The Penkridge 5 - 2018

Saturday 21st July 2018


Fun and friendly is the order of the day at The Penkridge 5 running event. All abilities of runners are welcomed and catered for at this cracking event in our race series. This new lovely multi terrain route has something for all in the beautiful Penkridge countryside.

Entries Opening Soon!

Faster, flatter and far more fabulous. This new and improved event is ideal for runners chasing that quick 5 miler or beginner runners alike. Still plenty of off road fun, but now with the added flat country lane stretch (and no water crossing!) you'll be wizzing past the finish line before you know it.

The route follows a 5mile ish loop around the fields and countryside of Penkridge and The Rodbaston Hall Estate. With trails, fields, towpath and tarmac this event has something for every type of runner.


This scenic route flows through the Rodbaston Hall estate then heads off into the surrounding countryside. After crossing the canal you'll reach the fastest and flattest part of the route as you race down the quite country lane to Gailey Reservoir.


Negotiating fields and trails on your return you'll soon head back into the Rodbaston grounds for the welcome sight of the finish line.

Awards & Categories

1st-2nd-3rd Place Male & Female


Under 80 yrs Male & Female

Under 70 yrs Male & Female

Under 60 yrs Male & Female

Under 50 yrs Male & Female

Under 40 yrs Male & Female

Under 30 yrs Male & Female

Under 18 yrs Male & Female

Biggest Team Trophy!


The race bling anyone can win!



Friends, family, running club mates, colleagues...

Just remember to enter a team name on your entries.

All runners get a custom made 'Rodbaston 5' race medal

Event Information

*Please note - This event now replaces the old Penkridge 10K*


Rodbaston Hall's excellent Foster Centre is serving as Race HQ. This allows the race easy access to the surrounding fields and tracks as you head out of Penkridge. Plenty of free car parking is included with your entry.


Full address: Rodbaston Hall, Rodbaston Drive, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5PH

*Must use the Rodbaston Drive entrance only - Do not use the Animal Zone / Visitors Centre entrance*


Start Time:

11.00am - Saturday 21st July 2018.



Due to the remote location of this event we regret that there will be no changing or shower facilities so please arrive ‘race-ready’.



These are provided within the Foster Centre. Please respect these facilities and consider the local environment and other site users on the day.


Timing & Results:

Fun is the order of the day so results are gun timed only. But for those serious runners we shall of course publish results on our website as usual.


Race Photography:

Don't forget to smile when you see a camera! We don't charge you for any photos we take, just download them for free from our gallery.

Drinks Station:

There will be a water station approx halfway around the course.

Race Number & Race Details:

All race numbers are allocated and given out on the day. Collect yours from the registration area which opens at 09.00am, this is inside the onsite cafe. Please give yourself enough time to collect yours and fill in the reverse before the start.

Full race details are emailed out to each runner on sign up. It is your responsibility to ensure we have your correct email address otherwise you will miss this vital information. *Please check your spam / junk folder just in case*

Race Medal:

After your hard earned efforts your custom made Penkridge 5 medal will be handed to you in the finish area.


We are not expecting to have capacity for entries on the day.

Online entries in advance are £17 (this includes all admin & processing fees, you WILL NOT be charged any more at checkout!)

Minimum age 14yrs.

Closing date for entries 19th July 2018.

Refreshments & Food:

Hot & cold meals, snacks and drinks are available to purchase before and afterwards at the onsite café. Fresh Costa Coffee is served all day. The cafe is also the registration area so you can keep warm before the race.

Transfer Policy:

All entries are non-refundable. The staging of events have to be booked and paid for many months in advance. We are however pleased to offer a transfer service. We can swap your Penkridge 5 place to a friend / relative / team mate etc but you must handle any reimbursement of funds direct with that person, WE ONLY SWAP THE RUNNERS ENTRY DETAILS OVER.


*This transfer service is not compatable with strangers off the waiting list, nor can entries be deferred to another year / event*


*To transfer your place - Although a simple process, this can ONLY be done on race day morning at the registration area.

There is a £1 admin fee payable in cash. You do not need attend, but your replacement MUST arrive at registration BEFORE 10AM and once signed in, we shall complete the transfer.


First Aid:

You should be relatively fit and have no known medical conditions which would hinder your run or cause the race organiser concern. Medical support will be present on the day. You are reminded not to run if you feel ill or have a cold or flu on race day as this can be extremely dangerous. Do not take part if you have any respiratory illness or recent medical condition.