Time to register for Derby 10k activities

Runners are pictured at the start line of last year's Derby 10k.
Runners are pictured at the start line of last year's Derby 10k.

Plans have been announced for the 2013 Derby 10k race and entries are now being accepted from participants across the country.

The event will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2013, with the 3k walk/jog/run and 3k self-propelled wheelchair event running alongside the showpiece as usual.

The start venue will be Pride Park Stadium, home of Derby County FC, where the atmosphere will be buzzing with theexcitement of the event, with lots of activities and stalls to entertain spectators in the Race Village. 

The Derby 10k is again sponsored by The Derbyshire Building Society.

Organisers Sporting Futures are hoping that the success of London 2012 will inspire more people than ever to takepart in the event.

Event manager Richard Kay said: “The event is now in its 12th year and it is growing from strength to strength, with places selling out for the past six years, so entering as soon as possible is recommended’.

“As always, it is guaranteed to be a fun day for all the family to come along to.  After running through the heart of Derby City Centre for the Derby 10k or along the River Derwent for the Derby 3k walk/jog/run, the finish line will be spectacular.

“Participants will accelerate down the finishing straight at the side of the pitch in Pride Park Stadium to the roar of spectators eagerly awaiting their arrival.”

The event also incorporates a Business Team Challenge which is sponsored and organised by Derby company Cooper Parry.

All profits from the Derby 10k, 3k walk/jog/run and 3k wheelchair event will go directly to the Derbyshire-based charity, Sporting Futures.

They work with partners to reduce the risk of crime and anti-social behaviour throughout Derbyshire communities by encouraging targeted young people to participate in physical recreation.

People can enter online on the new Derby 10k website which was developed by Darley Abbey agency, Fluid Ideas at www.derby10k.co.uk.

If you enter before Christmas Day, you will be entered into a draw to win a pair of New Balance running shoes, courtesy of The Derby Runner.

The earlier people enter, the less they will pay for registration as prices will rise in April 2013.

Last year saw 4,000 people enter the Derby 10k event with a further 1,000 entering the walk/jog/run.

Next year’s event will be the first time a wheelchair race will be incorporated.