FAQs

When do I receive my race pack?

Race Packs will be sent out before the race from September onwards if you have opted to have your pack posted out, more information will be posted  online nearer the event day. The pack will include your t-shirt, timing chip, sponsor form and race number.

. If you have opted to collect your pack ahead of race day, these will be made available to you on Thursday 1 October at Grove House, Waverley Road, St Albans, Herts, AL3 5QX and Friday 2 October at Rothamstead Research (Restaurant) West Common, Harpenden AL5 2JQ.

Will there be photography on the day?

The Rennie Grove team will be taking photos on the day, and we will also have a photography service taking photos of runners as they cross the finish line.

Is there a minimum time to finish the race?

All runners and walkers must have passed the road closure point at 5K by 11.00. Both runners and walkers are able to take part in this 10k. You can view previous HERTS 10K race times here.

If you are completing the half marathon we would ask that you pass this our road closures by 12.30pm so that we can re-open the roads. You should be confident in your ability to finish the 13.1 miles in 3.5 hours.

Do I have to raise sponsorship?

Rennie Grove Hospice Care relies on the generosity of the local community to fund around 87% of our £7.9 million annual costs, and fundraising events such as the Herts 10k are hugely important in helping us to reach this target. This year we are challenging all runners to raise £50. If everyone does this we can raise enough to cover the cost of four nurses for a year. Please note this event is to raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care only. If you prefer you can make a personal one off online donation to the charity.

Can you give advice on how to raise sponsorship?

Yes, please see the Raising Money page for more information or email the Fundraising Team on herts10K@renniegrove.org.

How does Gift Aid work?

Anyone giving sponsorship money who is a UK tax payer, should tick the gift aid box on your sponsorship form. This makes the donation worth more; an extra 25p for every £1 pledged.

What is the minimum age to take part?

All participants of the Herts 10K must be 12 years old or over on the day of the event to take part. Participants who are under 18 must have consent from a parent or guardian to take part. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the route and must provide emergency contact details of another adult.

For the Half Marathon you must be at least 17 years old on event day.

10k physio team

Is there parking available?

There will be no parking at Rothamsted Research. However there will be parking at the following places:

  • Harpenden train station has kindly agreed to runners parking in the east car park free of charge. In due course a parking pass will be available for download.
  • Harpenden town centre. Please allow at least 15 minutes walking time to get to the START/FINISH line from Harpenden town centre.
  • Sun Lane car park is free on a Sunday. Turn right at the roundabout as you head out of the town towards Luton – this holds around 75 cars.
  • Amenbury Lane – Parking is available on the road which the leisure centre is situated on.

What are the details of the route?

Please check back and keep an eye on our social media feeds.

Are there any first aid points on the course?

Yes. A first aid provider will be located at the start/finish area and will also be on route.

Is the route signposted?

Yes the route is signposted by Harpenden Arrows. There are km / mile markers on the route as well as marshals to help guide you.

Is this a chip timed event?

Yes you will recieve your timing chip in your race pack. Results will be available live at the time of the race online and to view after.

Is there somewhere to leave my bag?

Yes we will have a baggage store onsite.

How can I sign up to be a volunteer at the event?

We are looking for volunteers on the day and to help with preparation for the event. Please email us at herts10kandhalf@reniegrove.org  . We would love to have you on board!