Entries for the 20th running of the Kirkbymoorside 10K are now open!
We’re really excited to bring you the best event yet in 2020 and look forward to welcoming back those that have run this fantastic road race before as well as introducing new runners to our amazing event.
As in previous years, we have adopted a staggered price banding. For an event of this size, cash flow is hugely important to ensuring we stage a safe and well-managed race. To encourage as many people to enter early as possible we have an early-bird price that runs from 1st November to the 31st December – this is just £19*.
From 1st January through to 31st March the entry fee is £22*. Hopefully, we’ll have filled the race by then, but if not, entries from 1st April through to 30th April will be £24*.
*UKA affiliated runners benefit from a £2 discount. On-line processing fee of 99p applies.
Dave, our race director, was super excited today to get his hands on the first ever Kirkbymoorside 10K event t-shirt.
The shirts, kindly sponsored by Marshall Advanced Composites, will be handed out to all the runners who come to collect their race number from the registration hall on Sunday 6th May. We’re hoping that some of the runners choose to wear their t-shirt for the race itself.
We’ve worked hard to make improvements to the event and that includes providing our runners with additional memorabilia. We’re very grateful for the support of Marshall Advanced Composites for sponsoring the shirts. We confident the runners are going to love them and I’m hoping to see plenty of locals wearing them for training runs in the years to come.
As well at t-shirts for our 500 fantastic runners in our sell-out race, Runner Print Winner have also sent us some “Volunteer Edition” version of the shirt. You will be able to see our fantastic event staff sporting these on race day.
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.
We are pleased to announce that 2018 will be the first year that runners of the Kirkbymoorside 10k will receive a t-shirt!
Thanks to the wonderful support of Marshall Advanced Composites, who have a site in Kirkbymoorside, we are able to provide all our runners with a fantastic technical running t-shirt. But don’t worry, in addition to this runners will still also receive our traditional mug. We recognise that the running calendar is getting ever more crowded and we are delighted to be able to reward our runners with something many other races are already offering.
“We’ve listened to the feedback from our runners and recognise that rewarding them with more than our traditional mug is important and we’re really pleased that Marshalls are able to support the event in this way. I personally do my running in the t-shirts I’ve received from other races so I’m looking forward to seeing locals out running in our t-shirts.”
Dave Pearson, Race Director
To avoid congestion in our busy finish zone the t-shirts will be handed out when you register on the day, along with your race number and timing chip. By giving you the t-shirts before the race we do hope that many of you will choose to wear it to run in on the day.
If you haven’t entered the 10k yet then what are you waiting for. Click here to enter now.
One of the things that respondents to our feedback surveys in 2016 and 2017 said was that having a proper bag store would be really helpful. Well, you asked and we have listened and we’re pleased to announce that for 2018 we have organised a proper manned bag store for our 10k runners to use.
When you collect your race number on the event day from our registration office in the Memorial Hall you will also be given a label to fix to your bag. This label will carry your race number on it. You need to attach the label to your bag and deposit it at the sign-posted storage location. More details on the exact logistics will be announced nearer the event and will also be in the pre-race email sent to all entrants.
We’re contually looking at ways to improve this event and listening to feedback from runners and spectators means we do the things that matter. We’re really pleased to be able to offer the bag store in 2018.
Dave Pearson, Race Director
Of course, adding this facility does add costs to the event organisation, therefore, the continuation of the bag store in 2019 will depend on how well utilised it is in 2018.
Have you signed up for the 2018 10k yet? If not then click here to sign-up now.