Derby’s largest running event is back for 2018, its 18th year, with the date for the race being announced as 15th April next year by Bondholder Sporting Futures.
The race attracts upwards of 5000 entries for the main race and fun run every year, and it kicks off fellow Bondholder RunDerby’s calendar each year.
Next year’s race will follow the same format as this year’s, with individuals, business teams and families alike being invited to take part in the bustling event.
The Bondholder League was introduced for the first time this year, with Toyota beating off stiff competition to take the Marketing Derby crown. The league will be back for 2018, with free spaces up for grabs for the top bondholder, as we see if Bondholder Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK can defend their title. Points are awarded for number of colleagues racing, the times they finish in and also for volunteering at the event.
Emma Pilgrim, Events Manager at Sporting Futures, said, “the Derby 10K is a great event for local runners, those who want a challenge or to try something new, and teams and families. The 3K provides a fun distance for youngsters while the 10K provides a flat, fast route for seasoned runners or for those who want to run in their first race.
“We’ll be working to provide Couch to 10K plans as we did this year too, to ensure that the race is achievable for everyone who wants to take part.”