SECO Alcester 10K – Sunday 8th October

For the third consecutive year Raceways Events CIC is organising the Alcester 10K with the support of headline sponsor SECO Tools.

The closed road race starts on Alcester High Street and the rolling route takes runners out onto the stunning country lanes of Warwickshire for a single loop, with three drink stations along the way. There will be t-shirts for all competitors, medals for all finishers, post-race snacks, Hogan’s cider at the final drink station, and Erdinger Free alcohol beer after the finish.

This year the organisers have created two new awards. The Lennox Cumberpatch perpetual trophies, will be awarded to the first U18 male and female runners These trophies are being awarded in memory of Lennox Cumberpatch, one of the founders of the race who was twice Mayor of Alcester and Alcester Court Leet’s High Bailiff, who sadly passed away last year. The other prize will be awarded to the first person to beat last year’s winning times of 35:49 (male) and 37:08 (female).

Raceways Events invites all Alcester’s communities to get involved, either by running the 10K and the free Kids Fun Run for under 16’s, or by simply joining the fun on the day.

There will be street entertainment with Bobo the clown, stilt walking and face painting to entertain the young ones, during the main race.

For more information about the event and to enter the races please visit:

This race is sponsored by: SECO Tools, Alcester Community Trust, Grenade Bars, Arden Fitness, Saunders and Saunders Estate Agents, Turk & Hound, 5 A Day Alcester, Hogans Cider and Erdinger Alcohol free beer. Many local businesses have donated prizes…

Raceways Events is a community interest company and all its profits go to the Warwickshire based charity Kids Run Free which is dedicated to getting children into regular exercise early.

There will be some temporary road closures in place but diversions will be signed. Warning signs will erected at least a week before the event.

If you have any queries please contact or ring the office on 07711 349592 or 01926 336628

Free Electric Blanket Testing for Warwickshire over 50’s. 

Warwickshire Trading Standards are offering FREE electric blanket testing to over 50’s Warwickshire residents. The nearest testing session is as follows: Friday 6 October – Briar Croft Residential Home, Stratford

Christmas lights, kettles, toasters and irons will also be tested for free. Please book your place by contacting Warwickshire Trading Standards on: Tel: 01926 414080 (9am to 5pm) email:

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