High Elms 10k

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global health pandemic and current England Athletics guidance, no races can take place prior to the 30th June 2020. As such, we have no option but to cancel our race which is due to be held on Sunday 14th June 2020.

An email was sent to all entrants on the 1st May advising this and the options available to them. The deadline to apply for anything other than a deferral was Friday 15th May 2020. There are no exceptions offered to anyone who misses this deadline. Please note that if you have emailed us after this date, the mailbox is not monitored regularly and timely responses will not be provided.

All outstanding entries have now been automatically deferred to our race next year which is due to be held on Sunday 6th June 2021. You do not need to do anything regarding your automated deferral at this stage. We will contact you again later in the year when the 2021 entries open so that you can confirm your place.

Many thanks for your support of our event and we hope to see you next year!

Orpington Road Runners are proud to bring you our event around the nature trails of High Elms

The course is challenging and hilly, but very scenic to make up for it. Faster runners should expect to add at least 5 minutes to their PB times, whilst slower runners will be delighted with the value for money of running a 90 minute 10k.


The race is a challenging single lap multi-terrain course through the Nature Trails of High Elms and some of Kent’s beautiful countryside.

Chip & Medals for all

This race is chip timed and results are published. Race medals will be awarded to all finishers.

Individual & Team Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the first three men and women to finish and to age group winners. Team prizes are awarded to Athletic Clubs competing with the first three finishers from each club to count. Team members will be taken from the details supplied by runners on the entry website.

Restricted to…

The race is open to runners aged 15 years or older.

Orpington Road Runners club member participation

This year, the High Elms 10K is part of the Kent Grand Prix. Traditionally we do not allow club members to participate as we require all members to volunteers to be able to host a great 10K event for which we have a brilliant reputation. When we reach the required number of volunteers, the 10K committee will release a few HE10K race entries for volunteers to take on a first-come-first-served basis.

This year, we would like to acknowledge club member’s desire to participate in the Kent Grand Prix and have therefore placed the following rule into our entry process for the 2020 High Elms 10K for ORR club members:

“Any member of Orpington Road Runners who wishes to participate in the 2020 HE10K being held on Sunday 14th June can enter the race providing they in turn put forward a friend or family member who can volunteer at the event on their behalf

When entering the race, please email orpingtonroadrunners@gmail.com confirming your entry to the race and the full name and email address of the nominated person who will be volunteering at the race.

Failure to do the above may result in your entry not being processed the entry fee being refunded.

When & Where?

The Date

The date of the next race is Sunday 14th June 2020.

The Start Time

The race will start at 09:30.

The Location

The location is High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Farnborough, Orpington BR6 7JH. More information about the park can be found here: High Elms Country Park

Entry Details

Entries are now open

Fee: £19.00 (unaffiliated) or £17.00 (affiliated)

You can enter via https://www.runbritain.com 

Full race instructions can be viewed here

Car Parking

We kindly request all entrants to car share where possible to reduce congestion in the area.

Parking is 1km from the start line in the fields near Farnborough Church off Church Lane.

Please allow plenty of time to park, and get to the start line.

The car park will close at 12 pm prompt.


Results will be posted as soon as they become available

High Elms 10K Results 2019

High Elms 10K Results 2018

High Elms 10K Results 2017

Thank you

The event is organised by Orpington Road Runners but a special thank you must be made to:

  •  Up & Running (Sevenoaks) – your local running shop – and our main sponsor
  • High Elms Rangers and volunteers for their help and support in staging the event, and ensuring the course is cleared of obstructions.
  • Finally thank you to the many dedicated runners young and old who continue to support us in our fundraising activities, and also to the hundred or so marshals and helpers who give up their Sundays to help stage the event

Please email highelms10k@gmail.com should you have any questions not covered here.