Worden Park Boxing Day 10k
A two lap undulating road run in and around Worden Park, Leyland, Lancashire. A relatively flat 10k course... perfect for burning off the Christmas turkey... and the pudding... and the booze! Medal to all finishers.
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, events as we knew them have changed. We are staging events in a Covid secure way to ensure all our safety during this crisis.
Bib Numbers & Timing Chips
All competitor bib numbers will be posted out the week before the event. There are no collections on the day, or entries on the day.
Event Start Time
The event is a time-trial, and there will be no mass start of competitors. You will start individually in accordance with current government guidelines. A maximum of 30 competitors at any one time is permitted to access the secure start area. Please keep to the 2-metre social distancing rule at all times. Please choose your arrival times carefully to avoid causing a ‘gathering’.
Toilet units are provided for COMPETITORS ONLY. They will be positioned in the queue area and within the secure start area just in case to use them last minute. Each toilet will contain hand-sanitiser and paper towels. We ask you use the hand-sanitiser before and after you use the toilet and keep them as clean as possible. Our toilet provider will be on-site throughout the event to ensure they are kept stocked and cleaned as required.
As part of our commitment to preventing the spread of Covid-19 and following guidance from UK Athletics water will not be given out during or at the end of the event. If you have the need for water, you must bring your own.
When you have successfully completed the course, you will pass under the finishing gantry and guided through the funnel maintaining your social distance at all times. Do not stop in the finishing funnel as this will impede other runners finishing.
Spectators & Codes of Conduct
We know that bringing friends and family is a big part of your running experience, but we ask that you avoid this to enable us to maintain social distancing at the event. If this is unavoidable then please do not come to the start and finish areas. Spectators must go out on to the course. Arrange a suitable viewing position in advance as well as a post-race meeting point.
Medical Support The superb team from Remote Medical Services will be on-site throughout the event to provide medical assistance and recovery as needed. Should you require any assistance then please make yourself aware to a marshal who will notify the medics.
To minimise contact between yourself and our marshals, we ask you do not bring any baggage to the event. You need to arrive ‘ready to run’. Where this is not possible, i.e. you have come using public transport, you can deposit your bag within the secure start area as you are passing through. Baggage retrieval post-race is available at the back of the baggage area. The use of our Key Locker has been suspended for this event.
Medals As part of our commitment to preventing the spread of Covid-19 and following guidance from UK Athletics medals will not be given out at the end of the event. These will be posted to you the following week, or if you are local to us, you are more than welcome to pop into our shop and collect one.
Results will be published shortly after the event. They will be in the form of an alphabetical list, with your ‘chip time’. This is your time from the start point to the finish point.
There will not be a presentation of awards on the day so we can maintain social distancing.
When out on the course you must keep to the 2-metre social distancing rules. Keep to the LEFT HAND SIDE at all times on the two-way sections unless overtaking. If you do, move back to the left as soon as possible. The course has been officially measured as accurate and holds an Association of UK Course Measurers certificate.
DO NOT travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 as outlined by the NHS.
Worden Park, Leyland, Lancashire PR25 3BD
By train: The nearest train station is Leyland, about a mile from the Park's North Lodge entrance. Services calling at Leyland include Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street, via Preston, Wigan and St Helen's, and Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria, via Preston and Bolton. Preston Station is less than 8 miles away and has direct services Blackpool and to major cities including Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
By car: From the M6 take exit 28 and follow the B5356 towards Leyland. Follow the B5356 then the B5258 to your destination.
Parking is available at Worden Park, but it does fill up quickly. On street parking also available but this is a residential area so please do not block residents' driveways.
Bespoke Medals to all finishers
Chip Timed Results
Individual race winners are awarded prizes in the following categories:
First 3 Male and Lady winners
First Male Veteran over 40/45/50/55/60/65/70/75/80+
First Lady Veteran over 35/40/45/50/55/60/65/70/75/80+
First Male and Female Club Team (4 to count)
Entry into the event is open to everyone of all abilities as long as they are aged over 15yrs on the day of the race.
At Event HQ you will find the registration desks where you can collect your race numbers, an enquiry desk if you have any questions, toilets and baggage storage.
There are no changing or showering facilities at this venue.
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A well organised event
Thank you for giving your time up especially during the a Christmas season
My first race!
Not the most scenic of routes......
That said, the marshalls were very clear with instructions and always had encouragement to throw at us. And (despite the only serious - thankfully fairly short - uphill being in the last km) it was the best run in terms of time / not needing walk breaks I've done all year.
Love my reindeer medal.
Will I do it again? Possibly, as it was a struggle to find a 10k in December that was local-ish to home on a non-working day. But I don't often have Boxing Day free, and won't be trying to re-arrange other things to get to this if I have other options to try out.