The fourth Western Power Distribution Derby 10 Mile race takes place on Sunday 17th November 2019 at 10.00am at the new venue Derby Arena.

Future Derby 10 Mile events will take place on the following dates:

  • Sunday 15th November 2020
  • Sunday 14th November 2021
  • 2020 TBC
  • Sunday 19th November 2023
  • Sunday 17th November 2024

Please refer to the race terms and conditions.

If you have opted to have your race number and timing chip posted out to you, you will receive it in the week prior to race day. If you have opted to collect your race number and timing chip, you can collect from the Race Pack Collection Point from 8.00am on race day .

Running numbers must be worn for the race and pinned to the front of your running vest. It is also a race requirement that you write on the back of your running number your name, address, emergency contact details and any medical conditions. If you have recorded any medical conditions, please mark the front of your running number with a red ‘X’.

Running numbers are non-refundable and non-deferrable.  Any athlete found to be running with any number other than that issued to them will be disqualified and reported to UK Athletics.

In accordance with UK Athletics Rules, no one under the age of 17 years on race day will be permitted to participate in the 10 mile race.

Regarding the use of headphones, only those that work by conducting sound through bones and do not sit in the ears are acceptable. Participants are asked to complete the Bone Conduction Headphone Declaration Form if they wish to wear bone conduction headphones on race day.

Chip Timing (attached to your Race Number)

The race will be using a chip timing system to ensure the runners’ results are as accurate as possible.

The timing chip for 2019 will be attached to your Race Number – please do not bend or remove it otherwise you will not receive a result. Race Numbers and the attached timing chip do not need to be returned.

Getting to Derby Arena

The Derby 10 Mile race takes place at Derby Arena, DE24 8JB,  which is located in Derby not far from the M1 motorway and easily accessible from the A52, A50, M42 and A38. Please follow event signs and marshals, not your Sat Nav.

Event Car Parks

Derby Arena is expected to get busy on race morning so please arrive early as possible. Car sharing is recommended. Vehicles parked on the course may be removed without warning. The race will start on time so please leave plenty of time to arrive and collect your race pack if necessary. We recommend that you aim to arrive 90 minutes (8.30am) before the start of the race.

Please follow the marshals’ instructions at all times when entering and exiting the car parks. Please be patient at peak times.


Toilet/Changing Facilities

There are plenty of toilets available inside Derby Arena. All runners and spectators will be directed to use these on race day.  Disabled toilets are also available in these areas.

Runners are asked to allow sufficient time to use these facilities as they will become very busy prior to the start of the race.

Runners are politely asked not urinate in any other location around Derby Arena or public locations along the race route.

Race Start

The race will start at 10am. Please aim to be at the start 15 minutes before the start of the race (9:45am) and position yourself appropriately according to your race number – there will be signs directing runners to the appropriate areas. There will be a four-waved start with a gap of 45 seconds from the last runner to cross the start line to the start of the next wave. The start horn will be sounded at the start of each wave. Due to some narrow sections early on the course, it is important that you start in the pen assigned to you.

Race Photography & Results

Photos will be taken during the event and will be on the Derby 10 Mile website following the event.  The results will be compiled by FR Systems and these are expected to be online shortly after the race.


From 1 April 2016 a new rule regarding the wearing of headphones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition: “The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.” As the Derby 10 Mile is a UKA licensed event, the above rule applies.

  • Since the publication of this new rule, a further supplementary rule in September 2016 states that headphones that work by conducting sound through bones and do not sit in the ears are acceptable.
  • To avoid further investigation and potential disqualification, participants are asked to complete the Bone Conduction Headphone Declaration Form if they wish to wear bone conduction headphones on race day.
  • It is essential that all participants must be alert at all times to directions given by marshals in the case of an emergency.
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