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Draycote Water 10k - November

Kites Hardwick, Rugby, Warwickshire

Kites Hardwick, Rugby, CV23 8AB.

Sun 8th November 2020

Starting at 09:45

1 race



NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

What to expect at events that go ahead:

Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts

Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.

Simplified bag drop measures where available

Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks

Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.

The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, Draycote Water offers smooth, flat roads with stunning reservoir and countryside views.

Running alongside the water, using dam wall pathways and a perimeter service road, you'll find mesmerising views of nature trails, wildlife and boats on the water, as you notch up the kilometres. Some short inclines and downhill stretches keep the landscape changing around you, as you make your way around the Water towards a glorious home straight.

This secluded site is gloriously peaceful and breathtaking in all seasons. Get yourself out of the city and discover Draycote Water.


  • 10 Km


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00



  • 10 Km


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00


Draycote Water, Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire CV23 8AB

How To Get There

We are on the A426 between Dunchurch and Southam in Warwickshire

From the South take J17, M45 off the M1 and go through Dunchurch; or exit M40 J11 Banbury, follow signs to Southam.

From the East, go to the end of the A14 and go through Rugby, signpost Dunchurch.

From the M6 South exit junction 1, Rugby, follow signs for Dunchurch or M1 South exit J20, Lutterworth and follow signs to Rugby and then Dunchurch.


On-site parking is available, please visit the reservoir website for further information and current charges.

What's Included

All finishers will receive a medal

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females

Goody bag

Souvenir item of training kit


Bag drop



Race Details

Entry on the Day: Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).

Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 15 or over on the day of the race.

Registration: From 08:45 to 09:30.

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

Route: The course starts a short walk from the race village, beginning on the upper pathway and heading North for approximately 1k before turning back onto the lower perimeter road. It then continues back to the race village for approximately 1.5k, followed by one complete clockwise lap of the reservoir. The race, predominantly on tarmac pathway but including loose gravel in places, is suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

Spectators: Spectators are best placed around the finish area where they will see runners pass at the end of each of the part/full laps.

Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.

Pacers: Pacers will not be offered at this race.

Other Information

Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.

Toilets: There are free toilets in The Visitor Centre for use throughout the event.

Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.

Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Km markers where necessary.

Water Stations: There will be water stations on the route at the finish and around the half-way point, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in the Waterside Restaurant, above the Visitor Centre, throughout the event.

Changing/Showers: There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.

Lost Property: Lost property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.

Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs. You will be asked to sign a disclaimer, start at the back of the field and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.

Wheelchair Users: This race is suitable for wheelchair users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.

Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) after approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.

Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.


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23 reviews


·2 years ago

Well organised and good fun day. Great organisation, information was spot on and location is fantastic. Great morning run, highly recommended.

·2 years ago

great organisation. Great course very easy to find event

·2 years ago

Beautiful medal. I ran it in March 2020. Well organized, good facilities, I ran the 10k distance - one lap around the reservoir- perfect. There’s a cafe and playground where family can spend time while runners run. Definitely recommend

·2 years ago

Excellent race. This was only my second official race and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It began with everybody shivering at the start line, which got strangers chatting away, so the atmosphere was already high. The route is pretty nice with spectacular views over the reservoir. The facilities are decent too. The post race goodies are nicely different with no needless plastic bags. I'm definitely coming back to do the route again to see how my performance changes, not only that they have different distances which is exciting. I'd just make sure you're there early enough for a parking spot, and definitely car share wherever possible. Although the marshals were easy to follow to where else you could park.

·2 years ago

Nice race. Raced on a very windy day but the course is very nice good view with the water & boats. Average race however liked the socks at the end rather than a T sh

·2 years ago

Well organised, good facilities and great atmosphere. Second 10k series at Draycote Water, really enjoyed it. Plenty of parking space, queues were minimal for all facilities, well organised friendly staff and lovely views on the way round the course.

·2 years ago

Good event but no t-shirt. This was my first ever 10k and found it to be well organised and instructed. Was very disappointed at the end though to find out that they no longer do the T-shirt’s!

·2 years ago

First 10k. A fabulous event, very well organised and a lovely place to run. I’ll be back! Thanks 😊

·2 years ago

Not a flat race. Beautiful location, however this is not a flat run, which I was disappointed at because it had be sold as a flat run. We’re quite new to doing these run and the distances, so are just deliberately looking for flat ones until we’re stronger runners.

·2 years ago

Brilliantly organised event. I completed my first Draycote water 10k on November 10th. The course was brilliantly marshalled with clear markers throughout. Registration was efficient and the team were so friendly. Fantastic post race goodies and really liked the option of running socks vs. finishers t-shirt. I will be definitely signing up for the Draycote series in 2020.

·2 years ago

Great event. This was my first time at this event and only my 2nd ever 10k race . It's a nice flat course and good for first timers. Great venue, great organisation of the event (just shame about the weather) but it wont stop me coming again hopefully next time the sun will be shining.

·3 years ago

First Draycote 10k. I found this race well organised and the scenery was an added bonus. The description of the course describes it as flat but there a couple of steep inclines but did not spoil the morning run. I found it very enjoyable and I’ll definitely be back.

·3 years ago

Great 10k. Recommended to anyone. Suitable for all abilities great atmosphere friendly Marshalls, perfect surroundings. Potential 10pb course 👍

·3 years ago

Draycote 10km. The race was very well organised and a lovely atmosphere! It was my first ever race and it was really easy to park, get race numbers and sort everything out, even got a medal and pair of socks at the finish! Lovely course too!

·3 years ago

Draycote Water 10K August. This was my first 10K at Draycote Water and I found that it a good race with lots of things to look at whilst running, it is mostly flat but with some hills to keep it interesting. It is a well organised race with lots of Marshall's and a nice medal. I will so this one again!

·3 years ago

Brilliant event loved every minute of it. Great day and well organised as always

·3 years ago

My first 10k. Well what can I say apart from overall massively pleased! This is the first event based race I’ve done so wasn’t quite sure what to expect, however I wasn’t disappointed! The members of staff that were there are easy to approach and very responsive to questions I had to ask them, and such a great location to have the run. Was a challenge for myself as my longest distance I had ran to date before the race was 6k so this was a bit of a jump however the energy and motivation from the others runners and staff on the checkpoints will you on I’ve broken previous averages and overall distance. Would highly recommend any runners or new runners to try this event out in the future as it’s one il be doing again!

·3 years ago

Good place to run and we'll priced.

·3 years ago

brilliant location. Easy to find with a big car park, friendly atmosphere. Undulating course, walkers and cyclists share the paths but not an hassle Traveled from Manchester to run a different event, well worth the time traveled Good medal and goodies at the end TRY IT !!!

·3 years ago

Great venue. Well organised, great scenery for a 10k and bonus is it’s only one lap! Mostly flat and good for a PB. Would do it again and recommend to others!

·3 years ago

Great place for a PB. Great route for a 10k, undulating but mostly flat. Quiet and all off road with a nice reservoir to look at whilst running. Very enjoyable, very friendly venue only downside is all the billions of midges, and don't forget £4 for parking! Goodies at the end make up for it :)

·3 years ago

Great place to get a PB. Great route for a 10k, undulating but mostly flat. Quiet and all off road with a nice reservoir to look at whilst running. Very enjoyable, only downside is all the billions of midges! And don't forget £4 for parking!

·3 years ago

Great fun, well organised. Wonderfully signposted, helpful organisers, great goodies, lovely path. Great race.
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