What is the 10 Day Circuit Race?
7 December 2009

A Ten Day Race is a race which takes place over a period of 10 days.

This event is a circuit race, meaning that the entire distance takes place on a circuit, in this case a 1000m (1km) track.
Trevor Forsythe was the night manager/lapcounter for the Six Day Race for many years and this event will be held as a memorial race for Trevor.

A 1000km minimum distance was initially discussed but as the minimum distance in the 6 Day is 403km (250 miles), 403 miles (649km) seems like a good target for 10 days.
Although we don't expect a lot of world record times, every lap is timed (and counted). A minimum distance of 403 miles (649km) is required for the 2010 event. The 6 Day Race requires 250 miles (403km)

It is also known as a go-as-you-please event. You are free to run/walk/sleep/eat etc at any time during the 240 hours.
24 hour periods will be measured from 15:00 until 15:00 on the following day. If the race starts late for some reason e.g 15:20, then the 24 hour period is taken from 15:20 until 15:20.
These 24 hour periods are used to determine the daily distances.

Unlike some overseas races, there is no minimum daily distance to be covered on each day. In the unlikely event that you are able to finish 403 miles on day 1, you are at liberty to put your feet up for the next 9 days.
Equally, should you get carried away by the excitement and country air on Day 1 and completely overdo it, you can rest for part of Day 2 without getting thrown out of the race.

Some athletes bring their whole family along, others leave the family at home. Traditionally, each participant seconds themselves from their campsite which is situated alongside the track. Many runners/walkers work solo without additional people although this is not recommended where you are planning to win and every minute is vital.

Start date is 25th March 2010 so you can arrive on the Saturday or Sunday (or Monday). The next 240 hours (10 Days) takes you to Sunday 4th April at 15:00.
Prizegiving takes place shortly afterwards.
The following day (Monday) is a public holiday .