Welcome to the Birch Wood 10 (4 Laps = 10K / 2 Laps = 5K)

The Birch Wood 10 – Laps, organised by Birch Wood Area Special School, aims to raise money for the school and bring the local community together.  

We regret to announce that the Birch Wood 10 has had to be amended this year. Due to the planned construction of the Melton relief road, the original course is no longer viable.

However, we are thrilled to announce that the event has been adapted to a new approx. 10K and 5K lapped route around Grange Drive, which promises to be an exciting challenge for participants.

We are proud to build on the success of last year’s event in a new and exciting format as well as showcasing our local community.

We look forward to welcoming runners/walkers of all abilities to join us for what promises to be an unforgettable day of running and community celebration.

The event was initially created, in part, as a response to Covid-19 and provides a chance for us (at long last) to come together to celebrate our wonderful school with members of our local community. After a successful and positive event in 2022, we are looking forward to welcoming even more runners for the 2023 event.

The day will see runners and walkers take the lapped course on Sunday 10th September 2023 at 10:00am. 

There will be a fun run, of approx 1K at 9.45am. Under 10s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The 2 lap and 4 lap options are not officially measured but are approx. 5K and 10K. We plan for the route to be completed free from traffic as we close roads for the duration of the run.

You’ll have access to toilets, bag drop and water within close proximity of the start/finish line. There will be a water station on the course. We do also have dedicated parking within close walking distance in place but urge everyone to car share where possible to minimise pressure on race day. 

Upon completion of the course, you will be given a unique medal designed by the young people at Birch Wood (tbc) before you’re able to enjoy the activities and attractions at our Family Fun Day. 

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