Atherstone has many free council car parks within the town centre, these are all located within walking distance of the race start. The two largest car parks, these will be clearly marked are the Former Cattle Market, Station Street (CV9 1DD) and Woolpack Way, Atherstone (CV9 1AD)
If possible try to car share - it's good for the environment and can save you money.
There will be a number of road closures in force on race day, that make up part of the course. To help you in planning your route please see the map below showing the car parks and access routes.
Race numbers will be available for you to collect from 8 am on the morning of the race, this will be from the Race HQ in the Atherstone Memorial Hall.
Please ensure that you secure your race number to the front of your running vest, it's essential that all runners complete the runner information on the reverse of the race number including emergency contact details and any medical information.
Note: under race rules race numbers must not be altered or folded in anyway and must be fully visible at all times during the race.
The unofficial transferring of race numbers is strictly prohibited under the Race Rules, your race number has been issued to you on the basis of the details you provided.
Please note transfers can only be done officially by us, before 5pm on the TBC.
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.
The race will be chip timed using an electronic timing systems provided by Tempo Events. A manual timing system will also be in operation for back up reasons.
All race positions are decided on gun times (this being the time from the start of the race to the time you cross the finishing line)
Chip times will also be displayed on the results (this records the time taken from when you cross the start line to when you cross the finish line)
You will be able to check your times, on the day from Tempo Events who will be next to the finish line.
The race will start from outside Atherstone Garage on Long Street at precisely 10.00am. There will be a runners briefing given at 9.50am at the start line.
All competitors should arrive at least one hour before the start of the race. Surrounding roads which form part of the course will be closed to traffic before the race starts, with some roads being closed from 8am to ensure participant safety. Please bear this in mind and allow extra time when travelling.
The race finishes along North Street as it enters through the archway into Atherstone Market Square.
Once you have crossed the timing mat, please proceed forward through the funnel to collect your goody bag, t-shirt and bespoke BADGER Atherstone 10k finisher's medal.
The prize ceremony will be in the Market Square. This will take place shortly after the last runner has completed the course (approximately 12.00 noon)
A full course and medical risk assessment has been undertaken for the BADGERS Atherstone 10k road race.
The race is marshalled by volunteers that have given up their valuable time to support this event. Please treat them with the respect they deserve.
Please follow their instructions regarding the race route, anyone failing to do so will be disqualified and removed from the results.
Whilst your safety is their prime concern, you are ultimately responsible for yourself during the race.
Emergency medical support on race day will be provided by Arley Medical Services.
It's essential that all runners complete the runner information on the reverse of the race number including emergency contact details and any medical information. This information is invaluable to medical support staff in the unlikely event of emergency.
If you should suffer an injury or fall ill in the days immediately before the race, please be sensible and do not put yourself or others at risk by starting. Although this is very frustrating there is always another race.
If you need medical help on the course please report to your nearest marshal, they will be able to assist you or get in contact with race HQ to get assistance.
Every single finisher will receive a well deserved bespoke BADGER Atherstone 10k finisher’s medal, t-shirt and goody bag.
Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to the overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place male and female finishers.
Trophies will be awarded to the 1st male and female unattached finisher (A runner not a member of a club)
Trophies will be awarded to the 1st male and female finisher in each category.
Team Prize - Top three male or female finishers from a club will each receive team awards.
Award for the most represented club or organisation (This is the greatest number of finishers not entries, excluding BADGERS)
Garner Canning Corporate Shield - Fastest three male or female finishers from a company / organisation (Pre-registration required). See our Garner Canning page for full details.
In addition to the category and team prizes there will also be spot prizes given out at random to finishers.
Overall Race 1st Position - BA10k 1st Place Trophy + £50
Overall Race 2nd Position - BA10k 2nd Place Trophy + £30
Overall Race 3rd Position - BA10k 3rd Place Trophy + £20
U17 1st Position - BA10k 1st Place Category Trophy
Junior (U20) 1st Position - BA10k 1st Place Category Trophy
Senior (20-39) - BA10k 1st Place Category Trophy
Vet 40 (40-49) - BA10k 1st Place Category Trophy
Vet 50 (50-59) - BA10k 1st Place Category Trophy
Vet 60 (60-69) - BA10k 1st Place Category Trophy
Vet 70+ - BA10k 1st Place Category Trophy
Note: Only one individual award/prize can be won per athlete.
For example: If you are one of the top 3 overall finishers, and also win your age category, then the age category award/prize will be passed to the next finisher in that category.
The prize ceremony will be held in the Market Square. This will take place shortly after the last runner has completed the course (approximately 12.00 noon)
Vikki Smith - Chairperson
Nivette Chester - Race Director
Wayne Repton - Treasurer
Lil Souter - Race Secretary
Chris Davies - Health & Safety
Ivana Babicova - Marketing & Publicity
Martin Graham - Volunteer Coordinator
Adrian Payne - Website Administrator