This 10k race starts and finishes inside Ewood Park, home of Blackburn Rovers FC, in front of the RFS Riverside Stand, and heads out onto the closed roads of Blackburn for a fast 10k looped route, taking in all the local landmarks before making its way back towards Ewood Park.
Event village, with music, food and entertainment will be located at the Blackburn End, which will be open for spectators so you can catch a glimpse of your friends and family as they finish their race. There is also a kids' race on the day - distance tbc. Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!
PLEASE NOTE: There is a strict cut off time of 90 minutes due to the road closure limitations for this event.
All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.
As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.
There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.
You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.
There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.
DURING THE RACE
The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.
There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.
If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.
AFTER THE RACE
Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.
Chip timed results
Unique themed medal
Free official event photos
Fruit, flapjacks, water and more goodies.
Ewood Park, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 4JF
By Car: From the North: Leave the M6 at Junction 30 and join the M61, at the first exit join the M65 and head East to Blackburn. Ewood Park is well signposted on the M65, leave at junction 4, join the A666 and head towards Blackburn. Ewood Park is about a mile away on your right.
From the South: Leave the M6 at Junction 29 and join the M65 and head East to Blackburn.
Follow instructions as above.
From the West: From the M6/M62 or M60, join the M61, leave the M61 for the M65 and head East to Blackburn. Follow instructions as above.
From the East: Travelling from Yorkshire, either on the B6234, the A56 Haslingden by-pass or the Skipton Road, join the M65 and head West. Leave the M65 at junction 4 and head towards Blackburn on the A666, Ewood Park is about a mile away on the right hand side.
From the M62 leave at Junction 18 for the M66 Bury, travel to the end of the Motorway which becomes the A56, join the M65 at Junction 8 and head Westbound towards Blackburn. Leave the M65 at junction 4 and head towards Blackburn on the A666, Ewood Park is about a mile away on the right hand side.
By Train: Blackburn station is approximately 1.5 miles from Ewood Park. Mill Hill station is approximately one mile away from the ground. There are direct trains from Manchester Victoria, Salford Crescent and Preston. See the National Rail website for train times.
By Bus: The buses serving Ewood Park are: No. 1 (Bolton - Darwen - Blackburn) and No. 24 (Chorley - Blackburn)
The frequency of buses serving Ewood Park is every 10 minutes. For timetables see www.lancashirebus.co.uk
There is parking available at the stadium. Charges may apply. Alternatively, there are a number of private car parks in operation in the surrounds to Ewood Park.
Once you enter, you will receive a confirmation email. More information about your race pack and the big day will be sent closer to the event.
Baggage: We will have a secure area, this will be in the Jack Walker Stand where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage staff and they will help you.
Toilets: There will be plenty of toilets available within the Blackburn End inside the Stand itself
Spectators: As this is a road closed race you will find it hard to get around the course but you will be able to watch the start and finish from the stands in the Blackburn End.
Results: Results will be available on www.blackburn10k.com after the race.
Pictures: We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
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