Barrow Boxing Day Handicap
10.30am, Thursday 26th December 2019
About the race
The popular post Christmas pick-me-up is the perfect way to clear away the Xmas excess.
The course is along the gently undulating country roads around Barrow upon Soar, largely based on the Barrow 6 race route.
Runners estimate their time when they enter and start at minute intervals, with the slowest first, so that in theory everyone finishes at the same time.
The race has a full UKAA licence and is chip timed.
Fancy dress encouraged (but don't forget it might be cold, you do have to be able to run in it and there is a noon cut off for the race finish).
There are no medals, but you get a memento and a mince pie.
Enter the race
Online race entries will open 7pm, Sunday 10th November on the EventEntry website.
This is a popular event and sells out quickly each year.
- Only 200 places
- Entries close end of 12 December 2019 (or when all places are sold)
- No on the day entries
- No deferrals or refunds
- Although it's a light-hearted race it is for runners only, and for safety reasons no buggies or dogs allowed
Race day info
Start / Finish
Humphrey Perkins School
Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, LE12 8JU
IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR 2019: Runners and supporters will not have access to the Humphrey Perkins School building and toilets like previous years.
We are organising portable toilets, outdoor refreshments, and a sheltered baggage drop by the start / finish area.
There is no car parking at the School this year. Please car share or walk/bike to the start if possible.
Information and maps about alternative parking around the village of Barrow will be added here and provided to entrants.
Registration and collection of numbers
All runners will be sent their chip timed number in the post the week before the race.
There is no on the day registration or collection of numbers.
First runners start at 10.30am.
You will be assigned a handicapped starting group based on your predicted time. You will be told which group / starting time in your race pack (sent in the post).
Facilities & refreshments
- portable toilets by start / finish area
- sheltered baggage drop - there is only limited space so please just drop a warm top
- water station at finish
- hot drinks - TBC
The route starts and finishing at Humphrey Perkins School in Barrow upon Soar and run mostly on country roads.
Email the Race Director: email@example.com
Download the final 2018 results [CSV file].
Race day photos have been uploaded to Facebook: Boxing Day Handicap 2018 photo album
Download the final 2017 results [CSV file].