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Event Information

Location and Start Time

Sunday 8th October 2017:-The race starts on the Kenilworth Greenway close to Burton Green Primary School (CV8 1QB) and finishes at The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club close to All Saints Primary School in Leek Wootton (CV35 7QT)


Race start is at 10.00am

Race number collection at Burton Green School closes at 9.30am


The Event

2017 will see the second running of our event to celebrate the links between our two schools in the Green Leek federation, and the two village communities whom we serve.  The race starts in Burton Green and ends in Leek Wootton and is uniquely 10.5 kilometers long.g.


The Route

The Green Leek 10k is a multi-terrain point to point route from Burton Green to Leek Wootton. The race start is approximately a 5 minute walk from the start HQ at Burton Green School.  After the official warm up, all runners will be escorted to the start line en masse at 9.30 am. 

The route initially follows the Kenilworth Greenway for 4.5K, a wide Sustrans footpath with excellent surface, crossing Abbey Fields park on mown grass, then tarmac footpath to Castle Farm sports pitches. Leaving the sports pitches the route follows a footpath across farmland, then a hardcore path to Rouncil Lane. There are only gates not stiles. After crossing Rouncil Lane the route crosses a short field then joins a trail around the Warwickshire golf course to finish on a large field overlooking the health club and parking.


Travel options

The race is point to point, starting and finishing in two small villages. Free Parking will be provided near to the start HQ in Burton Green however you will need to make your own way back to your car at the end of the race. In anticipation that you will want to have your car waiting for you at the finish, Free Parking has also been arranged for you at The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club at CV35 7QT which is signed with brown signs from the A46 and Warwick Road in Leek Wootton.  This year we will provide a bus service from The Warwickshire to the start HQ in Burton Green. This will cater for approximately 200 runners, on a first come, first served basis. The service will start at 7.45 and finish at 8.45.


You can of course pair up with fellow runners, family or spectators to operate a car share or lift system for the day.  The best option is to get dropped off at start HQ at Burton Green School from 8.00 am onwards and arrange to be collected from the finish at The Warwickshire.  Your friends and family can enjoy the atmosphere and tea, coffee and bacon rolls while they wait for your triumphant arrival at the finish.  


We anticipate there will be an informal "hitching" point at each of the race day car parks but the race organisers cannot accept any liabilities arising out of your travel arrangements on the day.

Directions to the Start

Burton Green Primary School is on Hob Lane on the edge of Burton Green village, CV8 1QB.  Runners will not be allowed access to the start line on the Greenway without a race number, which can only be collected from Burton Green School.  

By Train: The closest mainline railway station to the start in Burton Green is Coventry for London Midland and Virgin Trains services.  Tile Hill railway station is only a 2 1/2 km walk - an ideal warm up

By Bus: There are no public buses that will get you to Burton Green School in time for race number collection on race day. We will however be providing a limited coach service to shuttle runners to the start HQ if they park at The Warwickshire Golf Course.

By Car: All race day cars heading to Burton Green are requested to use the Free Parking provided near to the start of the race.   Please do not attempt to park on Cromwell Lane or Hodgetts Lane.  


Entries

There are 2 ways in which you can enter the Green Leek 10k

ONLINE via www.runbritain.com and www.greenleekrun.co.uk

Entry fees are: Affiliated runners £13.00, unaffiliated £15.00

On the day: In the unlikely scenario that the event is not sold out in advance you will be able to enter and pay on the day.  Payment by cash only will be accepted.  Affiliated runners £15.00, unaffiliated £17.00


Race Numbers

These will NOT be sent out to runners prior to the race and may only be collected from Burton Green School start HQ on the day of the race.  Please arrive in good time to collect your number and fill out your safety information.  


Late Registration and entry transfer

In the unlikely event that we are not fully sold out before race day we will be accepting entries on the day.  Please check our website before travelling as we do not want to disappoint.  We will be there from 8.00am.

We will accept transfers to another participant with notification in writing to the organiser at greenleek10k@gmail.com no later than 48 hours before the event start time or at the transfer desk on the day of the Event.  In the case of a transfer, the new entrant must accept the Green Leek 10k Terms and Conditions


Bag Drop

There will be a bag drop service at the start HQ. We will transport your bag to the finish area whilst you are running.


Water Station

There will be one water station just over half way along the course.  


Race Finish

There will be goody bag, with medal for all runners. Water will available at the finish


Timing and results

This is our second year of operating the Green Leek 10k and numbers are limited to 500 for safety reasons. Timing and results will be collated using a tried and tested spreadsheet and people based system.  Results will be published on our website as soon as possible after the event.  The finish director will decide race winners for prizes on the day on a first past the post basis.  


Prizes

There will be a prize-giving at the finish, with prizes awarded by former world record holder and local running legend, Dave Moorcroft. Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers both male and female.


Post Race Nutrition

Tea, coffee, water and a mixture of sandwiches, cakes and hot food will be on sale at the finish.


Ipods

Please note that for your own safety during the race ipods and other mp3 players are not permitted. Runners not adhering to this rule may be omitted from the results.


Contact details: 

All contact should be made by email to greenleek10k@gmail.com

You may also telephone either school admin office and leave a message and the race organisers will get back to you.  

Burton Green Primary School: 02476 464130

All Saints Primary School: 01926 400498


Runners on the Kenilworth Greenway

Click here for course map.