2023 Croydon 10K cancelled

12 Aug 2023

It is with great sadness that we have been forced to cancel the Croydon 10K for 2023.

We’ve been met with two major issues with regards to this year’s event. The first being that Croydon Tramlink has reviewed its policy of allowing runners to cross the tram tracks even if manned, which we have done over the last two decades.

This means runners won’t be allowed to cross the tram tracks, which is an integral part of the course (runners cross the tracks three times during the race).

The second issue is that Croydon Council won’t approve the road closure of Lloyd Park Avenue or Oaks Road due to tram engineering works taking place on the same day and both roads being used as road diversions.

We are therefore left with no choice but to cancel the event. The Croydon Half Marathon, which uses a very similar course, has faced the same issues, and have also cancelled their race.

We fully respect the decisions made by Croydon Tramlink and Croydon Council. Safety is paramount for all participants and we fully understand why these decisions have been taken. We also thank them for their support with this event over the years.

All entrants for this year’s Croydon 10K will be contacted this week with regards to refunds. Please bear with us while we do this as we’ve not been in this position before and we are all volunteers behind the scenes.

With regards to the future, we will be forming a working group as soon as possible to investigate new courses in the Borough. We will be looking to return in 2024. Watch this space.

Yours in running,

Croydon Harriers

Croydon Sports Arena,
Albert Road, South Norwood,
SE25 4QL
0208 647 1341 - General Enquiries, Mike