The course

The course has been measured and certified as accurate by an accredited course measurer. 

A predominantly flat and fast course with light traffic that will be perfect for achieving a Personal Best!.

The race starts by going through Chippenham town centre but very quickly turns off down quiet rural roads passing through the villages of Stanley, The Tythertons, Avon, Kellaways, Langley Burrell and then re-entering the town to finish at Chippenham Sports Club.

The course will be policed and marshalled throughout, with drinks stations approximately every 3 miles.

Town roads on the route will be officially closed for the duration of the start of the race but will re-open after approximately one hour.

Please ensure that you always run on the left hand side of the road unless instructed to do otherwise by the marshals.

The Route

The race will start on the Bristol Road outside the Chippenham Town F.C. car park (please note that this car park will be shut to race entrants on the day). From there the runners will head into the town via Park Lane, New Road, High Street and then out of town heading east on the London Road.

After a brief stretch the runners will turn left into Stanley Lane proceed over 2 bridges and will then turn left to pass through the villages of Tytherton Lucas, East Tytherton, and Avon. A right turn will then take the runners to Kellaways and another right turn after the bridge followed by a loop will bring them into Sutton Lane. At this point a left turn will take the runners through Langley Burrell and another left at the Swindon Road will brings them back towards Chippenham where a right turn will take them into Hill Corner Road.

Important safety note: Runners will be directed by Police and Race Marshalls from this junction onwards. Runners must follow the Race Marshalls directions and be aware that Hill Corner Road is narrow and twisty with some traffic. There are blind bends with limited vision to oncoming traffic. Runners should keep to the pavements unless directed by marshalls and/or police.

The runners will then join Malmesbury Road where they will be directed by police and/or race marshalls to cross straight over the road and then turn left heading back into the town. This is a busy main road, please observe directions and be aware of traffic. After approx 600 metres turn the runners will turn right into Wedmore Rd, 100 metres later left into Yewstock Crescent, after 200 metres left again and finally after another 100 metres turn right as directed to the finish area.

The finish will be situated on the Chippenham Sports Club cricket pitch perimeter. There will be a race clock plus every race entrant will have a race chip to record their race time.