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9 Locks Challenge

Stourbridge, West Midlands

Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom

Sun 26th November 2023

Starting at 10:00

1 race


Organiser's Description

The 9 Locks Challenge is a 10k point to point event along the Stourbridge canal.

It starts at the Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge.

In the mid section of the event encompasses the 9 locks climb, which provides the challenge of the event.

Finishes at the Brierley Hill, Hop House, Waterfront, near the Merry Hill shopping centre.

Free, hassel free parking (at the finish area) with free coach transfer (10 - 15 min) to the start.

Mixture of terrains, including gravel, mud, tarmac.


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What's Included

Coach transfer to the start (if parking at the finish area)
Free parking at the finish area
Medal and goody bag.

  • Traffic free
  • Chipped timed
  • Free Car Park
  • Medal
  • Coach Transfer

How to Get There

You’ll find the Brierley Hop House on The Waterfront, Level Street in Brierley Hill, Dudley.


Plenty of free parking.


Start area - Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge, DY8 4LU

Finish area - Brierley Hill Hop House, DY5 1XD

Course Details

A challenging 10k point to point event

10:00 Start time (Subject to change)

Start - Bonded Warehouse (Subject to change)

Picturesque Canal side running

9 Locks (Delph Locks)

Finish - Brierley Hill Hop House


Start area (DY8 4LU)
08:30 Registration opens for bib collection
09:30 Final bag drop available - which will then depart for the finish
9:45 Race Brief will take place
10:00 Race Starts
10:45 Last runner will start

Finish area (DY5 1XD)
08:00 Competitors will start arriving and parking (please see fee notices)
NB Parking at the Hop House incurs charges (see photo to the right or below)
09:00 1st Coach Leaves for the start
09:15 2nd Coach Leaves for the start

race booklet


We are getting some coach transport.

Therefore we propose, you parking at the finish area (Waterfront, Merry Hill) and getting the coach to the start area and then running back to your vehicle (Finish area).

Parking is FREE at the Waterfront.

Toilets are available at the start.


What times does coach leave?
We have planned for the 1st coach to leave at 09:00, and the 2nd 09:15.

How Long is the journey?
20/30 minutes dependant on the route the coach takes and the traffic.

How many coaches are there?
We are looking at 2 coaches. (53 seaters)

Is there an additional charge for the coach?
No, it is part of your race fee.

What time does the event start?

Are there toilets?
Yes, there will be 4 at the start area.

Is Car parking free?
If you park in the larger car parking area on the Waterfront, there is free parking.
If you park near the Hop house, you will need to pay via an app/website

What times does registration open?

Where is registration?
Registration will take place at the start line. Bonded Warehouse.

Where's my bib?
Due to uncertainly of royal mail strikes we have decided to make registration/ Collectin of the bibs on the day.

Is there a water station?
Yes at the 5km /halfway point


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Jess Abbs


Stourbridge, West Midlands

26 Nov 2023


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