half from Ewood Park.
Bus:
The buses serving Ewood Park are: No. 1 (Bolton - Darwen - Blackburn) and No. 24 (Chorley - Blackburn)
Event day logistics
Schedule
09:30 10k and Kids race start
11:00 Cut-off time
Please ensure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race in order to complete the registration process. The event village is located at the Blackburn End of the ground.
Please note there is a strict 90 minute time limit due to road closure limitations for this event.
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Spectator Info
Although this is a closed road race so you will find it hard to get around the course, spectators will be able to watch the start and finish from the stands in the Blackburn End and are encouraged to come cheer family and friends across the finish line.
FAQs
Will there be photographers at the event?
Yes. And even better the photographs will be free for participants and can be found on the event Facebook page.
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Can I travel to the Blackburn 10km on public transport?
Yes, both Blackburn station and Mill Hill station are within walking distance of Ewood Park stadium. The No.1 and No.24 buses also stop at the stadium.
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Is there a minimum age?
The minimum age for the 10k is 15 years old.
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Where can I find my race results for the Blackburn 10k?
Results will be uploaded to www.blackburn10k.com after the race.
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Reviews
4.5
25 reviews
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CarolyneW
Star
3.3
Did the race in 2019
Really well organised - especially for a 'first'. Only criticism is the finish - for those of us who run more slowly, earlier finishers were on the course, making it difficult to finish - better if we could have run straight into the front of the staium, not round the back. Also thanks to local cafes/sandwich shops who were handing out water - greatly appreciated.
Robert A
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2019
Had a great time at Blackburn,a tee would have been good in the price ,couldn't quite hear the compere/tannoy announcements at the start,so I could have been closer to start,other than that great day and great value
Sue VR
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2019
Well organised, lots of pre race info sent. Venue very easy to find and excellent facilities. Loved it and will definitely be back next year. The medal is awesome and one of my favourites.
Malcolm l
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2019
Cold and wet day, but a great atmosphere and well organised run. Friendly crowds cheering us on.Really nice medal aswell.
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2019
Had a fabulous time with my partner Susan who also competed, loved the course even though pulled my calf muscle at 5K we will definitely be back next year .
Sharon S
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2019
Well organised, plenty of friendly Marshall’s. Relax atmosphere. Lots of toilet facilities with no queues.
Kevin G R
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2019
Suggest more publicity to encourage more crowds to support the runners.Also encourage more gun runners for charity.
Star
4.0
Did the race in 2019
I really enjoyed the event, well organised and the volunteers were friendly and helpful ...........
Lea M
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2019
It was a fantastic race, but the start was a bit disorganised and no pacers, but other than it was perfect, looking forward to next year
Claire C
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2019
Will be back next year! Great organisation, really enjoyed the course. Love the medal too! Thank you
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Recent Questions
Garry Van
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Where is the nearest car park or can we use Elwood ?
Stephy Dennis
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Hi there. Thanks for reaching out. The best place to park is Darwen End car park. There is also lots of parking around the area towards the Darwen side of the ground. :)
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