Sunday 1st October 2023 Start 10.30am
Final results for the 2023 race are here
Age category winners are here
The winner of the draw for a free place in the 2024 event is Nicky Gardner
It was warm and dry but not sunny for the 2023 race. We had to change the course through the woods a little but I don’t think anyone got lost! Many thanks to all the volunteers and marshals who make this race possible. There were 540 finishers including 6 that were age over 70. The first finisher was Sandesh Rai in an amazing time of 35:23. First lady was Ruth Wallace in 40:07. If you finished first in your age category, and there were at least 3 finishers in that category, we will offer you a free place in next year’s race by email next year. Sadly, two people fell ill towards the end of the race. They were assisted by the paramedics and are now feeling ok.
The Rushmoor Wellesley 10k is a fantastic, flat, trail race, using the award winning Wellesley Woodlands and Basingstoke canal towpath. The course is mostly on maintained paths, but with a short, more challenging section in the woodlands. Through the woodlands the paths wind in and out between mature trees. Along the canal you can enjoy nature and see some very unique military bridges. The run starts on the Polo fields in Aldershot and finishes in the Army Rugby Stadium where you can ring the P.B. bell …… but only if you’ve earned it!!
Included in the 10k entry fee
Scenic route – Almost flat course, well signposted, and with plenty of friendly marshals to keep you on the right path. The Wellesley Woodlands received the Green Flag Award in 2022, recognising it as one of the country’s best parks.
Chip timing – To ensure that you get a time.
Ultra wide start line – Everyone will start at or very near the front.
Bespoke collectable medal – unique double-sided medal for everyone awarded at the finish. Each year, one side of the medal will depict a different Aldershot landmark. Keep entering (and finishing!) the race to keep collecting!
Free parking – Parking for up to 300 cars. Parking marshals to make sure your entry and exit is as smooth as possible.
Baggage drop – For those not leaving belongings in their car, there’s a fully manned baggage drop, where you can safely leave your belongings whilst you run.
Option to buy a subsidised technical t-shirt. This year we are charging a small fee for t-shirts, so that we don’t order any for people that don’t want one. The t-shirts are heavily subsidised thanks to sponsorship from Peepal and Grainger.
Free run with Blackwater Valley Runners – All participants are invited to a free run with our super friendly club. Pre-registration will take place at our home base (Aldershot Cricket Club) on the Wednesday before the race. Come along then to avoid queuing for a number on the day of the race. Once you’ve collected your number, join us for a warm up run at 7pm! We’ll have several different groups so you can choose your preferred distance/pace.