Locko Park Christmas 5k & 10k

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Locko Park Christmas 5k & 10k
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Get yourself into the festive spirit the right way with this Christmas themed event. Taking place in stunning parklands, there is something for runners of all abilities, as well as a free 2k Kid's Run. So come along to get into the Christmas spirit and to earn your bespoke finisher's medal.
5k, 10k and 2k Fun Run
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Sat 11th Dec 2021
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Nr. Spondon, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Locko Park, Spondon, Derby, Nr. Spondon, Derby DE21 7BW, UK
Start times
Sat 11th Dec 2021
10:00am |
10:00am |
2k Fun Run:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Locko Park Christmas 5k & 10k
£13.99 - £15.99
£17.99 - £19.99
2k Fun Run
Route information
What better to way to get into the festive spirit than with this Christmas themed event. Locko Park will be a stunning winter wonderland and a perfect venue for this trail running event, with expansive parklands, a beautiful lake and the magnificent Locko Hall. The Hall is a Grade II listed building which has been restored in the last 50 years.
Runners will enjoy a variety of sights and terrain as they take on the exciting route. It is open to runners of all abilities, whether you are new to trail running on taking on your 50th race! An exact route and route map will be available closer to the event date, but you can be sure to take in truly beautiful parklands.
The event also includes a 2k Kid's Run which will be free to enter on the day, making this a wonderful festive day out for the whole family.
What's included
  • Bespoke Christmas Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • Mince pies and Christmas goodies
  • Prizes for Best Dressed!
  • Free 2k Kid's Run
  • Event village
  • Local food and drinks
How to get there
Locko Park, Spondon, Derby, Nr. Spondon, Derby DE21 7BW, UK
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By Car
Locko Park is situated approximately 6 miles east of Derby and can be accessed from the A52, the M1 or the A38.
There will be adequate parking available at the event.
By Train
Spondon Station is approximately 5 miles from the venue.
Event day logistics
10:00 10k, 5k and 2k start
Please arrive early allowing plenty of time to park, register and get ready for your race.
Age Requirements
In keeping with UKA guidelines, all runners must be 11 and older to enter the 5k, and 15 and older to enter the 10k.
Best Dressed Prize
There will be a prize for best dressed so get into the spirit and dress-up for you run!
What time do the races start at the Locko Park Christmas 5k & 10k?
Both the 10k and the 5k start at 10:00.
What kind of terrain will it be at the Locko Park Christmas 5k & 10k?
The exact route will be available closer to the event date, but the route will be run along grass and paths.
If I haven't run a trail run before can I still attend the Locko Park Christmas 5k & 10k?
Definitely! All runners are encouraged to attend! With both a 10k and 5k option available, first-time runners can definitely dip their toes into trail running.
What are the age requirements for the Locko Park Christmas 5k & 10k?
In keeping with UKA guidelines, all runners must be 11 and older to enter the 5k, and 15 and older to enter the 10k.
12 reviews
Did the race in 2021
Plus side marshalls and supporters .Downside as others mentionedPostcode sent you wrongUturn sectionBridge of doomCourse little confusing,was it 10k?No village.. Mince pie as christmas refreshments toilets well away from startMaybe low numbers affected village etc,seen more numbers on a parkrun.Has potential to be good but route needs more thought
Did the race in 2021
Really enjoyed it. Lovely course, coffee and food could have been nearer the finish rather than the car park.
Did the race in 2021
Really enjoyed this event! The course was lovely and scenic - the staff and marshals were fantastic and very friendly.Pre-race organisation was excellent too - the only bad thing was that the postcode took me to a layby - fortunately I was able use google maps to get to the carpark within 10 mins :)I will be back and highly recommend, thank you
Did the race in 2021
The atmosphere was good and marshals and other volunteers were very helpful and supportive. I have two major concerns; in an email I was advised to wear trail running shoes as the course was on paths in the park that were muddy; in fact a good deal of it was on tarmac. If I had known this I would certainly not have worn my trail runners as it was not comfortable running those portions. More of an issue is with the course; there was a section which went up a path and then u-turned back down it. There was not room to separate the runners going up from those coming down. Those coming down (we all did this section two or three times, depending on distance covered) had to run on the side of the path in long wet grass, with no sight of any possible obstacles such as holes in the ground, which could have led to injuries. It was not pleasant to have to more or less run into all the people running up , and I am sure will have delayed those who were hoping for a PB (not that this was a great event for that due to the ground conditions). I have been to many races and never experienced anything like this. At the Derby 10k a few years ago, we ran down one road and then back up, but it was not an issue as the runners coming back were on the other side of the road, clearly marked and cordoned off. If the run is in a park like this, the course needs to be more of an open circle or other shape, with any doubling back well distanced from other runners. I would appreciate a reply to this message as I was not happy with my experience. You can email me at hburton@talktalk.net - many thanks.
Did the race in 2021
'Fantastic event village' consisted of a van selling coffee out the boot, 'massage facilities' nowhere to be seen, 'Festive goodies for all finishers' included a cup of water and a cheap mince pie. Supposed water station at 5K mark was nowhere to be seen either. Large part of the course was on grass which was very slippy and muddy and really unenjoyable. Prize giving was done and staff were packing up before the last runners had even crossed the finish line. Poor behaviour. Redeeming features were lovely friendly stewards and good atmosphere between runners. I won't be participating again in this event.
Did the race in 2021
For a first time location the race went really well. Off road course, so more challenging than a flat 10km road race. Slightly confusing to where the course would go after doing the final climb on the last lap but other than a great experience.
Did the race in 2021
I did the 2k funrun with my 6yr old son. Unfortunately, the organisation of the event was really lacking with no start or finish line, and 2 marshals for the whole course. It was supposed to start at 10am, we got there at 9.40 to be told everyone else had already gone. Not really an event to show a small child the excitement of an mass event to get them into sports!! Disappointed :-(
Did the race in 2021
It was the first race held at this event and it shows tbf. The toilets were about half a mile from the start, the drop off point was literally a sheet on the floo, not impressed with that but as it was right next to the car park it was safer to just leave in the car. The course was good apart from a little bridge that go’s over a stream, it was like something out of Shrek with the draw bridge to the castle lol a piece was missing that you had to jump over and the pieces before and after looked rotten so it felt like you had to jump over 3 pieces of wood. I’m sure it wasn’t advertised as trail run as well. majority of it is on grass but the course is a nice one shame about everything else
Did the race in 2021
Can’t wait to do this again next year!!!! Testing little hill miss section, 3 laps so was a good little pace maker
Did the race in 2021
Hoped it would have been a bit more "Christmassy". No music or decoration. If runners hadn't have been dressed up you wouldn't have known it was a Christmas run. Bag drop should have been at the start/finish line, not the carpark. Lovely course though, even with the hills and mud! Great fun.
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