Online Registrations are now open - 18th June 2017!
Sunday 18th June 2017
Step back in time at the wonderfully preserved National Trust Village of Lacock. The majority of the village dates from the 18th Century or earlier, with Tudor style half timbered black and white buildings lining many of the streets.
The village is thoughtful preserved with houses maintaining an authentic look with no tv aerials and other modern technologies revealing the true date on the outside of the buildings.
There are many independent shops, cafes and pubs, many of which have old wooden beams, creaking floors and curved walls. There is much to see and enjoy once the events have finished!
Please note that whilst the National Trust village is playing host to the race, the Lacock Abbey itself is a pay to enter attraction and there is much to see including the Abbey, Rose Garden, Orchard and Museum.
Find out more about the village, places to stay and visit during your trip for the race at the Visit Lacock website.
Half: Unaffiliated £30 UKA affiliated £28 On Day £2 extra
10km: Unaffiliated £20 UKA affiliated £18 On Day £2 extra
5km: Unaffiliated £16 UKA affiliated £14 On Day £2 extra
1km: Unaffiliated £5 UKA affiliated £5 On Day £2 extra
Route - 1km, 5km, 10km and Half Marathon
Due to overhwhelming demand and 3 years of sell out races, the Lacock races will be this year transitioning from the trails and on to the roads! This will be a fully closed road event taking in the tranquil and picturesque lanes of the Wiltshire Countryside and through the historic streets of Lacock itself. It is an ideal race for the first time runne and you can expect to post a good time on this flat course.
The race starts on the main high street overlooking the Abbey. The route heads out of town and over some lovely stone bridges over the river Avon. There is a slight rise before the first turn coming in at 10km. Beautiful country roads wind road to the hamlet of Reybridge with lovely thatched roofed buildings lining the narrow streets.
Once through Reybridge the run will come back round ito Lacock itself and run along the historic side streets as well as up and back along the main high street. This a 1 lap course for the 5km (min age 12), 2 laps for the 10km (min age 15) and 3 laps for the Half Marathon (min age 17) which will have an out back section at Reybridge to ensure an accurate distance.
The 1km family fun run will be a lap course through Lacock Village. The minimum age to run unaccompanied is 8 years old. Children younger are welcome to run if they are accompanied by an adult who is over the age of 18. There is no charge for adults accompanying children, unless they wish to collect a medal, in which case we ask they register as usual.
There is a race specific car park for the event which costs £2 per car (cheaper than the National Trust car park, which needs to be reserved for visitors to the Abbey).
Toilets and baby changing facilities by the Stales Tea Room, only 50 yards from the Abbey and very close to the race start. There will be additional toilets brought on to site by the race.
There is a children's play area, National Trust shop and many great places to eat in this historic village.
Photo © National Trust