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Devizes 10km is a joint event between LPS Events & Devizes Running Club to bring an even bigger and better experience. We hope you enjoy the day. Should you have any enquiries, please direct them via email to [email protected]

Updates

Closer to the event we will add more buttons above with downloadable documents. Please continue to check this page for updates. 

Entries – Entries opening by 1st October 2023

Dogs – dogs are welcome at our event village, please keep them on a lead, clear up at all times on site. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted to run as part of the event permit. 

Run Course – a reminder that this event takes place on open roads, so dogs, pushchairs and headphones are not permitted. 

Essentials

Sunday 29th September 2024

Venue: The Green, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 3AA

What 3 Words: ///golden.lake.kept

Entry field: approx 400

Estimated schedule

Race day;
08:00 Event village open
08:30 Registration & chip collection opens
09:30 Registration & chip collection closes
09:40 Race briefing
09:45 Walk to the start
10:00 Race start
11:15 Presentations (estimated time)
15:00 Event village closed

Races Available

10km – 10km Road Race

The Course

The Devizes 10km will start by emerging from Jacksons Close, near to The Green.

The route will go down Nursteed Road and head towards Monument Hill before looping off into the surrounding villages.

There will be a mid way water station on the course.

The finish line will be on The Green with a spectator friendly straight across the field.

Venue Information

The charming historic market town of Devizes lies at the very heart of Wiltshire. Founded in Norman times at the boundaries (the Latin ‘ad Divisas’) of surrounding villages, the town grew up around the castle. The outline of the town walls shows in the ‘D’ shape of the centre which retains its mediaeval street plan. The town is compact and, being on the level, easy to walk round. Some buildings survive from the 16thC including the renowned hat shop in St John’s Alley. 

Devizes is lucky to have kept many small independent shops offering a wide range of goods not found elsewhere – with service to match. Weekly general and collectors’ markets and regular farmers’ and continental markets bring added colour.

The spectacular Caen Hill flight of 29 locks leading up to Devizes was a major engineering feat when built at the end of the 18thC. The tow path from the Wharf leads to the locks and provides excellent views of the countryside. Boat hire and trips on the canal are available in the summer.

Awards & Inclusions

Winners’ awards to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd open and 1st, 2nd & 3rd female overall for each race. 

1st in the following age categories: open junior, open 40+, open 50+, open 60+, open 70+, open junior, female 35+, female 45+, female 55+, female 65+.*

1st placed open team (top 3 accumulated positions) & 1st placed female team (top 3 accumulated positions), runners must be from the same club.

We will be following the criteria outlined by the governing body which can be found here.

On reaching the finish line, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. 

Included in your entry are free photo downloads for this event.

Electronic timing is being used, and you will receive split times for the event with online updates. 

Hydration stations, start of the run course

Water available in recyclable cups

Finish Line

Water available in recyclable cups

Light snacks

Travel

Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps.

The nearest motorway junction is J14-J17 on the M4.

Salisbury – 0hr 45
Cardiff – 1hr 30
London – 1hr 55
Birmingham – 2hr 05
Exeter – 2hr 10

Ample parking is available around the town of Devizes. Currently many of the car parks in Devizes offer free parking on a Sunday, please ensure you check tariffs before leaving your car.

LPS Events Ltd or Devizes Running Club will not be held liable for any parking infringements.

Church Walk is closed for the event so parking is not permitted here.

We would encourage lift sharing if possible, please arrange with your friends or club members. 

If you wish to take public transport to this event, it is possible with some prior planning.

The nearest bus stop is in Devizes town centre, with links from other towns.

There are places to stay locally, which you can search on Airbnb or other providers. Local hotels are within a 30 minute drive. 

Permitting

You can enter through our partner RaceNation where you can update your entry if anything changes closer to the event.

All our policies can be found here, which include T&Cs & withdrawals. 

The minimum age to take part in this event is 15, this age is set by UK Athletics and we are unable to override this. 

This event is permitted by England Athletics. We will be following the guidelines and setting the rules as laid out by them.

A copy of the England Athletics rules can be found herePlease familiarise yourself with the to prevent disappointment on the day.

We will have England Athletics event adjudicator present on the day of the event to ensure fair and safe participation.

During the online entry process you will be requested to input your England Athletics membership number if you select the affiliated option. If you are a member please include this number.

If you do not hold a valid membership on the day of the race, you will need to enter with the unaffiliated option.

During registration & chip collection on the day, you will be asked for your membership card, if you cannot provide this and you have not purchased a day licence then you will have to purchase one on the day. 

No licence = no participation.

Fundraising

If you wish to fundraise for this event, we are encouraging support to: Julia’s House.

Julia’s House is not a typical children’s hospice. We provide practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at our hospices.

For further information, please visit their website here

Event Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the sponsors for the event. 

We thank 

Zelf Self Store

Cross Manufacturing

Thermocold

Vendors & Partners

There will be no massage at this event. 

Photos will be available to download from the event afterwards. 

We will be capturing footage for future advertising during the event with use of static cameras, drones and mobile photographers. 

Cafe 2 U will be serving hot & cold drinks along with light refreshments. 

Tray Cake will have a range of fresh home baked cakes, with vegan, gluten free and allergen free options.

Dominico’s Ice Cream will be serving freshly whipped cones and other cold treats. 

Simon Olney is a British Triathlon High Performing Coach, Certified Nutrition Coach and S&C coach based in Cricklade.

Is this your first triathlon event? Feeling slightly overwhelmed and need help with your preparation? Need help knowing which kit to buy? Want a training plan built around your lifestyle? Simon Olney is a local coach who has put together a special coaching programme to help you prepare for your event. Click [here] to learn more and register your interest, or visit www.phazontriathlon.com to learn about our bespoke offering.