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Frequently Asked Questions

How can we help you?

Race entries

Can I register for the event by post?

All registrations are made via the online booking form, we are unable to offer postal registrations.

Can I register on the day of the event?

For on the day registrations go to the information point from 5 – 6.45pm at Cross Green. Please note on the day registrations are priced at £45.00 per person and you may not receive a complimentary t-shirt from the main sponsor, Mattioli Woods. Contactless payments are available. We recommend you allow plenty of time to register and places cannot be guaranteed if the race reaches maximum capacity.

What is the deadline for entering the Rothley10K?

Registrations within two weeks of the race may not qualify for a complimentary t-shirt from the main sponsors Mattioli Woods. T-shirts are donated by the organisation and do not come out of your registration fee, which goes in full to LOROS.

Registration is open until 6.45pm on the day of the race but please note there will be a higher cost of £45.00 for these.

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?

The last date to guarantee your race pack in the post is Monday 19 May to allow two clear weeks prior to race day for you to receive yours. If you register after this date, and our maximum capacity has not been reached, you will need to collect your race pack from the LOROS gazebo on Cross Green.

What is 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?

Water stations are positioned at The Ridings and the finish line.

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. Woodgate will not be open to spectators to avoid congestion. If you would like to spectate please position yourselves further along the route.

Will I get a t-shirt if I run?

Yes. Provided you have registered by 5 May we can guarantee you a t-shirt in your size; registrations after this date may receive a t-shirt on a first come, first served basis.

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.

I am blind, does my guide runner need to register their own place?

Yes, your guide will still need to register their place - but if they email events@mattioliwoods.com we will provide them with a discount code to enter at the point of registration so their place is complimentary.

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 two weeks before the race date – Tuesday 20 May 2025 - free of charge. Any transfer requests after this date will be charged. When you booked your place you should have received an email confirmation with a link – use this to log onto your entry and change details accordingly.

Alternatively your replacement will need to notify us at events@mattioliwoods.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. This will be available from 6:00pm.

What if I haven't received my race pack before the race?

The info point gazebo on Cross Green will be open from 17:00 on the evening of the race to collect.


Start time and location

What time does the race start?

The race will start at 19.15.

Where does the race start from?

The race will start from Woodgate, outside the Babbington Court Care Home.


Parking

Where can runners park their cars during the race?

Car parking locations are very limited, but there will be some spaces available at:

  • 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 are available at Rothley Court, Rothley Centre, the Royal Oak, and Rothley Village Hall (from 6:00pm). There will also be portable toilets at Cross Green.

Medical

Will there be first aid stations around the course?

Our medical team will be positioned at the finish line, and at the water station on The Ridings. You will pass the water station twice on your run, approximately 4km and 9km into the race. An additional response vehicle will support as needed in case of emergencies. If you need to drop out for any reason, please do let the nearest marshal know and we can arrange for a vehicle to collect you and take you back to the start/finish area. It is imperative each runner completes the medical form on the back of their number bib prior to the race.

Race results

When will the results of the race be available?

Race results are normally available straight after the race in Cross Green using the QR codes displayed. Those with competitive times are asked to attend Cross Green to see if they have won the best chip time in their category, this is where you can collect your winning trophy and have your photograph taken.

Where and what time is the prize-giving ceremony?

Prize giving will be held just after the race results become available in within Cross Green Race Village at around 20.30hrs. If you believe to have had a competitive chip time in your category please make your way to this area.

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 line with UK Athletics ruling, headphones/earphones are not permitted for runners for health and safety reasons where roads are not fully closed. Bone conducting headphones are allowed, as they do not sit in the ears and still allow you to hear what is going on around you.


Goodie bags and t-shirts

From where do we collect our free goodie bags and t-shirts?

Runners will be able to collect their free goodie bags and t-shirts from the stalls in Woodgate after the race has finished. Please do not take goodie bags for non-runners. We will do everything we can to ensure you receive your desired size, provided you booked by 5 May.

Does the race give out medals?

In previous years to make this race affordable and ensure 100% of registration fees can go straight to LOROS we have not provided medals. However if we are able to find a sponsor to provide these they will be provided again. Please note the cost of the medal and t-shirt does not come out of registration fees and is generously provided by Mattioli Woods and Marks Electrical.

Volunteering

Can I volunteer to help at the race?

Our volunteers are vital in making the event run smoothly; we simply could not put the event on without lots of people helping to marshal the route. If you have any friends or family who would like to support the race in this way please encourage them to sign up.