Runners at Elvington Airfield

2021 Vale of York 10K aims to hit the ground running

This new race makes it a Vale of York triple

The inaugural Vale of York 10K is something to look forward to in spring 2021 and we certainly need it after this year! The third Vale of York race from EvenSplits, it promises a fast and flat run courtesy of Elvington Airfield that will be a magnet for runners hoping for a PB. 

The 10K joins the Vale of York 10 Mile and Vale of York Half Marathon, both of which are held on fast, flat courses, and the newest addition follows a similar path. It will be taking off on 7 March 2021 from Elvington Airfield, the venue for the Big Flat Runway Races in October, and popular with those taking part due to the location and space. 

Space is an issue as this race will be following the government guidelines regarding social distancing meaning runners have to stay two metres apart before, during and after the race. However, this may change depending upon the vaccination programme and a possible easing of restrictions. If the situation with Covid-19 has improved by March 2021 then the Vale of York 10K could be staged as normal.

As things stand, there will be three start waves and runners will be allocated to these according to their predicted finish time. They will set off in small groups, 15 seconds apart. Sub-60 mins Women start between 9.30am and 10am; Sub-50 mins Men between 10.45 and 11.15; Women 60 mins+ and Men 50 mins+ between 12.00 to 12.30pm.

There is a medal, chocolate and water for every finisher and with any luck, a shiny new PB.  

For more information about this new race and to enter, visit the EvenSplits website.

Image courtesy of Lindsay Trelford

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