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.
Results for 2019
Download the 2019 results [Final] [CSV]
Race photos for 2019
View 2019 race photos courtesy of by Mehul Vaitha.
The race is now full.
If you can no longer take part please advertise your free place on the Leicester Runners Facebook group.
You can transfer your place to another runner until Thursday 19th December on the EventEntry transfer an entry page.
We do not have a waiting list for the race.
Race day info
- All runners collect their race numbers with timing chip on the day at the Registration Desk by the start / finish area - numbers will NOT be sent in the post as previously stated
- No on the day entries
- No deferrals or refunds
Start / Finish
Humphrey Perkins School,Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, LE12 8JU.
You have been assigned a handicapped starting time based on your predicted time.
Check your allocated start time [PDF]
First runners start at 10.30am.
You will also be told your starting group when you collect your number.
- Although this is a light-hearted race it is for runners only
- No buggies or dogs allowed for safety reasons
- No headphones as the race is held on public roads and you must be able to hear the marshals' instructions
- Noon cut off for the race finish
There is no car parking at the Humphrey Perkins School this year, including the grass verges along Cotes Road.
Please car share or walk or bike to the start if possible.
There are 4 carparks within 800m of the start / finish area at the School. Signs will be displayed to direct you into the private car parks.