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The Kelly's Watford 10k

The ever-popular Watford 10k takes place along the beautiful Bluebell Route in Cassiobury Park. It attracts over a thousand entrants for the 10k race plus there are two Children's runs.

The long established race, organised on behalf of Watford Mencap, attracts runners of all abilities, from experienced athletes to those new to running. In addition to the main 10k race we'll also have the popular 3k race for Juniors and the youngsters 1k fun run - and all events will be chip timed.

The race attracts over 1,000 participants and usually sells out - so an early entry is advised. 

The race is a fundraising event for Watford Mencap and all costs will be paid for by Kelly's Storage Charity Events. Entry is by suggested minimum voluntary donations & 100% of the money paid goes direct to the charity. ​Please give generously. You can download a sponsorship form here.

Watford Mencap's Children's Centre in Watford provides school clubs, play schemes, nursery groups, a youth club and toy library for over 150 children with learning disabilities in the Watford and South West Herts area.

Photos from the event will be provided by New Pixels Sport Photography.

  • On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments and Trade Stands
The Course
The 10k is made up of two laps of a scenic 5km course takes in the paths and trails around Cassiobury Park in Watford. A route map can be downloaded here.

First Aid
St John Ambulance will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Presentations will take place approximately 45 minutes after the first finisher.

Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.
Race HQ: Cassiobury Park, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7HY

By Foot
From Watford town centre: From the top of the High Street (where the pond is) follow Rickmansworth Road (A412) past the Town Hall, Watford Colosseum and The Peace Hospice.

By Bike
A road-free cycle route links the town centre to the park (same directions as above). The Ebury Way cycle and footpath between Rickmansworth and Watford is within 2km of the park and can be reached by cycling down the old Ascot Road, crossing Rickmansworth Road and then along Gade Avenue.

By Car
There is one official car park for Cassiobury Park at the end of Gade Avenue near the bottom of Cassiobury Park Avenue (WD18 7LG is the nearest postcode).

The car park is signposted from the centre of town and Rickmansworth Road with brown tourist information signs. Parking is free but limited.

There are additional car parks in the town centre, which charge to use them, as alternatives. The nearest of these to Cassiobury Park are the Town Hall car park, Avenue car park, and Gade car park (NB this is not the one in Gade Avenue).

By Tube
Cassiobury Park is a 2 minute walk from the Watford Metropolitan line station on the London Underground network. Exit the station onto Cassiobury Park Avenue and turn right, after about 150 metres turn left onto Shepherds Road – the park is straight ahead of you.

By Train
Watford Junction (1.3 miles) and Watford High Street (2.1 miles) are the two closest overground stations.

By Bus
The 352 and W30 services stop outside Watford Metropolitan line station which is a two minute walk from the park. 

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" Easy to get to from the main town centre about 25 minute walk. Plenty of facilities on-site, refreshments, toilets etc, baggage drop and number collection. Set in lovely location, wouldn't think you were on the edge of a town. Expected a undulating course and knew it wouldn't be PB material but still a great 10km course to do. Passing through some gorgeous woodland, on a hot day it was nice to be in the shade. I imagine if this route is used on a wet day it could get really fun as some nice short descents and ascents."

- The Watford 10k