Race information

Northampton 10k – Sunday 6th June 2021

Address: Sixfields Stadium, Upton Way, Northampton NN5 5QA

(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///hangs.transfers.defeat for exact event village location).

Start Time: 9:00am

Please note: you will be set off in waves based on the estimated finish time entered at the checkout.  

As you will be aware the event has been modified to ensure we can adhere to social distancing and the guidelines issued by the government and UK Sport. Please familiarise yourself with the measures that will be in place at the event HERE.

Thank you for your cooperation with the new regulations in place at the event, these are necessary to ensure a safe environment and mean that we can continue to provide race opportunities.

Race Packs 

If you entered before Thursday 27th May, you will receive a race pack in the post. If you entered after, a pack will be waiting for you to COLLECT on the day.

If you are expecting a pack in the post and do not receive it by the race, please head to the information desk before the start of the race and we will issue you with another one.

The entry list can be found HERE.


When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

Race Start

The colour of your race number will relate to the wave you are starting in. This has been determined by the estimated finish time given when signing up.

We will walk runners from the event village into the stadium based on estimated finish times in order to get lined up before the race start.

Within the event village you will see the start line and each start area marked out with a corresponding coloured sign. When arriving please familiarise yourself with your start area.


Each wave will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation with 2 runners, all 2m apart, being started every few seconds.

The first runners will cross the line at 9:00am and you can expect each wave to follow shortly afterwards.

Red Wave – Wave 1 – Sub 42 mins
Light Blue Wave – Wave 2 – Sub 45 mins
Black Wave – Wave 3 – Sub 50 mins
Yellow Wave –  Wave 4 – Sub 55 mins
Purple Wave – Wave 5 – Sub 57 mins
Green Wave – Wave 6 – Sub 60 mins
Brown Wave –  Wave 7 – Sub 60 mins
Orange Wave – Wave 8 – Sub 65 mins
Pink Wave – Wave 9 – Sub 75 mins
White Wave – Wave 10 – 76-90 mins

We will be guiding you through the pens before your wave start time to ensure social distancing so please make sure you are in the correct location and ready to race before your start time. We will get you started as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please listen closely to all marshal instructions and remember to keep a safe distance from the runners around you.


Address: Sixfields Stadium, Upton Way, Northampton NN5 5QA

By Car 


From The South: Leave the M1 at Junction 15A and take the A43 towards Northampton. Continue straight on and the stadium will appear on the right.

From The North: Leave the M1 at Junction 16 and take the A45 towards Northampton. Continue straight on and the stadium will appear on the right.

Parking will be available in the stadium’s West car park (opposite the West stand/reception) and the North overflow car park (on Walter Tull Way opposite Nuffield Health gym).

There are also multiple car parks in the town centre that are a short walking distance from the event village, many of which are free or have cheaper fares on a Sunday.


Northampton train station is a 30 min walk from the stadium.

The best way to get here if you use a smartphone is to download the Google Maps App


Toilets will be available in the south and west stands, there is a one way system in place within the west stand directing you in and out of the concourse to access the toilets, so please follow the signage and marshal instructions

​Lining up for these toilets will be socially distanced. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

Hygiene Stations

There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event village and start/finish area for all participants to use throughout the event. These will have hand sanitiser, tissue and bins for the disposal of any tissue or litter.


Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and if possible leave anything in a car.  This is in order to reduce contact between runners and staff. There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.

During the race

The start and finish of the race will be inside Sixfields Stadium and will take in a loop of the closed roads around Northampton.

There will be marshals all around the course as well as KM markers.

You can see the course map HERE.

Please note that there is a strict 90 minute cut off time for the 10k distance due to the road closures in place. 

Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is NOT permitted.


There will be water provided at the 5k point on course and there will also be water available at the finish. Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.


Please be aware that due to social distancing and restrictions enforced upon us we ask that you do not bring any spectators with you to the event.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal, Love Corn and Kind Snack bar which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.

Good Luck with the run on Sunday from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water with the highest pH in Europe. Through a unique ionisation process, our purified spring water is infused with a blend of electrolytes and supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH9+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. All ACTIPH bottles are 100% recyclable and BPA free including the cap and label which makes us unique to other bottled waters and we believe gives us a clear sustainability advantage. Please remember to recycle in a recycling bin after the race. Take your hydration to a higher level and grab a bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line.

KIND® is more than just a name. It’s a commitment: to making snack bars that don’t compromise. Just the very best ingredients. Full of wholesome nutrients. And always packed with flavour. They have kindly donated some of their delicious bars for you all to try after your race! To find out more about KIND and their products, head to their website HERE.  Please be aware this product contains nuts.

Love Corn have kindly provided some post race goodies for you all to try and can be collected from the finish line alongside water, bananas and of course flapjacks! To check out more of their product, see their website HERE.

Runners Need


At Runners Need we run to feel alive. To leave behind whatever holds us back and find that release, that calm and clarity, that focus. We all know a run changes your day – but it also has the power to change your life. We wish you a great race full of fun and enjoyment. Let’s run together.

If you need a last minute item before the event we are delighted to be able to offer all participants of RunThrough events in 2021 a 15% discount* at Runners Need which can be used in-store with your race entry confirmation or online using the code AF-RT15.

T’s & C’s can be HERE.


We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race. Find out more HERE.

Free lateral flow tests are now being offered by the Government for everybody in the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These can even be ordered to your home, further information can be found HERE.

If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Northampton 10k Team 🙂