Race Information

Derby 10K: Update Ahead of 2021 Race (06.09.21)

Firstly, we’d like to extend a huge thank you for the commitment of all our runners who have continued to back our event throughout the twists and turns of the past 18 months. As a local charity, this race is not only part of the city, but it’s our biggest fundraiser, and allows so many of our projects to continue supporting our communities.

We are looking forward to finally being able to welcome you back in October, by which point it will be a staggering two and a half years since our last event in 2019! We are working behind the scenes to ensure an enjoyable and safe race experience for all, and as a result, have decided to make some changes to deliver the best event possible. 

While our race license can accept up to 6,500 entries, we have taken the decision to run at 50% capacity for the Autumn event. This will mainly allow for better spacing of runners which is our number one priority in order to ensure all participants feel comfortable.

This means that 3,000 entries are currently on sale, of which two thirds are now sold. We will release a further 250 spaces to meet demand where required, but runners should note that T-shirt sizes may become limited, so we recommend that you do enter as soon as you can to guarantee the size you’d prefer.

Entries will be on sale for three more weeks, until 24th September, or until we reach capacity. 

We have no doubt that there will be those who unfortunately may miss out or have not had the time to train given the shorter turnaround of this year’s event, so we do ask you to bookmark next year’s date, where we revert to our usual springtime slot. The 2022 event will take place on 10th April, and we aim to be at full capacity.

We are still receiving many queries about entry status based on deferrals from the cancelled event in 2020, so have compiled a ‘Check I’m In’ list which you can access below to find out if you are registered for the 2021 event.

As ever, please contact us on derby10k@dcct.co.uk if you have any further queries.

Finally, another important thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to welcome you back!