High Elms 10K Full Race Instructions

The 7th High Elms 10K takes place on Sunday 14th June 2020 at 09:30 am. Full race instructions can be found below for your assistance.

You will have received confirmation of your entry into the High Elms 10K from Run Britain. No other details will be sent to you. An email will be sent to all entrants a week before the race, however, it will only guide people to the instructions detailed on this page. If you have any questions regarding your entry please email highelms10k@gmail.com

Unable to race?

If you find you are unable to race, we would be happy to transfer your entry. The deadline for this is Thursday 11th June 2020. Please email  highelms10k@gmail.com with details of who you wish to transfer your entry to. We will need their full name, date of Birth, gender, email address, Club affiliation, EA number and emergency contact details. We will also need your full name and date of birth for us to be able to locate your entry

Race Headquarters

Race headquarters is in the grounds of High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Farnborough BR6 7JH.

Parking is available a short walk from High Elms Country Park in Church Road, Farnborough BR6 7DB. The car park will be open from 8 a.m. and will close promptly at 12 p.m. Access to Church Road is available from the A21 South via the High Street, Farnborough or the A21 North via Shire Lane. The car park will be clearly signposted from both roads. Please follow the marshal’s instructions on arrival. The car park at High Elms Country Park is NOT available to entrants. 

Collection of Race Number

Race numbers with chip timing are available to collect on race day from 8 a.m. Registration will close at 9:15 to allow for a prompt race start at 09:30. All race number collection points are in alphabetical order (Surname). Please note we will not have any places to sell on the day.

Race numbers should be pinned to the front of your running vest. Please complete the required information on the reverse, especially any medical information and emergency contact details.

Baggage Drop

Baggage drop off is available at headquarters. Toilet facilities are also provided.

Sports Massage

Sports massage will be available pre and post-race for a donation to our chosen charity

Wearing headphones at our race

In accordance with the new Rule introduced by UKA, the use of headphones/earpieces and iPods is NOT ALLOWEDRULE 240 S 5 UKA SUPPLEMENT – HEADPHONES. This is to ensure the safety of all our runners across the interchangeable terrain and to guarantee you can hear our marshals instructions.

Water stations

At this stage, we don’t know what the weather will have in store for us. In the event of the weather being particularly warm please make sure that you are well hydrated before you race. There is a water station available at the 5K point, with a water station also available at the top of Pylon Hill.

Water and bananas will be available at the finish. In a bid to be environmentally friendly and to respect our beautiful countryside, water will be available in biodegradable cups. Please only take one cup, refills will be readily available to you.

The course

The pre-race warm-up will be conducted by Fran from Flin’s Fitness

The route will follow paths through the nature trails of High Elms Park and surrounding countryside. The course is hilly and challenging in parts, and subject to uneven surfaces. Please remain vigilant and listen to our friendly marshals around the course.

We also request that you retain any waste (gels/hydration packaging) so as not to damage the local eco-system.

The full course is available to view via the following links

https://www.strava.com/routes/13546744 / https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/2162748/Orpington-High-Elms-10k


Spectators are most welcome around the course and also at the start/finish area. Details of spectating points can be found at our registration desk. The Green Roof Café is nearby to buy refreshments.

We will also have a cake stall at race headquarters selling home-made baked goods, the proceeds from the purchase of these will go to our chosen charity (see below for details). Please bring your pennies to enjoy our amazing homemade treats

Medals and Prizes

All finishers will be awarded a medal which, this year shows Pylon Hill in all its glory.

We are delighted that prizes will be awarded to the following runners:

1st, 2nd, 3rd male

1st, 2nd, 3rd female

Male and female age category winners

Men’s and women’s team


If you have any questions in relation to your entry please email highelms10k@gmail.com. Please note emails sent after 16:00 on Saturday 13th June 2020 may not be read or responded to. Please ensure you check your entry details in advance of this.

All proceeds from the High Elms 10K go towards our chosen charity which, this year is The Maypole Project

All that is left is for us to wish you the best of luck and on behalf of the race committee and our fabulous volunteers, we look forward to seeing you on the 14th June!