Wakefield 10k

Run 10km

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Friendly atmosphere

Perfect for a PB

Good for beginners

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There's never been a better reason to pull on your trainers than for the Wakefield 10k. This event is great for runners of all ages and abilities. Come down to run in a popular local race and help raise much needed funds for Wakefield Hospice.

Review summary

4.8
23 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Ami J
"First Wakefield race this year, it will now feature on the annual calendar...."

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James D
"Absolutely loved this 10k, fantastic atmosphere, lovely people and really well..."

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Thomas C
"It was fantasic, and good having pacers! The course is an out and back, the..."
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Distances in this event

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    £23–£25
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Wakefield 10k route

The Wakefield 10k and 1k Mini Run all take place in Thornes Park Athetics Stadium and Thornes Park. Please see below for the map of the location.

Event details

  • Undulating
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • 2500 participants

From the organizer

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#32

Wakefield Hospice are ranked #32 in the UK out of 505 organizers

The Wakefield 10k Road Race is organized for and by Wakefield Hospice, with the aim to raise as much as possible for patients and their families living with an end of life diagnosis. Wakefield Hospice annually needs to raise 4 million. We would not be able to achieve this without the help of local people going out of their way to raise funds through taking part in events like the Wakefield 10k.

What’s Included

Entry includes:

  • Entry to the race
  • Race number
  • Disposal chip timing tag
  • Wakefield 10k Technical Finishers T-shirt
  • All mini runners receive a professional runner number and a finisher’s medal.

    10k – Entrants must be 15 or over. This cannot be adjusted due to the rules of UK Athletics that the race runs under. All 15 to 17 year olds wishing to take part will need parental or guardian permission.

    Mini Run – anyone can take part. Children under 11 need to run with an adult (18 or over) and have their parent or guardian’s permission to take part. 11 to 17 year olds can take part on their own, but will require parental or guardian permission.

    Race packs:

    If you entered before 15th March 2019 your race pack including your race number and timing chip, will be posted out to you. If your entry was completed after this you will need to pick up your race number and timing chip on the day from the registration tent.

    Raceday Logistics

    To improve the flow of runners through the start area, and throughout the course, we will be grouping runners together based on their expected run time. Runners will be grouped in under 45 minutes, 45.01 to 55 minutes, 55.01 to 65 minutes and 65.01 minutes and over. These groups will have different race numbers and will be called to the start line by number colour.

    Spectators

    All spectators are welcome!

    FAQs

    Facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Property tent
  • Changing tent
  • Refreshments – bacon butties and coffee kart
  • Prizes:

    We are delighted to be able to offer a prize list totaling £850.00

    The following categories are awarded:

  • 10k Fastest 3 men
  • 10k Fastest 3 women
  • 10k Fastest Male and Female Veterans: 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over
  • When will i receive my running number?

    Entries received by Friday 15th March will receive their race pack (which includes your race number and timing chip) in the post. If your entry was received after Friday 15th March you will be able to collect your race pack on the day from the registration tent.

    Wakefield 10k weather forecast

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

    9°C
    Predicted highs
    4°C
    Predicted lows
    IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph

    Wakefield 10k reviews (23)

    4.8 out of 5 stars

    • Course
    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere

    Reasons people recommend this event

    Friendly atmosphere

    Perfect for a PB

    Good for beginners

    • Did the 10k in 2019

      First Wakefield race this year, it will now feature on the annual calendar. Great event, very well supported. Awesome for beginners and fast ones alike. Great buzz, fast course :-)
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      Thomas C

      Did the 10k in 2019

      It was fantasic, and good having pacers! The course is an out and back, the streets are clear for runners and the course is always lined by supporters, it's an amazing 10k
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      Shelly C

      Did the 10k in 2019

      It's the only road race I've returned to, this year being my 3rd year. Love that its run locally for the community. Really friendly crowds and runners. I'll be back again in 2020
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      Helen L

      Did the 10k in 2019

      I love that its big enough to feel like a top end race withouth being over crowded or impersonal. Organised by local hospice (which I didnt know before) with profit going there. Listen to feedback and always try to give runners best experience.
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      Doug J

      Did the 10k in 2018

      Quite tough course first half, but much easier on way back. Loads of people come out and support. Well organised, and good set up on the day
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      Helen M

      Did the 10k in 2019

      Well organised and always listening to feedback and improving year on year -all proceeds goes back into the community locally.
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      Louise G

      Did the 10k in 2019

      My favourite 10k, done it for the last 2 years. It was very well organised and a great atmosphere. Will be entering again next year.
    • Did the 10k in 2019

      Absolutely loved this 10k, fantastic atmosphere, lovely people and really well organised. I run with Sarah Powala and Jamie Strachen supporting Wakefield Hospice and Sarah's #10KADIM 10k a Day in May challenge. Maybe I'm a little biased as Wakefield is now my official 10K PB course !
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      Heather G

      Did the 10k in 2018

      I loved the course. Whilst it has hills it also has the downs. I found myself able to really push knowing that I’d have the ‘rest’ shortly after. A good challenge. Atmosphere was friendly with more people out on the course that I’d thought supporting to. All very clearly signed.
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      Jason W

      Did the 10k in 2018

      Fantastic local race and for an amazing charity, a pleasure to be a part of it. Good fast course, support is brilliant too.

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      Krisztina K
      I’m so excited and can’t wait to go there and smash it🙌 Just wondering..when the race packs will be arrived?😌

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      Steph E
      Awesome stuff! Just to let you know that race packs should be with you by the end of this week, if not the beginning of next. Best of luck and go smash!
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      Kevin M
      can k registor on day

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      Steph E
      Hi there. Registration is available on the day, however we recommend booking beforehand to ensure you get a place! Enjoy the event!
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      Oromiyaan N
      I would like to entry for 10K run so how I register now

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      Steph E
      Hi there, unfortunately booking has now closed, however you are able to register on the day - please find the registration desk inside the main stadium building within the park :) enjoy the event!
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      Adam P
      I have not recived my pack in the post yetl just wondering how long till it will come?

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      Steph E
      Hi there, just to let you know you will only receive your race pack in the post if you entered by Friday 15th March, if you entered after that you will be able to collect your race pack on the day :) please reach out to [email protected] if you have any further questions. Thanks!
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      Anthony S
      Hi. What time does horbury road shut for the race?

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      Steph E
      Hi there. Just to let you know the road closure is from 8.30am until 10.30am. Enjoy the event!
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      Claire W
      How do I transfer my number to another runner? I am injured and my husband would like to run in my place. There doesn't seem to be any information available about this.

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      Steph E
      Hi there. Sorry to hear about your injury, there aren't normally transfers available in this event, however we should be able to help in this instance. Please reach out to us at [email protected] Thanks!
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      Steven B
      Hi, is there a drinks station anywhere over the route?.

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      Steph E
      Hi there. Just to let you know there is a drinks station just before the 6km point. Good luck!
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      Helen W
      How do I submit my time for completion of the run

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      Steph E
      Hi there. Just to let you know that you should be able to do this on the booking form when you enter.
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      Oromiyaan N
      I want to register. Can you look for me please

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      Steph E
      Hi there, unfortunately booking has now closed, however you are able to register on the day - please find the registration desk inside the main stadium building within the park :) enjoy the event!
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      Bob G
      Hi I have entered but unfortunately on Sunday I did a 1/2 Marathon and pick up an injury which I have been told to rest. I have somebody who will replace my in the race but can't find anyway of contacting the organisers. Please can this be done.

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      Steph E
      Hi there. Please get in touch with out customer support team - [email protected]