To complete a 10k run will usually take a trained runner around one hour, but for someone fairly new to running, it can take quite a bit longer. Pace is the key to long distance running so it’s important to train your body to run at a steady pace for a long period of time when training for a charity race. To put things into perspective, a 10k charity run is just over 6 miles, but the track can vary from concrete to grass and even hills so you’ll need to train in advance to prepare both your mind and body for the event.
The night before the charity run, make sure you eat a carbohydrate-based evening meal such as rice, pasta or potatoes. Lean protein is also a good idea but avoid any meats that are high in fat or sauces with heavy cream as this can take a long time to digest.
In the morning, make sure to eat breakfast at least two hours before the start of the race. Cereal or porridge is a good choice as it will keep you feeling full for longer.
On the day, take a bottle of chilled water with you just in case there is limited water available on the day. Staying hydrated is a very important part of running and will have a huge impact on your overall performance.
10k Races Near You
To find a 10k run near you there are often 5k and 10k race calendars online detailing training events and licensed charity races that you can sign up for.
If you’re based in the South of England, London is full of charity events and 10k races for keen runners. From the annual British 10k usually held in July to the London 10,000, a 10k road race starting and finishing on The Mall and usually held in May, there are plenty of opportunities to sign up and take part in a race for charity.
10k charity runs in the North West
To find a 10k run within close proximity to where you live, visit the below websites that detail upcoming runs and charity events across the UK
10k charity runs London
To find a 10k run within close proximity to where you live, visit the below websites that detail upcoming runs and charity events across the UK.
Step up from a 10K run and sign up for the Pendle Running Festival.
If you’re thinking about running a 10K race, why not sign up to the Great South Run?