Race Information

All race numbers will be posted out by Monday December 18th. If you don’t have your race number in the post before Race Day please e-mail info@ribblevalley10k.co.uk. The race will be traffic free and all roads will be closed at 9:15am, 45 minutes before the race is due to start at 10:00am. The Roads within the Course will be closed from 9:15am so please make sure you leave plenty of time to get parked up and get to Registration if you have to pick up your Number on the day. If you choose to park towards the Town Centre, be aware to give yourself plenty of time, as the Town Centre is approx. 1 mile away.

These are the Roads affected:

  • B6243 Bawdlands, Edisford Road and New Lane from Lancaster Drive through to B6243 Whalley Road, Great Mitton. This included the junctions of B6243 with Edisford Road (U22901) and Clitheroe Road (C573).
  • Clitheroe Road (C573) from its junction with B6243 Edisford Road through to Clitheroe Lane(C574), Bashall Eaves. This includes the junctions of Clitheroe Road with BASHALL Lane, Twitter Lane and Birdy Brow.
  • Clitheroe Lane (C574), Bashall Eaves to its junction with B6243 New Lane, Great Mitton. This includes its junction with Birdy Brow.

Car Parking will be at a) at the school near the start of the race approx 3-400 metres away; b) on the public car park adjacent to Roefield Leisure Centre Centre which is Pay & Display; c) on the right hand side of Edisford Road approaching the Leisure Centre and d) on the Lane leading to the Caravan Park site opposite the Leisure Centre.

Marshals will direct all cars approaching the Race Registration area to the relevant car parking. All other car parking will be outside the confines of the Race Course and is located within the Town Centre

Please also note that no cars will be able to exit the main car parks (across from the Registration area at the Leisure Centre) until the last runner has finished.

You should aim to get to the race and be parked up by 09:15am at the latest.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOUR TIMING CHIP IS ENCLOSED IN THE ENVELOPE WITH YOUR RACE NUMBER AND YOU NEED TO ATTACH IT TO YOUR SHOES.


Please ensure you write your personal details on the back of the Race Number, which can be utilised in the event of a medical emergency.


This year the race once again hosts the Northern 10k Road Championships. There is no need to formally enter. If you are eligible under Northern Rules you will be automatically entered into the Championships


A lead vehicle will head the race.


Because the Race is traffic free with closed roads, Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue will have a fully medically equipped vehicle following the race, which will cut down the time in getting to any incident. There will be a second vehicle at the Finish.


At the Start of the race, there will be a separate Pen Area for those athletes who have the qualifying time for the Elite Race. ALL other runners will assemble behind that Pen. ALL runners MUST be in place to Start the Race by 9.55am. The barriers will be removed and the field walked forward to the Start line at 10:00am


FEMALE Runners – Toilets/Showers/Changing – these are available in the Swimming Pool Building next to the Roefield Leisure Centre

MALE Runners will Change in the Football Pavilion immediately outside the Roefield Leisure Centre –

There will be Portaloo Toilets on site situated on the Main Car Park.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD TOILETS IN THE LEISURE CENTRE BE USED BY RUNNERS.


Water will be available at the end of the race and at the 5k mark on the course.


A physio service will be provided free again this year on the day by GW Fitnessandrehab which is run by Ribble Valley based Garry Wilkinson. This service will be located in the Main Sportshall inside the Roefield Leisure Centre.


Race Medals, which are free to all entrants, can be picked up after the Race at the end of the finishing straight.


Prize presentation for the Open Race and all categories as well as the Northern Championships Medals will take place immediately all the results are through in the Main Hall and presented by Forbes Solicitors   (https://www.forbessolicitors.co.uk/) – the Race main sponsors. ALL PRIZES – Over £2000.00 – WILL BE PAID IN CASH


Up and Running  will be setting up stands in the Main Hall at which there will an opportunity to purchase running shoes and athletic clothing.


RaceTimers.co.uk will be doing the Timing on the day and the contact address for enquiries is info@racetimers.co.uk – Results will be on-line the same day.


A catering Van will be sited on the Car Park for Food & Drinks and the Leisure Centre will be serving hot and Cold drinks in the Reception area.


Any queries about the Race details and/or organisation please email: info@ribblevalley10k.co.uk