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The 2023 Thirsk 10

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Date and time

10:00 am

Event Enquiries

Event Location

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1QL

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There are a limited number of places available so come early to avoid disappointment. Registration open at 8am. On the day prices are +£2 for all.

Event Description

Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers present:


The 2023 THIRSK 10

(10 Mile Road Race, incorporating the Northern Athletics 10 Mile Road Race Championship, and wheelchair race)


Fun Run – approx 1.5 miles off road


Sunday March 12th 2023

Start Times:

Thirsk 10  -  10.00 am

Incorporates the 2023 Northern Athletics 10 Mile Road Race Championships

*Wheelchair race -  09.50 am

Fun Run - 9.00 am  -  Not timed


Memento for Fun Run entrants

Chip timing for 10 mile race.  

Let's Run Voucher prizes available for 1st male and female winners
Plus extensive prize list throughout the age categories.

The 10 mile race is not traffic free but road closures are in place

For safety reasons, no headphones of any type allowed.  Failure to observe this will lead to disqualification.


Parental or Guardian permission must be given to all runners under the age of 18 on race day.

For safety reasons NO DOGS 

The Norman Smith Trophy is awarded to the 1st unattached finisher in the YO7 postcode area.

ALL numbers and chips to be collected on race day


About the Thirsk 10

The Thirsk 10 has been run for over 30 years and in the early days it was run from Northallerton to Thirsk. However with the passage of time and the increase in road traffic the route had to be changed. For many years the route went through Sowerby and then out into the country, but some years ago the route had to be changed again because of the problems with closing the roads around town and the resulting traffic congestion.

We now have a fast flat course which lends its self to a fast time and gives all abilities a chance of achieving a PB. It is a wheel chair friendly route and such competitors are started 10 minutes ahead of the main field. In recent years the Club has hosted the North of England 10 mile Championship, Yorkshire Veterans Championships and the North Yorkshire Championships.

The finish is at the main grandstand at Thirsk Race Course and the Club appreciates the support give by the Race Course. Let's Run Voucher prizes are awarded in all age categories and team prizes.

Northern Athletics will also provide medals to the first 3 individuals, and 1st 3 teams, both male and female, who are from Northern Athletics affiliated clubs.


Plant a tree
£5 of your entry fee will go towards plant a tree, with the aim that we will plant at least 1 acre of woodland as part of Thirsk 10. It will be matched by funding from Trees for Climate which will pay for the maintenance of that tree for the next 15 years.


****Following a meeting with our T10 Traffic Management Team, it has been brought to our attention that in the event of participants choosing to walk the race, highway and participant safety becomes significantly compromised due to the resulting fragmentation of the race field. We do not currently have a cut off period, your safety and that of highway users, which is of paramount importance to us, will be judged at the Race Directors discretion. Enjoy your Race!****

** Wheelchair Race **

To ensure road safety, provide sufficient support and maximise the event's atmosphere for participants, the 2023 Wheelchair event will only go ahead if we receive a minimum of 8 entries by 31st January 2023.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer wheelchair entries after this date which follows that we will not be able to accept entries on the day.  Should the quota not be met, any athletes already entered will receive a full refund.

Event Terms

- I declare I am an amateur as defined by UK Athletics Laws and will abide by the laws and rules of UK Athletics. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in this race. I declare that I will not compete unless I am in good health on the day of the race and that in any event I will compete at my own risk. In the unlikely event of the race being cancelled, entry fees WILL NOT be refunded.

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number/item at the venue on the day of the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: Elizabeth Wordsworth

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The 2023 Thirsk 10

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1QL

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