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Harpenden 10K

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Speed around Rothamsted Park in this fast and friendly 10k event. Perfect for runners of all levels, the course will meander right around the circumference of this scenic park. Sign up now for the perfect start to your Sunday and that all-important finisher's medal.

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MCC Promotions have acted as sports consultants on over 100 televised boxing shows, with SKY TV’s popular Friday Night Fight Shows, many sportswear brands, BP, and many sports clubs throughout the UK.

The MCC Promotions 10K Run Series has proved a great success in recent years attracting over 10,000 runners each year throughout the UK.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Wed Jan 22 2020

What's included:

  • Finisher's Medal
  • Trophies for top 3 runners
  • Refreshment stations
  • Marshalled Course
  • First Aid Station
  • Post race results
10k
10:30am Sun 26th Jan 2020

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2.9
15 reviews
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Marie s
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2.3
Did the 10k in 2020
I wasn’t on the list to start (had to email and query) despite signing up and paying ages ago, no information on bag drop (had to email and query) and now just googled results and I’m not on that list either 🙁....didn’t really like the 4 boring laps of a park either, especially being Lapped by fast runners. However the people on the day there were great, Marshall’s very good, all lovely and friendly....lovely coffee shop pre-race and apparently according to my Apple Watch got a 10k pb (can’t verify as not on the list 😕)… read more
Adam H
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2020
Be prepared for a hilly course but what a fantastic fast route! Granted the laps do feel long but for the money you pay for entry it's pretty damn good! Would definitely reccomend to a friend… read more
Geoffrey W
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2020
Enjoyed the challenging course. Power walked all the way.,with the aide of a walking stick. ,because of a hip replacement .Will enter again next year.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be first aid available at this event?
Yes, there will be first aid onsite during the race should any problems arise.… read more
FAQ
What do finisher's of the Harpenden 10k receive?
All finisher's will receive a bespoke medal, with the top 3 runners earning trophies.… read more
FAQ
How far away is Harpenden Station from the start?
The station is a short 5 minute walk to the start line.… read more
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Route description
Route description

The course is a cross country multi lap run around a park.

Runners will complete four laps of Rothamsted Park before being rewarded with a finisher's medal.

The course is a mix of trails and grass.

Course Records:

  • Male: 36:31
  • Female: 45:19
Marie s
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2.3
Did the 10k in 2020
I wasn’t on the list to start (had to email and query) despite signing up and paying ages ago, no information on bag drop (had to email and query) and now just googled results and I’m not on that list either 🙁....didn’t really like the 4 boring laps of a park either, especially being Lapped by fast runners. However the people on the day there were great, Marshall’s very good, all lovely and friendly....lovely coffee shop pre-race and apparently according to my Apple Watch got a 10k pb (can’t verify as not on the list 😕)
Adam H
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2020
Be prepared for a hilly course but what a fantastic fast route! Granted the laps do feel long but for the money you pay for entry it's pretty damn good! Would definitely reccomend to a friend
Geoffrey W
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2020
Enjoyed the challenging course. Power walked all the way.,with the aide of a walking stick. ,because of a hip replacement .Will enter again next year.
Geoffrey W
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4.7
Did the 10k in 2020
Enjoyed the challenging course,power walked all the way with the aide of a walking stick,because of a replacement hip.Will enter again next year ,
Teresa
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3.0
Did the 10k in 2020
Enjoyed the run with friendly organisers. Was disappointed that I had to pour my own water at the end, nowhere to buy tea/coffee or food for participants or for people watching.
Peter R
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3.7
Did the 10k in 2020
Multi lap challenging course, can be muddy if wet but very unable. A real old school cross country race with no frills, but very friendly and supportive. A nice change from the big city races
Mike S
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3.0
Did the 10k in 2020
More of a 'cross country' event than a 'standard' 10 km run. Very muddy, with deteriorating conditions each circuit due to everyone running 4 laps. Advertised as 'a measured 10km', but my Garmin gave 9.77 kms total...... I thought I saw 'medal and T-shirt' in the advertising, but was told "no T-shirts - we provide a bespoke medal"....(maybe my mistake?...). So overall?, fine if you want to pay £15 for a fun-run. Would I do it again?..... probably not.
Matt S
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1.0
Did the 10k in 2020
Terrible event, essentially 4 laps of a football field. It was also badly organised with only two toilets for all the runners. The marshals were friendly though.
Nick
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2.7
Did the 10k in 2019
The course was terrible - 4 times round a muddy and slippery Rothamsted Park with a tedious little double-back on each circuit to make up the mileage. Parts of the course involved peculiar little dog legs through markers which many/most people ignored. Not good. Registration and finishing arrangements were functional but OK. However, the organisers were very lucky it wasn't raining as there was no overhead cover provided at all. If it had been wet all the runners would have got soaked to the skin while waiting and after finishing. Atmosphere among the runners was friendly and supportive, as always at these events, but because the admin arrangements it wasn't a great, memorable or particularly interesting or enjoyable event. I don't think I'll bother again next year.
Richard
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2.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Chaotic organimation of the route. Poor communication. Course in parts was ankle deep in mud. The hills were a good challenge.
Jilly
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3.0
Did the 10k in 2019
I know many runners who dislike courses which have more than one lap. This course had four. After three laps, the marshals moved some of the route gates because it was so muddy. Not sure why they waited this long as it was muddy from the start. Warm up was late, race start was late. Marshals were encouraging and helpful but the course layout was not particularly well explained.
Thomas
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2.7
Did the 10k in 2019
A challenging race. The advert needs to be clearer that this is a X country race. The start was delayed in cold conditions which was not helpful. There was also a point where there were runners coming from 3 directions with no marshal.
Emma
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1.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Poorly organised. Boring 4 laps of a park. A number of people marshalled incorrectly so that the run only equates to 5.7 miles.
Oscar
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2.7
Did the 10k in 2018
Unfortunately, this was a very poorly organised event. There seemed to be very little in the way of information ont he day, and the marshalling towards the start/finish and one other area near the football pitches was chaoctic leaving lots of people cutting corners after lap one (which is probably why most strava tracks for this are so short of the 10k) The bag drop was not secure, and trying to find your own bag in a heap of bags was with no labels was not good. The course was a mud bath, I don't remember this being advertised as a XC race? Not chipped timed, but not advertised as being (just a shame it wasn't). The online results are incomplete (my result is not on the website).Sorry for all the negative feedback, but overall this was not an enjoyable event to be a part of.
Peter
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3.3
Did the 10k in 2018
The race was fun, but I hadn't realised it was mostly off road, rather than on pavements. So quite muddy. And the organiser arrived 5 minutes after we were supposed to start. But for a first iteration of the event, not too bad. But when will the results be posted?
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

1030: Race starts

Please ensure you arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the race in order to collect your race number. Registration will take place at the Athletics Track.

Spectators

There is no fee for spectators at this event.

The course features many laps so this is a superb event for spectators to view runners.

How to get there

Rothamsted Park, 33 High St, Harpenden AL5 2DG, UK

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Address: Rothamsted Park, Harpenden, AL5 2HU

Rail: Harpenden Station is a 5 Min walk from the park.

Car: There will be ample free parking at Rothamsted Research, AL5 2JQ or alternatively there is a local car park charging £1 per day.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be first aid available at this event?
Yes, there will be first aid onsite during the race should any problems arise.
FAQ
What do finisher's of the Harpenden 10k receive?
All finisher's will receive a bespoke medal, with the top 3 runners earning trophies.
FAQ
How far away is Harpenden Station from the start?
The station is a short 5 minute walk to the start line.
FAQ
Will there be first aid available at this event?
Yes, there will be first aid onsite during the race should any problems arise.
FAQ
What do finisher's of the Harpenden 10k receive?
All finisher's will receive a bespoke medal, with the top 3 runners earning trophies.
FAQ
How far away is Harpenden Station from the start?
The stations is a short 5 minute walk to the start line.
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10k
10:30am Sun 26th Jan 2020
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