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FAQs

Who is the race organiser?
How to get to the race?
Is there any accommodation locally?
What type of course is it?
Does the course have a time limit?
Will there be a lead vehicle?
Are the roads going to be closed to traffic during the race?
Is there a minimum age for this race?
Is there a paper entry form?
What is the closing date for entries?
I think I’ve entered this race, but I can’t find my confirmation email?
When will I receive my race pack?
I am now unable to attend the race, can I have a refund?
I won’t be able to attend the race, can I transfer my race number/chip to someone else?
I won’t be able to attend the race, can I defer my entry to next year?
I’m bringing my family to watch the race. What facilities will there be for them?
How will I know if the race is cancelled?
Will there be changing facilities?
Is there somewhere to leave bags?
Will there be water available?
Can I wear earphones during this race?
Can I wear bone conduction headphones during this race?
Can I run with a push chair?
Can I run with my dog?
Can I walk the race?
Can someone accompany me during the race?
Will there be massages available?
I have a disability, can I still run the race?





Q: Who is the race organiser?

This race is organised by BADGERS Running Club, the race director and chair of the organising committee is Nivette Mullan.




Q: How to get to the race?

You may wish to travel to the race by train, bus, car, bike or on foot.

You can find information about how to get to the BADGERS Atherstone 10k Road Race and car parking options by going to our directions page.

You will need to collect your number complete with chip from the Race HQ in the Atherstone Memorial Hall.




Q: Is there any accommodation locally?

Yes, there are a number of different accommodation options available both in Atherstone or within a short distance.

You can find a list and a map by going to our accommodation page.




Q: What type of course is it?

This is a road race and the majority of our course is on public highways. The private roads that you will traverse during this race are in the mainly of tarmac construction with a small section of trail on exiting the estate via Merevale Church. It is a challenging course that takes you through the heart of the Merevale Hall Estate and incorporates some of the stunning views over the local counties of Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

The course has be accurately measured by Doug Hyde from the Association of UK Course Measurers. Full details can be found on the course measurement website and a copy of the Certificate of Course Accuracy can be viewed here.

The course map is available to view on the website and printable version is on our download page.




Q: Does the course have a time limit?

No, the course does not have a time limit, however we only have full road closure in operation on Coleshill Road until 11.30 am, 90 minutes after the race starts.

With the safety of our competitors of paramount importance, those runners who fail to reach the cut off point at the entrance of Merevale Estate (entering for the second time at approx 7 km) from Coleshill Road by 90 minutes will be directed to retire and will be required to board our tail vehicle for safe passage into Atherstone.

Those runners permitted to run (those who have reached Merevale Estate) will be allowed to complete the race but will need to run on the footpath and abide by the normal Highway Code. The course will be marshalled until the last runner crosses the finish line. The finish line will be open until 12:30 pm.

The cut-off point is shown on the course map.




Q: Will there be a lead vehicle?

We will have a motorbike for the leaders to follow, but we will also have plenty of signs and marshals to help the rest of you stay on route.

The course map is available on the website for you to familiarise yourself with before the race.

We will also have a tail vehicle to pick up any slow or injured runners and return them back to the finish area.




Q: Are the roads going to be closed to traffic during the race?

There will be road closures where appropriate during the race. These are outlined under road closures.
However please still be vigilant at all times and follow the instructions of the marshals. There may be pedestrians and spectators on the course.




Q: Is there a minimum age for this race?

You must be at least 15 years old on the day of the race, there is no maximum age limit.




Q: Is there a paper entry form?

Yes, you can download a paper entry form here.

Details of where to post your entry form can be found on the contact us page.

Note: Entries will be done on a first come first served basis, so please get them in quickly to avoid disappointment.

The fastest and easiest way to enter the race is online via Run Britain.

Run Britain




Q: What is the closing date for entries?

Entries will close on the Friday 18th August 2017, or when the race limit of 600 has been reached. This is for both online and paper entry forms.

The closing date for official transfers is 5pm on the 21st August 2017.

Note: If the race is not sold out on Friday 18th August 2017, further entries will only be taken on the day at Race HQ. These entries will cost an additinal £2 more for both affiliated (£20) and unaffiliated (£22) for on the day entries.




Q: I think I've entered this race, but I can’t find my confirmation email?

Firstly, check your spam folder for the confirmation email.

If this is not successful, contact us stating your name and date of birth, we will check the database to see if you have entered.

There is a full list of entries on the website, this will be updated weekly.




Q: When will I receive my race pack?

There will be no race pack posted out, you will need to collect your race number complete with timing chip from the Race HQ at Atherstone Memorial Hall on the day of the race.

We will be sending out pre race information via email in the weeks leading up to the race.




Q: I am now unable to attend the race, can I have a refund?

Sorry, the terms and conditions state that we will not give refunds.

However please contact us, as we may have a waiting list of athletes that we can put you in touch with.

Please note transfers can only be done officially by us, before 5pm on the 21st August 2017.

Any person found to have transferred a race number/chip unofficially will be disqualified, removed from the results and the athletes involved may face disciplinary action by UKA.




Q: I won’t be able to attend the race, can I transfer my race number/chip to someone else?

Official transfers will be considered on a case by case basis, please contact us. The deadline for official transfers is 5pm on the 21st August 2017.

Unofficial transferring of race numbers/chips is strictly forbidden under the Race Rules.

Your race number/chip has been issued to you on the basis of the details you provided to us, and must not be transferred to anyone else.

Any person found to have transferred a race number/chip unofficially will be disqualified, removed from the results and the athletes involved may face disciplinary action by UKA.




Q: I won’t be able to attend the race, can I defer my entry to next year?

Sorry we are unable to transfer places between different years.




Q: I’m bringing my family to watch the race. What facilities will there be for them?

There will be toilets available, and there will be a variety of refreshments on sale in and around the Market Square.

As the race takes place in Atherstone town centre there are lots of shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance, feel free to take a wander around the town after the race.




Q: How will I know if the race is cancelled?

An email will be sent out to all participants in the event of cancellation.

Before setting off please check the BADGERS Atherstone 10k website as we will update this with the latest information.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information.




Q: Will there be changing facilities?

There will be no private changing facilities available to use.

The Race HQ in Atherstone Memorial Hall can be used to remove outer clothes prior to the race.




Q: Is there somewhere to leave bags?

Yes, there will be bag storage available at the Race HQ in Atherstone Memorial Hall.

The baggage store will be staffed by volunteers, your unattended bags are left at you own risk we take no responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items that you choose to leave with us.




Q: Will there be water available?

Yes, there is a water station on course just after the 5km mark, bottled water will be handed out by members of the Atherstone Rangers Football Club.

There will also be a bottle of water in your goody bag at the finish.

The water has been kindly donated by Aldi

Angel Springs




Q: Can I wear earphones during this race?

The wearing of headphones, or similar devices (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in the race as stated in the Race Rules.

You should be alert and aware of everything going on around you. You need to be able to hear any instruction given by our marshals.

Anyone wearing conventional headphones (other than those medically prescribed) will be disqualified and removed from the results.




Q: Can I wear bone conduction headphones during this race?

Headphones that work by conducting sound through bones and do not sit in the ears will be accept but only if the entrant notifies us and these are checked when they collect their race number. A list of all those wearing bone conducting headphones will be passed to the race director, adjudicator and referee prior to the start of the race.

Anyone who has not registered the use of bone conductor headphones will be disqualified and removed from the results.




Q: Can I run with a push chair?

For health and safety reasons we cannot allow participants to run with push chairs during the race.




Q: Can I run with my dog?

For health and safety reasons we cannot allow any pets to participate in the race.

The UKA Rule 212 states:

  1. No attendant shall accompany any runner in a race unless to assist a blind or partially sighted athlete.

  2. No person is permitted to join in a race, whether to accompany the runners for the whole of the distance or any part or stage of the race unless he / she has been properly entered for the race and is eligible to run.

  3. Runners must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled dog in the race.



Q: Can you walk the race?

Yes, you can walk the race.

We ask that you are able to get to the cut off point  at the entrance of Merevale Estate (entering for the second time at approx 7 km) from Coleshill Road by 90 minutes. Some of the roads coming back into Atherstone may be open to traffic we ask that you use the pavement when directed to do so by the marshalls.




Q: Can someone accompany me during the race?

No, you can't be accompanied by anyone who hasn't been entered in the race.

The UKA Rule 212 states:

  1. No attendant shall accompany any runner in a race unless to assist a blind or partially sighted athlete.

  2. No person is permitted to join in a race, whether to accompany the runners for the whole of the distance or any part or stage of the race unless he / she has been properly entered for the race and is eligible to run.

  3. Runners must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled dog in the race.



Q: Will there be massages available?

Yes, Active Life Clinic will be offering pre and post massage on the day. To ensure you get your massage why not pre book?

Active Life Clinic



Q: I have a disability, can I still run the race?

The BA10k welcome entries from disabled athletes.
Please contact the Race Director, in advance of entering, to discuss your needs and requirements.