This is a CLOSED ROADS, traffic free race, though the historic village of Lacock and surrounding leafy lanes. A very flat route, perfect for recording a fast time.
Step back in time at the wonderfully preserved National Trust village of Lacock, with its oldest house originating prior to the 13th century and there has been very little development in the last 200 years. There is the famous National Trust Abbey to visit, the beautiful village to explore and lots of places for you to enjoy refreshing food and drink after the race.
Please note that whilst the National Trust village is playing host to the race, Lacock Abbey itself is a pay to enter attraction and there is much to see including the Abbey, Rose Garden, Orchard and Museum. Find our more about the village, places to stay and visit during your trip for the race on the Lacock website and visit Lacock website.
When: Sunday 25th June 2023. Start Times are from 09:00 for the 1km and from 09:30 for the 5km, 10km and Half Marathon. Please see the Provisional Schedule for details.
Location: Hither Way, Lacock, Wiltshire, SN15 2LG. What3Words /// dished.rent.utensil
Distances: We have a 1km Fun Run (ages 6 and under must be adult accompanied). 5km (min age 12, 10km (min age 14) and Half Marathon (min age 17). The 10km and Half Marathon are officially certified by UK Athletics.
There are no formal cut offs though the roads will reopen after 3hrs. Please note the races are not open to pure walkers, but we always welcome people who will do a mix of run, jog and walk their way around our routes.
Accompanying Adults: Accompanying adults can accompany free of charge, and as such do not register as a participant; they will not be on the start lists, collect a race number, finish time or medal. Max ratio of 1 adult to 2 children who must remain together at all times. Accompanying adults are of course welcome to register as formal participants. Children must cross the line with accompanied adult when this is their category or no result will be recorded.
Register: Register here for the 1km (£7.50), 5km (£25) and 10km (£30) and Half Marathon (£40). The minimum age for the Half Marathon is 17, for the 10km is 15, for the 5km is 12, there is no minimum age for the 1km.
Group discounts: Find out more here. 10-19 runners save 15%, 20-49 runners save 20%, 50+ runners save 25%. Runners can include any mix of distances to reach the 10 runner minimum, everyone just needs to be racing on the same date.
Format: We set off runners in waves of ~100 runners so everyone has plenty of space to enjoy their run. When you register you will be given the option to select a wave, please share your wave selection with your friends or family so you can start together.
Drinks Stations: There are no drinks stations on the 1km or 5km There is 3 feast stations on the 10km and 5 feast stations on the Half Marathon. There will be water, electrolyte to drink and a mix of food including GF, DF and vegan snacks around the course and again at the finish.
Medals: All runners of 5km and longer distances will take home a large 10cm x 10cm, 2 sided medal specific to this event. Fun run medals may be a mix of designs.
Terrain: The terrain is largely tarmac road, with a small amount of farm track. There is a bit of grass at the start and finish of each race.
Transport & Parking: Lacock is 30mins from Bath, 45mins from Bristol, 75mins from Cardiff, 2hrs from London. Parking is £4/car payable to the farmer. The nearest train station is Chippenham, which is 4 miles from Lacock.
Facilities: There are on site toilets, coffee and food vans There is a bag drop. There are no changing rooms.
Photos: Professional photos will be available to purchase within 48hrs of the event from our photographer's website here.
Buggy or Canicross runners: The races are suitable for buggy runners. Please note there are a few sections of narrow raised pavement running and some slightly uneven ground on short sections of farm track. The event is not open to canicross runners due to the time of year.
Spectators: Spectators are very welcome. The best place to view the races from is the start/finish or in the main streets of Lacock, just outside the start/finish field where you will be able to see your runners a couple of times each lap on the out and back sections.
FAQs: Please see our FAQ Page if you have any more questions and you can contact us from there is you would still like assistance.
All our finishers receive a top of the range custom medal as well as a buffet of fresh fruit and other tasty treats. We also recognise a few of the speedy runners on the following basis.
The final number of prizes awarded is determined by the number of finishers for each gender in a given race distance. If there are more than 100 finishers then the full range range of awards are made as shown above. If there are less than 50-100 finishers then the top 3 finishers overall will be awarded a prize. If there are less than 50 then only the winner will be awarded a prize. We do not have any winner's prizes for any of the children's events as would like to keep this participation focused.
There is no on the day prize giving because of the multi wave, multi start time format of the events. Prize winners will be contacted mid week via email.