RunDerby 2016 Race Series is Launched

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The third RunDerby Race Series was launched last weekend with the first event of the series – the Derby 10K – taking place at Derby County’s iPro Stadium, a new addition to the RunDerby Race Series events calendar.

In addition to the Derby 10k, a brand new Derby 10 Mile event launched by the organisers of the Ramathon – Derby Half Marathon – and set to take place in the autumn, will be another new addition to the RunDerby Race Series.

Launched in February 2014, the first RunDerby Race Series was declared ‘a runaway success’ with 4,000 runners taking part. With 8 races and 5,300 runners involved in 2015’s series, it has continued to grow in popularity.

Now in its third year, the RunDerby Race Series is set to be the most successful to date, comprising 9 of Derby’s best annual running events. With runners and running clubs competing against each other in a number of events from April to November, there are league tables and prizes for male, female and running club categories. Runners receive points based on their finishing position in each race, with the best 5 scores adding to an overall total when all races have been completed. Points can also be gained by volunteering at the events if injury prevents running in them, which encourages ongoing participation throughout the year.

There is an enhanced prize structure for 2016 including £200 worth of kit from The Derby Runner – specialist running retailer – and additional winners of cash prizes!

The races and dates in this year’s RunDerby Race Series are as follows:

  Date Race
1 Sunday 17 April

0900 at the iPro Stadium

Derby 10K
2 Sunday 29 May

1030 at Elvaston Castle

Sinfin Classic 10K
3 Sunday 5 June

0930 at the iPro Stadium

Ramathon Half Marathon
4 Friday 17th June

Cricket Club Darley Park

Hairy Helmet Relay
5 Friday 1 July

1915 at the Rugby Club

Colin Potter 10K
6 Friday 15th July

1930 at Elvaston Castle

Tara Kinder 10K
7 Sunday 4th September

1000 at Wilne

Wilne 10K


8 Sunday 2nd October

0945 at Boulton Lane Community Centre

Shelton Striders 10K
9 Sunday 6th November

1000 at the iPro Stadium

Derby 10 Mile