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Date: Sunday 10th March

Timing: Chip Timing

Time: 09:30

Goody Bag: Medal & T-Shirt for all Finishers

Distance: 10 Kilometres or 6.21 Miles

Capacity: 2500 Runners



Raising awareness and funds is absolutely crucial to the longevity of our cause, raising awareness and funds gives our charities; Try Assist & The Christie the much needed support they need to continue.


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For the relief of people (and their dependants) who play, assist or who have played or assisted in the game of Rugby League in the UK or for a team affiliated to an association primarily based in the UK and who are in hardship or distress as a result of a serious injury, resulting in life changing circumstances caused, through playing or training for the game of Rugby Football League or when travelling to or from a game or training session.

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Total Amount Raised
See Video of how we raised £1,000,000

The Steve Prescott Foundation is a registered charity and is the legacy of Steve Prescott MBE who passed away in November 2013. Steve played for St Helens, Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and was a Great Britain and Ireland international before a knee injury prematurely ended his career.

Steve was diagnosed with a rare abdominal cancer, pseudomyxoma peritonei in 2006 and formed the SPF to raise funds and raise awareness for Try Assist, formerly The Rugby League Benevolent Fund and the Christie Hospital in Manchester. He undertook many physically and mentally exhausting challenges during his illness to raise funds. Steve had a pioneering multi visceral transplant with the small bowel, pancreas, duodenum and abdominal wall included at the Oxford Transplant Unit and although this eradicated the cancer Steve passed away a few weeks later. The SPF now also supports research into multi visceral transplants. Steve was immensely proud of the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k. It was Steve’s wish to give the people of St Helens and Rugby League community a vehicle to get fit and healthy. The GPW Recruitment St Helens has certainly fulfilled his wish. We would like to encourage all athletes to raise funds for The Steve Prescott Foundation. A lot of work and effort goes into the organising of this event and we would like your support to continue Steve’s incredible legacy and help those less fortunate than ourselves.

The SPF has raised over £1,000,000 since its inception in 2007. The SPF helps in the organisation of the annual St Helens 10k run and the Taylor Park Challenge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where does the St Helens 10k take place?

The GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k takes place on Sunday 10th March 2019. The event starts and finishes at the Totally Wicked Stadium, McManus Way, St Helens.  The race starts at 09:30 prompt, however we advise that all participants arrive at the Totally Wicked Stadium, no later than 09:00 – this is to ensure they do not miss out on any important safety information and warm-ups.

How do I enter and when do I need to enter by?

Entries and payment of entry fees must be made online via the website. We do not accept entries via post, in person or on the day of the event. Registrations for the St Helens 10k will close at least 14 days before the event and possibly earlier if we reach our maximum capacity of runners. Please keep an eye on the website and our social media accounts for any entry deadline updates.

Can I register on the day?

Unfortunately not! Registrations for the St Helens 10k will close at least 14 days before the event and we will not be able to accept any entries after this.

We have a group of people who all want to enter together. Do you offer team entries?

Yes, we can offer a discount on entry fees for groups of 10 or more runners. If you would like to enter a team please contact us at and we will send you a group entry form to complete and details of how to pay. Please note – discounts offered are based on the full entry fee and are not applicable to any early bird entry offers.

Do I need to be able to run 10K?

Absolutely not, you can walk, run or jog whichever pace suits you the best, there is a place for you.

Is there a minimum age you have to be to run the St Helens 10K?

Yes, all runners must be at least 16 years of age.  (At the time of the race) Alternatively we do offer the open age St Helens Fun Run 2018, which will be held on Saturday 3rd March.

I can't remember whether I've signed up or not?

The best way is to just ask us, click the lightning bolt to the right of the screen to get in touch with one of the team.

Can other charities get involved? And can I represent a different charity?

Of course you can – but if you’d like to run for the Steve Prescott Foundati0n and raise £250 or over we’ll refund the full cost of your entry!

Is the St Helens 10k UKA accredited?

Yes! We hold a UKA License and a UKA Course Measure Certificate confirming the accuracy of the course.

What do I get for my entry fee?

As well as entry to the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k, all participants will receive a goody bag which includes a medal and finishers t-shirt. Goody bags are handed out at the finish line.

I am unable to run. Can I defer my entry or get a refund?

Unfortunately due to the substantial costs involved in staging the 10k we cannot defer entries or offer a refund. You can transfer your entry to another runner if you contact us before 1st February 2018 (please see below).

I am unable to run. Can someone else take my place?

We are able to transfer entries to another runner provided you contact us before 1st February 2018. Please contact with the name, full address (including postcode), date of birth, email address and mobile number for both the original entrant and the new runner. We cannot accept transfers after this date. All runners must use the number allocated to them and anyone not doing so will be disqualified from the event.

How do I get my race number and timing chip?

Race packs, including race number/timing chip will be sent out by Royal Mail approximately 2 weeks before the event. If you have not received your pack by Friday 23rd February 2018 please contact so that we can arrange for a replacement to be available for collection on race day.

I’ve misplaced my race pack. What should I do?

Please get in touch with us at as soon as you can and we can arrange for a replacement number to be available for you to collect on the morning of the race.

How do I find out the route?

Details of the 10k route can be found on the website.

Are there water stations available on the course?

Yes! You will find a water station located outside GPW Recruitment at the top of North Road. Runners pass this point of the course twice, at approximately 4k and 7k.

I didn't make a note of my time; how can I see how I did?

A: The results should be live via our website and the TDL Event Services shortly after the event finishes.

Can’t wait that long? Download the TDL App from either the App Store or the Play Store for free, connect up your social media accounts and it’ll post on your behalf as you pass our allocated checkpoints, including the finishing time in real-time as you cross the finishing line.

Am I allowed to run with headphones / earphones in?

Some runners require headphones to get themselves “in the zone”, if that’s you, it’s absolutely fine as the St Helens 10K Run takes place on full road closures. Although we have many offerings of live music on route to keep you entertained, as well as a tremendous amount of support from spectators and fellow runners. It’s one of the things our previous North Road Survivor’s like the most about our race.

Can I run with a pushchair/buggy?

Unfortunately pushchairs, buggies and other similar wheeled items are not allowed on the course during the event. If you are a wheelchair user and would like to participate in the event please contact us at so that we can discuss how we could accommodate you.

Can I run in fancy dress?

Yes absolutely! However for the safety of other runners we do not allow any large items to be carried or pushed on the course while you are running.

Can my friends and family come and support me?

Of course, the more the merrier! Spectators are welcome out and about on the course and at the stadium where they can watch you cross the finish line from the South Stand.


All Marshalls, team and organisation were fantastic. Well organised and a brilliant atmosphere!

Liz, 2017 North Road Survivor

Keep being awesome! I love this event. I think you guys should definitely enter some 10k competitions, as I think should win awards for all your hard efforts!

Samantha, 5x North Road Survivor

Keep doing what you are doing, it's a great event and a real test, thought the start was better than last year, there were cones in the way just after the start last year if I remember rightly which created a bit of a log jam, many thanks to everybody concerned in the organisation of the race

Glynn, 3x North Road Survivor


Said they would run the St Helens 10K Run again


Every year the St Helens 10K is overwhelmed with support, whether it’s spectating, marshalling, bag-packing or manning the famous GPW Recruitment Water Station.

We have a large team on the day who give up their time to help us ensure everything goes above and beyond the expectation of each runner.

The Steve Prescott Foundation rely on all those involved to make the St Helens 10K one of most sought after and best 10K running events in the UK, which cements their indispensability to us.

Our volunteers range from marshals around the course, at the start and finish line who direct runners and keeping the route safe for all our runners. We also have a team managing the bag drop inside the Totally Wicked Stadium, the volunteers providing water at the water stations and of course the spectators who provide that ‘extra gear’ when runners are tackling some of the more difficult parts of the race.

The GPW Recruitment St Helens 10K Run 2018, will be the 8th offering and we hope this will not only our biggest event, as we’ve increased our capacity to 2500 runners but our best event ever!  So, it’s all hands-on deck!

If you or someone you know would be interested in offering your support or if you require more information, please email

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February 24, 2017 in News

Important Information for All Runners!

Thank you to everyone who has entered the 2017 GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k. We are delighted to let you know that this will be our biggest ever run with…

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