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Newbury 10k returns to the town on Monday, May 27





Get your race bibs on and your trainers laced up because the Newbury 10k is returning this May.

After the popular race returned last year, Newbury Atheltics Club is already experiencing a demand for places for this year’s event, which takes place on the spring bank holiday Monday, May 27.

The Newbury 10k returns on Monday, May 27, credits: MyBibNumber and Oliver May Photography
The Newbury 10k returns on Monday, May 27, credits: MyBibNumber and Oliver May Photography

Newbury Athletic Club’s race director Jeff Bird said: “We opened for entries just before Christmas and have been completely bowled over by the response.

“Demand is about 40 per cent higher than last year, and although we have 1,000 spaces available in the 10k, we’re on course to sell out in the next few weeks.”

The 2024 race will be the 14th staging of the event and it will includes the hallmark 10km race for over 16s, as well as two distances for juniors.

The Newbury 10k returns on Monday, May 27, credits: MyBibNumber and Oliver May Photography
The Newbury 10k returns on Monday, May 27, credits: MyBibNumber and Oliver May Photography

Following a review of the 10km course, the race organisers have announced changes that remove some of the more narrow and uneven footpaths from the route.

Participants will set off from the start line in Market Place in a supporter-friendly closed road environment.

They will then venture out into the countryside, run along a stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal tow path and then return to the town centre via Enborne Road and Craven Road.

The Newbury 10k returns on Monday, May 27, credits: MyBibNumber and Oliver May Photography
The Newbury 10k returns on Monday, May 27, credits: MyBibNumber and Oliver May Photography

The two junior races for under 16s will take place on closed roads in the town centre. All events are chip timed.

Profits from this year’s races will be shared with Newbury Soup Kitchen and Loose Ends, two local charities supporting the homeless, lonely and vulnerable in the Newbury area.

Mr Bird added: “Thanks to the generosity of our returning sponsors – Gardner Leader, Howden and Styker – and new sponsor, Castle Windows, every entry to this year’s race will deliver practical help from these organisations to those who really need it.

The Newbury 10k returns on Monday, May 27, credits: MyBibNumber and Oliver May Photography
The Newbury 10k returns on Monday, May 27, credits: MyBibNumber and Oliver May Photography

“We welcome entries from all ages and abilities. Last year the youngest participant was 5 years old on race day and the oldest was an incredible 86.”

To find out more and to enter the race, visit https://rebrand.ly/3857g5q

The entry fee for the 10km race is £20 while the entry fees for the junior races are £5.



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