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Draycote Water 10k - August

Draycote Water, Rugby, Warwickshire, UK

Organiser's Description

Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, Draycote Water offers smooth, flat road 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 mile after mile. Some short inclines and downhill stretches keep the landscape changing around you, so you'll not get tired of your surroundings, even as you dig in to the later stages of a race.

You'll feel amazing energy from your fellow runners as you make your way around the Water towards a glorious home straight, where we'll be waiting with a finishers' medal, goody bag and a souvenir item of training kit - anything from a technical t-shirt to cold weather headgear.

Situated three miles south of Rugby and less than 15 minutes from the M1, this secluded site is gloriously peaceful and breathtaking in all seasons. Get yourself out of the city and discover Draycote Water - enter online to guarantee your place.

Start Time



08:45 to 09:30


Draycote Water, Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, CV23 8AB

Timing: Chip-timed.

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/Mile markers where necessary.

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

Goody Bag: All runners will receive a goody bag on finishing the race.

The course starts a short walk from the race village, beginning on the upper pathway and heading north for approximately 1km before turning back onto the lower perimeter road. It then continues back to the race village for approximately 1.5km 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.

On-site parking is available

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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.

Leigh Taylor / Aug 12, 2019

Great 10k

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

W Thomas / Aug 12, 2019

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!

Laura Webb / Aug 12, 2019

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!

Simon Lowe / Aug 12, 2019

Brilliant event loved every minute of it

Great day and well organised as always

Andrew Sorrell / Aug 12, 2019

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