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What is the route?

The race starts on Lawefield Lane adjacent to the allotments, with the finish line in the Thornes Park Athletics Stadium area. To view the route map please click here

How old do I need to be to take part?

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.

Can you advise on Training for 10k?

It is vital that you train for this event and are ready to run. Running 10k if you are not prepared can be dangerous. We advise that you refer to the UK Athletics Run Britain website which has a Run Wizard which advises you on your training plan.  For more information please click here. 

Professional trainers Totally Runable have also provided a Desk to 10k training plan that can be used to get yourself ready for the run. Find out more on our training page

How do I raise funds for Wakefield Hospice?

Once you register for this event we will send you a Welcome Pack which containing details on how to set up an online fundraising page and fundraising tips to help you raise as much money as you can.

If you are unable to raise funds why not make a donation? Or hold a sweep stake on your finish time. Anything you can raise makes a massive difference to Wakefield Hospice – each hour of care costs £25 so you can see how raising just a little can make a huge difference to a patient and their family who are living with an end of life diagnosis. Please see our Raising Money page for further information.

Can I raise money for another charity?

Wakefield Hospice 10k is organised by and for Wakefield Hospice. This is an expensive event to run and all of these costs are covered by Wakefield Hospice. For this reason those taking part in the event are only able to raise funds for Wakefield Hospice, not another charity or cause.

Can I volunteer?

Wakefield Hospice 10k would not happen without the invaluable support of our dedicated team of hospice volunteers. We would love your help at our event and at all our hospice events. To find out more about volunteering at Wakefield Hospice please click here

Can I run both the 10k and the mini run?

The 10k starts at 9.00am and the 1k Mini Run starts at 10.30am, therefore if you feel you have time to finish the 10k and get to the start of the Mini Run in time, we would love to have your support in both events. Many people complete the 10k and then take part in the Mini Run with their children. You will need to enter and pay the entry fee for the both the 10k and the Mini Run if you wish to take part in both.

When will I receive my running number?

Entries received by Friday 20th March will receive their race pack (which includes your race number and timing chip) in the post. If your entry was received after Friday 20th March you will be able to collect your race pack on the day from the registration tent.

What do I need to do on the day?

For more information on race day please see our race day guide

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