Fleet 10K and 5K road races are proudly organised by runners for runners.
The well-marshalled and supported town centre route is run entirely on road with very little elevation; ideal conditions for an autumn PB!
Whether you are new to running and looking for your first race medal, stepping up the challenge to the next distance or a seasoned club runner, be sure to get your entry in early for these popular autumn races which are often a sell-out event.
Included in race entry:
- Chip-timed results
- Free race photos
- On the spot and cash prizes (more details)
Sunday 22nd October 2023, 9:30 AM
Harlington Centre Fleet GU51 4BY
10K: £18-20 | 5K: £8-10
Race Day Road Closures
Sunday 22nd October 2023- the following road closures will be in and around the town centre:
One Way Closure- 09:25am–11:00am:
- Fleet Road-Eastbound
- Elvetham Road–Westbound
- Reading Road North–Eastbound
Two Way FULL Closure
- 09:00am–10:00am - Fleet Road (Oatsheaf Junction to Avondale Road)
- 09:30am–10:00am - Elvetham Road
- 09:45am–10:30am - Reading Road North
- 09:00am–09:45am - Kings Road (Albert Street to Fleet Road)
Volunteer marshals will be in place at key points to help re-direct motorists whilst also ensuring the safety of runners.
Emergency vehicular access will be permitted at all times and in these circumstances our marshals and traffic management company are instructed to stop runners whilst this takes place.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I am no longer able to run the race, can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds - you can however transfer your number to another runner up to 7 days before the event.
Can I transfer my number to another runner?
Please note the deadline for carrying out a transfer is Friday 13th October
Go to the entry page and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on ‘MY REGISTRATION’
You will then be asked to fill in your email address and order number. The order number can be found in the receipt email you will have received after registration. Once you have clicked ‘CONTINUE’ you will be taken to the next page where you will need to click on ‘TRANSFER’
On the next page you will need to fill in the Name, Surname and email address of the person that you are transferring your entry to. Then click on ‘SEND TRANSFER REQUEST’
The new runner will then receive an email with a link to the entry form. Once they have completed and submitted the entry form, the original runner’s entry will be deleted automatically.
I have entered the 10K but wish to switch to the 5K - Can I do this?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org They will send a code which will allow you to swap between the two events.
I have made an error with my registration details - How do I change them?
Please email email@example.com with your registration details and changes needed to be made.
Can I enter the race on the day?
Unfortunately, we are unable to take entries on the day.
When will I receive my race number?
Race numbers will be available from Race HQ, The Harlington Centre, Fleet from 8am on the morning of the race, Sunday 22nd October 2023.
Can I wear headphones for the race?
The use of personal stereos, iPods, phones or other music devises is not allowed under UKA rule 240 S5 – 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. There are some short sections on the Fleet 5k and 10k course which do have traffic coming in the opposite direction to runners and is therefore not wholly closed. The wearing of such equipment may prevent you from hearing instructions from marshals and other event staff as well as the hearing of sirens/horns from emergency services and other vehicles. By wearing such devices you are putting yourself and those around you at risk. Rule 240 S5 also states if the athlete wears conductive headphones, these are acceptable as these work by conducting sound through bones and do not sit or block the ears. The event will have no responsibility should this rule be ignored.
Please do not risk our ability to get a future license for this event by ignoring this rule.
Will there be baggage storage?
Yes, there will be baggage storage available at race HQ, The Harlington Centre, Fleet. Please ensure your race number is clearly visible on your bag.
When will I receive my race result?
If you provided a mobile number at registration, you should receive a SMS race result within a few hours of the race.
The results will normally be posted on the results section of www.sportsystems.co.uk shortly after the race; we aim to do this before leaving the venue.
Is the race chip-timed?
Yes, the race is chip- timed. You will receive a timing chip when picking up your race number, this must be attached to your shoe. There will be instructions on how to do this with the chip.
Is there a time limit for the race?
There is a 90-minute time limit for the race. This is due to the use of the public road and the imposed limit on the road closure duration. If you are falling behind this time limit, you will be allowed to carry on but will be asked to use the pavement as we are obliged to re-open the roads according to the approved road closure agreement.
Can I walk the course?
The expectation is that people entering the races will be running the course. We have a 90-minute time limit in place for road closures and rely on volunteer marshals to direct and help ensure the safety of runners. We offer a 10K to 5K race swap transfer up to 7 days days before the event.
Do you accept wheelchair entries?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept wheelchair entries.
Why is there an additional service fee?
The service fee includes chip-timed results and allows the option to edit registration details and make free transfers between runners.
Are there any prizes?
Yes, there are cash prizes for the first male and female finishers of each race and course record cash prizes. There are also a range of age category and on-the-spot prizes.
The current course records to beat are;
10K Male - 31.04
10K Female - 34.55
5K Male - 16.46
5K Female - 18.56
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The History of the Race
The 10k race began as the Peter Driver Memorial Road Races, inaugurated in 1972, after Peter Driver’s untimely death due to an illness. The main event, a 6-mile road race (now known as the Fleet 10k), was to commemorate his Empire Games victory, and as a tribute to his contribution to the Fleet and Crookham Athletics Club.
Having taken up distance running with the South London Harriers, Peter Driver ran his first international for England in 1952. He was successful at both the track and cross-country, and later became National Junior Cross Country Champion in 1953. In 1954, the year of Bannister’s 4-minute mile, Peter Driver played his part in England’s golden haul at the Empire Games (now the Commonwealth Games), by winning a gold medal in the 6 miles event.
Peter moved to Fleet in 1961 and joined Fleet and Crookham Athletic Club in 1962, which was then a small and very new club. He became secretary, and helped to improve and enlarge the club, giving it the base from which it flourished.
Over the years the original Peter Driver Memorial Road Races have developed to be known as the Fleet 10k, and now includes a 5km event. Although the race has evolved and the route has changed over the years, we never forget when and why the race was started. From the early days, the races have always been organised by volunteers from the host club, Fleet and Crookham AC, and this continues today. It will always be an event ‘organised by runners, for runners’ and it sits alongside the other major event organised by the club: the annual Fleet Half Marathon.
Peter Driver crossing the finish line at the end of the 6 mile event at the Empire Games.