The Rodbaston 10K

The Rodbaston 10K 2019

Rodbaston Hall is the perfect location of our annual 10K Cross Country Event. A favoured location of The North Staffs Cross Country League, you'll run through rolling fields, woodlands, trails and there's even a few shallow stream crossings to liven things up - we highly recommend trail shoes!

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.

Sponsored by Coop Penkridge

A big thank you goes out to Coop Penkridge for supporting it's local community and getting involved again with The Rodbaston 10K 2018. 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!

Coop Penkridge, Wolverhampton Road, Penkridge, ST19 5NS

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*

Start Time:

11.00am -Sunday 29th September 2019

Car Parking:

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.


Please Note - Due to livestock rotation and boundary movements there can be slight route alterations each year.

This years 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, tarmac, grass, trail, tracks, stiles, paths, water (yes water, it's not deep!) and sometimes a small horse jump or two. (Nothing extreme - this isn't an OCR! As long as you can easily climb a countryside stile 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, chip timed results will be published on our website.

Race Photography:

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 Previous Events:

Drinks Station:

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 (£17.50) - Entry link at top of this page.

(this includes all admin & processing fees, you WILL NOT be charged any more at checkout!)

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 £25 cash (so arrive early!)

(Minimum age for participants is now 13yrs.)

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.

Race Medal:

A newly designed custom made Rodbaston medal will be given to each runner for crossing the finish line.

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 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 / or any other event*


First Aid:

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.

Info & prices for Animal Zone: