Race Day

Entries are closed and boxty is sold out. For on the day sales, please contact us in advance by email or a direct message to check availability.


Please park in public car parks in Shepton Mallet. The nearest car parks are:

  • Great Ostry car park BA4 5TT – Sundays: £2.20 all day
  • Commercial Road car park BA4 5DA – Sundays: £2.20 all day

There is very limited parking near to the start in Draycott Road.

Walker Registration

Walkers do not need to register and do not need a race number, start times are only guides with the intention of reaching the market place at around 12 noon. Walkers may start whenever they choose.

Guide start time for 8½ mile walkers : 9.00am.
Fast walkers : 9.30am.

Guide start time for 3 mile walkers : 10.00am.
Fast walkers : 10.30am.

Runner Registration

Registration will open at 7.30am in Shepton Mallet market place, which is in the town centre BA4 5AZ.

At registration, runners will be given an individual race number, which will need to be pinned to your clothing. Safety pins will be provided and there will be tables to use. These numbers must be worn in a prominent position on the front of your body throughout the race and will be used to identify runners at checkpoints and at the finish. Your race number has your race chip attached – please do not tamper with this as it could affect our ability to record your race time.

Registration will close for each race wave 30 minutes before the race start time.

8½ Mile Race

  • 10.30am start – registration closes at 10.00am Yellow
  • 11.00am start – registration closes at 10.30am Blue

3 Mile Race

  • 11.15am start – registration closes at 10.45am Pink

Please ensure you know your start time and allow plenty of time for you and for us.

The Start

The 8½ mile and 3 mile routes both start in fields at the end of Draycott Road, BA4 5HT. Allow 15 minutes to walk to the start line from registration.

Please do not go too near the start line before your race. If you want to go to the start line to see the 10.30am runners start but are registered to start at 11.00am, please stay at least 20 metres from the start or your race chip could activate that you have started your race and your race time will be incorrect.

Please be at the start line at least 15 minutes before your race start – this will give us the opportunity to give a race briefing where necessary and also get some good photos!

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There are no toilets at the start. Please use public toilets in Commercial Road car park or the event’s temporary toilets in the market place, by the Amulet.

Water Stations

There is no water station at the start. There will be water stations at Croscombe and in the market place from the bar at the finish.


Families are welcome to bring children, on the walk and on the 3 mile trail race. Children must be accompanied by adults and remain their responsibility at all times.

General information

There’s no dedicated changing area or baggage storage facility. The routes are both in excess of 80% trail, trail shoes are advisable for running – some of the sections will be quite muddy.

Signage and the route

The route will be well signed with no requirement to study the route prior to the event. If you would like to see a map of the route, it is available on the ‘Trail Race’ page. There will also be a map at the start.


Bath Road viaduct will be open from 11am until 2pm on race day.

First Aid Stations

First aid kits will be located with race marshals at Croscombe, Maesbury Castle and in the market place.


Do not drop litter. We will have bins located at the start line, in Croscombe, at Maesbury Castle and at the finish line in the market place.

The Finish

The 8½ mile and 3 mile routes both finish in the market place.

Finish Times

Finish times and finish positions for runners will be available as live results! There will be a sign at the finish line with a QR code to access this information. After the event, these results will be uploaded to our website. Walkers will not receive a position or time.


Trophies and age category winning medals will be awarded at 1.00pm. There will be awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd for men and women for both distances and age category awards for V40, V50 & V60 for both men and women on both race distances.

Boxty Feast

Race entry and food sales are in advance only. There will be no sales available on the day but there will be food available from Cheeky Bean, Domino’s Pizza and Rosemary Greek.

Boxty will be served in the Market Place from 12 noon until 1pm.

Ticket holders for the boxty feast will be issued with a token at the Pilton Cider tent, in the market place.


Due to the temperature creeping up, we are just moving into the months when ticks are more prevalent. The route passes through woodlands and grasslands, so particularly if you wear shorts on race day, it is worth checking yourself over after the event.


We ask that runners do not bring dogs, for risk of others tripping over them or their leads. The route is narrow and precarious in places.

Walkers are welcome to bring dogs and should follow the countryside code.