The Derby 10 Mile road race 2019 – exciting new venue, new route, new start and finish!

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After the huge success of the previous three Western Power Distribution10 Mile events, this year’s race - having now sold out its 2000 places –will take place on Sunday 17th November.

One of the biggest running events in Derby – the Western Power Distribution Derby 10 Mile - returns to Derby in November with an exciting new venue, route and start and finish at the iconic Derby Arena.

With minimal road closures and ample car parking, runners will enjoy a brand new start and finish and an amended routewhich will still take in the beautiful grounds of Elvaston Castle Country Park. The course remains flat and fast, providing the potential for a personal best.

With a brand new Race Village, Derby 10 Mile finishers will receive a technical finishers’ t-shirt, bespoke medal and specially commissioned item from headline sponsor, Western Power Distribution.

Western Power Distribution deliver electricity around the clock to homes and businesses in the area (almost 8 million customers) by maintaining and upgrading the electricity infrastructure – pylons, poles, cables and substations. Staff from the Derby depot (pictured below) take part in the race every year, both running and presenting the winners’ prizes.  To learn more about Western Power Distribution, visit

Derby Distribution Manager, Simon Havill, said “We are delighted to be involved in the Derby 10 Mile again this year and have enjoyed seeing it go from strength to strength since it launched in 2016 to become a firm favourite in the running calendar. The calibre of runners is fantastic and we look forward to cheering runners over the finish line again this year”.

Derby 10 Mile’s Race Director, Richard Kay, said “We are proud to have had the continued support of Western Power Distribution since the event began 4 years ago. With a new route and a new start and finish at Derby Arena this year, we are sure that runners will enjoy this year’s event and want to return again in future years”.

Having sold out nearly six weeks before race day with an additional 500 places this year, the event continues to be a hugely popular race in the running calendar, attracting runners from all over the UK to Derby. For further information about the event, visit


The event is proud to support Annabel’s Angelsas its official charity again for 2019.

The race is part of the RunDerby Race Series. Click here to learn more.

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