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2024 Pershore Plum 10k

25 Aug 2024

Organiser's Description

2024 Pershore Plum 10k Race

Date and Time

Sunday 25th August 2024 at 09.00am

The Course

The chip timed course is a multi-terrain flat 10k route, starting at Pershore Leisure Centre, heading out along Pershore High Street, over the river, into the countryside and fields surrounding Wick, returning back into Pershore town and finishing in the Abbey Park Grounds with the backdrop of the impressive Pershore Abbey.

There will be marshals in various places on the course, directional signs and road markings.


We are expecting the course to be the same as the 2023 course. This will be confirmed in the pre-race e-brief, with various signage and a small army of marshals to direct and support runners. The e-brief is sent out to the participant’s email address entered during the entry process. This is sent out in the preceding week before the race. Check your spam folder if you have not received this by 22nd August. Otherwise, contact us via email


Start venue - Pershore Leisure Centre, King Georges Way, Pershore, Worcs WR10 1QU (Race number and chip collection at the start venue)

Finish venue - Abbey Park (WR10 1JP) approximately 500m from the start.

Race Entry and Cost

Entry is online only through Entry Central. Entry will close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 21st August or as soon as the maximum number of runners is reached (limited to 300 runners and allocated on a first come first served basis). If the race limit is reached, a waiting list will be created. Once you are on the waiting list, there is no guarantee that a place will be available. There will be no entries on the day.

£20.00 including booking fee (Non-affiliated) or £18.00 including booking fee (UKA affiliated)

All runners must be 18 years or older on the day of the race and sorry, no dogs, bikes or buggies are allowed as the course is very narrow in places.

There are no t-shirts or goody bags, but you will get a lovely medal, bottle of water and a plum.

At the Start Venue

Toilets and changing facilities are available at Pershore Leisure Centre. 


Please car share where possible to reduce the impact of cars to the town. 

Parking is available at Pershore Leisure Centre / ASDA car park (charges do not apply for Sundays). The postcode is WR10 1QU. Other car parks are available locally in the town; the closest to the finish is Abbey Park Car Park, Abbey Road, Pershore WR10 1JP, where there is limited parking. Volunteers will be on hand to help with parking on the day, please respect their help and advice.

Race HQ and Registration

This will be at Pershore Leisure Centre, where race number and chip timing collection will be from 7.45am. There are no 'on the day' entries. Please allow sufficient time to collect your chip and number. The race briefing will be available online and a shorter one prior to the start advising you of anything of note on the day.

Race Start and Finish

The race will start at 9.00am by the Riverside Centre, next to Pershore Leisure Centre, King Georges Way, Pershore, Worcs WR10 1QU. You will be guided through to the area once you collect your race number and chip timing. The event will be a mass start and runners should position themselves in accordance with their expected finish time. The first section of the course is on closed roads.

The finish is in the Abbey Park (WR10 1JP) approximately 500m from the start.


The presentation of the prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female runners will be awarded on a '1st past the post basis' based on gun time. There will also be prizes for the 1st male and 1st female in each age category which will be based on chip timing. Race winners can only win one award.

Each finishing runner will be presented with a medal, bottle of water and a plum.

Following deduction of costs, a proportion of the entry fee will be donated to a number of local Pershore charities nominated by the Race Committee. Any monies remaining will be retained by the club to help support future events or develop running further.

Water Stations

There will be one water station provided on the course which you pass at around 2.5k, again at 7.2k with compostable cups for your use. We are constantly reviewing how to offer water safely and ethically to runners during the event. Please use bins provided throughout the event to help maintain a zero impact to the area. We shall be monitoring the weather in advance of the race and an additional water station may be setup at 5k if it is a hot day.

Withdrawal Policy

If you are a registered Entry Central user, then if you are unable to take part, it will be your responsibility to withdraw from the race or transfer your entry to another runner through Entry Central login. No refunds will be given for runners having to withdraw prior to the race unless your booked place can be filled by someone from our waiting list. All withdrawals and full runner details must be notified to the organisers via the email address below by 6.00pm on Wednesday 21st August. Any changes to an entry where a refund is processed will be subject to a £2 admin charge.

Entries cannot be transferred on race day.

First Aid

First aid and medics will be available at the finish area and there will be a mobile first aider out on the course. 

Race Rules

The Rules are clear that “in ear” headphones cannot be used in events where roads are open to traffic. 

Bone conducting headphones are the only earphones that are approved for use in all road races under the UK Athletics Rules of Competition.

These potentially prevent accidents caused by traditional headphones and earbuds that block out sounds, runners can enjoy their music and still hear everything around them – including traffic, emergency vehicles and other warning noises.

It is prohibited for anyone to cycle alongside any runner due to course constraints and interference with other runners.

Contact details:

Race communications and preparations will be issued via our FaceBook Event Page

Any race enquiries will be directed to the Race Director (Steve Molland) 

All contact should be made by email.

Terms and Conditions:

The entrant must agree to the following terms and conditions.

This event is held under UK athletics rules with full race license 2024-26769. The entrant agrees to abide by the rules of the event and that the official’s decision is final.

The entrant confirms that they have no medical disability that would endanger themselves or others by taking part (and will not run if unfit on the day).

The entrant understands that the organisers will not be liable for any loss, damage, injury or illness howsoever caused as a result of entering the race. The entrant agrees that during the race they will obey marshals' instructions. 

If the event has to be cancelled or postponed, we will forward all entries automatically to the next date it can be held or carry forward to a future event date. We will offer refunds to runners who are unable to take part on the revised date.

In any event, the organiser has no liability beyond making a refund and excludes any liability for any loss of travel or accommodation costs.


21 Aug 2024 23:59£18.00£20.00

*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 25/08/2024

09:00:00 - 12:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 300

Places Available: ??



Steve Molland

07770 643573


Pershore Leisure Centre King George's Way, Pershore WR10 1QU