The entry limit for this year’s renewal of the increasingly popular race has been raised from 350 to 500 after local police agreed to help out at two road crossings on the course.
Organiser Karen Walsh told The Journal that experience from previous years suggests that a further one hundred entries could be received in the final week, which would bring the total close to the 500 place limit.
Entries for the race can still be made by post (race packs for entrants in Bradley Stoke will be hand-delivered later in the week) and it will also be possible to enter at the Community Festival on Saturday (12th June).
Entries on the day of the race (Sunday 13th June) will also be accepted, subject to the entry limit not being reached.
Notable entries for this year’s race are said to include Bradley Stoke’s newly-elected MP Jack Lopresti and a squad from Bradley Stoke Town FC.
The race will once again start and finish at the Jubilee Centre in Savages Wood Road. Start time is 10am and the first finisher is expected to arrive at around 10:33am.
Runners will initially head south down Brook Way before turning left into the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve just before the Braydon Avenue Roundabout.
The course then takes the field to the south of the town, where runners emerge on to Bradley Stoke Way at Great Meadow Roundabout.
After heading north up Bradley Stoke Way, it’s back into the nature reserve and over Primrose Bridge before returning to the Jubilee Centre via Brook Way and the section of the Three Brooks Path that runs parallel to Braydon Avenue.
The detailed race route together with recommended viewing points for spectators can be viewed on The Journal’s interactive map of the Bradley Stoke 10k, which has been viewed over 6,200 times since we produced it for the 2009 race. Our map also shows the estimated time of arrival of the lead runners at various points around the course.
Chip timing will once again be used and all finishers will receive a ‘technical’ running t-shirt and an Active South Gloucestershire goody bag.
Relaxing post-race massages will be offered by Bradley Stoke Physiotherapy and teams from Bristol University and UWE.
Bradley Stoke Town Council is providing facilities at the Jubilee Centre free of charge and has also made a £500 grant to the organising club.
The Nicola Corrie Support Foundation has been nominated as the official fundraising charity for this year’s race and a collection will be made on the day.
Other sporting events taking place on Sunday (13th June) include a skate park competition (alongside the Leisure Centre) and a six-a-side cricket tournament (at Baileys Court).
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