About The Race

10:00 Sunday 1st October

Race license: 2023-46904

Welcome to the return of Bournville Harriers’ annual Leafy 10k race, a two-lap course run around the streets and parks of Bournville in Birmingham.

Race HQ will be Rowheath Playing Fields. http://rowheathpavilion.co.uk/
Address: Heath Road, Bournville Birmingham B30 1HH

Registration will open at 8:00, where you can collect your race number containing your timing chip. Registration will close at 9:30, so do ensure that you arrive in time! Race numbers will not be posted out in advance.

Please be aware that as this is a Sunday there will be a church service in the Pavilion itself. Please do not enter the Pavilion and keep the noise down around the building.

Parking is free but very limited as the church community and other playing field users (including football players and officials) will all use the car park to the left of the Pavilion (again, if facing from the playing fields). We would encourage our local visitors to walk or cycle, and for those coming from further afield please share lifts if you can and arrive in plenty of time to park appropriately as we want to maintain great relationships with our neighbours to ensure a warm welcome in future years… and people do get a bit upset if their driveways are blocked!

Changing and toilet facilities will be available in the separate Changing Room Block to the right of the Pavilion (facing from the playing fields). Specific changing rooms for Leafy 10K users will be clearly marked. Football matches will also be taking place on the playing fields on Sunday morning and the teams will have their own separate dressing rooms. Please also be aware as runners (and ask any spectators who are joining you) that the football matches will be taking place at the same time as the Leafy 10k; it’s easy to get distracted but try to be aware of the pitches in use and not wander into the middle of a football match!

There are a small number of lockers in the changing block which accept the old-style pound coin, or a standard trolley token, however, runners are advised not to bring items of high value as we cannot guarantee there will be enough lockers for all. There will also be a baggage tent on the main field, and your bags will be kept in the tent free of charge, however, we cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage.

The pre-race briefing will be given around 9:55am. This will be on Rowheath Playing Fields (opposite the Pavilion) near the Start.

At Bournville Harriers, we take the safety of our runners, supporters and volunteers very seriously. The race is run along park paths and trails, which can be muddy and compacted with leaves, and alongside roads, including a short section alongside the A38 Bristol Road. There are a few roads to cross which will be marshalled so you know where to go. We rely on the goodwill of other road-users, however, cars will have right of way and our marshals have no power to stop traffic, so please be careful and remember that your road safety is your personal responsibility. No PB or race position is worth risking your safety for! All runners are required to follow marshals’ directions at all times. Runners are also reminded to line up at the start appropriately to their usual speed and level of fitness. Headphones are not permitted during the race in accordance with UKA Rules of Competition: https://www.runbritain.com/news/wearing-of-headphones-in-road-races. Bone conduction headphones however, are permitted.

With the safety of all runners, marshals and passers-by being our prime concern, the course is entirely unsuitable for running with pushchairs, buggies or with dogs.

Please print your emergency contact details and any important medical information we would need in case of emergency on the back of your race number.

Prize-giving will take place as soon as possible after the end of the race.

Prize Categories

Prizes: First three men, first three women.
Veteran men: first 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Veteran women: first 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Most Represented Running Club

If you have any further questions or queries, please check the Leafy10k website www.leafy10k.com or our Facebook page. In case of problems, contact leafy10k@gmail.com. On the day, please speak to our volunteers at the Information Desk or a member of the Leafy 10K crew, who should be easy to spot in hi-viz vests.

We very much look forward to seeing you on Sunday 1st October. Follow us on Facebook, and connect with us using #Leafy10k.

We hope you enjoy the Bournville Leafy 10K!

The Leafy 10k is organised by Bournville Harriers Running Club; we welcome new members! For more details, visit our website http://www.bournvilleharriers.org.uk/, or find us on Social Media