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Race Packs
If you live in the UK, and entered more than 4 weeks before the race, your race pack will be posted out to you one week before the race. For those living outside the UK and those entering later, race packs will be available for collection on the morning of the race at race HQ

Toilets will be open in the public park and extra toilets will be placed in the walkway next to the start

As the race is run on fully closed roads, headphones are permitted under UK Athletics rules. It’s still important to be able to hear your fellow runners, and instructions from marshals, therefore we recommend “open ear” bone conduction headphones for enjoyment and safety.
If you do wear in-ear headphones, please leave one out so you can hear the sounds around you.

Dogs and Buggy
No, it is not possible to run with a buggy, or with a dog.

Baggage Store
No baggage drop off is available as car parks are close by so we encourage you to leave your belongings in your cars

Drink Station
We will have a drinks station at around 5k

Travelling from Newtown, Aberystwyth and South Wales park in the public car park – TBC

Travelling from Chester, Wrexham, Oswestry, Welshpool and Shrewsbury park in the public car park – TBC

Travelling Locally – Can we encourage you to walk into town parking on the outskirts of town outside the 10k course.

Athletes with a disability
We want disabled athletes to have a safe and enjoyable race. If you have a disability please contact Alan Lewis so we can understand your needs.

There is not a wheelchair race, but accompanied wheelchairs, visually impaired and learning disabled athletes are welcome. Choose your start position with care, to avoid jostling it is usually safer to line up at the back of the race – we have chip timing so your race time won’t be affected. Let us know and we will endeavour to make your race run smoothly.

There are some speed bumps on the course.

If an athlete needs a carer or guide to accompany them during the race, the carer is entitled to a free place in the race. To apply for this, or if you have any questions about the suitability of the route, contact Alan Lewis

Race Results
Draft results will be posted online soon after the race, and final results will be available no later than two weeks after the race.

Distance Markers
There will be kilometre markers, every kilometre.

Relay Teams
There is no relay class at this event.

Fun Run
Unfortunately, there won’t be a fun run at the Newtown 10K.

Fancy Dress
Yes, we welcome runners in fancy dress.
We do ask that you are considerate to your fellow runners, and don’t wear a costume that might be obstructive or dangerous to others.

Refund Policy

In common with the vast majority of races, we do not offer refunds or deferrals. However, you can transfer your entry to another runner. To do this, at no extra cost, please contact and choose to update my entry or email Alan who will be happy to help you. All name transfers must be complete no later than 14 days before race date

Do I have to run for Charity?
No, it is your choice whether to run for charity or not. Many runners do choose to run for a charity, and we expect our races this year to raise lots of money for local and national charities.

Race Experience
We are keen to ensure that everyone regardless of their ability enjoys the day. Our generous race cut off time will allow everyone to get back into the start and finish area, before we open the public roads. At the finish line we will give out water and a unique medal.

Newtown 10k Route

 Start and finish at Open Newtown on Back Lane then travel along Long Bridge Street, Canal Road and the footpaths alongside the scenic river severn




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