Herts 10K

Herts 10K returns to Rothamsted Research on Sunday 8th October 2023. Join the hundreds limbering up for this year's race.

Herts 10K

Herts 10K

When is it? Sunday 8th October 2023

Where is it? Rothamsted Research, Harpenden

Who can take part? Runners aged 15 and over

How much are tickets? £26-£28

Herts 10K is back!

Renowned for being one of the most popular running events in Hertfordshire, Herts 10K is back on Sunday 8th October! So, whether you’re an elite runner chasing a PB or a running rookie ready for your first 10K, this could be the ideal local 10K run for you. Voted one of the top-30 races in the country, Herts 10K is famed for its course and its community spirit. As a result, the popular 10K race at Rothamsted Estate, Harpenden attracts entrants of all ages and abilities.
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Voted one of the top 30 races in the country thanks to its beautiful course and community spirit, the Herts 10K returns to Harpenden, Herts, this year on Sunday 8 October 2023. 

The 18th race is set to be another fantastic day as runners of all abilities set off on the scenic multi-terrain course that winds its way through the stunning Hertfordshire countryside, starting and finishing at Rothamsted Research. 

There are three categories, male, female and a junior category for 15-17 year olds.

All runners receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal.

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Running the Herts 10K is a family affair

Ray, Luke and Mark

The Newton family, grandad Ray, son Mark and grandson Luke, have taken part in almost every Herts 10K race since they began. Luke, the youngest member of the family took part in his first Herts 10K in 2018.

Mark Newton tells us why he loves the race, “Twenty years ago there weren’t the running events you have nowadays, so the Herts 10K was a perfect opportunity to race and be a part of something in my home town where I grew up and especially for such a great cause. I love running the route, around the areas I know well, especially past my old school Roundwood Park and the Nicky line, back to Rothamsted.

“It’s always a great atmosphere, rain or shine. It’s a beautiful setting in a lovely town. For experienced runners, it’s competitive and a tough course but always well-supported and organised. For those running for a bit of fun or to raise money for such a great cause, it will be an enjoyable and safe experience.”

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2022 Results

Female Top 3Time
Freya Weddell00:40:14
Neringa Cobb00:41:10
Penny Habbick00:41:22
Male Top 3Time
Luke Newton00:34:49
Jake Butterfield00:36:54
Mark Hoefield00:39:03

Herts 10K FAQs

You asked – we answered! Here are some of the questions our runners asked about Rennie Grove Peace’s Herts 10K…

Sunday 8th October – bookings are now open.

It’s open to runners aged 16 and over. All abilities welcome.

You can sign up via our race partner’s website: https://www.atwevents.co.uk/e/herts-10k-9717

It starts at 10am on Sunday 8th October. We expect the first finisher to cross the line at around 10:38am and the last at around 12:30pm. After finishing, runners can relax with friends and family, enjoying food, drink and entertainment until 1pm.

Your entry fee helps to cover the cost of the event and includes an official Herts 10K t-shirt, chip timing and finisher’s medal. Any sponsorship you raise goes directly towards the specialist care and support we provide to local people with a life-limiting illness. Please consider setting up a JustGiving page and fundraising for Rennie Grove Peace.


We will have a t-shirt stand on the morning of the event, so please arrive with enough time to register and pick up your t-shirt , there’s no allocated changing rooms but we have toilets available on site.

Yes you can! As we endeavour to become an organisation that is committed to the environment, we invite all of our runners to wear their Herts 10K running tops from previous years. However, if you would like a new running top please can you let us know your size as part of the registration process.

We have a limited number of parking spaces at Rothamstead Research! There are also plenty of local car parks in Harpenden. We recommend that you give yourself plenty of time to park before registration.

Unfortunately, the terrain isn’t suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Perhaps your little one could come along and be your number one fan!

The event is kindly sponsored by PB Donoghue, Plowman Craven and Allsopp.

Herts 10K has a 18-year history and a proud, local heritage. It was founded in 2006 by Rennie Grove Vice Patron and local businessman Lawrence Levy.

Since the first Rennie Grove Herts 10K in 2006, more than 18,000 participants have raised £1,623,924 for Rennie Grove. Your support means our nurses have been able to care for more patients in your local community and we look forward to raising even more for Rennie Grove Peace!

To set up a JustGiving page, click here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/herts10k2023

For instructions, click here: Setting up your Just Giving page – Herts 10K

Please get in touch with our  events team here or call us on 01442 890222

Thank you to our sponsors




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