The Tad 10

A fast and flat(ish) 10 mile road race on fully closed roads

Prize List

Cash prizes for male and female winners and age category prizes.

Closed Roads

The event has full traffic management in place - so the route will be as traffic free as possible

Chip Timing

Accurate Measured Course, Chip Timing, Fast and flat course - this course might just give you the PB you've been after.


Yes - there will be bespoke event medals given out to all our finishers on the day.

Drink Stations

There will be two drink stations along the route and more at the finish line.


The course is available to view on Strava - if you want to do a recce before the race. On race day there will be signs and mile markers to guide you along the route.

The Tadcaster 10 is a 10 mile road race that was established in 1983 by Tadcaster Methodist Church before Tadcaster Harriers had even been formed. The Harriers subsequently took it on and it was a fixture on the Summer calendar until the last race in 2002.

Increasing beaurocracy , heavier traffic and a downturn in entries spelt the end for the race. At the height of it’s popularity in the late 1980’s it attracted nearly 1000 runners.The course record was set in the first race by Steve Anders, St Helens AC, at 48.07 and plenty of top class runners tried to better it, the closest being Colin Moore of Bingley in 48.37.

Veroniqe Marot, an international athlete who represented Leeds City AC  set a mark of 58.37 in the very first race. This was subsequently demolished by Lynn Everington of Stretford AC who ran 56.02 in 1987, coming 31st out of 735 finishers.

The event was relaunched in 2016 but unfortunately the floods washed away the historic bridge, so the route had to be diverted over the viaduct.  The following years has seen a few alterations to the route, each time hopefully making it better each time.  For 2021 the Race HQ and start line have moved to St Josephs Street in Tadcaster.

Starting on St Josephs Street, the course begins with a 2km loop around Tadcaster Town Centre before heading East out towards the quiet country roads passing through Catterton, Healaugh and Wighill.  See the course map for more details.

This 10 mile road race is on fully closed roads, a drink station at half way along the route and there are medals for all finishers.

Quite a flat course, although there is a long steady climb around the half way mark, but still ideal for those looking for a new 10 mile pb.  It is an accurate measured course and a UKA approved event with chip timing for accurate and quick results.

Course Records (New Route):

Male – Graham Rush (2022) – 50:04

Female – Sarah Potter (2022) – 57:13

Tad 10 News

Find all the latest updates here

View the 2023 Race Guide

The updated race guide for the 2023 event is now available here: http://www.tad10.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-Race-Guide-v2.pdf Race Guide includes information on how to get to the event, course descriptions and timings of prize giving after the event.

Sub 1

New for this year is a special gold ribbon medal for all runners going SUB 1HR on the 10 mile course. Last year we had 41 runners breaking the 1 hour – can we beat Read more…

Entries Now Open

Entries for this year’s TAD 10 are now OPEN. YVAA 10 Mile Road Race Championship Fully Closed Roads A great PB course. UKA licensed event.

Overall Winners 2022

MALE Graham Rush (Leeds City AC) * Rob Scott (Richmond & Zetland) Ben Butler (Wakefield District H&AC) Edward Hobbs (Ilkley Harriers) James Eaton (Tadcaster Harriers) FEMALE Sarah Potter (Leeds City AC) * Charlotte Mason (City Read more…

Tad 10 Winners (Mens)

MV40 1st – Shane Grace MV40 2nd – Ben Holmes MV45 1st – Stewart Knowles MV45 2nd – Dave Foyston MV50 1st – Martin Fillingham MV50 2nd – David Smithers MV55 1st – Richard Walker Read more…

Tad 10 Winners (Ladies)

FV40 1st Helen Beck FV40 2nd Sarah Shanks FV45 1st Claire Hern FV45 2nd Nicola Thomson FV50 1st Amanda Spencer FV50 2nd Theresa Oldroyd FV55 1st Bridget Coomber FV55 2nd Dawn Broom FV60 1st Gill Read more…

New Course Records

Not one but two course records were broken this year. Graham Rush (Leeds City AC) beat his own course record set in 2017 and knocked over 2 minutes off his previous time with a winning Read more…

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