Headphones (including bone conducting) are not allowed to be worn, either around the neck or in the ear, and will result in disqualification by the UK Athletics Race Marshall.
Although Bone Conducting headphones are allowed under UKA rules, the Colchester10k does not allow their use.
Yes, changing and toilet facilities are available in the Old Pavilion but we cannot be responsible for any items left there.
Yes. There are two water stations at approximately 4.5km and 7.5km. Water will also be provided at the finish line.
Minimum Age is 12 Years Old.
12/13 year old’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
14/16 year old’s must provide evidence of parental consent
Currently we can only offer collection of races numbers on the day. Desks will be organised in alphabetical order. You will be able to collect your race number and safety pins from the relevant desk. Registration is open form 08:30 until 10:00. Please arrive early to avoid the inevitable queues.
No, this is not possible and will lead to disqualification. Blind runners may bring an attendant.
Unfortunately we are unable to accept entries on the day. The race also fills quickly and is usually full by the end of March so early entry is essential.
There is no award for Race Walking, nor judges around the course, but we welcome all those who wish to take part.
As a standard practice there are no refund or deferrals allowed. There will be a limited time when transfers will be allowed and this will be published on our Facebook page.
Commercial Refreshments are available in the Pegasus Pavillion before and after the race. We are unable to sell any refreshments or food on MOD land.
Unfortunately we do not allow the use of a running buggy for safety reasons.
Yes, but this must be done officially through the transfer period. If any runner is found to have used someone else’s number without our authorisation, both runners will be reported to the UKA and disqualified.
We welcome visually impaired runners with a guide runner.
Official Colchester 10k Race Time Results will be provided by the official timers and published on Sunday afternoon on this site as soon as they have been provided.
We only accept online entries. When you have paid the relevant fee you will receive an email confirmation with race details attached. If you have not received this please contact us via the Contact form on the website and we will attempt to locate your entry.
Entries for the Colchester 10k should be done online via our website. Debit or Credit card payments will appear as “Primo” on your statement.
There is a link to a live entrants list for the Colchester 10k so you can check your name is there and eye up the competition! If your name is not there, please let us know using the Contact Form on this site.
The Colchester 10k is run by volunteers other than the legally required council marshalls and medical safety staff. Help will always be appreciated as the race grows.
If you would like to volunteer your services please use the contact us form on this site.
Entry Fees are non refundable.
Yes, the course was officially re-measured in March 2017. The course changed slightly since previous years so please obey our marshals who will point you in the right direction.
There is a limit of 1000 entries.
Most of our runners complete the course within 90 minutes however we will wait for most competitors to finish (within reason).
Limited parking is available on Abbey Field behind the Arena Leisure Centre (CO2 7SZ). Entry is by Napier Road / Circular Road North. There is no parking at the Garrison running track.
Harwich Runners will be timing the event.
Colchester10k runners will be provided with a “Personal Time” calculated from when the runner crosses the start line to when the runner crosses the finish line – this is sometimes called chip to chip timing. An official “Race Time” will also be provided, calculated from when the race is started to when the runner crosses the finish line – also known as the gun time. Chip tags are worn on the shoe, so times are recorded when the foot wearing the tag crosses the line and not the chest.
As set down by the rules of athletics, the results and prizes will be provided in Race Time order.
Your chip will be attached to your bib and needs to be read by the readers under the mat or gantry.
Bringing your arms up to chest level to switch off your Gamin/TomTom/Phone, thereby covering the chip with your arms can cause a failure in reading the chip. Please be aware of this.
We will send out emails to all competitors and publish this on our Facebook page. We would encourage all users to share this post if this should ever happen.
We will also notify the local radio stations in Colchester of the cancellation.
Please make you way safely to the next/previous marshal if possible or nofify another runner to alert the next marshal.
We use accredited medics based at the track start/finish line.
Results will be posted on noticeboards at the Pavillion immediately after the race. Results will be available on our website late in the afternoon once they have been provided by the Race Timers. The link will be posted on our Facebook Page (http://fb.com/Colchester10k)
Bag drop facilities are available in the Gazebos near the registration desks. We cannot be responsible for items left.
Abbey field has plenty of space to warm up near the start line on Circular Road North.
As Circular Road North is only closed for a short while before the start of the race we are unable to set up pens for runners. We will have people holding placards from 40mins to 70 mins in 5 minute intervals. Please align yourself nearest the time that you think you will achieve.
Sub 40 min runners will line up at the front and those who will be slower than 70mins can position themself towards the back.
Enthuse (Primo Event Solutions) host our online registration site. Payments taken via Paypal or by credit card will appear as “Enthuse” on your statement.
The Colchester 10k started in 2009 as Colchester Charity Races and is organised by volunteers from the Rotary Cub of Colchester Trinity. Representatives from UK Athletics attend on the day to ensure that the race is run according to the official rules with an Official Starter and Adjudicator present.
All other marshals and helpers attend in a voluntary capacity and the proceeds of the race are given to various local and national charities supported by the Rotary Club of Colchester Trinity.
Yes. Medals are provided to all those who participate in the race.
We have invited a photographer to take photos and will update this once the location is confirmed.
Volunteers also take photos on the final lap and at the start. These will be uploaded to Facebook for all to see. If you wish any to be removed, please send a message to the Facebook admin.
There are never enough toilets especially in the 15-30 minutes ahead of the 10:30 start time, however we will ensure that adequate toilet provisions are made.