Rotherham 10k 2019: Updates

Today: 20-05-2019
Updates (posted 6/5/19)

Closing Date

The Rotherham 10K is now closed

The Fun Run entries can still be made via the website until at least Weds the 8th May.

Fun Run Arrangements

Confirmation that the Fun Run starts at 10.15am
The fun run currently has a total of 170 entrants (70 individuals and 100 in the Interschool event.)
The Interschool event is not a separate race, it's part of the Fun Run
Interschool event: the advance organisation has been carrried out through the schools concerned

Corporate Challenge

Two teams are confirmed for the Corporate Challenge to date; Root One Advertising and Rotherham United.
Companies / groups need 4 members to be eligible, to enter those individuals and let us know who their Corporate team members are (website@rotherham10k.com)
The members can be picked after the closing date from runners who are already entered

Event T-Shirt and Number Collection in race week


The Tee shirts have now been ordered, and athletes who have entered the 10K will be able to collect their numbers (and T shirts if they have ordered one) in advance of the event day.

The numbers and T shirts can be collected from Herringthorpe stadium between 5pm and 8:30 from Monday the 6th until Thursday the 9th May.

Numbers and shirts can also be collected from Clifton Park Garden House (near the museum) on Saturday the 11th May between 10:00am and 3 pm.

Fun Run Numbers can be collected at the same locations / times.

Rotherham 10k Number Collection on race day

Rotherham 10k Numbers will be available for collection on Race day, from the garden Building in Clifton Park from 09:00. (Remember that the fun run starts at 10.15 am and the 10K at 11am)

Backup Events


On event day Rotherham United Community Sports trust will have their inflatable football pitch in the park, Rother FM will again be providing commentary and music, and there will be warm ups for both the fun run and 10K as last year.

There will also be a Phyisotherapy / massage service for runners.

Road Closure

The road closure warning signs have been displayed advising drivers of the times of road closures, and to make people aware of the possibility of delays on the event day. Full details of the road closures will be made available on the website www.rotherham10k.com when made available to us, and leaflets will be posted to those houses who are unable to drive in or out during the event, to remind them of the event and the need to maybe move their cars if they need to get out during the times of the closures (between 10 am & 1 pm).

Parking

Parking at Herringthorpe Stadium is free
For Clifton Park:
Street parking is possible not far from the start/finish if you cannot get in a car park- but please consider residents if you do so park
Obviously areas 'outside' the course will be easier
Course map is here

There is some car-park parking: the following will perhaps be useful:
(for collection in the week, or on the day)

Rotherham 10K Car Parking
Car parks within walking distance, No charge on Sundays
For parking charges on other days, please see this link
In order of closest distance these car park are:

Clifton Hall - S65 1ED
50 spaces

Drummond Street - S65 1EZ
240 spaces

Wellgate (Multi-storey)- S60 2LT
291 spaces

There are car parking spaces in two car parks within the park.
One is accessed from Doncaster Road (use postcode S65 2BH) and the other from Clifton Lane by the museum entrance (use postcode S65 2AA).
Both these car parks are pay & display car parks, so you will have to pay to park here.
The Clifton Lane area has been extended and now offers increased parking spaces.

Race Assistance

If the people of Rotherham want to help by acting as a volunteer course marshal, please contact us (website@rotherham10k.com) and we will be in touch to get everything organised for you to help.

The 2019 Rotherham 10k: organisers

The inaugural Rotherham 10k took place in 2018 and had around 800 entries for the town-centre course.
Generously sponsored by Pawson Transport of Braithwell, the event was a huge success on a blazing hot May day.
The race charity, Age UK Rotherham, benefited by just over £2400 as a result.

The 2019 event again aims to support Age UK Rotherham should a surplus occur. It does not currently have a major sponsor, but is able to proceed thanks to the success of 2018.
The promoters and organisers are the running clubs of Rotherham district, namely Rotherham Harriers & AC, Kimberworth Striders and Maltby Running Club. Their time and effort are given for the benefit of the sport, the people of Rotherham and of the wider area.
They are joined in the partnership by Rotherham MBC and are again being supported and helped by Pawsons, and by Age UK Rotherham, Rother FM, Rotherham Advertiser, Rotherham Rotary and Sitwell Rotary clubs.
Funds received for race entry are directed solely to the stated charity after reserving a cushion of funding for the following year's event.