Rothley 10k - FAQs
Can I register for the event by post?
To reduce touch points, all registrations will be collected via the online booking form. There will be no postal registrations.
Can I register on the day of the event?
In order to maintain social distancing there will be no registrations on the day; all participants must have registered by 7 September 2021 to participate.
What is the deadline for entering the Rothley10k?
The last date you can enter this year's Rothley10k is 7 September 2021, unless we reach maximum capacity before this.
How do I know my entry has been received?
Once you have completed your online booking you will automatically receive a confirmation email.
When will I receive my race pack?
Race packs are normally posted out around two weeks before the race date, provided you booked by 31 August. If you do not receive your pack you will need to collect it from the village hall on the day of the event.
What are the age restrictions on juniors?
Juniors must be aged between 15 to 18 years old to enter.
Is there a minimum age for entering the Rothley10k?
Yes, runners must be over 15 years old.
Will there be water stations at the event?
At the time of writing, we are unable to guarantee water stations at the start line or during the course. UK Athletics guidelines currently advise not to have water stations on events that are 10k or less to reduce the transmission risk of Covid-19. If government guidelines allow, we will aim to provide water at the finish line. Participants are asked to kindly ensure they are hydrated prior to the race and have made provisions to remain hydrated throughout the race and after.
Is there storage for clothing, bags, valuables?
We ask that participants avoid bringing items of value to the race as there are no storage facilities at Rothley10k. You are welcome to leave items such as clothing in your car at your own risk. Car parks are a short walk from the starting line.
Can my supporters see me run?
We know support from family, friends and residents of Rothley10k is valuable in getting you to complete the course. We would just ask that you encourage your contacts to uphold social distance guidelines. Woodgate will not be open to spectators as in previous years to avoid congestion. If you would like to spectate please position yourselves further along the route and maintain social distancing.
Will I get a t-shirt if I run?
Yes. Provided you have registered by 9 August we can guarantee you a t-shirt in your size; registrations after this date will receive a t-shirt but sizes will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
T-shirts will not be handed to you this year; you will be able to pick your t-shirt up from the other side of the finish line as directed by the marshals. Please keep moving through this area and do not stop to avoid crowding as runners come in behind you.
Can I transfer my place?
Yes, you can transfer your place to someone else if you are unable to run due to injury or unforeseen circumstances, up until a week before the race date – 7 September 2021 - free of charge. Any transfer requests after this date cannot be guaranteed and you may still be charged.
Your replacement will need to notify us at email@example.com of the following details:
- the name of the runner you are replacing
- first name and surname
- email address
- postal address including postcode
- date of birth
- name of runner's club (if they are part of one)
- mobile number
- confirm acceptance of the terms found under the declaration heading of the online registration form
- confirm if you are happy to receive future marketing information about the Rothley10k and to give expressed consent for this
Changing Facilities and Registration
Where are the changing rooms?
The changing rooms are located in the village hall, on the corner of Cross Green in Rothley.
Will I be able to enter on the night of the race?
No, there will be no race entries accepted on the day. This is due to the race being capped at 1,300 runners for health and safety.
What if I haven't received my race pack before the race?
The village hall will be open from 17:00 on the evening of the race.
Start Time and Location
What time does the race start?
The race will start at 18:00
Where does the race start from?
The race will start from Woodgate, outside the Babbington Court Care Home.
Where can runners park their cars during the race?
Car parking locations are very limited, but there will be some spaces available at:
- Catholic church car park
- Tennis club and library car parks
- Playing fields car park
- Rothley Centre car park
- Pooks Motor Books car park
- Cricket field car park
- Rothley Court car park
- Rothley C of E Primary School car park
- Warren Way car park
We have also included an interactive parking map below. Click the markers for info and drag to navigate:
Notice to runners regarding parking:We would please ask runners not to block residents’ driveways and to leave sufficient space for emergency vehicles and buses to pass by.
Car sharing should be done where possible as parking is extremely limited.
Toilets and changing facilities are located at Rothley Village Hall. Toilets are also available at Rothley Court, Rothley Centre, and The Royal Oak.
Will there be first aid stations around the course?
There will be two separate paramedic teams on the day of the race. One will follow the runners and the other will be stationed at the finish line. It is imperative each runner completes the medical form on the back of their number bib prior to the race.
When will the results of the race be available?
Race results are normally available straight after the race at around 19:30 outside the race caravan.
Where and what time is the prize-giving ceremony?
Prize giving will be held just after the race results become available, again outside the race caravan at around 19:30.
Can I access the race results?
Yes, a full list of race results will be posted the day after on the website. You'll also be able to access previous race results in our archive.
Chip Timing and Headphones
Is the race chip-timed?
Yes, all runners' bibs house the timing chip for the race, so all you need to do is attach your number bib to your front for us to accurately record your race time.
Are headphones allowed during the race?
In light of there being confusion at previous races, we can confirm that headphones/earphones are not permitted due to health and safety regulations. However, bone conducting headphones are allowed, as they do not sit in the ears.
Goody Bags and T-shirts
From where do we collect our free goody bags and t-shirts?
Runners will be able to collect their free goody bags and t-shirts from the stalls in Woodgate after the race has finished. Please do not take goody bags for non-runners. We will do everything we can to ensure you receive your desired size.
Does the race give out medals?
To make this race affordable (prices have remained the same since 2019) and ensure 100% of registration fees can go straight to LOROS we do not provide medals. T-shirts have always been a favourite of the Rothley 10k runner and, as the main sponsors, Mattioli Woods has ensured that each runner receives one of these as a thank you for taking part – the cost of which does not come out of registration fees and is generously provided by Mattioli Woods.