The Hopton 10k is a fun yet challenging run which takes place on quiet roads, bridleways and footpaths in and around the small village of Hopton, in West Yorkshire.
We've designed the route to give runners a balanced mix of terrain - plenty of variety for everyone and a perfect introduction to trail running. All funds go directly to help support Hopton Primary School.
A fantastic, well organised race
A post-race goody bag for all finishers
T-shirt for all finishers
Water station at the half way point and at the end
Hopton Primary School, 4 Woodend Rd, Mirfield, West Yorkshire WF14 8PR
By train: Dewsbsury station is about 4 miles away, with trains to Manchester, Middlesborough, Leeds, Huddersfield, Hull and Southport.
By car: The venue can be reached by leaving the M62 at Junction 25 and following the A644 towards Dewsbury.
On your sat nav it’s best to use Chadwick Lane, WF14 8PN, which will take you to the entrance to the School playground car park.
The School playground will be open as a car park and has space for around 60 cars. Set your SatNav to Chadwick Lane, WF14 8PN
We are also looking for other parking options. However, as with most running races, we’d recommend you avoid bringing a car if at all possible. Please respect our neighbours and don’t block any drives or roads if you go for on-street parking.
The woods and fields around the small village of Hopton are a great place to run, offering some great variety. There are steep climbs, woodland glades, bridleways, fields, quiet roads, and great views over the Calder valley. We thought it would make a great place to hold an annual race. So grab your mucky trainers and get involved!
How old must I be to enter?
You must be 15 years of age to enter the race
When do entries close?
At midday on Saturday 5th October 2019.
What will I recieve before the race?
All runners who have entered the race will be sent a confirmation via email. To check-in at the race, simply come to the registration desk on the day, tell us your name and we will give you your race number.
How do I check-in for the race?
The registration desk will be open from 9:00 am to 9:45 am in the school hall. The race begins at 10am sharp. You will collect your race number when you register in the school hall.
Is there somewhere I can store my bag during the race?
Each runner will be issued with a baggage tag when they collect their race number. There will be a cloakroom/storage room available within the school building which will be manned during the race where you can drop your bag.
Can I walk the race?
The Hopton 10K is a running race in which participants should make best efforts to complete the course within a 2 hour cut-off point. We encourage everyone to run as much as possible in order to avoid the cut-off time. A sweeper team will follow the route to remove signs and clean-up any rubbish; they will take around 2 hours to complete the route.
Can I raise money for charity?
Absolutely! Please use this opportunity to raise sponsorship, and we would be delighted if you would consider running the race in support of our good cause - Hopton Primary School.
What do I get for my money?
You’ll get a fantastic, well organised race with a varied terrain, and a lovely post-race goody bag, including a t-shirt for all finishers.
What if I need medical attention at the event?
First+ Medical Solutions will be on site to deal with all medical matters. There will be three medics on hand ensuring we have medical coverage across the whole route. There will be a fully equipped medical treatment centre at the start/finish line and emergency vehicle and mobile medic available. We do not suggest anyone runs if they are feeling unwell. Please declare any known/pre-existing medical conditions when you register for the race and display this information clearly on your race number before you run.
Can I help if I am not running the race?
Yes please! Our race relies on volunteers acting as stewards and giving out drinks and goody bags. If you’re not running it’s a great way to ensure the event is a success. To find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us using the contact form below.
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