The Race Organiser : Draycote Water
Find out more about our COVID-secure, contact-free event plans and how upcoming events are affected

Draycote Water

Next Race: 08/08/2021 + 5 others

Draycote Water, Kites Hardwick, RUGBY. CV23 8AB

Events are back at Draycote Water with COVID-safe measures; beginning with a three-race series of evening 5K/10Ks in June, July and August, the popular 7 at Severn, and a return to our monthly '2nd Sunday' events with 10Ks from August to December (alternative distances to follow in later months).


All races are capped at 250 runners until Run Britain guidance changes, so enter early to avoid disappointment!


Never run at Draycote Water before? It’s Warwickshire's best kept secret for road runners, offering stunning reservoir and countryside views. Running alongside the water, using dam wall pathways and a perimeter service road, you'll find mesmerising views of nature trails, wildlife, and boats on the water as you notch up the kilometres.


Some short inclines and downhill stretches keep the landscape changing around you, so you won’t get tired of your surroundings, even as you dig into the later stages of a race.


You'll feel amazing energy from your fellow runners as you make your way around the water towards a glorious home straight, where we'll be waiting with a finisher medal and post-race refreshments.


Located three miles south of Rugby and less than 15 minutes from the M1, this secluded site is gloriously peaceful and breath-taking in all seasons. Get yourself out of the city and discover Draycote Water - enter online to guarantee your place.



If you’re participating this year, please consider running for Alzheimer’s Research UK to raise vital funds for dementia research. As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK is dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Their mission is to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia by 2025 and they need your support! Join #TeamARUK



The Race Organiser is proud to be partnered with runr - the fitness and lifestyle brand for people passionate about running. 

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Keep an eye out for competitions, special offers and more as we work together in 2021. runr will be providing exclusive prizes for top finishers at the 7@Severn and Twilight 10K/5K events in 2021.

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Further details will be communicated by email in the week leading up to each event.


Entry on the Day will not be available at these events.


With the exception of the Santa Dash, these events are expected to be Licensed with UK Athletics (UKA) and the results published by Run Britain shortly after each event.


Event Schedule


Twilight 5K/10K

Enquiries: 17:45.
Start Times: Between 
18:45 - 19:30. Allocated with respect to estimated finish time (prioritising quicker times) and communicated prior to each event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.


Monthly 10K

Enquiries: 8:45.
Start Times: Between 
9:45 - 10:30. Allocated with respect to estimated finish time (prioritising quicker times) and communicated prior to each event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.


COVID-19 Mitigation


These measures, together with other Covid-related requirements at our events, may be subject to revision in response to any change in the current public health guidance issued by the government or regulatory bodies.


NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at our events. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after an event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full details of which will be communicated in the week leading up to an event.


One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.


Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.


Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing, with a recommended 15-minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together (if participating in the same distance/category) and should follow the relevant instructions to arrive and/or start at the later of any times communicated (if different). Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.


Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and marshal directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.


Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.


Event Details


The Route is generally flat with a few short inclines, entirely on tarmac paths, and consists of laps around the reservoir. These events are suitable for runners of all abilities.


Bib Numbers will only be available for collection at each event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.

To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should remain visible at all times. A timing chip is attached to the back of the bib and should not be removed.


Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of each event.


All finishers will receive a Medal on completing their event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males at each distance. Winners will be notified by email by the end of the following week.


Marshals will be present on the course throughout each event.


Course Markings, including arrows, tape, and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.


Pacers will not be offered at these events.




Photography will be provided at these events, a link to which will be available on our website and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of each event.


Suitable Medical Cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication, or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting their event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided at registration) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.


Bag Drop will not be available at these events. Participants should leave all belongings with their vehicle where possible and arrive ready to run.


Water Stations will be available on these routes approximately halfway around the reservoir.


Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the finish area/lap point for use throughout each event by both participants and spectators.


Refreshments are expected be available throughout each event from the venue facilities.


There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at these events.

Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.


Other Information


As UK Athletics licensed events, the pushing of persons in any device is prohibited under the UKA Rules of Competition (including, but not limited to, a Wheelchair, BuggyPushchairStroller or similar). Such devices are permitted in the Santa Dash only.


As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised, Spectators are strongly discouraged at these events.


Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during an event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.


These events are suitable for Wheelchair Users.


Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and, whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones for those competing in running events, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.


Since these events take place at a venue open to the public, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs, and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.


With respect to a Time-Limit for these events, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at the times stated to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. If participants are unable to complete their event by this time, they may be asked to end their participation early.




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Draycote Water Aug 2021

  • 08/08/2021, 09:45 - 10:30

    August 10K

    10 Kilometres £0.00 - £18.00
  • 18/08/2021, 19:00 - 19:15

    Twilight 5K

    5 Kilometres £0.00 - £18.00
  • 18/08/2021, 18:45 - 19:15

    Twilight 10K

    10 Kilometres £0.00 - £18.00

Draycote Water Sep 2021

  • 12/09/2021, 09:45 - 10:30

    September 10K

    10 Kilometres £0.00 - £18.00

Draycote Water Oct 2021

  • 09/10/2021, 09:45 - 10:30

    October 10K (Saturday)

    10 Kilometres £0.00 - £18.00

Draycote Water Nov 2021

  • 14/11/2021, 09:45 - 10:30

    November 10K

    10 Kilometres £0.00 - £18.00

Draycote Water Dec 2021

  • 12/12/2021, 09:45 - 10:30

    December 10K

    10 Kilometres £0.00 - £18.00



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