All of the timings will be as they have been for the past 17 years.  The 10k race will start at 10:00 am.

Set in the market town of Alresford, in Hampshire, the route heads through the town, past the famous watercress beds and into the local countryside. Half of the course is an out and back section. There are hills! The start and finish will be in Arlebury Park where toilets, a baggage area and limited changing facilities will be available.


We are aiming to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible. For this reason we are not offering T-shirts or medals as part of the entry fee, but we are looking at locally sourced goodies (like cookies from Becky at The Arlebury Cafe) to give to all our finishers. The Watercress Company are kindly donating 500 bags of watercress.

In order to reduce the overall amount of waste generated by the event we ask runners to bring their own, reusable drinks bottles and fill them from the water available at Arlebury Park. There will be a water point on the route. Please take any litter you generate home with you.

There will be prizes for the overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd Man and Woman plus age group prizes in 5 year bands – 1st place in each age category.

Running clubs are encouraged to bring banners and set up club hubs on the field at the park.

For event updates, please follow the Alresford Rotary Facebook Page.


There will be children’s fun runs organised by Sun Hill School for those aged up to 11 years old before the start of the 10K road race. Money raised from the Fun Runs goes to Sun Hill Junior School.

Where does the money go?

The event costs over £6000 to stage. Everything we receive over and above this figure goes to charity.

Everyone involved gives their time voluntarily.


Having agreed that the proceeds of its highly successful 17th annual Rotary 10K run in June would be donated to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, members of Alresford Rotary enjoyed an enlightening visit to the air ambulance’s base at Thruxton Airfield at the end of September where they met the on-call crew and were given an in-depth insight into the work of the HIOWAA.

The tour ended with Alresford Rotary President Jon Pittam presenting a cheque for £3500 to help continuation of the air ambulance’s life saving service. This was only possible because of the contribution from all the runners who participated from all over Hampshire and beyond and reflects the wonderful support of Alresford Rotary’s activities from the local community and further afield.