We have some fantastic news – the Kirkbymoorside 10K has sold out for the second year running!
Entries have piled in throughout April with a total of 170 in just 24 days. This means that over a third of our 500 runners entered this month. The running community like to keep it last minute, I guess.
We set a target each year of having at least 10% of our runners coming from the local area. We define the “local area” as an address in either Kirkbymoorside, Gillamoor or Fadmoor. We’re pleased to see that we achieved this with exactly 50 of our runners qualifying as local and therefore eligible for our local runner first prizes.
The first female and male local runners each win a Lemon Tree Fish & Chips voucher and a bottle of locally produced Kirkby-Moor-Cider.
Once again we have a strong contingent coming from a variety of running clubs from the length and breadth of the country. York Knavemire Harriers lead the way with a massive 41 entries. Quakers RC (from the North East) follow with 24 entrants, and the third largest club represented is Scarborough Athletic Club with 18 runners.
A few stand-out clubs names are Aberdare Valley Aac from south Wales, Kings College London Athletics And Cross Country Club (that’s a long name), and British Library Boston Spa Ac.
Of course, our race is for people of all abilities. We’re open to both club and non-club runners and this year over 60% of our runners are not from running clubs – 306 entrants to be precise.
To celebrate this group of runners we have a new award for the first female and male unaffiliated runners. The two winners will each receive a bespoke commemorative plate made by local artist Liz Bailey.
We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to Kirkbymoorside on Sunday 6th May and hope all our runners have a great race and that the crowds cheer them to the last.