Timberhonger 10k

History

2017 will be the 15th running of the Timberhonger 10k, so called as most of the route is on Timberhonger Lane.  It has traditionally been part of Bromsgrove Carnival weekend with all profits donated to charity.  This year we will be raising money for local charities the Primrose Hospice, the Basement Project, Libby Mae's Little Angels and the Midlands air Ambulance.

Over the years the race has become famous for it's friendly Carnival atmosphere, great crowds at the finish, and a picturesque course with a now infamous hill.

The Timberhonger 10k is organised by Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletic Club under UK Athletics rules.

The Course

The 10k course is accurately measured with a course certificate.  It is a picturesque but challenging route with a number of testing hills and is suitable for first timers and experienced runners alike.  The route starts at the Bromsgrove end of Timberhonger Lane, close to Sanders Park at 5.00pm, then snakes it's way down Timberhonger Lane for approximately 3k before doing two 2k loops round Berry Lane and Newhouse Lane, then returning back up Timberhonger Lane to Sanders Park.  The race finishes with a run across the back field of Sanders Park to the finishing line near the front car park.  All roads will be closed to traffic for the duration of the race.  For a map click here.  Runners World give the race an 82% approval rating with 97% of respondents saying they would do it again.  

Date and Time

The 2017 race will be on Saturday 1st July, Bromsgrove Carnival Saturday starting at 5pm

Prizes

All finishers receive a bespoke Carnival medal and a bottle of beer.  There are prizes and trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd men and women.  There are also trophies to the winners in 6 age categories (M40, M50, M60, F35, F45, F55).

There is also a course record prize pot which will go up to 150 in 2017.

Entry

Entries will open on Sunday 19th March 2017.

Entry fee is 15 for UK Athletics Club affiliated runners, 17 all other runners

Age limit

All entrants must be 15 or over on race day.

Chip Timing

Tempo Events will be joining us to oversee the chip timing to ensure you get an accurate time for your run.

T-Shirts

These are available to purchase with your race entry or for free if you are able to raise 50 sponsorship for one of our race charities.

Charities

In 2017 all profits from the race will be donated to local charities the Primrose Hospice, the Basement Project, Libby Mae's Little Angels and the Midlands Air Ambulance.  Last year we raised over 6,000 so please help us do even better by asking friends and relatives to sponsor your run.

Facebook and Twitter

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Water Stations

We have traditionally provided 1 water station on the course which runners pass twice with drinks also available at the finish. 

Facilities

Runners should leave their bags in their car as there is no secure baggage area.  St John Ambulance will be in attendance. Toilets are also in the park. There is changing but no showers. 

Physio

Anna Curnow will be in attendance after the race to help ease those achey muscles

Directions and Parking

For directions please click here.

Results

Previous years' results are available by clicking here

Reviews

Read what other runners think of the race by clicking here.

Images

2016 finish line

2016 on the course

Items not permitted

Personal music players, dogs on leads, pushchairs, bicycles and any device or costume that may impede other runners are not permitted during the race.  Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any runners breaching this rule.  Runners must be able to hear marshals instructions at all time.  In addition some parts of the course are narrow and runners need to be able to hear the calls of faster runners wishing to pass.

Runners enter at their own risk and the organisers will not be responsible for any loss or injury that may occur.

More details

If you have any further questions, please phone Mark Graham on 07881224699 or e-mail racedirector@timberhonger10k.co.uk