The Rodbaston 10K
This event takes place within the vast acres of Rodbaston Hall.
Now an agricultural college and wedding venue, it is the fabulous location of our cross country event.
A fun and friendly race taking you through rolling fields, woodlands and there's even a few natural obstacles to liven things up.
A magnificent 180 hectare country estate. The original Rodbaston Hall dates back to the early 1800s where it was the grand centrepiece of a family estate built by William Holland Esquire.
Whether new to off road running, or an established runner, this event will find you having fun while getting in some good clean countryside air.
The 2018 date will be released soon!
Sponsored by Coop Penkridge
A big thank you goes out to Coop Penkridge for supporting it's local community and getting involved with The Rodbaston 10K.
Just half a mile from the grounds of Rodbaston, it's ideally placed to drop in for any last minute race day essentials. There's free parking, cash machine, bakery and a petrol station!
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!
Friends, family, running club mates, colleagues...
Just remember to enter a team name on your entries and you could walk away with some race day bling!
Custom made Rodbaston 10K medal for all finishers - Wear it with pride!
Race Day Info
Rodbaston Hall, Rodbaston Drive, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5PH
*Must use the Rodbaston Drive entrance only - Do not use the Animal Zone / Visitors Centre entrance*
11.00am - Date Confirmed Soon!
Plenty of free parking for everyone.
Please arrive ready to race as there are no changing facilities on site.
These are provided at the onsite cafe. Please respect these facilities and consider the local environment and other site users on the day.
This wonderful new multi terrain route rolls through the fields and pathways of Rodbaston's estate. Trail shoes are recommended on this fun enjoyable course, expect some uneven ground, grass, trail, tracks, stiles, paths, water and an obstacle or two (Nothing extreme - this isn't an OCR! As long as you can easily climb say a small stepladder you'll be fine).
Timing and Results:
The emphasis here is on getting out there and having fun, but for those of you looking to blaze a trail, gun timed results will be published on our website.
Trophies will awarded to the following finishers:
1st / 2nd / 3rd Male - 1st / 2nd / 3rd Female - 1st Under 18yrs
We don't think runners should have to pay extras when running a race. So we'll have a camera set up to capture your best race faces for free, just download what you want later off our race gallery.
Some Images Of Last Years Event:
Thirsty work this running, so we've put a water station approx halfway around the course.
Race Number & Timing Chips:
All race numbers and timing chips are allocated and given out on race morning (not sent out in the post). First, collect your race number from the cafe registration area on race morning (opens at 09.00am) so please give yourself enough time to collect yours and fill in the reverse with any medical details we need to know about. Second, show your race number at the chip collection table to get your correct chip.
In advance only please (£16) - Entry link at top of this page.
This event is expected to sell out before race day.
Should there be any spare places, they will be sold on the day on a first come first served basis for £20 cash (so arrive early!)
(Minimum age for participants is 14yrs.)
Refreshments & Food:
The Foster Centre onsite cafe is also the registration area. Serving hot Costa coffee and a selection of food and snacks. This will be the centre of our race where friends and family can relax while you're out earning your medal.
A custom made Rodbaston medal will be given to each runner for crossing the finish line.
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 place to a friend / relative / team mate etc but you must handle any reimbursment of funds direct with that person, WE ONLY SWAP THE RUNNERS ENTRY DETAILS OVER.
*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.
*This transfer service is not compatible with strangers off the race waiting list, nor can entries be deferred to another year / event*
You should be relatively fit, be able to run / jog most of the route 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.
Money Off At Animal Zone!
Why not stay a while after your run?!
We have team up with The Rodbaston Animal Zone to give you and your party an exclusive 1/3 off the standard entry price on production of your race number on the day, or up to 1 month after!
Home to around 750 animals from meerkats to monkeys, rabbits to alpacas!
Open weekends 10am to 4pm, and every day during term-breaks too.
The Zone has a host of exciting activities – these can include Animal Encounters, Meet the Keeper Sessions, Feeding, Craft Sessions and many more.
The Animal Zone also has an outdoor picnic and play area, indoor tea room selling a range of sandwiches, cakes and confectionery and a shop for pocket money treats.
The above activities take place at various intervals throughout the day. Please note some activities will be dependent upon weather conditions.