9 Locks Challenge 2024 event image

9 Locks Challenge 2024

9 Locks Challenge 2024 event image 9 Locks Challenge 2024 event image 9 Locks Challenge 2024 event image

9 Locks Challenge 2024

5.0 · 1 review

Stourbridge, West Midlands

Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom

Sun 24th November 2024

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.


  • 9 Locks Challenge


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  • 9 Locks Challenge


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

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

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


Start area (DY8 4LU)
08:30 Registration opens for toilets and bib collection - This will be at The Bonded Warehouse

9:45 Race Brief will take place at the start.

10:00 Race Starts - people will feed through the start area.

10:45 onwards - Last runners will start

Finish area (DY5 1XD)
08:00 Competitors will start arriving and parking (please see fee notices)
Toilets will be available in Weatherspoon's along with a breakfast if required. Portable toilets also available.
NB: Parking at the Hop House incurs charges.
Parking at the Waterfront Car park is FREE - Please use post code DY5 1XA
Subject to change the below will take place...

08:45 1st Coach will start loading and leave once full for the start area.

09:00 2nd Coach will start loading and leaves once full for the start area.

09:15 3rd Coach will load and leave once full.

Coaches will circle until all persons are transported.

IF you DO NOT require transport please make your way to the start area.

race booklet


As part of your entry fee we will provide transport via coach to the start area.
(10 minute journey).

We propose you park at the FINISH (Waterfront, Merry Hill) and get the coach to the start then run back to your vehicle (Finish area).

Parking is FREE at the Waterfront.

Toilets are available at the start.


When will we get race information?
This will be send via email from 7 days prior to the event.

Is there a bag drop?
There is a bag drop should you require one.

What times does coach leave?
We have planned for the 1st coach to leave at 09:00, and the 2nd 09:15. A 3rd coach is planned

How Long is the journey?
10 minutes, if that, 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, we will use Bonded Warehouse
Finish area Please use Weatherspoon's toilets.

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 www.good2go.com

What times does registration open?

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

Where's my bib?
Collection of the bibs are on the day.

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


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·5 months ago

A great race. Beautiful and interesting route with the uphill challenge of the locks. Very well organised and the best goody bag at the end! Free parking at the finish with a free bus taking you to the start. Beware, there can be quite a bit of hanging about - either for the bus - or at the staggered start so do come with some suitable disposable clothing that can be dropped (for charity collection) right at the start. Highly recommended as a different, fun and from the results I’ve seen, fast 10k.

Who's In

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Aaron Burrows


Chris Ridley

Christopher Phillimore

haylee mahon

Lucy Phillips


Stourbridge, West Midlands

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