Crossdale 11k Trail and Community Fun Run

Click here to see pictures from 2018’s 11k and Fun Run!

NEW FOR 2018: An extra KM and an Extra Hill !

Thats right folks, the Crossdale 10k has grown – 2018 sees the Crossdale 10k become the Crossdale 11k. There has been a slight course change – the turnaround point has been moved back a few hundred metres and you get to run up an extra (small) hill!.  We hope you’ll enjoy the new course – we feel sure that most runners will be guaranteed a new 11k PB (There aren’t many 11k races around after all!)

Check out the route by clicking here to whet your appetite! 😲

The 2.5km Fun Run remains the same.  The final change for 2018 is that, as used to happen some years ago, the Fun Run will be starting 5 minutes after the main 11k race.  Please factor that into your planning as you’ll not be able to do both races.


…a pleasant out-and-back route along the paths and trails of the south Nottinghamshire Wolds…

Sunday 16th September 2018 / Main Run 10:00 a.m. / Fun Run 10:05 a.m. 

The 2018 race will be the 19th consecutive year that we have run this event. The event consists of 2 races and both have been hotly contested in recent years. There is a 2.5 kilometre Fun Run that is open to all and a 11 K Trail Run that is open to all runners of age 16 or over (16 and 17-year-olds must have an accompanying adult at the event). It is organised by a subcommittee of the School PTA and raises funds for the registered charity that is “Friends of Crossdale Primary School”. Charity registration number 1018537.
The event opens at 8.30 a.m. and there will be a selection of attractions to make it a day where you can bring the whole family.

There are portaloo toilet facilities but we know that these can get busy just before the race so some of the school toilets will also be available.
There will be a running clock at the finish that will be viewable for the runners so as to get their own time. We are changing the way that we do the official timing this year. All finishers will get awarded a place straight away and prizes will be given on the places. We are filming the finish line and this will be viewed later in the day and race times from the recording, which will have the race clock in the back ground, will be posted on the website.
All runners do so at their own risk: We do as much as we can to mitigate any risk, but at the end of the day it is a trail run and the terrain can be both uneven and very wet. Please dress appropriately for the conditions.
In the event of extreme weather, (High winds or lightning are the only foreseeable issues) the race may be canceled at short notice. In this very unlikely event, most of the entry fee will be refunded. Any cancellation will be posted on this website and Facebook as soon as the decision is made.

Crossdale Community Fun Run – 10.05 a.m.

The fun run is planned to provide a little exercise and fun for all ages. The short (2.5 km) course is entirely off-road and follows an out-and-back route between Crossdale School and Plumtree Cricket Club. Note that under UK Athletics rules, a signed entry for this event will be considered a declaration that any runners named on the form will run entirely at their own risk, and that they have no medical disabilities that would endanger themselves or others taking part. After the race, you are encouraged to stay and cheer home the 11k runners.
The race is on private land and you simply can’t run it at any other time as we alone have the landowners permission for the race. It sets off from a field at the rear of the school playing field and immediately goes down a hill towards Plumtree and the rail test track. It goes under the railway bridge then into another farmers field before it doubles back to do the reverse route – finally it goes into the school playing field where the finish line is situated.

We have decided to focus proz3es on primary aged children this year as they constitute the large majority of fun runners! Therefore, this year there will be a trophy for the following categories:

1st primary age boy; 1st primary age girl

1st Crossdale pupil boy; 1st Crossdale pupil girl

1st secondary school age boy; 1st secondary school age girl

No Child will be eligible for more that one trophy. Therefore if a Crossdale child wins the race he or she will get the 1st Primary age boy/girl trophy and the second child from Crossdale will receive the Crossdale trophy.

There will also be an inter-school team trophy. This will go to the school team of 4 runners that have the lowest overall score. Their score being the position that they finished in. This is always very competitive and the current holder is Keyworth Primary School.

Crossdale 11k Trail Run – 10.00 a.m.

The 11k course follows a pleasant traffic-free, out-and-back route along the footpaths and bridleways of the South Nottinghamshire Wolds (2018 Course Map – see below). Furthermore, with the kind permission of local landowners, the race passes through areas of the countryside normally out of bounds to the general public at large. The course is undulating and covers a variety of surfaces, including grass and gravel tracks. Additionally, it provides an ideal training start point for those wishing to enter the Keyworth Half Marathon (Turkey Trot) in December.
Like the Fun Run, this is mostly private land and cannot be run in its entirety other than on the day of the race. It takes in the beautiful countryside around Keyworth.
This race also starts from the same point as the Fun Run and starts on the same route. Initially, it heads towards  Plumtree and continues through farmers fields towards Flawforth corner. From there it turns left up towards Barn Farm. It then goes around the farm and back along the same route. Like the Fun Run the race finishes on the School playing field.


There will be prizes awarded in the following categories: (Please note we have slightly changed the categories from previous years)
-1st Male
-1st Female

-Over 40 Male (Must be 40 or over on day of race)
-Over 35 Female (Must be 35 or over on day of race)

As with the Fun Run, no person can receive more than one prize. Potentially the same person could win in two categories – if that is the case he/ she would be awarded only one prize. e.g. if the male winner of the overall race is 48, he will get the 1st prize but the second male finisher, regardless of age, would get the other prize.

Parking information

The school playing field has the capability of parking for about 250 cars. This has always been used and we hope to again for 2016. However, in the event of waterlogged ground, this will not be possible and I am afraid that you will have to park on-street. There is plenty of on-street parking within 15 mins walk. This will also apply if the car park is filled.

Getting to the race

The school is situated at the end of Crossdale Drive in Keyworth (NG12 5HP).



Documents   –  Race Licence 2018  –   Course Risk assessment 2018 (TBC) –  Event Risk assessment 2018 (TBC) –  Temporary Signals Application (TBC) –  Route Map FInal 2018 C11

This year the Crossdale 11k is proud to be supported by The Key Health Club.

Located on Bunny Lane in the heart of Keyworth Village, The Key Health Club is a small and friendly privately-owned health and fitness club. It is the perfect location to work out, relax and meet with friends.

Having undergone some amazing changes, The Club is now proud to offer some fantastic new facilities. This includes a great 4 Zone Gym with a Free Weights area, Group Exercise Class Studio, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Cafe Bar. There is also an onsite Beauty Therapist and Hairdressers available for all your hair and beauty needs.

Uniquely placed at the heart of The Club, there is a Café open for both members and visitors to enjoy after a workout or swim or even as a place to go and meet friends. Open 7 days a week, the focus is personal service in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Their menu offers a wide selection of great value food and beverages to eat in or take away and if you work from home and fancy a change of scenery, then why not pop in and use the free Wi-Fi.

At The Key Health Club, you are always guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome so why not join and be part of something unique and special where you are more than just a membership number. Pop in at any time for a look around to see the great changes that have taken place and to find out about the great membership deals that are available for singles, couples, students and families. Memberships are offered on a 1 month, 3 month and 12 month basis and for those who sign up to become a member, there is NO joining fee.

  • Watch out for a Race Training Plan specially developed for the Crossdale 11k by The Key Health Club.
  • Take advantage of a generous 20% discount from Key 4 Beauty on a pre & post race Deep Tissue Sports Message between Sept 12th & 19th.
  • Be the 1st male or 1st female Crossdale 11k finisher and receive a 1 month free membership.
  • Get lucky on the day and you might be winning one of 5 guest passes.

The Key Health Club
Bunny Lane, Keyworth, NG12 5JU
Tel: 0115 846 3414